Accelerated Technology Announces Nucleus OSEK For Infineon
Technologies' C167 Microcontroller Using TASKING Tools
Launching into the Automotive Industry With ATI's First
JUNE 28, 1999, MOBILE, AL — Accelerated
Technology, Inc., the leader of source code and non-royalty based
Real-Time Operating System products, announces Nucleus OSEK,
Accelerated Technology's full-featured implementation of the OSEK/VDX
operating system, for Infineon Technologies' C167 16-bit,
high-performance microcontroller. The release of this integration
marks Accelerated Technology's entrance into the automotive industry
in which demand for standards is high.
The goal of OSEK is to create an industry
standard for an open architecture for electronic control units in
vehicles. With the portation of Nucleus OSEK to the C167
microcontroller, Accelerated Technology is taking the initial steps
to empower the automotive industry with proven software and a
successful business model. Because the company offers source code
without royalty fees, Nucleus OSEK provides developers in the
automotive industry with a number of advantages including
substantial cost savings per each unit sold and decreased
development time resulting quick time-to-market. Nucleus OSEK is
configurable, scalable, and optimized for the C167 microcontroller,
allowing embedded computing resources to be used more efficiently.
This version is supported by TASKING tools.
"Accelerated Technology is increasingly
moving toward more global presence. Nucleus OSEK is a primary
indicator of this expansion. Since European automobile manufacturers
seem to be standardizing on OSEK, so are providers of equipment to
these companies, including major U.S. and Japanese automobile and
automobile part manufacturers. By providing OSEK capabilities to
these industries, we are taking our business model for high volume
products and the expertise in the embedded market into the
automotive sector, in a way that not only meets their technical
requirements, but lowers their overall costs. With Nucleus OSEK, we
expect a lot of attention from major automobile manufacturers and
are well positioned with the C167 microcontroller technology,"
said Neil Henderson, President of Accelerated Technology, Inc.
"The automotive market has always been
very strategic for TASKING", states Lorraine Miller, VP of
Marketing, TASKING. "Assisting Accelerated Technology in
developing an OSEK operating system for the Infineon C167 further
illustrates our commitment to automotive application
OSEK/VDX is an emerging automotive industry
standard for in-vehicle real-time operating systems (RTOS).
Accelerated Technology has a successful record in this industry
through satisfied customers such as Chrysler, Ford and Visteon who
have used the multitasking real-time Nucleus PLUS kernel. Also,
Nucleus OSEK is extremely portable since the majority of it is
written in ANSI C.
C167 Highly Integrated High-Performance
Microcontrollers. They combine high CPU performance up to 10 million
instructions per second) with high peripheral functionality and
enhanced IO-capabilities and a wide variety of on-chip features such
as large memories, application-specific peripherals (e.g. CAN), and
The TASKING toolset consists of TASKING's
Embedded Development Environment (EDE), C, C++/EC++ Compiler tool
suite, the CrossView Pro Debugger, RTOS-aware editing, linking and
debugging and the Nucleus RTOS. Additionally, TASKING offers a wide
variety of embedded I/O libraries to accommodate most connectivity
standards including USB.
Licenses for Nucleus OSEK are sold with complete source code and
without royalty fees. Licenses for the TASKING are available on
Windows 95/98/NT, SUN Solaris and HPUX.
About Accelerated Technology, Inc.
Accelerated Technology, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, is headquartered
in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By
providing the embedded systems community with the industry leading
source code and non-royalty based Real-Time Operating System, ATI
has been recognized as an inductee of the Technology Fast 500, a
Motorola Computer Group (MCG) Gold Partner and a member of the
Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) ISV Program. These
RTOS products shorten development time and reduce costs for
engineers by supplying them with well-documented source code and no
royalty fees. Organizations that have taken advantage of the
"Makes Sense" business model of ATI include Hyundai
Network, Motorola, NASA, Panasonic, Sony and Texas Instruments.
Nucleus products are used in the most popular applications including
telecommunications switches, set-top boxes, cellular phones and
smart cards, DVD, digital cameras, GPS, printers and industrial
control and medical instrumentation. For more information on
Accelerated Technology, please visit the site http://www.atinucleus.com.
About TASKING, Inc.
TASKING is a developer and supplier of integrated software
development tools for the embedded systems market and supports a
wide range of CISC, RISC, microcontroller and DSP semiconductor
technologies. TASKING's knowledge of embedded systems results from
the merger of three companies BSO, Intermetrics Microsystems and
TASKING which are now embedded together to make their customers more
successful. The three companies bring over 20 years of experience
each, starting in 1974 with BSO pioneering the concept of cross
development. Headquartered in Dedham, Mass., TASKING has offices
worldwide, located in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan and UK.
For more information about TASKING visit our web site at http://www.tasking.com.
TASKING and the TASKING logo are
trademarks of TASKING. All other trademarks and logos are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective owners.