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TenAsys Harnesses Intel® Core™ Duo Processor for Real-time Windows Applications

TenAsys Harnesses Intel® Core™ Duo Processor for Real-time Windows Applications

INtime 3.0 wields the power of the new Intel dual-core processor to minimize interrupt latency and maximize performance of demanding real-time embedded Windows applications.

Nürnberg, Germany – February 14, 2006 - TenAsys Corporation (www.tenasys,com) is pleased to announce support for the new Intel® Core™ Duo processor to meet demanding real-time Windows tasks. Using INtime 3.0 and Windows XP, developers can dedicate one CPU core to real-time tasks and the other to Windows. Of significant benefit is the factor of ten decrease in timer interrupt latency for real-time Windows applications that utilize INtime on Intel dual-core processors.

The Intel Core Duo processors provide the computing resources of two processors in a single socket, at lower cost than a two box solution. Using INtime and Windows on a dual-core processor gives a developer the benefit of a two box solution, without the complexity. With one core dedicated to the INtime RTOS and the other to Windows, worst-case jitter is reduced to as little as 1-3 microseconds – a 10-fold decrease compared to an equivalent speed single-core processor. The result is the ability to develop very precise, closed-loop control systems alongside the Windows operating system.

“The combination of INtime with the Intel® Core™ Duo processor is a perfect example of how two execution cores in one processor package can be used to support simultaneous computing in embedded applications,” says Rose Schooler, Director of Marketing, Infrastructure Processor Division at Intel Corporation. “The TenAsys software environment allows developers to take two existing systems and migrate them into a single platform making it easier and more cost-effective to apply Intel Architecture platforms to real-time embedded applications.”

In addition to vastly decreased timer interrupt latencies, a dedicated RTOS processor in a dual-core system is able to use 100% of the CPU cycles in its core. Therefore, real-time tasks can maximize the number of compute cycles they consume without regard to sharing cycles with Windows. This allows greater complexity in the algorithms that can be deployed, resulting in additional increases in the quality and performance of the control and data acquisition systems that can be implemented.

About INtime and TenAsys

In 2006, Intel promoted TenAsys to Affiliate membership status in the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.

Since 1980, customers worldwide have entrusted TenAsys’ RTOS products to provide reliable deterministic control of their Intel x86 architecture embedded computers in a wide array of mission critical applications including: medical, telecomm, industrial control, robotics, test & measurement, and military.

Press Contact: Bob Patterson, MKTX, Inc., +1 (503) 646-6589, bobp@mktx.com.

TenAsys, INtime and iRMX are registered trademarks of TenAsys Corporation. The names of other companies, products, and brands mentioned herein may be trademarks of other owners.

Intel and Intel Core Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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