Cortus, a technology company in low-power, silicon-efficient, 32-bit processor IP, has announced three new software partners, enabling the APS architecture to be used in a broader range of embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The ports include a dual IP v4/v6 stack from Oryx Embedded, secure point-to-point connection software from Nabto and an IDE and real-time operating system from Blunk Microsystems. In addition, Cortus is showcasing several high-volume devices being deployed with its cores. (Hall 5, Booth 5-478).
“We are excited by the growing number of embedded software vendors supporting the Cortus APS architecture,” said Roddy Urquhart, vice president of sales & marketing at Cortus. “These ports, along with the recently announced port of Micrium uC/OSIII, offer Cortus licensees excellent capabilities for connected intelligent devices and an enhanced choice of IDE, middleware and RTOS.”
CycloneTCP, from Oryx Embedded, is a dual IPv4/IPv6 stack dedicated to embedded applications and offers seamless interoperability with existing TCP/IP systems. By supporting IPv6, CycloneTCP eases deployment of next-generation Internet for Cortus-based integrated circuit designs.
Nabto’s device software offers Cortus licensees “Skype-like” secure point-to-point connectivity from devices to smartphones, PCs and big data systems. The Nabto device software with a tiny firmware footprint complements Cortus’ minimalist approach to processor cores. Nabto additionally provides a people-to-machine interface for clients.
TargetOS, from Blunk Microsystems, is a fast, small, and pre-emptive real-time operating system (RTOS) ported to the APS architecture. TargetTools, now interfaced to the Cortus toolchain, is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developers using TargetOS.
Cortus licensees are currently ramping up volume production in a range of connected intelligent devices. Atmel’s WINC1500, APS3-based, IEEE 802.11b/g/n IoT Network Controller is being deployed in a range of Wi-Fi applications including the Atmel Arduino WiFi shield 101. Microsemi has integrated the Cortus APS1 in a family of smart sensor interface ICs. The first generation is already in production on Tier-1 automotive platforms. StarChip have announced their third generation of Cortus-based SIM IC controllers, having already sold over 500 million controllers, and have announced products for banking and ePassports.