3/25/2003 - OSE Systems, the leading supplier of operating systems for the communications market, announced that it will make its OSE real-time operating systems (RTOS) and development tools available for Motorola’s latest PowerQUICCTM III architecture beginning with the MPC8560 and MPC8540 communications processors. The OSE RTOS and tool chain, optimized for high-availability, distributed communications and networking applications, will provide the industry’s most flexible and robust development and run-time platform for the PowerQUICC architecture.
“We are very pleased that OSE Systems has committed to provide RTOS support for our high-performance PowerQUICC III communications processors,” said David Perkins, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's Networking and Computing Systems Group. “The combination of PowerQUICC III processors and the OSE RTOS will provide a powerful communications platform to meet our customers’ bandwidth-intensive application requirements.”
“Motorola has been the market leader since the introduction of the industry’s first communications processor,” said Vance Hilderman, vice president of OSE Systems, North America. “We consider the advent of PowerQUICC III processors to be another communications milestone and are proud to support this new architecture from its inception. The new PowerQUICC III architecture, together with the OSE RTOS, will provide a highly integrated, best-in-class platform that paves the way for a new class of high-performance communications applications.”
The OSE operating system is built from the ground up for distributed, multi-channel, multi-function communications applications requiring the utmost in reliability, security, and availability. Utilizing a memory management system that takes full advantage of the PowerQUICC processor’s hardware MMU, OSE makes it easy to partition complex applications in a way that minimizes susceptibility to both internal bugs and external hackers and viruses.
OSE’s Link Handler provides a flexible, message-based communications framework for building distributed PowerQUICC processor-based networks using the processor’s RapidIO switched-fabric interconnect. The Link Handler’s hardware- and application-independent messaging interface makes interprocess communications transparent to programs running on different CPUs. This seamless interface makes it easy to create multi-processor applications that can be readily distributed across any number of PowerQUICC processors. It also enhances flexibility by facilitating reconfiguration without the need for source code changes at the driver or application level.
About Motorola’s PowerQUICC III Processor Architecture
The PowerQUICC III is a high-performance communications controller that combines a PowerPC Book E e500 core, some standard peripherals, and an optional multi-channel Communications Processor Module (CPM). The e500, equipped with 256 kbytes of L2 cache and single-precision floating-point unit with SIMD capability, operates at speeds of up to 1 GHz and delivers a peak performance of up to 1850 MIPS. Standard PowerQUICC III peripherals include a DDR SDRAM memory controller, 64-bit PCI/X/PCI controller, a RapidIO port, and a pair of 10/100/1000 Ethernet controllers. The RISC-based CPM features three fast serial communications controllers (FCCs), two multichannel controllers (MCCs), four serial communications controllers (SCCs), one serial peripheral interface (SPI) and one I˛C interface. The Motorola PowerQUICC family contains PowerPC processor cores.
The first members of the PowerQUICC III family are the MPC8560 and MPC8540 processors. The MPC8560 combines the basic PowerQUICC III architecture with the CPM. The MPC8540 processor is not equipped with the CPM, but instead adds a single 10/100 Ethernet port and a DUART. The high level of integration offered by all PowerQUICC III products helps simplify board design and offers significant bandwidth and performance for high-end control-plane and data-plane applications.
About OSE Systems
OSE Systems is the technological leader of real-time operating systems software and services for the communications market. OSE is also used in safety-critical, high-availability, distributed and fault-tolerant applications such as avionics, medical, automotive and industrial control. Customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, Agere Systems, Sony and Boeing. OSE is a subsidiary of Enea Data (SAXESS: ENEA). Enea markets and sells services, products and training in specialized technical arenas, including real-time application development and support for embedded systems as well as IT and e-business solutions. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Enea employs approximately 600 people worldwide. For more information on OSE, please visit www.ose.com. For more information on Enea please visit www.enea.com.
OSE is a registered trademark of OSE Systems.
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