CMX Systems, iSYSTEM Integrate RTOS with Emulators

9/22/2003 - CMX Systems, well-known designer of real-time operating systems and TCP/IP software and iSYSTEM, leading manufacturer of emulation and debugging tools, announced the availability of the CMXKAware Add-On Option for the CMX-RTX RTOS ported to the iSYSTEM series of debuggers. CMX-RTX is the very popular, small footprint and royalty-free RTOS software that supports most 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit processors and DSPs. A global leader in the embedded development market, iSYSTEM is headquartered just outside of Munich, Germany. The company designs and manufactures a broad line of hardware and software to support complete in-circuit emulation and background serial debug for today's most important microcontroller devices. The iSYSTEM emulators are universal - just swap the pod to change devices - driven with an easy-to-use integrated software tool, winIDEA.

Embedded systems engineers have long desired the ability to view their programming applications running under an RTOS via their In-Circuit Emulators (ICE.) The difficulty has been that emulator manufacturers and RTOS companies have not historically collaborated to allow their products to work closely together. Recently, iSYSTEM and CMX agreed to work together to establish visibility between their respective products via the OSEK ORTI interface specification. The result is a dramatically enhanced debugging capability that will help to reduce application development time, thereby reducing time to market for companies that manufacture products that include embedded systems.

Chuck Behrmann, president and CEO of CMX, said, "We are very pleased that CMX and iSYSTEM are closely cooperating to offer our mutual customers with an unmatched combination of price and debugging efficiency for their embedded applications."

"This new, tightly integrated interface between our emulators and CMX RTX will be welcomed by our mutual existing customers and new prospects alike," said Helmut Kindermann, iSYSTEM CEO. "No charge, 30-day evaluations of the new interface are available right now," he added.

CMX-RTX is the popular real time operating system (RTOS) that is known for having the smallest footprint, the fastest context switch times and the lowest interrupt latency period of any commercially available RTOS. A truly preemptive RTOS, CMX-RTX is currently in use by over 4,000 customers worldwide and features free source code, no royalties on shipped products and a low, one time fee. Availability is immediate and prices start at $2,000.00.

About iSYSTEM In-Circuit Emulators and Debuggers
iSYSTEM's product portfolio covers four unique lines of in-circuit emulators, differing in bus width and the speed of support microcontrollers. All employ advanced programmable logic technology to provide superior performance and maximum flexibility. Just swap the POD or download new contents to the FPGA to migrate from one device to another. Nearly 100 unique PowerPODs support over 650 microcontrollers. The new ActivePODs place the emulator logic on the POD, closer to the target for high-speed applications. Value-priced serial debug tools are also available.

About CMX Systems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1990, CMX Systems has focused on providing its customers with all of the tools needed to program their embedded applications. The company's core business is to develop and support real-time, multi-tasking operating systems (RTOS) and TCP/IP stacks for a wide variety of 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcomputers, microprocessors, and digital signal processors. The company's CMX-RTX, CMX-RTXS, and CMX-Tiny+ real-time multi-tasking operating systems support more than 40 processor families and over 30 C-compiler vendors. CMX also develops and supports products that enhance the user's ability to create, test and debug application code, including CMXKAwareTM, CMXBugTM, and CMXTrackerTM. CMX TCP/IPTM, a full-featured TCP/IP stack for 16- and 32-bit processors, also is sold by the company. CMX also offers CMX-MicroNet, which is a unique TCP/IP stack that is targeted for 8-bit and 16-bit processor target platforms. In addition to developing RTOSes, debugging tools, and networking software, CMX also distributes a wide variety of C tools, including compilers, assemblers, linkers, librarians, simulators and ROM debuggers from many well-known manufacturers. For more information, please visit CMX Systems’ website at

iSYSTEM GmbH ( is an international electronics company headquartered in the suburbs of Munich, Germany. Founded in 1986, the company develops and markets a broad range of development tools for embedded systems design and test. iSYSTEM in-circuit emulators and integrated development environment software help engineers create outstanding electronics delivered to the marketplace in less time. iSYSTEM products are used by tens of thousands of engineers in over forty countries worldwide. Outside of Germany, the products are sold and supported by distributors who are the embedded systems experts in their home markets. Affiliates iSYSTEM USA, iSYSTEM Ltd (UK), iSYSTEM Scandinavia, iSYSTEM Italy and iSYSTEM Asia sell and support the company’s products in those regions, respectively. Providing engineering and manufacturing support is Asyst Electronic, another iSYSTEM affiliate. Collectively, the iSYSTEM family of companies employs over 60 staff world-wide.

For more information on iSYSTEM and its solutions for embedded development, please visit the company’s website at:

CMX-RTX, CMX-RTXS, CMX-Tiny+, CMXKAware, CMXTracker, CMXBug, CMX TCP/IP, and CMX-MicroNet are trademarks of CMX Systems, Inc. iSYSTEM, PowerPOD, ActivePOD, and winIDEA are trademarks of iSYSTEM GmbH.

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