9/22/2003 - CMX Systems, well-known designer of real-time operating systems and TCP/IP software, announced the release of the Wireless Ethernet Add-On Option for the CMX-MicroNet TCP/IP stack. CMX-MicroNet is the popular and extremely small TCP/IP stack used for years by designers around the world to add networking connectivity to their 8-bit and 16-bit processors. The new Wireless Ethernet Add-On Option adds a powerful new 802.11b networking connectivity option to CMX-MicroNet, in addition to its existing Direct, Dial Up, and Ethernet modules for embedded designers.
The Wireless Ethernet Add-On Option for CMX-MicroNet can be used in polled mode, interrupt-driven mode and with or without an RTOS. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) can be turned off, set to 64-bit mode or 128-bit mode. The driver can be used in Infrastructure mode (using an Access Point) or Ad Hoc mode (without an Access Point). Currently, the Wireless Ethernet Add-On Option for CMX-MicroNet supports the Intersil Prism WLAN chipset.
Chuck Behrmann, president and CEO of CMX, said, "We are very pleased to announce this important new functionality for CMX-MicroNet. Embedded designers using 8-bit and 16-bit processors now have a significant networking connectivity option that will allow them to take advantage of the huge interest in Wi-Fi applications for their products."
The range of potential Wireless Ethernet embedded applications, from home/office networking to industrial automation control to medical equipment monitoring, etc., continue to grow at a rapid pace. By offering this important technology on relatively inexpensive 8-bit and 16-bit processors, CMX is taking an important step in further broadening this market. In fact, the new Wireless Ethernet Add-On Option, and the existing capability of CMX-MicroNet to work with GPRS modems, give embedded developers the ability to "Go Mobile" using a minimum of ROM and RAM on very small and economical processors.
CMX-MicroNet is a scaled down, software TCP/IP stack with a total ROM footprint of 3Kb - 20Kb, depending upon configuration, for 8-bit processors or those 16-bit processors that require a single-chip solution with no external memory. CMX-MicroNet supports more 8-bit and 16-bit microprocessors than any other existing solution. CMX-MicroNet is currently available, starting at $5,500 for the base system. All CMX software includes complete source code, no royalties on shipped products, and free technical support/updates.
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 Systemsí website at http://www.cmx.com
CMX-RTX, CMX-RTXS, CMX-Tiny+, CMXKAware, CMXTracker, CMXBug, CMX TCP/IP, and CMX-MicroNet are trademarks of CMX Systems, Inc.
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