1/12/2004 - CMX Systems, well-known designer of real-time operating systems and TCP/IP software and Infinetix, a leading embedded solutions design consulting company, announced the availability of the CMX-MicroNet TCP/IP stack ported to the Infinetix Ethernet Daughter Card for the Texas Instruments TMS320VC5416 DSK. CMX-MicroNet is a very small footprint TCP/IP software stack that has been developed to provide Internetworking connectivity tools to designers working with 8-bit processors. The Infinetix Ethernet Daughter card is a compact Ethernet adapter using the CS8900 Ethernet controller. The board conforms to the Texas Instruments TMS320 Daughtercard Specification and can be used with a variety of DSP development boards.
This new collaboration between CMX and Infinetix provides a nearly "off-the-shelf" solution for adding low cost TCP/IP connectivity to a DSP design. TCP/IP has become a mainstream connectivity solution for instrumentation and control, so as DSP based products become more widely used, it is critical to have a low cost, reliable TCP/IP stack for embedded DSP products.
Chuck Behrmann, president and CEO of CMX, said, "We are very pleased that Infinetix has selected CMX-MicroNet as a networking tool for this important development platform. CMX and Infinetix can now offer their mutual DSP customers an unmatched combination of flexibility and ease of use for their networking development."
Bruce Weyrauch, president of Infinetix said, "The collaboration between CMX and Infinetix has provided a great solution to a problem many designers are facing. The implementation of CMX-MicroNet in a TI DSP system is straightforward and reliable."
CMX-MicroNet is a scaled down TCP/IP software 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 or DSPís. CMX-MicroNet supports more 8-bit, 16-bit microprocessors, and DSPís 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 the Infinetix Ethernet Daughter Card
The Ethernet Daughter Card is a 10-BaseT Ethernet controller and associated interface circuitry placed on a board conforming to the Texas Instruments TMS320 Daughtercard Specification. It contains the Cirrus Logic CS8900 Ethernet Controller, Ethernet connector, and other features that make it a valuable development and evaluation board for starting an Ethernet connected DSP project. The Ethernet Daughter Card is currently available for $195. A demo version of CMX-Micronet developed for the Texas Instruments TMS320VC5416 DSK is available upon request. While this evaluation board is limited to 10 Mbit speeds, the migration to a 100 Mbit design can be readily achieved. Infinetix provides consulting services as required to port the CMX-Micronet product for use with other DSP or microcontroller based applications.
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 and DSP's, also is sold by the company. CMX also offers CMX-MicroNet, which is a unique TCP/IP stack that is targeted for 8-bit processor, 16-bit processor, and DSP 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 http://www.cmx.com
Since 1994, Infinetix has grown as a major contract embedded development company providing engineering design services to a broad range of clients. Areas of expertise include electronic hardware design, both analog and digital, software development, DSP system design and FPGA design. Infinetix provides services for any stage of product development, from initial concept through production. For more information, please contact the Infinetix Website at http://www.infinetix.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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