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TenAsys Virtualization Software Supports Intel's Newest Embedded Dual-Core Processors
TenAsys Corporation ( is pleased to announce that their new real-time hypervisor software supports the Intel® Core™ Duo processor E6400 and Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T7400, the latest Intel® Core microarchitecture processors to be added to the Intel embedded roadmap. TenAsys' real-time hypervisor leverages the Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) component of these processors, making it possible for embedded system developers to increase real-time application responsiveness and reliability on a dual-OS, single-platform system. Dual-OS systems (e.g., Windows and an RTOS) deployed on dual-core hardware platforms decrease overall hardware costs, minimize footprint, and improve communication between the two operating systems.

Using Intel VT, TenAsys' real-time Hypervisor maintains precise control over interrupt latency by dedicating real-time tasks to run on one processor core while general purpose operating system (GPOS) applications run on other processor core(s). In this configuration, inter-OS context switch times are eliminated, reducing real-time interrupt jitter to as little as 1-3 microseconds – 10 times less than that measured on an equivalent speed single-core processor. As a result, measurement and control algorithms of greater complexity can be deployed, resulting in increased quality and performance in embedded applications implemented on the new Intel CPUs.

“With their long-life support, high performance, and low power consumption, the new Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors are squarely aimed at serving the needs of the embedded computing market,” said Kim Hartman, TenAsys VP of Marketing and Sales. “We are pleased to support these processors with software that leverages the chips' real-time virtualization support on day one of their availability.”

"TenAsys is finding new and interesting ways to apply Intel Virtualization Technology to solve the needs of embedded applications," said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Communications Infrastructure Group at Intel. "Together, we are making higher levels of affordable performance available to embedded application developers.”

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:02 PM by David Marshall
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