Micrium Adds uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III Support to Energy Micro EFM32 Gecko Microcontrollers

Safety-critical RTOS experience meets energy-friendly EFM32 devices

ARM TECHCON 2010--SANTA CLARA, CA—November 10, 2010—Micrium, Inc., a leader in real-time and embedded operating systems today announced uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III support of Energy Micro's Cortex™ M3-based EFM®32 Gecko microcontrollers. Micrium's RTOS modules and safety-critical capabilities and EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers represent an ideal combination for energy-efficient, small footprint, safety-critical embedded designs.

Energy Micro's low power features and Cortex-M3-based focus complements Micrium's Cortex experience and its rapidly growing portfolio of validated software and such new products as its recently announced uC/TimeSpaceOS that enables complex segments of software with a variety of safety levels to be executed on a single core. Micrium also recently announced and a joint venture with Validated Software to develop additional validation products.

The uC/OS RTOS family of products is used in a variety of embedded designs, including industrial, medical, consumer and telecom, and military and aerospace.

According to Jean Labrosse, founder, president and CEO of Micrium, "Safety-critical designs are increasingly taking a front-seat in the embedded market. In spite of the inherent complexity involved in achieving safety-critical status, customers now know that they can take advantage of energy efficiency by easily porting their applications to EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers."

"We see that more and more EFM32 Gecko customers demand safety-critical operation for their battery operated systems, said Øyvind Grotmol, VP of Simplicity, responsible for Energy Micro's software and hardware platform. “In the context of e.g. industrial or portable medical applications, customers need the Gecko device to run a certified RTOS that meets stringent speed and quality requirements like uC/OS-II and III," he added.

About Micrium

Micrium provides high-quality embedded software components by way of clean source code, unsurpassed documentation, and customer support. Starting with Micrium's flagship product, uC/OS through its complete line of RTOS modules, Micrium shortens time to market throughout all product development cycles and builds products that address today's increased design complexity as well as safety-critical requirements. For additional information, visit: www.micrium.com, and for more information on safety-critical design, visit: http://Micrium.com/validated.

About Energy Micro

Energy Micro develops, markets and sells the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers, based on the industry leading ARM® Cortex™-M3 32-bit architecture. The company was founded in 2007 by experienced semiconductor professionals with previous expertise from Chipcon, Texas Instruments, Atmel, and Nordic Semiconductor. Energy Micro is backed by leading Nordic investors Northzone Ventures and Investinor. More information on Energy Micro is available at www.energymicro.com and at www.energymicro.com/downloads

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