OnCore Systems has signed a multi-year contract with UK-based Siroyan, developer of what it calls SIP (scalable integrated processor) technology. Siroyan has agreed to buy rights to bundle OnCore's real-time OS, development tools and production licenses with the very long instruction word (VLIW) SIP architecture - codenamed Opus. This combines RISC and DSP elements in a single core, along with memory management elements. Siroyan will deliver the product as a soft IP core, code-named Rubicon.
The OnCore OS is aimed at the embedded market. It dynamically allocates virtual memory regions that efficiently enable memory management unit (MMU)-enforced separations between individual applications, processes and operating system environments components. A suite of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provides the ability to run existing VxWorks, PSOS, MicroC/OS-II and/or RTOS or legacy applications concurrently.