Alameda, CA & Nantes, France--September 17, 1996--Wind River Systems Inc. (Alameda, CA) and TEMIC Semiconductors (Nantes, France) announced that Wind River's Tornado development environment and WindView system visualization tool will be available for use with TEMIC's TSC701 advanced telecommunications controller.
The TSC701 is a SPARC-based embedded controller with on-board timers, USART/PCM, memory, and parallel I/O circuitry with a CPU core. Mixing DSP and RISC technologies, the TSC701 combines a communications co-processor providing up to 128 HDLC channels of 64 kbits per second or 8 Mbits per second with up to 50 MIPS with 24-kbyte internal cache memories.
The TSC701 is the first member of TEMIC's SPARClet product line. In addition to compatibility with all the tools developed for SPARC workstations, the SPARClet architecture provides features optimized for embedded applications, such as DSP functions, internal hardware accelerators, and on-chip peripherals. The actual 50 MIPS massively parallel implementation will be followed in 1998 by a 200 MIPS superscalar core.
Tornado provides the embedded developer a new interactive cross-development environment comprising coordinated tools that incur little or no overhead in target resources. This development environment consists of three integrated components: the Tornado tool suite, a set of powerful tools, and utilities on both the host and the target; VxWorks, a powerful and scalable real-time operating system, which executes on the embedded target processor; and a full range of communications options such as, Ethernet, serial line, ICE, BDM, or ROM emulator for the target connection to the host.
The Tornado development environment and WindView system visualization tool will be available for host SPARCstations and TSC701 targets in first quarter of calendar year 1997.
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