Spokane, WA--November 18, 1996--Industry consultant Howard W. Johnson has committed his support to Packet Engines Inc. (Spokane, WA) in the development of Gigabit Ethernet technology, products, and standards.
Johnson is president of Signal Consulting Inc. (Redmond, WA), a consulting organization specializing in high-speed digital technology. He currently serves as the chief technical editor of the IEEE 802.3 Gigabit Ethernet standard, the same position he held for the IEEE 802.3 Fast Ethernet standard.
In addition to his duties with the IEEE, Johnson serves as the chair of technical activities for the Gigabit Ethernet Alliance. Working on behalf of Packet Engines, Johnson will play a major role in the development of the IEEE 802.3 standard and the technology behind it.
His duties with Packet Engines will include representing the company within the IEEE 802.3 committee and within the Gigabit Ethernet Alliance. Johnson will also help to educate both employees and customers about Ethernet in general, and Gigabit Ethernet in particular. In addition he will take part in the development process involving Gigabit Ethernet products at Packet Engines, and will provide general assistance in marketing and related sales support activities.
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Santa Clara, CA--November 14, 1996--Microtec (Santa Clara, CA) announced that it will enhance its VRTX real-time operating system (RTOS) to support National Semiconductor's (Santa Clara, CA) new "Odin" reference design for the NS486SXF-based network computer (NC).
Microtec will support Java language development for embedded systems by combining Sun Microsystems Inc.'s (Mountain View, CA) JavaOS with VRTX to provide embedded developers with the real-time performance of a proven RTOS, while maintaining JavaOS compatibility. Software developers using the Odin architecture will be able to take advantage of the JavaOS environment while attaining the advantages associated with real-time embedded systems. Microtec's support for the Odin reference design will allow developers to design Internet capabilities into Odin-compatible NCs or other networked devices by providing access to Java, windowing, graphics, and networking class libraries through the standard Java application program interface (API).
Based on National Semiconductor's NS486SXF embedded processor, the new Odin microprocessor reference design is tailored to suit the specific price and peripheral demands of intelligent embedded applications. The Odin Web browser is priced under $200.
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