Campbell, CA--April 21, 1997--Chorus Systems (Campbell, CA) and Advanced RISC Machines (ARM; Cambridge, UK) announced that Chorus Systems has ported its CHORUS/Micro, CHORUS/ClassiX, and CHORUS/JaZZ products to the ARM RISC architecture. The ARM-Chorus partnership provides consumer electronics and communication systems manufacturers with a family of high-performance-tuned hardware/software solutions.
These new CHORUS-on-ARM products are a result of customer demand for powerful, integrated solutions based on one operating system and one processor family, at very competitive price/performance points. These solutions cover a range of applications including smart phones, intelligent pagers, hand-held Internet terminals, set-top boxes, and display phones.
CHORUS/Micros is a small (10K), hard real-time, embedded kernel, typically used in low-cost, dedicated application environments needing minimal functionality and a minimum memory footprint, such as line cards, portable phones, and hand-held devices.
CHORUS/ClassiX is a fully-configurable real-time OS characterized by high-availability legacy OS support and RT-POSIX APIs.
CHORUS/JaZZ is a Java-enabled real-time operating system supporting the full range of Java extensions and services, including the Hot Java browser and JavaViews. It allows the concurrent execution of real-time services, such as call processing, with the execution of Java applications. JaZZ is being designed into PDAs, smart phones, cellular phones, and other communications-intensive consumer items.
The CHORUS-on-ARM products will be available within the next 60 days and are available 60 days after reception of order. Evaluation copies will be available from Chorus Systems' sales offices in California, France, and Japan. Development seats cost $5,000 for CHORUS/Micro, $11,000 for CHORUS/ClassiX, and $15,000 for CHORUS/JaZZ. Runtime licenses are based on volume.
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