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FSMLabs Supports the Fujitsu FR-V Processor Family with RTLinux/Pro

Exceptional Levels of Realtime Processing Performance

Fujitsu Limited,FSMLabs, Inc

Tokyo, January 20, 2003

Fujitsu Limited and FSMLabs, Inc. today announced that they have been verifying FSMLabs' RTLinux/Pro(*1) on evaluation boards with Fujitsu's FR-V(*2) family of processors and have validated exceptional levels of real-time processing performance required for multi-media equipment. FSMLabs Japan Ltd., the Japan office of FSMLabs, will start selling this system "RTLinux/Pro for FR-V" from February 1st.

In recent years an increasing number of companies have begun offering embedded equipment based on the Linux operating system. But real-time processing is essential to smoothly process information in digital entertainment systems or car navigation systems that handle streams of digital images, and therefore real-time processing is absolutely essential.

Fujitsu's FR-V family of processors is already being used in digital home appliances and mobile electronics for high-performance multimedia processing with low power demands.

FSMLabs' RTLinux/Pro has a number of outstanding features for real-time performance, such as the ability to guarantee a maximum response time, high reliability, and a POSIX (*3) API, as well as a scalable interface for optional features, such as real-time communications.

Embedding RTLinux/Pro in the FR-V family of processors yields the highest levels of real-time performance. These embedded systems deliver best case scheduling jitter of one microsecond or less and in the worst case never more than 34 microseconds, making them considerably faster than equivalent existing real-time systems from other companies. Scheduling jitter is the worst case delay of a periodic task and it accounts for worst case interrupt latency, plus scheduling overhead, plus context switch time. Low scheduling jitter is a key performance criterion for real-time operating systems.

Fujitsu and FSMLabs will continue to pursue performance enhancements to the FR-V family of processors and RTLinux/Pro for FR-V to meet the needs of digital entertainment equipment and vehicle systems.

Trademark notice

  • FSMLabs is a trademark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc.
  • RTLinux is a registered trademark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
  • All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

  • [1] RTLinux/Pro

    POSIX-compliant operating system from FSMLabs, Inc. Compared to the GPL edition of Open Linux, this is a commercial operating system for embedded and pro-spec systems, offering higher quality, added value, and high productivity, including an interface for adding optional features.

  • [2] FR-V processor family

    Processors built around the FR-V core, which uses VLIW architecture. The series is oriented towards applications in digital home entertainment equipment and mobile devices.

  • [3] POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for Unix)

    An IEEE standard application interface for Unix. IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is a U.S. organization of engineers involved in communications, electronics and computing.

About FSMLabs

A core technology company founded by the creators of RTLinux, FSMLabs sells supports and offers training and engineering services for the RTLinux/Pro and RTCore/BSD hard real-time OS to control "mission critical" applications in the fields of robotics, FA systems, communications, and multi-media.

About FSMLabs Japan

FSMLabs Japan is a Japanese corporation that is a joint venture between FSMLabs Inc. and several Japanese embedded systems providers. FSMLabs Japan provides a full range of sales, support, training, and engineering services for FSMLabs Inc. products.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Press Contacts

Nozomi Endo, Nancy Ikehara
Public & Investor Relations
Inquiries

Phone: Phone: +81-3-3215-5259 (Tokyo)
Company:Fujitsu Limited

Press Contacts

Phone: Phone: +81-42-724-2701
E-mail: E-mail: sales@fsmlabs.co.jp
Company:FSMLabs Japan

Customer Contacts

For inquiries regarding RTLinux/Pro for FR-V, contact:

Phone: Phone: +81-42-724-2701
E-mail: E-mail: sales@fsmlabs.co.jp
Company:FSMLabs Japan

Customer Contacts

For inquiries regarding the FR-V family of processors, contact
Electronic Devices Group
Marketing Department

Phone: Phone: +81-3-5322-3321 (Tokyo)
E-mail: E-mail: edevice@fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Limited


FSMLabs is a trademark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. RTLinux is a registered trademark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Please understand that product prices, specifications and other details are current on the day of issue of the press release, however, may change thereafter without notice.

Date: 20 January, 2003
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, FSMLabs, Inc, , , ,

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