News release

Date: 17th February 2015

Micrium and Cortus Announce new uC/OS-III Port to Cortus 32-bit Processor Cores

uC/OS-II® and uC/OS-III® RTOS Bundled with Cortus Software Development Kits for Development of Safety-Critical and IoT Applications

Weston, Florida, 17th February 2015Micrium and Cortus today announced that Micrium's uC/OS-III has been ported to Cortus' 32-bit processor cores based on the company's v1 instruction set (APS1, APS3R, APS5 & FPS6) and v2 instruction set (APS23 & APS25). Both companies' products have strong track records in the growing safety-critical and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The new port will facilitate development of systems-on-chip with embedded processing.

"There is a clear trend toward increased use of real-time operating systems across a variety of markets," said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. "Cortus' 32-bit cores are ideally suited for use in both safety-critical and IoT applications, as are our embedded RTOSes, making this a highly complementary offering. The availability of the new port will facilitate development of projects using our proven and reliable RTOS kernels."

Micrium’s uC/OS-III supports unlimited application tasks and is a highly portable, ROM-able, scalable, pre-emptive, real-time, deterministic, multitasking kernel for microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSPs. Available extensions provide memory protection, greater application stability, safety, memory and time management, enabling cost-effective certification of complex systems. uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III are now bundled with Cortus' software development kit. The bundled kernel is provided for evaluation purposes only; if used to design a commercial product, a license must be obtained from Micrium.

"We are delighted to extend our relationship with Micrium through the porting of uC/OS-III to our entire family of 32-bit processor cores," said Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus. "uC/OS-III, with its rich set of features and small footprint, complements Cortus' silicon-efficient IP cores. We also anticipate it will play an important role in future safety-critical applications."

Cortus cores are general purpose and have been designed into a wide range of applications including smart cards, sensor controllers, wireless chips, video processing chips and touch-screen controllers for smartphones. Its 32-bit cores have very low gate counts, which keeps the silicon area down, reduces power consumption and offers a good starting point for security and IoT solutions.

Both companies will be exhibiting at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany from February 24 - 26, 2015. Micrium will be showcasing its reliable, high-performance RTOSes for embedded systems in Hall 4, Booth 4-350. Cortus will feature its 32-bit processor cores in Hall 5, Booth 5-478.

About Micrium Inc.:
Micrium is a global RTOS leader for microprocessor-, microcontroller- and DSP-based devices. uC/OS is the leading commercial RTOS for embedded systems and features a wide array of connectivity. Micrium® Spectrum™ is a pre-integrated end-to-end portfolio of embedded software, protocol stacks and cloud services to facilitate development of the IoT from device to the cloud. Micrium’s RTOS kernel and software components are recognized for unparalleled reliability, performance, dependability, impeccable source code and extensive documentation. They are ideally suited to all embedded vertical markets, with solutions certified to meet rigorous safety-critical standards for industries such as medical electronics, avionics and industrial control. For additional information, visit:

About Cortus S.A.S:
Cortus S.A.S. is a technology enabler for embedded applications in the rapidly growing market for Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices, smart sensors and security. It has specialized in 32-bit processor cores that can significantly reduce manufacturing costs while achieving computational performance and power constraints. Integrated circuits containing Cortus cores have been manufactured in high volumes for a wide range of applications including automotive, CMOS imaging, M2M controllers, secure execution, sensors, SIM cards, PayTV cards, smart metering and wireless. Cortus’ headquarters are in Montpellier, France.

For further information please contact:
Cortus contact: Roddy Urquhart,
+44 753 158 7023
Micrium contact: Amy Smith,
+1 401 369 9266

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