News release

Date: 25th February 2015

Cortus and Oryx enable Internet of Things SoC applications with IP v6 stack running on the full range of Cortus processor cores

Oryx Embedded CycloneTCP dual IPv4/IPv6 stack ported to Cortus APS processor cores and Cortus Ethernet MAC

Nuremberg, Germany, 25th February 2015 - Cortus, a technology leader in low-power, silicon-efficient, 32-bit processor IP, and Oryx Embedded, an IT company specialised in middleware solutions, announced the availability of Oryx’s CycloneTCP on Cortus’ APS processor cores today. CycloneTCP is a dual IPv4 & IPv6 stack aimed at embedded applications. By supporting IPv6, Oryx CycloneTCP running on Cortus APS cores with the Cortus Ethernet 10/100 MAC enables the development of systems-on-chip (SoC) for both IoT edge devices and complex gateways.

“The Internet of Things and other emerging embedded applications require efficient processor cores, peripherals and software,” said Clément Zeller, CEO at Oryx Embedded. “The Cortus APS processor family, combined with the Ethernet 10/100 MAC is a great complement to CycloneTCP for IoT and other embedded applications.”

CycloneTCP is a dual IPv4/IPv6 stack dedicated to embedded applications. CycloneTCP conforms to RFC standards and offers seamless interoperability with existing TCP/IP systems. By supporting IPv6, CycloneTCP eases deployment of next-generation Internet. The stack is distributed as full ANSI C and highly maintainable source code. CycloneTCP is available either as open source (GPLv2) or under a commercial license.

“With a massively growing number of devices being connected to the internet, Cortus recognises the importance of IPv6,” said Mr. Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus, “SoC developments require software that has been optimised for embedded applications. We are delighted that Oryx Embedded is the first company to port an IPv6 stack to our APS cores.”

Cortus licenses a range of low power, silicon efficient, 32-bit processor cores supporting a range computational performance and supporting different system complexity. The cores start from entry-level 32-bit cores suitable for upgrading 8-bit cores to cores supporting caches, co-processors and symmetric multiprocessing systems. They share the simple vectored interrupt structure, which ensures rapid, real time interrupt response, with low software overhead.

All APS processor cores interface to Cortus’ peripherals including Ethernet 10/100 MAC, USB 2.0 Device and USB 2.0 OTG via the efficient APS bus. The Ethernet MAC allows the chosen physical interface to be connected using either the Medium Independent Interface (MII) or Reduced Medium Independent Interface (RMII). Flexible memory interfaces with two independent DMA channels enable system design to ensure low CPU overhead reception and transmission without any danger of frames being lost. Address filtering enables a single interface to respond to multiple MAC addresses.

About Cortus S.A.S.:
Cortus S.A.S. is a technology enabler for rapidly growing applications including Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices, smart sensors and security. It has specialised in 32-bit processor cores which can significantly reduce manufacturing costs while achieving computational performance and power constraints. Over 700 million devices containing Cortus cores are used in a wide range of applications including automotive, CMOS imaging, M2M controllers, secure execution, sensors, SIM cards, PayTV cards, touchscreen controllers, smart metering and wireless. Cortus’ headquarters are in Montpellier, France.

About Oryx Embedded:
Oryx Embedded is an IT company specialized in middleware solutions, located in Grenoble, France. Oryx Embedded offers a complete range of networking solutions for embedded systems, making the Internet of Things a reality. The Oryx portfolio includes professional-grade TCP/IP components as well as SSL/TLS encryption. All the software products support industry-standard RTOS and are available either as open source (GPLv2) or under a commercial license.

For further information please contact:
Cortus contact: Roddy Urquhart,
+44 753 158 7023
Oryx Embedded contact: Clément Zeller,
+33 (0)4 58 00 54 29

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