News release

Date: 20th January 2010

Coronis, an Elster Group company, chooses the Cortus APS3 CPU for their next generation System-on-Chip solution

20 January 2010 - Coronis, an Elster Group company, leading global designer and developer of OEM wireless solutions for ultra-low-power (ULP) and long-range sensor/actuator monitoring networks, has announced the selection and the successful integration of the CORTUS APS3 CPU core into Coronis’ next generation System-on-Chip solution. The Cortus APS3 processor was chosen for its ease of integration, excellent code density, very low power and small footprint.

“The Cortus APS3 was a perfect fit for our design." said Laurent Maleysson, Managing Director of Coronis. "With a small silicon footprint it offers powerful and power efficient data processing, resources and memory management that match both the demanding Wavenis communication stack, but also a variety of embedded application stacks. The core provides all the peripherals that we needed to offer our advanced system on a chip with a very attractive price-performance ratio. In addition, Cortus’ highly professional technical team was very responsive and helped us to shorten our product development."

Mike Chapman, CEO of Cortus, said “We are delighted to be able to offer a cost effective solution to Coronis that enables them to gain silicon space and power consumption and help them move beyond outdated 8 bit microcontrollers and other 32 bit solutions. Our processor cores are a perfect fit for their Wavenis-powered solutions; this partnership provides a high quality, simple to use solution.”

The Cortus APS3 is designed specifically for embedded systems. It features a tiny silicon footprint (the same size as an 8051), very low power consumption, high code density and high performance. A full development environment is available, which is suitable for customization and branding for final customer use. The ecosystem around the APS3 is rich and well developed, it includes a full development environment (for C and C++), peripherals typical of embedded systems, bus bridges to ensure easy interfacing to other IP and system support and functions such as cache and memory management units. For the most demanding designs the APS3 can be used in a multi-core configuration. The APS3 processor core is currently in production in a range of products from security applications to ultra low power RF designs.

About Coronis S.A.S.:
Coronis is a leading global designer and developer of ultra-low-power (ULP) and long-range wireless solutions. Coronis products meet the technical, operational and cost requirements of ultra low-powered, long-range track and trace, Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks, Smart Metering and other M2M applications. Coronis has millions of products deployed in diverse applications worldwide.

About Cortus S.A.:
Cortus S.A. is the price/performance leader for 32 bit processor IP for embedded systems. Cortus cores are used in applications where one or more of small silicon footprint, low power consumption, good code density/small code memory size and high performance are important.

For further information please contact:
David Kerr-Munslow
Cortus S.A.
Tel: +33 4 30 96 7000
Email: david.kerr-munslow[at]cortus[dot]com

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