Atego Ships its first Multi-core Virtual Machine for ARM Processors

Aonix Perc Ultra SMP 5.4 enables Symmetrical Multi-Processor (SMP) Java applications to execute efficiently in embedded, ARM processor-based systems

October 14, 2010 — Aonix Perc Ultra SMP 5.4 from Atego supports multi-core ARM processors such as those based on the ARM Cortex™ A9 processor. Initial testing of this port was done using a four core ARM processor running Linux.

“Atego extended the Aonix Perc Ultra SMP line to include ARM processors based on customer demand,” said James B. Gambrell, Executive Chairman at Atego. “Having already demonstrated success with its non-SMP version of Aonix Perc Ultra® for ARM processors in a number of deployed systems such as in-flight entertainment & cabin management systems and a shipboard defense control application, our customers were anxious to move up to multi-core functionality. With this SMP version being introduced Atego is pleased to fulfill the customer demand in such an exciting growth market.”

“We are impressed with the scalability of benchmark results from Aonix Perc Ultra SMP on the quad core Cortex-A9 MPCore™ processor,” said Ian Rickards, Product Manager for the Processor Division at ARM. “Having an advanced real-time virtual machine with the ability to effectively scale across ARM multi-core systems opens exciting new opportunities. The combination of Atego’s Perc and power-efficient Cortex-A9 processor technologies will be very interesting to many projects looking to leverage the wealth of downloadable Java libraries now available to them for multi-core deployment.”

In addition to the enhanced concurrent GC technology, and multi-core ARM capability, the product supports AWT/Swing libraries for embedded platforms giving graphics developers the immediate availability of hundreds of downloadable community projects. AWT (Abstract Window ToolKit) is a portable GUI library for stand-alone applications and/or applets and provides the connection between a Java application and the native GUI. Swing implements a set of GUI components that build on AWT technology and provide a pluggable look and feel. Swing is implemented entirely in the Java programming language, and is based on Lightweight UI Framework. Support of these graphics libraries enables faster development and provides the foundation for more extensive use of graphics in embedded and real-time Java systems.

About the Aonix Perc Family

Atego’s flagship Virtual Machine technology and supporting tool chain, Aonix Perc Ultra is one of the most deployed embedded and real-time Virtual Machines in the industry. Aonix Perc Ultra is a virtual machine and tool set expressly created for demanding embedded and real-time systems requiring Java Standard Edition support. Aonix Perc Ultra delivers the ease and efficiency of Java SE without sacrificing integrity, performance, or real-time behavior. The product line offers Ahead-of-Time (AOT) and Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation, remote debug support, deterministic garbage collection, standard graphics and extended commercial RTOS support.

Shipping and Availability

Aonix Perc Ultra SMP 5.4 for Linux/ARM target support is available now from Atego. Atego provides its customers with the use of its Aonix Perc development tools at no charge in combination with a maintenance contract. Project, target execution, and deployment license pricing is available on request.

About Atego:

Atego™ is the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools and runtime environments for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware. Atego delivers a stable, robust working environment to thousands of users across an extensive range of complex applications in demanding engineering sectors such as aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation, telecommunications, electronics, and medical. Atego’s Aonix Perc® is the leading, highly reliable, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java™ programs deployed today. Atego supports native, real-time and certifiable Ada applications including those at the highest level of criticality with Aonix ObjectAda®. Atego’s standards-based modeling tool suite, Artisan Studio®, provides comprehensive support for the leading industry standards, including OMG SysML, UML and Architectural Frameworks. Atego Workbench™ provides a fully integrated, collaborative engineering framework for the trouble-free deployment and maintenance of best-in-class tools for mission and safety-critical systems and software development. Atego’s tools deliver on the promise of an integrated collaborative development environment – allowing architecture, systems, software and hardware engineering teams to Work-as-OneSM – from concept through to delivery, maintenance and support. Founded in 2010 in a merger between Artisan Software Tools™ and Aonix®, Atego is headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA and Cheltenham, UK with offices in France, Germany and Italy, and is supported by a global distributor network. For more information visit:


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