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Bottmingen/Basel, June 21, 2008
SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating System supports now Freescale's i.MX27
SCIOPTA Systems AG is announcing the immediate availability of the SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating Systems for the Freescale i.MX27 Applications Processor.

The SCIOPTA i.MX27 RTOS is written in highly optimized assembler and specifically tuned for the i.MX27 processor. This results in a very high performance and a low memory footprint.

SCIOPTA is fully dynamic. All system resources such as modules, processes and message memory pools can be created and killed during run-time.

Beside the fast Real-Time Kernel there is IPS (Internet Protocols, TCP/IP), IPS Applications (Web Server, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, Telnet, TFTP etc.), SFFS (Flash File Systems), USB support, embedded GUI graphics support and the DRUID System Level Debugger available.

SCIOPTA is royalty free and supports actually the C/C++ compilers and environments from GNU GCC and IAR Systems. A precompiled version of GCC is included on the SCIOPTA CD.
Freescale's® i.MX27
In response to the needs of design engineers tasked with pushing the performance envelope, packing in a lot of connectivity options and providing robust security in mobile device designs, Freescale presents the i.MX27 multimedia applications processor.

Derived from the popular i.MX21 processor and based on the ARM926EJ-S™ core, the i.MX27 processor adds an H.264 D1 hardware codec for high-resolution video processing, an Ethernet 10/100 MAC, security, plug-and-play connectivity and more power management features. This rich feature set makes it an excellent choice for video- and voice-over-IP (V2IP) cordless and mobile phones, intelligent remote controls, point-of-sale terminals and many other wireless applications.

The i.MX27 multimedia applications processor is architected with Freescale’s Smart Speed™ technology, an intelligent integrative approach that uses hardware accelerators to offload the CPU and a crossbar switch to bring parallelism to the system. The result is a processor that performs like a much higher MHz device, but conserves power
for long, long battery life.

The i.MX27 CPU Complex includes: ARM926EJ-S 400 MHz core, 16 KB L1 I-Cache and D-Cache, 16-channel DMA, ETM real-time debug and Smart Speed switch

Multimedia support includes: MPEG-4 H.263/H.264 D1 HW codec, Pre and post processing and High-speed CMOS sensor interface

External Memory Interface (EMI) includes: SDRAM 16/32-bit, 133 MHz, DDR 16/32-bit, 266 MHz, NAND flash 8/16-bit and PSRAM support

Internal connectivity includes: 10 and 100 Mbps Ethernet/IEEE® 802.3MAC, USB OTG high speed, host x 2, 3 x MMC/SD, Memory Stick-Pro™, PCMCIA/CF, ATA-6 (HDD) interface, Audio MUX, IrDA, keypad, 1-wire and Configurable SPI x 3, SSI/I2S x 2, UART x 6.
About SCIOPTA
SCIOPTA Systems develops, sells, supports and maintains systems software for safety-critical embedded applications.

This includes real-time operating systems, network software, file systems, software for interface bus systems, board support packages and other system software.

SCIOPTA is a message based real-time operating system with many built-in safety functions and is therefore very well suited for software forming part of safety-related systems. SCIOPTA is in the process of certification by TÜV to IEC61508 at Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3).

But SCIOPTA is more than just an RTOS. It is a new and modern approach to design embedded systems. The direct message passing method allows easy and time-saving design of robust and secure systems. Applications based on the SCIOPTA Method can cover small static SoC designs to large dynamic distributed systems.