TenAsys(r) Announces eVM(tm) for Windows(r) Embedded Virtualization Manager
eVM for Windows enables different RTOSes to run alongside Windows on the same platform without sacrificing determinism, performance or features.
Beaverton, Oregon – March 2, 2010 – TenAsys Corporation (www.tenasys.com), a leading provider of real-time OS and virtualization software, announces that it is now shipping eVM for Windows, the first embedded virtualization manager software product to enable different real-time operating systems (RTOSes) to run alongside Windows on the same multi-core processor platform without sacrificing determinism, performance or features.
Using eVM for Windows, applications that have been developed for standalone RTOSes such as QNX®, VxWorks®, Windows® CE™, and numerous others, can now be run on multi-core Windows platforms with full native performance. Unlike other virtualization schemes, which can fail in time-critical applications, eVM for Windows’ embedded virtualization technology utilizes hardware-assisted features built into Intel® processors to allocate hardware resources and ensure that time-critical I/O processes aren’t interrupted, thereby ensuring that systems provide deterministic response to real-time events.
“TenAsys was founded to focus on developing software that utilizes virtualization in embedded PC hosted applications,” said Kim Hartman, TenAsys Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “eVM for Windows is the result of progressive innovation and validation of our technologies in mission-critical applications that has taken place over more than a quarter century. It allows us to deliver the benefits that we have been delivering via our own very successful INtime® for Windows RTOS to customers who have too deep of an investment in intellectual property based on other RTOSes to port their applications to INtime.”
“The embedded industry is looking for tools to fully utilize the capabilities of multi-core processors, such as the Intel® Core™ i7 processor,” said Jim St. Leger, technology marketing manager, Intel Performance Products Division. “By combining an embedded hypervisor such as TenAsys’ eVM for Windows along with hardware-based Intel® Virtualization Technology, end users can enjoy savings through workload consolidation, enabling real-time operating systems and general-purpose operating systems to co-exist on a common platform.”
eVM for Windows enables cost savings by allowing systems that previously required multiple platforms in order to guarantee determinism to be implemented on a single multi-core platform. In addition to saving hardware costs by eliminating redundant memories, power supplies, circuit boards, and interconnects, this approach also cuts the cost of system design and maintenance. Investments in legacy software are protected by enabling the hosting of legacy RTOSes and application software on their own cores while new features are implemented on other OS environments on other cores.
eVM for Windows is being demonstrated with different RTOSes and Windows at the Embedded World 2010 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany March 2-4, 2010.
The software is available for purchase via the TenAsys website (www.tenasys.com) at $995 for the starter kit.
Real-time virtualization expert, TenAsys Corporation, specializes in operating software for the embedded computer industry, designed and optimized for the Intel® x86 platforms using the Microsoft® Windows® OS and the Visual Studio® development environment.
Since 1980, customers worldwide have entrusted TenAsys RTOS products to provide reliable deterministic control in a wide array of mission-critical applications including: medical, telecom, industrial control, robotics, test and measurement, and military applications.