DCT announces licensing of the lightfoot embedded
Java microprocessor for third party consumer electronics and embedded
October 9, 2000 Digital Communication Technologies, (DCT)
is making its lightfoot low-cost, small footprint, 32-bit microprocessor
core for embedded Java available to third party consumer electronics and
embedded device manufacturers under a silicon intellectual property (SIP)
licensing program. Key benefits include the small size of the device,
a reduced system memory footprint the processor delivers five times
the code density of competitor products - and extremely low power consumption,
an essential aspect for many consumer and embedded devices.
lightfoot delivers near-native Java execution and excellent C performance,
from an innovative architecture which is much more than a hard-coded Java
Virtual Machine (JVM), yet as compact in terms of silicon area. Real-time
performance is also exceptional with hardware support for low latency
interrupts and fast task switching.
lightfoot brings all the benefits of 32-bit processing to
the real-time embedded Java space with none of the cost or performance
penalties, says Matt Kubiczek, Chief Architect, DCT. Java,
is emerging as the language of choice in the internet-enabled embedded
device market, yet the solutions available for its implementation are
generally based on legacy processors with huge overheads in cost and performance.
We set out to deliver an efficient solution for the market and we believe
we are the only company to have struck the right balance.
DCT is dedicated to providing the worlds most efficient Java platforms
for consumer and embedded devices and offers a number of tailored products
based on the lightfoot architecture.
Further information can be obtained by visiting DCTs Web site: www.dctl.com,
or by emailing email@example.com
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