lightfoot offers next generation in secure communications
for highly mobile armed forces
London, November 26, 2000 - Recent conflicts around the
globe have demonstrated the need for a rapid response and equally rapid
communication, with personnel, and also with sophisticated hardware, as
the military situation develops in the field. lightfoot, Digital
Communication Technologies high-output, 32-bit microprocessor core
for embedded Java is well placed to deliver those communication requirements,
leading to a more effective fighting force, states Matt Kubiczek,
Chief Architect, Digital Communication Technologies (DCT).
Personnel in the field need to be able to communicate clearly and
more importantly securely, via small, highly portable handheld devices,
continued Kubiczek, these are both areas where lightfoot delivers
unparalleled advantages. These advantages include the small
size of the device, coupled with a reduced system memory footprint, and
the processors ability to deliver five times the code density of
lightfoot also offers military users the additional benefit of extremely
low power consumption - another key aspect for communication devices being
used in the field, where forces may be deployed in highly mobile operations
for unspecified lengths of time.
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). Real-time performance is also exceptional with
low latency interrupts and fast task switching.
Military users of lightfoot will gain all the benefits of 32-bit
processing in the real-time Java embedded space, without cost or performance
penalties. This is because lightfoot is not based on legacy
processors with their inherent high overheads in cost and performance.
Battlefield communications are one of the most vital aspects for
successful military operations, and Java technology looks set to become
the standard for military comms, concluded Kubiczek. DCT
is dedicated to providing the military with the most efficient Java platforms
for use in the field.
Further information on lightfoot and other tailored products based
on the lightfoot architecture may be obtained from Digital Communication
Technologies, Unit 5, Windmill Business Village, Brooklands Close, Sunbury,
Middlesex, TW16 7DY,