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ARM Announces RealView Real-Time Library


New optimized software components speed development time for advanced 32-bit microcontroller applications

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Sept. 18, 2006 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (NASDAQ:ARMHY)] today announced the release of the highly optimized ARM® RealView® Real-Time Library, which contains the most critical components needed to rapidly create products that require real-time control, networking, USB and CAN connectivity.

“Increasingly, consumer, commercial and industrial embedded systems require multiple communications interfaces, along with networking capabilities and Internet connectivity,” said Reinhard Keil, director of microcontroller development tools, ARM. “Over the past decade, our market-leading RTX51 kernel was a key component that enabled the 8-bit community to rapidly deliver applications. We are now offering off-the-shelf optimized components that address the underlying requirements of advanced 32-bit embedded applications.”

“The new RealView Real-Time Library delivers a comprehensive development solution for our LPC2000 and LPC3000 ARM Powered® microcontrollers,” said Geoff Lees, general manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. “As with all products that integrate with µVision® technology, the out-of-the-box experience is unmatched in the industry for its ease of use and ability for the user to rapidly complete applications, especially those requiring embedded connectivity such as networking, USB and CAN.”

The Real-Time Library supports all ARM7™, ARM9™ and ARM Cortex™-M3 processor-based microcontrollers. The library contains such items as a TCP/IP networking stack, Flash file system, USB device drivers and CAN device drivers optimized for the peripherals of the specific MCUs they support. Developers can quickly configure and deploy the components of the library using the Configuration Wizard in the RealView Microcontroller Development Kit.

The Real-Time Library features the high-performance, royalty-free RTX real-time kernel. It is included as a configurable object in the RealView Microcontroller Development Kit, and is provided in source form in the RealView Real-Time Library. This fully featured kernel enables developers to combine other components from the Real-Time Library so that they execute as separate communicating tasks in embedded applications.

A fully featured networking suite in the Real-Time Library makes connectivity easy. By supporting TCP/IP, UDP, Ethernet, PPP and SLIP, the Real-Time Library provides a flexible path to Internet connectivity through Ethernet, serial modem or wireless (cellular). Embedded connectivity is supported with the inclusion of CAN drivers and USB device drivers.

To enable users to quickly utilize Real-Time Library components in their applications, an exhaustive number of examples and sample projects are included, which cover such areas as real-time control, HTTP servers, SMTP email clients and USB devices.

All components of the RealView Real-Time Library are royalty-free under license from ARM.

The RealView Real-Time Library is available immediately from ARM and its authorized distributors listed at Pricing is $4,195. More information can also be found at

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at


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