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Accelerated Tech, ARM address handheld apps' battery life

Posted: 10 Oct 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share


Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, unveiled its new Nucleus Energy Manager (EM) software that, when combined with the ARM Intelligent Energy Management (IEM) software technology and Dynamic Voltage & Frequency Scaling (DVFS) hardware, will allow developers to increase energy performance resulting in extended battery life for handheld devices, such as smart phones, feature phones, PDAs, game consoles and media players.

The Nucleus EM software enables the use of the ARM IEM technology at the RTOS level. ARM's IEM technology, combined with the Nucleus EM software, meets high processing and energy management needs by offering developers a hardware and software combination that allows them to extend standard battery life in mobile applications, said the press release. Additionally, this technology provides developers with options to increase device functionality using standard battery life, or to use a smaller, less expensive battery to serve existing functionality.

"For our IEM solution to be more effective and use its predictive performance setting capabilities, it needs integrated software support from the RTOS," shared Kevin McIntyre, IEM product manager at ARM. "The combinations of our industry-leading IEM technology with the Nucleus RTOS and the Nucleus EM extensions offer excellent battery life improvement capabilities to developers of ARM Powered mobile solutions."

"We first demonstrated the Nucleus EM software at ARM's Partner Meeting in August receiving praise for our implementation, support and commitment to IEM. The end benefit goes to our customers making portable consumer electronics and to the public who use these devices," added Robert Day, director of marketing, Accelerated Technology Division. "Consumer electronics, especially portable electronic devices, demand a robust solution. Our Nucleus EM software, when combined with our Nucleus RTOS and Nucleus middleware, offers just that."

The Nucleus embedded software is sold in source code format and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus software begin at $12,495 per seat.

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