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Zilog unveils new version of ZTP software suite

Posted: 08 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:zilog? ztp? os? tcp/ip? protocol software suite?

Zilog Inc. has launched a new version of ZTP, its integrated, preemptive multitasking OS and TCP/IP protocol software suite that offers standard network connectivity across a wide range of applications, such as industrial control, automation, facility management, IP appliances and remote systems communication.

As with earlier releases of the ZTP, the latest v1.4 is optimized for embedded systems and works in conjunction with the company's eZ80Acclaim! family of devices, which includes the eZ80F91, eZ80F92 and eZ800F93 microcontrollers and the eZ80190 and eZ80L92 microprocessors. This embedded networking solution is powered by Zilog's RZK real-time kernel and offers full-feature OSes services in addition to network services and takes up little program memory.

"ZTP has been designed to be scalable, modular, configurable and easy to use. It is a tried and tested software product proven to reduce customer time-to-market and product development cost," said Ramesh Ramchandani, the company's SVP for marketing. "It offers a rich set of features which have been highly optimized to the stringent memory and performance requirements of typical 8bit embedded applications."

Berkley socket APIs plus native RZK socket APIs

The ZTP v1.4 provides either the industry standard socket interface or a native RZK Application Programming Interface (API) for user applications to access TCP/IP services, all under user control. In addition, an internal mapping layer maintains a set of backwards-compatible APIs to previous versions of ZTP.

RFC compliant, this software product features configuration options to customize stack for application needs; Ethernet and serial device drivers; a multi-session HTTP server that works with standard browsers; embedded CGI interface that supports dynamic HTML operations; and a pre-emptive, multitasking OS.

Additionally, Zilog has added the following features to v1.4: Flash file system supporting multiple disk volumes and works on available Flash and RAM; FTP server and client protocols; Berkley socket APIs in addition to native RZK socket APIs; Xinu translation layer/APIs for backward compatibility; SPI, I?C and RTC drivers; and network security SSL plug-in options (available separately).

Available immediately, the ZTP v1.4 object-code package (part # eZ800000100STO) can be downloaded free of charge by all registered customers of eZ80Acclaim! MCU products. Meanwhile, the ZTP v1.4 source code package (part # eZ800000100STS) is priced at $1,995. Existing ZTP source customers will receive significant upgrade discounts.

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