To increase the performance of electronic devices, improve their security and reduce their energy consumption, MicroEJ launches an electronic version and accelerated of its MEJ32 virtual processor.
Boston, December 7th, 2021.
With more than 100 million units sold, MicroEJ is expanding the availability of its application container for system-on-chip (SoC) specific chip manufacturers. Expected in 2023, MicroEJ customers who manufacture hundreds of thousands of devices based on these chips will be able to choose the accelerated hardware version of MEJ32.
“The “100% software” version of our IP (Intellectual Property) is perfectly suited for the vast majority of processors meeting the market standards. However, with the “100% hardware” implementation of MEJ32, we can target increasingly demanding designs with the continued miniaturization and integration of functions. In addition to increased security, MEJ32 hardware acceleration will reduce low power consumption by up to 80% and improve overall performance by a factor of 10.”
said Fred Rivard, founder of MicroEJ.
In today’s digital world, the demand for software application containers has become widespread, requiring two specific IP’s to quickly develop an electronic device: a “core” IP (computing unit) and an “application container” IP. Android is known as representing application containers for powerful microprocessors, used in smartphones for example; while MicroEJ covers the market for low power and less expensive microcontrollers and microprocessors. The use of these application containers is now becoming widespread in the following markets: Consumer Electronics, Home Automation, Avionics, Automotive, Energy, Smart-Networks, Medical, Telecom, Home Appliances, Automation.
Like IP implementations in most systems-on-chip such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular, which are a mix of “electronic hardware” and “embedded software,” MicroEJ is preparing a low-power version of its software application container, the MEJ32.
The business is based on the same business model as the 100% software version, through the purchase of millions of units of MEJ32 over several years, regardless of the version. This global model allows electronic product manufacturers to have the best version adapted to their needs on all their product lines. They will be able to choose between the optimized and integrated version in a specific SoC, or the highly tuned 100% software version for a generic microcontroller-microprocessor on the market.
With a large portfolio of more than 50 optimized versions of its MEJ32 processor, this electronic and hardware version will be available as synthesizable RTL code. In order to meet the deadlines of its customers, MicroEJ has joined forces with the CEA LIST department DSCIN (Digital Systems and Integrated Circuit Division), as well as IC’Alps, an engineering company specialized in the design and production of SoC and ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit).
MicroEJ will be present at CES 2022 (Venetian Expo, Hall A-D, Booth 52529) as well as at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, a unique opportunity to share new IoT & AI trends and present MicroEJ’s growth and future goals.
MicroEJ is a software vendor of cost-driven solutions for embedded and IoT devices. We are focused on providing device manufacturers with secure application containers in markets where software applications require high performance, compact size, energy efficiency, and cost-effective development.
Today, over 100 million products sold, have already chosen MicroEJ to design electronic product applications in a large variety of industries, including smart home, wearables, healthcare, industrial automation, retail, telecommunications, smart city, building automation, transportation, etc.
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