Hitachi and Microsoft Verify Most Powerful Embedded RISC Processor Ever for the Windows CE Platform.BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 1998--Hitachi Semiconductor (America) Inc. today announced that the SH7750 -- its highest-performance SuperH(TM) embedded RISC processor RISC processor [Reduced Instruction Set Computer], computer arithmetic-logic unit that uses a minimal instruction set, emphasizing the instructions used most often and optimizing them for the fastest possible execution. and a key component of forthcoming portable and communication products -- is compatible with the Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. CE Version 2.1 operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , expected to be available during the first half of 1998.
"Today's announcement means that developers and consumers of Windows CE-based products have more powerful and verified compatible silicon to work with than ever before," said Franklin Fite, director of the Windows CE product group at Microsoft. "Fast, energy-efficient processors such as Hitachi's SH7750 will help expand the range of features and functions available in Windows CE-based devices."
The SH7750, the Cool Engine Inside(TM), is the first member of Hitachi's SH-4 series. It is also the latest addition to the Windows CE-compatible SuperH family of processors which includes the SH-3 series. The SH7750 is able to process at the rate of 360 million instructions per second Noun 1. million instructions per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system); "4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"
MIPS (MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. ), making it one of the highest performance embedded RISC processors in the industry and one of the fastest ever to be verified as compatible with the Microsoft Windows CE operating system. Despite its speed, the SH7750 also features low power consumption, making it flexible enough to use in a range of multimedia products such as handheld PCs, set-top boxes and car navigation systems. The SH7750's speed extends its application to network modem, portable communication and thin client products.
Hitachi customer Qubit Technology is developing high bandwidth Internet appliances based on the Windows CE operating system. "The SH-4 is enabling us to achieve exceptional performance at a value price point and develop a device which targets this emerging market," said David Armitage, president of Qubit. "Fast access to the Internet places a considerable burden on the CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. of a low power device, and the SH-4 architecture was able to exceed all of our processing requirements." Denver-based Qubit Technology is a leading developer of non-PC Internet access devices.
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Microsoft Windows CE is an embedded operating system An operating system used in special-purpose applications (embedded systems). Embedded operating systems are typically very compact and often designed for real time operations. See embedded Linux, QNX, OS-9, Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE, VxWorks and Symbian OS. platform developed from the ground up to empower the development of a new range of emerging computing appliances.
Hitachi will exhibit the SH-4 reference platform and offer demonstrations of the SH7750 running Windows CE on its D9000 development platform at the Windows CE Developers Conference, to be held at San Jose's Convention Center April 6-8.
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