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electronica 2010 shows milestones in CPU development

09-30-2010 10:40 AM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Messe München GmbH

International semiconductor manufacturers present new virtualisation solutions and multicore architectures at the world’s leading trade fair in Munich.

Munich, 30th September 2010. The topics of virtualisation and multicore are the central thread that runs through the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from 9th to 12th November at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. Leading international semiconductor manufacturers will exhibit the latest single core and multicore processors with virtualisation support while also demonstrating the matching software in action. The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG will be represented for the first time at the electronica trade fair, exhibiting open source-based process development solutions.

Following the rapid and highly successful introduction of hardware virtualisation in server systems, virtualisation is now gaining ground in control components and embedded systems to an ever increasing extent. Likewise, multicore processor architectures initially conquered server systems, however, they soon moved on to the desktop and are now establishing themselves in embedded systems.

It all began with the battle for availability percentages. The original aim of virtualisation was to provide a method of enabling the rapid replacement of inadequate or defective server hardware. An important landmark was the server availability of 99.99 percent, corresponding to a maximum downtime of 52 minutes a year. Nevertheless, it is not possible to fully reinstall a complete system in this time frame. Virtualisation, however, requires only a minimum server environment (host system) to be set up, as the processor actually deployed (guest system) can continue to be used independent of the hardware.
Single hardware – many operating systems
A further advantage of virtualisation is the possibility of operating several different guest systems simultaneously on one single item of hardware. This provides call centres, for example, with a welcome opportunity of reducing investment and maintenance costs. It allows service staff to work with one single computer yet change over to the customer’s system quickly and effectively to replicate a problem. Depending on the virtualisation process, it is possible to operate several virtualised systems on one single core processor. In many cases, multicore processors additionally make it possible to provide a defined number of cores to each virtualised system.

Security through isolation
Virtualisation is rapidly gaining new applications in the field of safety and security. The possibility of completely isolating a virtualised system and therefore protect it from uncontrollable external influences opens up new dimensions in terms of security systems. Many of the arguments in favour of the use of virtualisation also apply in the automation industry and embedded systems where new processors offer virtualisation support.

Multicore architectures for increased energy efficiency
Multicore architectures also play an important role in terms of energy efficiency. Energy requirements can be significantly reduced by switching off cores that are currently not required. A particularly interesting aspect of multicore architectures can be found in automation, especially regarding the demands for real-time capabilities. Conventional single core architectures allow real-time capabilities only for one single process , i.e. the process with the highest priority. A design where two not strictly sequential processes are assigned the same highest priority in the system is considered to be flawed. Nevertheless, modern control systems must be capable of processing several signal sources in real-time. This is where multicore processors step in. For the first time parallel real-time is possible by way of appropriate real-time operating systems such as PREEMPT_RT-Linux. Several processes running simultaneously can be assigned the same highest priority without infringing on the basic principles of real-time systems.

Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG at electronica 2010
This year the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG will be represented for the first time at the electronica trade fair. Acting as a “purchasing community for open source services”, OSADL enables its members to develop basic technologies jointly based on open source technology and therefore to reduce development costs. Alongside OSADL itself several of its member companies will be represented at electronica 2010, presenting their latest innovations: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH, Freising, (Hall A4, Stand 420), Linutronix GmbH, Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, A6.448 as well as ELTEC Elektronik AG, Mainz, A6.448. In addition, Kontron Embedded Modules GmbH, Deggendorf will exhibit solutions for embedded computer in Hall A6, Stand 606 with PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH, Mainz, exhibiting microcontroller modules in Hall A6, Stand 612.

Detailed information on electronica 2010 is available on the internet at Press releases are available on the press pages at

Messe München International (MMI)
Messe München International (MMI) is one of the world´s leading trade-fair companies. It organises around 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in Munich. In addition, MMI organises trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South America. Via its six subsidiaries – in Europe and in Asia – and 64 foreign representatives actively serving over 90 countries, MMI has a worldwide business network. Environmental protection and sustainability are key priorities in all MMI´s operations, at home and abroad. Further information:

About electronica
electronica is the world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications. It has been held every two years in Munich since 1964 and presents innovations from the entire range of products and services in the electronics industry. electronica is the most important international meeting-point for the electronics industry and features, in addition to the exhibition areas, a supporting program containing first-class conferences - electronica Automotive Conference and Wireless Congress – and discussions. electronica 2008 was attended by around 73,000 visitors and almost 2,800 exhibitors. The total amount of exhibition space was 160,000 square meters.
hybridica, international trade fair for the development and manufacture of metal-plastic hybrid components, has been staged concurrently with electronica since 2008 and produces numerous synergy effects.
The number of exhibitors and visitors at electronica and hybridica is verified by an independent auditor on behalf of the Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM) and can be downloaded from:
In addition to electronica in Munich, Messe München organizes trade fairs for the electronics industry all over the world. This network of electronics trade fairs includes leading regional events in Bangalore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Shanghai, as well as productronica in Munich. A total of 6,700 exhibitors and 244,000 take part in these events.

Messe München GmbH
Angela Präg
81823 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 949 20670
Fax: +49 (0) 89 949 97 20670
Email: angela.praeg(at)

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