The Total Number of Licenses of Ubiquitous' TCP/IP Protocol Stack
'UbiquitousTCP/IP' Shipped So Far Has Exceeded 150 Million
Ubiquitous Corporation [JASDAQ:3858] hereby announces that the total number of shipped licenses for the TCP/IP protocol stack ‘UbiquitousTCP/IP,’ which is one of its key products, exceeded 150 million on a global basis as of the end of September 2009. Fifty million further licenses were shipped in only about a year following August 2008, when the number of licenses for this product shipped first exceeded 100 million.
Featuring ‘compactness,’ ‘high efficiency,’ and ‘high-speed,’ UbiquitousTCP/IP is used by many semiconductor and equipment makers. In addition, it has also started to be introduced as a communication library for game consoles since the last half of 2005, and the number of licenses shipped is greatly increasing.
UbiquitousTCP/IP, capable of operating on limited on-chip memories of wireless LAN chips or microcomputers because of its ‘compact’ code size, is used as a solution that easily provides support for networking. Its applications are also increasing: for example, it is used for household electrical appliances that perform ‘efficient’ and ‘speedy’ high-speed communication to reproduce/record high-definition images via a network.
■ Features of UbiquitousTCP/IP
+ Compact code size of approximately 10 KB (with minimum configuration). (Note 1)
+ Allows high-speed communication, as proven by a speed of 240 Mbps which was actually achieved when used with an ARM9 processor operating with 200-MHz clocks. (Note 2)
+ Provided along with the ‘Ubiquitous Kernel’ kernel so it can be used in an environment with no operating system.
+ Provides a dual stack which allows IPv4 and IPv6 to coexist.
+ Provides a wide range of upper-level protocols, such as SSL, UPnP, HTTP, and FTP.
UbiquitousTCP/IP was developed in 2001 shortly after the foundation of Ubiquitous Corporation to serve as a software platform for a ubiquitous network society, where many things communicate with one another. Since August 2003, it has been shipped for full-scale large-volume production. Aiming at further spreading a ubiquitous network society, from which the company’s name derives, Ubiquitous is committed to making further efforts to expand the market for UbiquitousTCP/IP. Ubiquitous is also committed to continuing to provide ‘compact,’ ‘efficient,’ and ‘high-speed’ software components serving as a platform on which various devices having not been connected with networks so far provide support for networking with low cost.
Note 1: The code size varies depending on the CPU and compiler.
Note 2: Actually measured data that used FTP.
About Ubiquitous Corporation (JASDAQ: 3858)
Ubiquitous was established with the aim of realizing the dream of ubiquitous networks for connecting the various devices that we constantly use today so seamlessly that we needn’t even think about it making connections. Compact, efficient and high-speed software is indispensable to the creation of such ubiquitous networks, and Ubiquitous is committed to contributing to this endeavor through developing the world’s most compact, efficient and high-speed network software.
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