Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems (Azul) today announces that it has enhanced Zulu Embedded, its open source Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based on OpenJDK. The upgraded solution supports 32-bit ARM processors, the most popular processor architecture for embedded systems.
Zulu Embedded now provides support for processors based on the ARM v6, v7 and 32-bit v8 architectures, as well as continuing support for x86 32 and 64-bit processors.
For manufacturers in the embedded, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, Zulu Embedded provides a solid Java platform that is 100% open source, Java SE standards compliant, fully certified by Azul. It also requires no licensing fees. Originally introduced in 2013, Zulu Embedded now ships in millions of embedded devices.
Scott Sellers, president and CEO of Azul Systems, says,
“ARM is the world’s most deployed processor architecture, and Java is the world’s most popular programming language. Java on ARM is a natural fit, yet licensing costs and field of use restrictions have slowed Java’s adoption in high volume devices. Zulu Embedded with 32-bit ARM support now enables developers and product managers targeting embedded, mobile, and IoT devices access to a 100% open source, Java SE compliant, ‘drop-in’ replacement for legacy JVMs.”
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