About Microtec Research
Developer of application software for the embedded systems environment. Software products for the development of embedded systems, including software development tools, real-time operating systems, and software connectivity products. Embedded systems are hidden computers found in many products, such as VCRs, cellular telephones, diagnostic imaging machines, and networking routers and hubs. Microtec's integrated software solutions enable embedded systems developers to increase productivity, thereby decreasing costs of product development and reducing time-to-market for new products. Microtec has a broad, integrated product line, including its C and object-oriented C++ software development tools, VRTX real-time operating systems, and Spectra host/target connectivity products. The company has designed its products to have an open architecture and to have common features and interfaces across a range of popular microprocessors and host computers. Microtec acquired Ready Systems, a developer of real-time operating systems software, in late 1993.