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MCCI Supplies Quality USB Stack as part of Microsoft’s “Internet of Things” Platform

ITHACA, NY, July 8, 2015 – MCCI® is providing its TrueTask® USB Host stack as the connectivity engine for Windows 10 IoT (“Internet of Things”) Core operating system, targeting the Raspberry Pi 2 platform.

McKinsey Global Institute forecasts a $6.2 trillion annual IoT opportunity by 2025. The Raspberry Pi 2 is a very popular platform in the maker movement, providing remarkable computing power at a very low price. A high-quality USB host stack is a critical enabler for making Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2 a first-class platform for IoT development. MCCI’s TrueTask USB Host is proven technology that has been extensively tested, validated, and deployed on a mass scale by MCCI’s customers. 

“With more than 10 billion USB devices shipped, and hundreds of thousands of different kinds of devices, USB is the most popular connectivity interface for device developers,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI. “However, creating USB host stack is risky because of the testing and requirements needed to be compatible with the huge variety of devices. Our TrueTask USB platform is pre-tested and pre-verified so our customers can focus on enhancing their IoT products and don’t have to worry about USB connectivity.” 

When preparing Windows 10 IoT Core for the Insider Preview release for Raspberry Pi 2 earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. needed a USB stack that could support the Synopsys USB core at the same level of quality as the Windows EHCI stack. The Raspberry Pi 2 SoC uses a Synopsys DesignWare USB 2.0 IP core to provide the USB host function, which is not compatible with the EHCI and XHCI register models used in traditional PCs, so the standard Windows stack could not be used. With 10 years of experience supporting the Synopsys core in deeply embedded systems, and 5 years of experience offering USB 3 host support for Windows 7, 8 and 10, MCCI readily ported its advanced USB stack to the Raspberry Pi 2.

MCCI’s TrueTask USB stack is based on the MCCI USB DataPump, which has been the “go-to” product for adding USB support to sophisticated consumer products for more than 20 years. MCCI’s TrueTask USB Host is platform agnostic, which makes it available for any hardware-software combination.

In addition to licensing USB system software, MCCI offers design consultation, integration and customization services as well as USB validation and hardware testing.

About MCCI

MCCI is a leading developer of embedded USB software for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets. Customers include some of the world’s biggest brands in telecom, wireless, embedded and consumer devices including Intel, Apple, Ericsson and Sony. Nearly one billion products have been delivered with MCCI technology. MCCI experts are actively involved in worldwide Technical Standards activities. A privately held corporation, MCCI has its headquarters in Ithaca, NY, with additional offices in New York City, India, and Japan. For more information, please visit: http://www.mcci.com.

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Note to Editors: MCCI and TrueTask are registered trademarks of MCCI Corporation.

For more background on Raspberry Pi, see an IEEE Spectrum article http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/eben-upton-the-raspberry-pi-pioneer/

Contacts:

MCCI
Terry Moore
+1-607-277-1029
tmm@mcci.com


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ITHACA, NY, July 1, 2013 – MCCI® Corporation (http://www.mcci.com), a leading developer of USB drivers and firmware for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets, today announced Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) USB host function drivers for Mac OS X.

“MBIM is the new industry standard architecture for wireless broadband modems,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI.  “It replaces AT commands with a modern message-based API. Data transfer is accelerated by replacing PPP data encapsulation with direct transport of IP packets, so the data going over USB matches the data going over the cellular network. Our MBIM drivers for Mac OS X let modem manufacturers use exactly the same firmware that they use for Windows platforms, increasing the throughput and decreasing the test and validation time.”

The efficient data-transport architecture used in MBIM was first developed for the USB NCM specification. “Because MCCI edited the NCM specification and did the industry’s first implementation of NCM and MBIM, our encoding and decoding algorithms are the most efficient in the industry,” Moore noted. “In addition to chairing the MBIM committee during the development of the specification, MCCI also developed the industry’s only device validation test, the MBIM Device Verification Tool (MBIMDVT). We have an incomparable depth of understanding and experience.”

The driver package, suitable for LTE-Advanced modems, supports very high throughput, demonstrating up to 180 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink with a compliant modem over the air. It includes advance multifunction device support, allowing one set of device descriptors to support both Windows and Mac OS X. Applications and installation software can be delivered to the end user via a virtual CD-ROM image embedded in the modem. Installer and uninstaller are included.

Related products include embedded firmware for implementing MBIM modems (available as part of the MCCI USB DataPump); the MBIM validation tool MBIMDVT, NCM drivers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, QNX, Windows CE, and TrueTask USB; embedded firmware for implementing NCM for data communication and MirrorLink support (available as part of the MCCI USB DataPump and TrueTask USB); USB logo testing and WHQL testing services; and design and implementation services.

About MCCI
MCCI is a leading developer of embedded USB software for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets. Customers include some of the world’s biggest brands in telecom, wireless, embedded and consumer devices including Qualcomm, Intel, Apple and Sony. Nearly one billion products have been delivered with MCCI technology. MCCI experts are actively involved in worldwide Technical Standards activities. A privately held corporation, MCCI has its headquarters in Ithaca, NY, with additional offices in New York City, India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Visit MCCI on mcci.com, Facebook and Twitter (@MCCI).

Note to Editors: MCCI, USB DataPump, and TrueTask are registered trademarks of MCCI Corporation. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective holders.

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Contact:
Terry Moore
MCCI Corporation
Tel: +1-607-277-1029
e-mail: tmm@mcci.com