HCC Embedded Signs Licensing Agreement with Microsoft to Provide RTOS-Independent Implementation of exFAT File System

Device manufacturers can license HCC’s exFAT file system solution
combined with a direct license from Microsoft and easily upgrade to
forthcoming failsafe version

BUDAPEST, Hungary–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AdvancedEncryptionModule?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#AdvancedEncryptionModulelt;/agt;–HCC Embedded (HCC), long-time experts in developing file systems for
deeply embedded systems, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to
license its RTOS-independent exFAT file system implementation to device
manufacturers with a direct patent license from Microsoft. HCC’s
standard exFAT implementation gives developers a deeply embedded
optimized solution that will run with any RTOS, as well as the
flexibility to achieve the optimal balance among resource usage,
performance, and cost for their applications. In August 2019, HCC will
release its failsafe version of exFAT that will provide developers an
easy upgrade path to improved storage reliability.

HCC’s exFAT solution is the latest addition to its broad range of file
system and flash management products for building highly reliable
embedded systems. With a direct patent license from Microsoft, HCC
enables its device partners to get to market more quickly and
economically than with separate agreements. HCC’s exFAT will run with
virtually any RTOS so that device manufacturers using Linux, FreeRTOS,
or bare metal systems can use the same code on all their designs and be
assured of the same high-quality results.

The Microsoft proprietary exFAT file system is optimized for flash
memory such as USB flash drives and SD cards. Adopted by the Secure
Digital (SD) Card Association card organization as the standard format
for high-speed SDXC cards with over 32GB capacity, exFAT enables smart
design decisions and performance trade-offs when using a low-cost
microcontroller with limited resources. HCC exFAT is fully compatible
with the Microsoft exFAT specification, providing seamless portability
between customer devices and exFAT supporting host systems like
Windows10.

“HCC has the industry’s broadest range of file system software, and
we’ve been providing RTOS-independent file systems to the deeply
embedded space for 15-plus years,” said HCC CEO Dave Hughes. “The
licensing agreement with Microsoft continues our tradition of providing
customers with highly efficient and reliable software. In addition, this
summer we will introduce a failsafe version for customers who need the
highest assurances that do not lose any data.”

HCC specializes in failsafe file systems through offerings that can be
used with all kinds of standard media including SD/ MMC/ SDHC/ SDXC
cards, disk drives, Compact Flash, USB drives and other types of
external storage. The exFat implementation specifically targets
manufacturers of devices that require large amounts of storage to SD
cards, or high-speed SDXC cards requiring disk sizes greater than 32GB
or file sizes larger than 4GB.

For more information, visit: www.hcc-embedded.com/exfat

About HCC Embedded
HCC Embedded develops deeply embedded
software components “out of context,” which ensures that they can be
used as core elements of any system, including those engineered to meet
stringent requirements for safety, quality, and portability. Built on a
foundation of quality, HCC has a product portfolio of more than 250
embedded components, with deep competencies in reliable flash
management, failsafe file systems, IPv4/6 networking stacks with
associated security protocols, as well as a comprehensive suite of USB
host and function software. Since 2002, HCC has supplied these embedded
software components to more than 2,000 companies globally in a wide
range of industries including industrial, medical, and automotive.

Contacts

Hughes Communications, Inc.
Angie Hatfield, Media Relations
+1-425-941-2895
[email protected]

HCC Embedded
Orsolya Eszterváry, Marketing
+36-70-904-7620
[email protected]

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