ZONARE Medical Systems
Nucleus RTOS Chosen for World's First Convertible Ultrasound Platform
As with all safety critical technology, developers at ZONARE needed a reliable, stable embedded operating system to meet the demanding needs of their next-generation ultrasound system.
Developers selected Nucleus RTOS for several reasons. While evaluating the software, developers were impressed with the quality and responsiveness of the technical support team at Mentor Graphics. Additionally, Nucleus RTOS has a successful reputation for providing the foundation for many embedded applications in the medical instrumentation market. Other enticing features that developers based their decision on included the open and well-documented source code, which allows users to have full access and control of the code, and the very flexible business model.
The z.one Ultrasound System and Zone Sonography Technology
Based on Zone Sonography technology, ZONARE provides the first Convertible Ultrasound® platform to the industry with superb image quality. Clinicians are able to instantly convert the z.one system from a full-featured, cart-based unit into a premium compact, portable ultrasound system with all the performance of substantially larger and more expensive units.
Combining a significant advance in ultrasound technology with an innovative physical design to achieve maximum customer value, the flexibility provided by Zone Sonography technology offers clinical solutions for a wide variety of imaging needs in general imaging, obstetrics, gynecology, vascular and other emerging ultrasound applications. This new architecture also has allowed ZONARE Medical Systems to bring the z.one system to the industry with premium performance at a substantial price to value ratio. This lets the clinician convert the z.one platform from a full-featured cart system into a compact, portable system quickly with all the quality and performance of substantially larger and more expensive ultrasound units, yet, with significantly higher performance than previous compact systems. Unlike other compact systems, the cart has a full user interface that works like a conventional ultrasound system.
ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures premium compact performance ultrasound solutions, which combine revolutionary technology with an innovative physical design. Zone Sonography® technology, ZONARE's unique patented approach to ultrasound imaging, is focused on bringing the highest performance to all clinical settings, leading to advanced diagnostic capabilities, more cost effective operation and increased value to providers.
ZONARE's z.one Ultrasound System
Nucleus RTOS is a proven, stable, and optimized real time operating system deployed on over 3 billion embedded devices. It's the first real time os integrated with power management features (DVFS, Deep Sleep Modes, and Power/Clock Gating) enabling engineers to take full advantage of the latest power saving technologies.
Nucleus Kernel services are designed, but not limited to, embedded applications such as medical devices, consumer electronics, set-top boxes, cell phones, and other portable and handheld devices
The Nucleus Networking components of Mentor's Nucleus OS incorporate a wide range of networking and communication protocols, drivers, and utilities to ensure maximum throughput with low-resource usage.
Nucleus OS provides a complete industry-certified USB solution to help eliminate the complexities of using USB technology in embedded devices.
Embedded system designers can quickly implement necessary storage and data management for a wide variety of file formats and physical storage devices. Developers can make use of on-chip memories as well as externally attached physical and network storage
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