Cambridge Microprocessor Systems company profile.
The company was established in 1975 to design and manufacture bespoke communications systems for the City of London. Working for their offices in London the company expanded rapidly with major contracts from Midland Bank, Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Bank, Bank of England etc.
The company was the first to provide 24 hour global communications from London to Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Singapore which enabled simultaneous voice and data transmission for a major money broker to their offices around the world.
During the expansion the company became part of a group of companies using common manufacturing facilities at the factory in Dunmow Essex and common R & D facilities at their offices in Cottenham, near Cambridge. By 1989 the group turnover exceeded £5,000,000 and employed some 85 people in 5 locations.
Cambridge Microprocessor Systems Ltd have been designing low cost controllers for over 25 years with processor designs based around the 6502, 6809, 68K, Arm, ColdFire, PICS, H8 and many others.
In 1990 with the launch of the K-100 Mini-Module we became the first to offer single board embedded systems with the royalty free Real Time Multi Tasking operating system, Minos. The Mini-Module was supported by our own implementation of Modula-2. A C Development option followed on shortly first of all using the Microtech C Compiler then the Crossware C Compiler family.
This was followed in 1998 by the popular FlashModule embedded controller family. These offered in system programming and a very flexible range of interchangeable controllers. These can be programmed using our implementation of Modula-2 or GNU C. These products are fully supported by the Minos real time multi tasking operating system.
Today Cambridge Microprocessor Systems Ltd are at the forefront of Embedded controller design su[pplying products for a wide range of applications including -