K Virtual Machine

K Virtual Machine

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The K Virtual Machine (KVM) is a compact Java virtual machine (JVM) that’s designed for small devices with limited memory and processing power. KVM is part of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), and is specially designed for devices with 16/32-bit RISC/CISC microcontrollers or microprocessors, with perhaps 128KB of memory available and ROM/Flash storage.

KVM supports a subset of the functionality in the standard Java virtual machine, making it a crucial part of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) for mobile and embedded devices. It’s mainly used in devices such as mobile phones, TV set-top boxes, and in-vehicle infotainment systems, where full-scale JVM implementation would be too resource-intensive.

The KVM executes Java bytecode, which is platform-independent and can be generated from source code written in the Java programming language. This makes Java an attractive choice for developers aiming to reach a wide variety of devices, while minimizing porting and development efforts.

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