iSYSTEM Adds OSE RTOS Support to winIDEA Debugging Tool

4/24/2003 - iSYSTEM, a leading provider of embedded software development tools, and OSE Systems jointly announced a comprehensive partnership. The high-performance winIDEATM debugging environment is now available for the memory-protected, high-availability OSE real time operating system (RTOS), bringing comprehensive debugging support to the growing base of OSE RTOS developers. In addition, the companies have signed a reseller agreement, which makes it possible for OSE customers to receive bundled iSYSTEM and OSE RTOS solutions at one stop. The tool integration will be demonstrated at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco April 23-25 at stands 2202 and 1634.

“Consolidation in the RTOS and debugging markets has caused shifts in product offerings and confusion among users,” said Helmut Kindermann, iSYSTEM president. “We are delighted that advances we’ve made in C language RTOS debugging can be leveraged through this important partnership with OSE, an industry leader. This will result in a high-performance debugging environment for OSE users and a further penetration of winIDEA in the embedded systems marketplace.”

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Vance Hilderman, vice president of OSE Systems, North America. “iSYSTEM’s professionalism and quick response have been instrumental in creating an optimized development platform for the OSE RTOS that delivers the functionality and target support required by our customers.”

winIDEA provides a multi-processor, multi-threaded, multi-window development environment for debugging multiple OSE processes running on multiple CPUs and boards. Interacting with OSE-hosted applications at the source-code level, winIDEATM supports both freeze-mode and run-mode debugging.

winIDEA provides full support for OSE’s unique memory management and memory protection facilities, which enhance reliability, security, and availability by providing a firewall that prevents kernel and user processes from corrupting one another. winIDEA also enhances the design and maintenance of high-availability systems by providing full support for OSE’s unique run-time program loading capability, which makes it easy for large programming teams to develop and debug their applications as a collection of relocateable, dynamically loadable modules.

winIDEA is tightly integrated and synchronized with OSE’s host-based Illuminator tools, which support RTOS-aware, application-level debugging and analysis. With a single mouse click, users can invoke a winIDEA debug window directly from OSE Illuminator for any OSE object.

winIDEA is immediately available for a variety of OSE target platforms, including Embedded PowerPC, XScale, and ARM-based processors, with others under development. Additional features and functionality of winIDEA for OSE are planned. Interested parties should contact the iSYSTEM or OSE office in their area for a proposal based on their particular requirements.

More information on winIDEA and the OSE RTOS are available at and

iSYSTEM GmbH ( is an international electronics company headquartered in the suburbs of Munich, Germany. Founded in 1986, the company develops and markets a broad range of development tools for embedded systems design and test. iSYSTEM in-circuit emulators and integrated development environment software help engineers create outstanding electronics delivered to the marketplace in less time. iSYSTEM products are used by tens of thousands of engineers in over forty countries worldwide. Outside of Germany, the products are sold and supported by distributors who are the embedded systems experts in their home markets. Affiliates iSYSTEM USA, iSYSTEM Ltd (UK), iSYSTEM Scandinavia, iSYSTEM Italy and iSYSTEM Asia sell and support the company’s products in those regions, respectively. Providing engineering and manufacturing support is Asyst Electronic, another iSYSTEM affiliate. Collectively, the iSYSTEM family of companies employs over 60 staff world-wide.

For more information on iSYSTEM and its solutions for embedded development, please visit the homepage of iSYSTEM:

About OSE Systems
OSE Systems is the technological leader of real-time operating systems software and services for the communications market. OSE is also used in safety-critical, high-availability, distributed and fault-tolerant applications such as avionics, medical, automotive and industrial control. Customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, Agere Systems, Sony and Boeing. OSE is a subsidiary of Enea Data (SAXESS: ENEA). Enea markets and sells services, products and training in specialized technical arenas, including real-time application development and support for embedded systems as well as IT and e-business solutions. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Enea employs approximately 600 people worldwide. For more information on OSE, please visit For more information on Enea please visit

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