RoweBots DSPnano 2.0 and Unison 4.0 Real-time Operating Systems

RoweBots Research introduced DSPnano v2 and Unison v4 real-time operating systems. The new ultra-tiny embedded-Linux compatible RTOSes enable Linux and POSIX compatible development of Renesas’ R8C, M16C, and R32C/100 microcontroller (MCU). Unison V4 and DSPnano V2 are hosted on Windows XP and Vista for x86 platforms. DSPnano and Unison V4 will begin shipping immediately, with free development offered. Open-source royalty-free licenses start at $3,995 USD.

DSPnano is the functional equivalent to an ultra-tiny embedded-Linux RTOS for Renesas’ 8- and 16-bit MCUs (including the R8C and M16C). DSPnano, used with the High-Performance Embedded Workshop (HEW) IDE (Integrated Development Environment), increases embedded development productivity and reliability. Typical applications range from tiny printer engines to demanding automotive control. By using these off-the-shelf products with the R8C and M16C MCU products, OEMs can save substantial development time and reduce development risks through software reuse.

The 32-bit Unison RTOS is ideal for home automation and networking applications. Unison increases embedded development productivity and reliability for R32C/100 developers by substantially reducing the difficulties of developing complex systems. OEM developers can create improved applications with reusable components supported by the Unison product and Renesas R32C/100 MCUs with HEW IDE. Complete networking protocols are also available.

DSPnano 2.0 and Unison 4.0 Highlights

  • Integrated MCU RTOSs with full POSIX and Linux capabilities in a tiny footprint to minimize training time and processor size
  • Risk mitigation
  • Free development and source code
  • Complete off-the-shelf I/O including networking and file systems
  • Seamless integration with the Renesas HEW IDE
  • 20 DSP features
  • Complete indemnification
  • Seamless migration between MCU products without code changes
  • Low-cost deployment licenses

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