The eCROS integrated software platform suite, from eSOL, now supports the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP35x application processors. The eCROS platform includes a multi-profiled, scalable real-time operating system (RTOS), middleware, and development tools. All of this is seamlessly integrated and offered as a development platform that facilitates collaborative development between system and application development engineers.
For the OMAP35x evaluation module (EVM), eSOL shifted to the eT-Kernel RTO from the PrKERNELv4 RTOS. eT-Kernel offers multiple profiles ranging from a minimum thread-based microkernel compatible with PrKERNELv4 to a memory-protected, process-based operating system. eT-Kernel also supports POSIX APIs in order to fully reuse existing user applications and middleware based on the standard and to accelerate application development with these familiar POSIX APIs.
eSOL’s eBinder integrated development environment (IDE) — a component of the eCROS solution — is tightly and seamlessly coupled with eT-Kernel, and includes development environments based on the ARM compilation tools to get the most of the Cortex-A8 processor. Powerful eT-Kernel awareness debugging, analysis and profiling tools are essential for large-scale application development. eBinder is also capable of generating a custom platform SDK, called Platform Package, that enables application developers to concentrate on platform application development, not on platform builds or configurations.
The custom platform developer, on the other hand, has full control over what to provide in the platform, such as builds, configurations, boot images, tool settings, deployment, etc. The combined effect of this results in a smoother and more cost-effective platform-based development. eBinder, combined with the multi-profiled, scalable eT-Kernel RTOS, provides a basis for so-called software product lines that are rapidly emerging as a viable and important software development paradigm that permits OEMs and ODMs to realize order-of-magnitude improvements in time to market, cost, productivity, quality and other business drivers.
More information: eSOL