The Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tool suite are now available for the Freescale Semiconductor e300 and e500 cores. Deos running on the PowerQUICC II Pro and PowerQUICC III processors is an ideal platform for developing and hosting mil/aero and other safety-critical applications — especially those requiring high design assurance and timely DO-178B certification.
eSOL for Android is a solution for embedded systems development using the Android open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). eSOL for Android consists of eSOL Adaptor for Android (enables Android to run on non-Linux OSes) and eSOL Professional Services for Android (technical services for Android-based software development).
Wind River introduced VxWorks 653 Platform, version 2.3. The latest release of VxWorks 653 features board support packages (BSPs) for the Curtiss-Wright Controls VPX6-185 and the Wind River SBC8641D boards. The RTOS extends hardware support to Intel 32-bit processor architectures, including a BSP for the GE Intelligent Platforms V7768 board. VxWorks 653 Platform now also provides a new power-fail safe DO-178B file system. The real-time operating system for controlling complex, safety-critical ARINC 653 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems is available now.
Express Logic rolled out market-specific, turnkey, Safety-Critical Certification Pack products for the ThreadX RTOS. Turnkey Safety-Critical Certification Pack for ThreadX helps embedded device manufacturers eliminate developer months of verification and validation effort in complying with rigorous reliability and safety-critical standards. ThreadX Safety Critical Certification Packs are available for a wide range of customer target environments and development tools, and for a wide range of European and International regulatory standards. License start at $25,000.
RoweBots Research launched version five of the Unison Operating System. Unison royalty free licenses are free for version 4 and start at $999 for version 5. Both are immediately available. The Unison Operating System offers an ultra tiny embedded POSIX environment for 32 bit microcontroller (MCU) based development that is also Linux compatible.
The new Freescale i.MX51 evaluation kit (EVK) speeds and simplifies the development of compelling applications based on the Google Android platform and Freescale’s i.MX51 processor. The i.MX51 EVK is available now and ships with software BSPs on accompanying pre-flashed SD cards. In addition, Android OS BSP images for the i.MX51 processor can be downloaded from the Freescale website.
AVIX-RT introduced version 3.5 of the AVIX RTOS. The latest version of the AVIX real-time operating system helps engineers take advantage of the energy saving capabilities of the applied microcontroller. AVIX RTOS v3.5 is available for all 16 and 32 bit Microchip Microcontrollers and can be downloaded in a free demo distribution. AVIX is accompanied by a comprehensive user manual and a utility to monitor the status of the AVIX based application from within the Microchip MPLAB development environment.
AdaCore rolled out the GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for DO-178B toolset targeting SYSGO’s PikeOS safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS). PikeOS is an embedded platform where multiple virtual machines can run simultaneously in a secure environment. The Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) technology enables multiple operating system APIs, called “Personalities”, to run concurrently on one machine (ie: ARINC-653 application with Linux). GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for PikeOS provides ZFP and Ravenscar run-times for both PikeOS Native and APEX (ARINC 653) personalities.
DDC-I will make their Deos safety-critical real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tool suite available for applications using AMCC’s (now AppliedMicro) PowerPC 440 core. Deos and OpenArbor will also be available out of the box for Embedded Planet’s EP440C single-board computer, which provides a development and prototyping environment for applications targeting the PowerPC 440EP processor.
The CMX-RTX and CMX-Tiny+ RTOSes now support Energy Micro’s ultra low energy 32-bit EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. CMX-RTX and CMX-Tiny+ provide a truly preemptive, multi-tasking operating system for accelerating the development capabilities of designers who use the EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers. CMX-RTX and CMX-Tiny+ enable faster application development and efficient hardware utilization for Energy Micro based designs. The EFM32 is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller core.