eSOL has completed prototype development of a real-time OS (RTOS) for many-core processors, tentatively called Many-Core real-time OS (MCOS). According to eSOL, MCOS will be the world’s first commercial RTOS for embedded many-core processors. eSOL’s MCOS is currently in use on the Renesas Electronics RH850-based MPU implemented on FPGAs with 16 hardware threads in four CPU cores (the virtual equivalent of 16 CPUs).
Renesas Electronics revealed details of their next-generation microcontrollers and microprocessors. Renesas plans to use 40nm MONOS (metal oxide nitride oxide silicon) embedded flash technology with the RX family of general-purpose 32-bit MCUs. Renesas will also expand their RX Family to include the lowest power, lowest cost 32-bit MCU for the embedded market.
Renesas Electronics introduced the RL78 microcontroller (MCU) family. The RL78 microcontrollers integrate features from both the R8C and the 78K (78K0, 78K0R) families. The Renesas MCUs are ideal for battery-operated devices and household applications. Samples of the RL78 will be available in Q1. Mass production is scheduled for July 2011. The RL78/G12 Group MCUs with 2 KB of flash memory and 256 bytes (B) of RAM in a 20-pin shrink small-outline package (SSOP) will be priced at $0.45 per unit in 10,000-piece lots, and the RL78/G13 Group MCUs with 64 KB of flash memory and 4 KB of RAM in a 64-pin, low-profile quad flat package (LQFP) will be priced at $1.00 per unit in 10,000-piece lots.