eCosCentric announces eCosPro for Cortex-M3

BIRMINGHAM, UK -- October 2, 2008 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts today announced the availability of an architectural port of the eCosPro® real-time operating system to the ARM Cortex™-M3 processor. The architecture port includes the pre-emptive multi-threading operating system as well as RedBoot bootstrap firmware, taking full advantage of the Thumb®2 instruction set for greater code density and the nested vector interrupt controller.

"The Cortex-M3 processor line has been designed for the deeply embedded microcontroller and low-cost application segment where eCos' strengths of real-time performance in resource constrained systems with low deployment costs are of vital importance," said Daniel Morris, Sales & Marketing Director at eCosCentric. "We've seen demand building very quickly for eCos based Cortex-M3 solutions as designers choose from the growing range of innovative parts that ARM licensees have recently introduced."

eCosCentric will release eCosPro Developer's Kits in the coming weeks, initially available for the popular STMicroelectronics STM32 implementation, with full support for core peripherals, Thumb2 instruction set, on-chip flash and memory controllers. Integrated debug support is included with the Eclipse-based IDE for a choice of JTAG probes.

About eCosPro

eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the eCos open source real-time operating system and RedBoot bootstrap firmware. The eCosPro Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro with commercial support & advice, prebuilt eCos host tools, compiler tool chains, full documentation, Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application development (including graphical debugger), C++ runtime (including Standard Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory allocation debugging tools. Third party components certified with eCosPro include a Java virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces, Bluetooth, CANopen, and USB 2.0 compliant host, device & OTG stacks.

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About eCosCentric

Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of eCos and RedBoot support, training, development and consulting services worldwide. Staffed by the original eCos creators and highly experienced embedded system and software engineers, eCosCentric provides complete solutions consisting of run-time systems, complementary host tools and certified third party applications.

eCos, eCosCentric and eCosPro are registered trademarks of eCosCentric Limited. ARM, Cortex-M3 and Thumb2 are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. STM32 is a registered trademark of STMicroelectronics Group. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.