eCosCentric announces eCosPro for TI OMAP-L138 processor

NÜRNBERG, GERMANY -- March 4, 2010 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts today announced the availability of the eCosPro® Developer's Kit for Texas Instruments' (TI) Zoom OMAP™-L138 eXperimenter Kit. The OMAP-L138 low-power applications processor from TI is based on a 300 MHz ARM926EJ-S™ core and a 300 MHz TMS320C674x digital signal processor (DSP) core, enabling devices featuring robust operating systems support, rich user interfaces and high processing performance. The Zoom OMAP-L138 eXperimenter Kit from TI is a low-cost application development kit for evaluating the functionality of the energy-efficient OMAP-L138 applications processor.

The eCosPro Developer's Kit offers the stability, feature set and quality of support required for commercial embedded application development with eCos. This Kit delivers architectural support for the ARM926EJ-S core featured on the OMAP-L138 and drivers for many peripherals including Ethernet, serial, watchdog, real time clock, interrupts, timers and memory controllers. Memory driver support for NOR flash and MMC/SDHC cards is also included, using the SPI and MCI buses. The eCosPro Developer's Kit offers full-featured and low-profile TCP/IP network stacks and a choice of journaling, MS-DOS compatible, ROM and RAM file-systems. Plus, the eCosPro Developer's Kit supports RedBoot, a comprehensive debug and bootstrap solution that enables Ethernet- and UART- based flashing and debug of software for easy development. All of these features are supported from eCosCentric's Eclipse-based IDE, available for both Microsoft Windows and popular Linux distributions. In addition, eCosCentric provides guaranteed direct support from the original creators of eCos. Delivering comprehensive support for the rich on-chip peripheral set of the OMAP-L138 allows customers to focus on building innovative applications rapidly without having to spend development effort writing low-level drivers.

"We see strong demand from a broader customer base that wishes to deploy eCos on ARM-based microprocessors with high performance, rich peripherals and lower power consumption," remarked Daniel Morris, Sales & Marketing Director at eCosCentric. "The eCosPro Developer's Kit for TI's OMAP L-138 processor makes a feature-rich combination for these customers."

"The eCosPro Developer's Kit offers TI customers needed tools to start development using the eCos real-time operating system on our Zoom OMAP-L138 eXperimenter Kit, thereby speeding up their product development cycle," said Kanika Carver, marketing manager for the OMAP-L138.

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 and flash file-systems.

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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.

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