eCosCentric adds WiFi support to eCosPro RTOS


NUREMBERG, GERMANY -- March 15, 2017 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos® experts, today announced the addition of WiFi support for the eCosPro® real-time operating system. The developments bring IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN connectivity to the choice of networking options available for the eCosPro real-time operating system.

Immediately available are eCosPro implementations targeting the Cypress BCM943362WCD4_EVB and BCM943364WCD1_EVB kits - both popular platforms with embedded and IoT developers adding wireless connectivity to their products.

"Wireless connectivity has become the norm for many classes of devices and applications", said Daniel Morris, Sales & Marketing Director at eCosCentric. "Extending this flexibility to designers of resource constrained and real-time systems based on eCos untethers them from fixed infrastructure and protracted timescales".

eCosPro Developer's Kit releases for the Cypress BCM43362 & BCM43364 make use of the Cypress WICED WiFi™ Software Development Kit (SDK), whilst allowing developers to harness the features and peripherals of the onboard STM32F2 or STM32F4 Cortex-M4 microcontrollers for their own applications. eCosPro's low footprint TCP/IP stack solution provides for both IPv4 and IPv6 networking standards. Serial, Flash, SPI, I2C, WDT (WatchDog Timer), RTC (Real Time Clock) and GPIO drivers are fully validated and pre-integrated, alongside eCosCentric's comprehensive suite of software development tools.

eCosPro's WiFi support is extensible to support radio chipsets from other vendors. (XXXX need some details on AP selection, WPA2 etc here XXXX).

Visit eCosCentric's Stand (161) in Hall 4 at Embedded World this week to see a live demonstration of network discovery with Bonjour/ZeroConf networking, running over eCosPro's WiFi stack and eCosPro-mDNS on the Cypress BCM 943362 WCD4 EVB.

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, C++ runtime (including Standard Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory allocation debugging tools. Middleware components qualified with eCosPro include a Java virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces, security libraries, CANopen and USB compliant host & device stacks and flash file systems.

For further details visit or contact eCosCentric.

About eCosCentric

Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of eCos 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. WICED and WICED WiFi are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Bonjour and OS X are registered trademark of Apple Inc. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.