Give the recent discussion on eCos, it seems worthwhile to keep people
informed of developments with the eCosPro commercial offering. Here's
our press release that went out at the Sensors Expo in SJ.
Paul Beskeen, Chairman & Director of Engineering
San Jose, USA -- June 28, 2017
eCosCentric Limited, the eCos® experts, today announced the latest
iteration of the eCosPro® real-time operating system. The new 4.1
release of the eCosPro Developer's Kit includes the latest Eclipse Neon
IDE, delivers improvements to the eCosPro Eclipse plug-in and
development tools, and integrates a variety of run-time enhancements.
In addition to the major upgrade to Eclipse Neon.3, enhancements have
been made to the eCosPro Eclipse plug-in that improve the eCos developer
experience. Changes include allowing multiple eCos Application and
Configuration projects per workspace, and a straightforward way to
associate eCos Application projects with different eCos Configuration
Projects. A new hardware debug launcher has been added that simplifies
the setup and use of hardware debuggers with eCos. The launcher also
integrates the display of debug messages from a variety of sources (GDB,
ITM, network socket or serial port) into the Eclipse console. Profiling
enhancements to eCosCentric's plugin provides push-button extraction and
display of profiling data from the target.
The eCosPro 4.1 eCos Configuration tool sees further refinements that
aid developer productivity. Locally installed copies of the eCosPro
documentation are now fully searchable and easily accessible, via the
Help system integrated within Eclipse. The navigation and editing of
configuration data has been enhanced, and a new filter function that
simplifies how packages and targets are presented has been added.
eCosPro's Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP) support has been extended to
the quad-core Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A7 based Broadcom SOC's, as used in
the latest iterations of the Raspberry Pi single board computers. Future
releases within the v4.1 series of eCosPro will incorporate evaluation
copies of Raspberry Pi support, providing a common target platform for
engineers to try out extended features and test their own code.
eCosPro v4.1 incorporates a number of runtime enhancements:
* Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A7 Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP) support
* Raspberry Pi target platform support included as standard in upcoming
* Support for ST's low-power STM32L series and its enhanced on-chip
* The compact lwIP network stack updated with the latest upstream lwIP
* The feature-rich BSD-derived TCP/IP stack now validated for high
performance parts within ST's STM32F series
* CAN and Gigabit Ethernet drivers for Atmel SAMA5-based target platforms
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 http://www.ecoscentric.com/ecospro.shtml or
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. ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Limited (or its
subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere. All rights reserved. Raspberry
Pi is a registered trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. All other
company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
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