eCosCentric introduces v3.1 of the eCosPro Developer's Kit

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eCosCentric introduces v3.1 of the eCosPro Developer's Kit

Daniel Morris
http://www.ecoscentric.com/news/press-110503.shtml

eCosCentric introduces v3.1 of the eCosPro Developer's Kit

   SAN JOSE, USA -- May 3, 2011 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos
   and RedBoot experts, today announced a significant update to the
   eCosPro Developer's Kit. The new 3.1 release focuses on upgrading
   and enhancing the cross development environment, tools and range
   of supported hosts.  This has resulted in major improvements to
   ease of use, productivity and functionality.

   "This update brings major advances in the compilation and
   development tool infrastructure, polishing the environment that
   engineers use on a daily basis to build eCosPro based applications"
   said Daniel Morris, Sales and Marketing Director at eCosCentric.

   eCosPro's Eclipse-based IDE has been updated to the Helios SR1
   release.  This incorporates numerous enhancements such as the
   new DSF-GDB debug framework that improves overall responsiveness
   along with multi-threaded debugging improvements, enhanced editor
   with error message hot-linking direct to relevant source line,
   GUI enhancements, and many other features.

   The eCosPro Eclipse extensions have been completely revised to
   simplify and streamline eCos application development. Application
   projects within Eclipse can now be associated with an eCos
   Configuration Project. This allows eCos to be built directly
   within Eclipse and provides seamless management of dependencies
   between RTOS configurations and application projects. The new
   Profiles feature enables Eclipse and the eCos Configuration
   Tool to automatically determine which eCosPro version, target
   platform and build tools to use. The selected Profile is used
   by application projects to completely remove the need for manual
   project configuration.

   The eCosPro Developer's Kit can now be installed and used on a much
   broader set of Windows and Linux hosts. In addition to Windows XP,
   Windows 7 support has been added, including both 32 and 64 bit
   variants. Linux host support now covers Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora
   and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with both 32 and 64 bit versions of
   most distributions supported.

   The included GNU compiler toolchains have been updated to version
   4.4.5 for most architectures. On Windows hosts these are now
   provided as native tools, delivering an up to four fold increase in
   compilation speed when compared to the previous Cygwin based tools.

   eCosPro's documentation has been significantly overhauled to provide
   better presentation, organisation and navigation. The Eclipse
   documentation has been expanded and improved, including an example
   walk-through - starting from creating a new eCos configuration
   project, to running and debugging the application on real hardware.

   The installation system has been completely revised enabling modular
   updates to the compilation tools, IDE, and eCosPro distributions.
   Development hosts can now easily support multiple concurrent target
   architectures and boards.

   Version 3.1 of the eCosPro Developer's Kit is shipping now for
   select ARM, PowerPC and MIPS targets, with NIOS II and ColdFire
   shipping later this month. eCosPro currently supports twelve
   major architecture families and over seventy public hardware
   platforms. Over the coming months updated 3.1 based releases for
   these targets will be rolled out, along with new target platforms.

   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 certified with eCosPro include a Java
   virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces,
   security libraries, CANopen and USB compliant host, device &
   OTG stacks and flash file-systems.

   For further details visit
   [1]http://www.ecoscentric.com/ecospro.shtml , [2]contact eCosCentric
   or call at stand #2319 at the [3]Embedded Systems Conference -
   Silicon Valley 2011.

   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. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All
   other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or
   registered trademarks of their respective owners.

References

   1. http://www.ecoscentric.com/ecospro.shtml 
   2. http://www.ecoscentric.com/cgi/info.cgi?subject=eCosPro%20Developer%27s%20Kit%20v3.1&service=eCosPro
   3. http://esc.eetimes.com/siliconvalley/?cid=exhibitormktg

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  Daniel Morris - Sales & Marketing Director
  eCosCentric - The eCos and RedBoot experts
  Tel: +44 1223 245 571 - [hidden email]
  DDI: +44 1269 591 171 - [hidden email]

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