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
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.
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
http://www.ecoscentric.com/ecospro.shtml , contact eCosCentric
or call at stand #2319 at the Embedded Systems Conference -
Silicon Valley 2011.
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.
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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