Portland, Oregon - October 10, 2005 - eSOL, a proven developer of real-time embedded software solutions, today announced that its leading multitasking kernel, PrKERNELv4®, and FAT-compatible file system, PrFILE®, are now available for the TMS320DA295, the latest audio processor from Texas Instruments (TI).
PrKERNELv4 is a compact preemptive kernel suited for real-time embedded
applications and offers a rich set of more than 120 system calls. PrFILE
provides your application with a Windows-compatible FAT file system. Both
PrKERNELv4 and PrFILE are integrated into TI's production-ready portable
audio application reference design for MP3 players and portable audio jukeboxes.
The reference design along with eSOL's software will help manufacturers
efficiently manage cost and development time, allowing for more bandwidth
to incorporate new features, such as rich user interfaces, gaming, and
video playback. The combination of production-ready software and hardware
allows products to be brought to market within as few as three months (see
eSOL's unique support for the DA295 is the first and only commercially available RTOS suite that fully supports the reference design from TI.
"We are very pleased to offer OEMs and ODMs with a truly integrated
RTOS suite for this very competitive portable audio market," said
Tomoyuki Uda, managing director at eSOL, Inc. "From the customer's
perspective, a real one-stop solution is important not only for complete
and robust software, but also for how it is integrated and offered with
the production-ready reference design. Our partnership with TI accelerates
time to market to help OEMs/ODMs compete by rolling out their products
"By combining our DSP expertise in the audio field with RTOS leadership
from eSOL, we are able to provide excellent power efficiency and the advanced
features manufacturers need to differentiate their products," said
Chris Schairbaum, manager of TI's Portable Audio and Infotainment business.
"Our reference design, combined with a new suite of development tools
fully integrated with eSOL's very efficient software brings our customers
to market faster."
eSOL also announced that it is currently developing a Kernel Object Viewer
(KOV) module for PrKERNELv4. The KOV provides kernel object awareness for
Texas Instruments' Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development
Environment (IDE). The KOV provides a detailed snapshot of kernel information
including the current status of kernel internal structures, tasks, flags,
mailboxes, and other kernel objects. The official release is expected in
the fourth quarter of this year.
PrKERNELv4 and PrFILE for TI's DA295 processor are now available with full
eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in
real time operating system suites and integrated development environments
for leading 32-/64-bit embedded processors. With many years of participation
in a wide range of RTOS standards such as ITRON and T-Kernel, our solutions
offer not only proven RTOS suites, but also a rich set of middleware and
drivers as well as rugged development tools to support the complex development
process for RTOS-based applications. Today, thousands of products from
consumer electronics to industrial automation that incorporate our technology
are being sold worldwide.
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