Portland, Oregon - October 25, 2005 - eSOL, an established developer of
real-time embedded software solutions, today announced that it signed an
agreement with Samsung Electronics to offer one-stop software solutions
for Samsung's NAND Flash memory products for the digital camera and cellular
Under terms of the agreement, eSOL will customize Samsung's eXtended Sector
Remapper (XSR) technology and offer it along with technical support and
professional services, making Samsung's proven Flash management technology
accessible to more embedded developers. XSR is a Flash translation layer
that sits between an OS/file system and the Samsung NAND flash memory.
It provides block-device functionality to the OS and the file system, so
NAND Flash will function similar to a hard disk drive, while providing
the benefits of solid state reliability, reduced power consumption and
eSOLs XSR software transparently manages the NAND flash, including wear-leveling
algorithms, bad block management, sector translation and an interface to
the low-level NAND driver.
The combination of the XSR and PrFILE2, eSOL's enhanced FAT file system
for multimedia applications, is well-suited to digital consumer electronics
such as digital cameras and cellular phones that are being designed with
large amounts of NAND Flash memory for data storage.
"eSOL is known as the primary RTOS and software vendor for digital
consumer electronics. This partnership with Samsung will enable us to offer
its leading NAND Flash solutions to our top-tier consumer electronics manufacturers,
which produce world-class, digital products and services," said Tomoyuki
Uda, managing director at eSOL, Inc.
"We are very pleased to have eSOL as a strategic ally," said
Jon Kang, senior vice president, technical marketing, Samsung Semiconductor,
Inc. "They have the engineering expertise to satisfy the increasing
market preference for easy NAND design integration, which allows us to
bring our cutting-edge technology to many more consumer electronics producers."
eSOL's XSR driver for PrFILE2 will be available in December, 2005. The
XSR development license starts at $2,000.
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, eSOL solutions
offer proven RTOS suites and a rich set of middleware and drivers, as well
as rugged development tools to support the complex development process
for RTOS-based applications. Thousands of products in the consumer electronics
and industrial automation industries worldwide use eSOLtechnologies.