Santa Clara, California. October 3, 2007 - eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions,
announced today they have reached an agreement with ARM to support their
new Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ multicore processor with eSOL's eT-Kernel Multi-Core
Edition real-time operating system (RTOS). This, coupled with eBinder integrated
tools for enhanced multiprocessor solutions, will optimize the Cortex-A9
MPCore multicore processor designs in the automotive, mobile, enterprise
and embedded markets.
eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition supports two scheduling modes, True SMP Mode
(TSM) and Single Processor Mode (SPM), which provide software developers
with a blended multiprocessor RTOS. This provides software developers both
the scalability and high throughput efficiency of SMP, with the more deterministic
and real-time characteristics of AMP - within a single, tightly-coupled
multiprocessor solution, supporting POSIX 1003.1. 2003, T-Kernel/OS/SM/DS
functions and T-Kernel Standard Extension APIs. The eT-Kernel's blended
single image multiprocessor kernel provides full reuse of existing code
for both AMP- and SMP-targeted applications. Complete task interworking
is via regular OS communication and synchronization mechanisms, allowing
existing single processor designs to migrate and operate seamlessly, using
the coherent cache control and accelerated communication available in both
the Cortex-A9 MPCore and ARM11™ MPCore multicore processors.
The eBinder IDE offers the industry's leading ARM® RealView® Compiler
tool, along with comprehensive debugging and profiling tools to fine-tune
the embedded application. It uses insightful snapshots of the eT-Kernel
RTOS suites to help both firmware and application engineers easily identify
glitches in programs and low-level drivers - even in the multicore environment.
This increases overall productivity, ensuring timely product launch to
To date, eSOL has supported a number of ARM processors such as the ARM7™,
the ARM9™, the ARM11™ families and the ARM11 MPCore processors, with strong
focus in consumer electronics products, from portable devices to automotive
applications. Positioning ARM as highly strategic architecture, eSOL is
one of the leading RTOS vendors who offer complete RTOS and tools for ARM.
The Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor is a new addition to ARM Cortex
family. The fully synthesizable multicore processor integrates the proven
and highly successful ARM MPCore technology with further enhancements to
simplify and broaden the adoption of multicore solutions. The Cortex-A9
MPCore processor provides the ability to extend peak performance while
supporting design flexibility, further reducing and controlling the power
consumption at the processor and system level. The Cortex-A9 MPCore processor
offers mobile devices increased peak performance while using the MPCore
technology to maintain operation within the tight mobile power budgets.
Using the scalable peak performance, this processor exceeds the performance
of today's comparable high-performance devices and brings consistent software
investment over an extended breadth of application markets, including networking,
consumer and automotive solutions.
"As our customers shift toward more scalable ARM processors, it is
a natural move for us to support the Cortex-A9 multicore processor,"
says Nobuyuki Ueyama, Executive Vice President of Embedded Products Division
at eSOL Co., Ltd. "Being a platform provider and a multi-core RTOS
specialist, we believe that the latest ARM Cortex-A9 processor is definitely
a market driver and we will support and release it to leading world-brand
consumer electronics customers with our superior multi-core technology."
"For ODMs and OEMs who design a leading product based on our MPCore multicore technology, it is very critical to have a multicore ready RTOS that is fully supported and integrated with corresponding development tools," says John Goodacre, multiprocessing program manager, ARM. "With their proven track record supporting ARM11 MPCore applications, I believe that eSOL's solution will continue to serve a very robust and reliable platform for those using the Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor."
Founded in 1975 in Tokyo, Japan, eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in real time operating systems. We develop, market and sell proven RTOS suites, along with a rich set of vertical oriented middleware libraries. Our rugged software development tools provide optimal reliability in backing up the highly complicated development process for RTOS-based applications. We know that a reliable RTOS and development tools make a significant difference to the quality and timeliness of our customers' products in a continuously growing and competitive world market. Today, our customers - global OEMs and ODMs ranging from consumer electronics to automotive applications - ship millions of products with technologies pioneered by eSOL.
For more information, please visit eSOL web site .
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