Tokyo, Japan. April 14, 2008 - eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, today
announced immediate availability of the eT-Kernel/Extended realtime operating
system (RTOS) coupled with the eBinder integrated development environment
(IDE) for the i.MX31 multimedia applications processor from Freescale.
eT-Kernel/Extended supports a process model and memory protection with
a memory management unit (MMU), and is based on the latest "T-Kernel/Standard
Extension" specifications standardized by the T-Engine Forum. The
memory-protected and process-model RTOS detects and prevents an executing
process from accidentally destroying another process's memory area or kernel
resource. eT-Kernel/Extended also offers a UNIX-like process management
function using virtual addressing. Each component can be divided into a
distinct process, independent of others. Development and debugging by process
is perfect for a large team working on a large system that consists of
multiple independent software modules, such as audio/video codecs, 2D/3D
user interface engines, device drivers, firmware, middleware, and applications.
eT-Kernel/Extended also offers a process for building upper-layer applications,
and a system program for building kernel applications, including loadable
drivers and middleware. This combination is best for a large team developing
a large system because the entire system can be designed and developed
in parts instead of one team working on everything. Additionally, a mixture
of shared libraries and DLLs can be used from a process, making system
configuration flexible while saving memory space.
Freescale's i.MX31 multimedia applications processors, based on the ARM11™
core, are high-performance mobile entertainment engines for the ultimate
multimedia experience. The devices have a built-in Image Processing Unit
(IPU) that includes the functionality required for image processing and
display management. This includes deblock, dering, color space conversion,
independent horizontal and vertical resizing, blending of graphics and
video planes, and rotation in parallel to video decoding. The IPU accelerates
loop deblocking for H.264 decode as well as encode. It is engineered to
provide acceleration of image processing to deliver up to VGA 25 fps video
In addition to eT-Kernel/Extended and eBinder, eSOL now offers the eCROS™
embedded software solution platform. It has been optimized for the i.MX31
processor and encompasses the leading RTOS suites and IDE with middleware
software and professional services from eSOL. The eCROS platform is based
on hundreds of man-years of know-how, and it is drop-in ready for the i.MX31
processor. This helps embedded developers jump-start their project with
the quickest ramp-up time, so that the developers can focus more on differentiating
factors such as application development, instead of porting system-level
firmware. The eCROS platform also offers a compact and resource-efficient
multitasking kernel, eT-Kernel/Compact, for those who need a thread-model
RTOS instead of a process-model RTOS. Thus the eCROS solution is uniquely
"I am very pleased that eSOL now offers their industry-leading RTOS
and tools optimized for our widely-deployed i.MX31 multimedia applications
processor," said Tsuneji Inami, Director for Freescale-Japan. "A
reliable software platform is one of the most important key ingredients
and foundation for development of multimedia devices today and this superior
solution from eSOL will certainly promise successful product development
with the high-quality IDE and versatile RTOS for the i.MX31 processor."
"Embedded developers are facing more and more challenges today from
the endlessly increasing scope of development for multimedia-centric consumer
electronics," said Nobuyuki Ueyama, the Executive Vice President of eSOL
Co., Ltd. "I am confident that the use of our eCROS platform on the
i.MX31 processor will help increase the quality while reducing the development
cost and time, harness the power of the processor, and get the development
under control, on time and within the budget."
Founded in 1975 in Tokyo, Japan, eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in realtime operating systems. We develop, market, and sell proven RTOS suites, along with a rich set of vertically-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 www.esol.com .
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