Tokyo, Japan. April 14, 2009 - eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced
today that its eCROS comprehensive software development platform now supports
Fujitsu Microelectronics' MB86R01 LSI, which is widely used for creating
high-end automotive applications such as car navigation systems and digital
instrument clusters. eCROS - an out-of-the-box software platform that features
a robust real time operating system (RTOS), middleware, development tools,
and optional professional services - enables engineers at automotive suppliers
and manufacturers to jump-start the development of MB86R01-based upper-layer
applications. eCROS drastically reduces the time and cost of preparing
software development platform to help engineers create differentiated,
compelling products and shorten time to market.
eCROS integrates a highly deterministic T-Kernel/µITRON4.0-based
RTOS, middleware, and development tools with optional professional services
such as porting and customization. eCROS offers a variety of RTOS lines
ranging from small, compact versions to sophisticated, multi-core-compliant
The eCROS platform is based on eSOL's eT-Kernel/Compact, a fine-tuned, small-footprint commercial T-Kernel (T-Engine standard
RTOS). BSP drop-in support is also available. USB host/device stacks, SD
drivers, and other middleware that support MB86R01-based controllers can
be provided depending on customers' needs.
eCROS provides an efficient development cycle for manufacturers by eliminating
the laborious process of building a custom software platform for application
development. As a result, engineers can focus on developing competitive
value-added, upper-layer applications for automotive systems, thus getting
products to market faster and at lower overall cost. What's more, eSOL
software's proven track record in automotive applications, including car
navigation systems for leading automotive device manufacturers, guarantees
that engineers will be able to develop robust and highly reliable applications.
Fujitsu's MB86R01 LSI offers a finely balanced combination of functions
optimized for next-generation in-car systems and infotainment application
development. MB86R01 integrates the powerful 32-bit ARM926EJ-S™ CPU core
from ARM. Fujitsu's own automotive 2D/3D graphics controller is embedded
on the chip. MB86R01 also incorporates various on-board peripherals for
high-end embedded automotive graphics applications on a single chip, including
parallel ATA, SD-Card, CAN, Media LB, and USB2.0 (host and function). Other
features include dual display output, dual digital video input, and six
layers of overlaid displays. Code encryption functions that prevent programs
from being read or falsified are also included.
"In recent years, automotive graphic applications used for car-navigation
and digital instrument clusters have come equipped with higher-performance
functions and sophisticated GUIs, which results in a tremendous increase
in engineers' workloads," said Nobuyuki Ueyama, the Executive Vice
President of eSOL Co., Ltd. "eCROS is immediately available for MB86R01,
which we consider the best choice for developing optimized automotive graphics
applications. eCROS can dramatically reduce engineers' workloads and enable
them to create compelling products and get them to market faster at much
lower cost. To date, eSOL's software has developed successful track record
for world-class automotive device manufacturers. We are pleased to be able
to provide a comprehensive software development process for automotive
systems that is backed by our proven experience in automotive application
eCROS for MB86R01 is available now for selected platforms.
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 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.
* eCROS and eT-Kernel/Compact are registered trademarks of eSOL Co., Ltd.
* ARM is the registered trademark of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
ARM926EJ-S is the trademark of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
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