Tokyo, Japan. December 8, 2010 - eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions,
today announced the eT-Kernel SDK, a new, ready-to-use software platform
that enables software developers to build application frameworks "out
of the box". In addition, the use of open source specifications provides
high software reusability. The eT-Kernel SDK is based on the highly reliable
eT-Kernel RTOS, which is used worldwide in applications such as car navigation
systems, satellites and other spacecraft, and various embedded devices.
The eT-Kernel SDK integrates major functions such as sound, network, file
systems, and databases for intelligent embedded devices equivalent to those
available with GPOSes.
The eT-Kernel SDK reinforces graphics functions with open source specifications
that improve software reusability. The platform includes Nokia's Qt(TM)
application and UI framework --- and includes extensive Qt demonstrations
and sample applications, which enables developers to easily evaluate Qt.
Other open source graphics software includes Adobe(R) Flash(R) Lite(TM)
for viewing multimedia content on mobile phones and other portable devices,
and Open GL/ES and Open VG graphic drivers from the Khronos Group, a not-for-profit
The eT-Kernel RTOS, the core of the eT-Kernel SDK, also includes eT-Kernel/POSIX,
a POSIX-compliant RTOS that supports more than 900 open source POSIX APIs.
POSIX APIs' high compatibility with Linux accelerates the reuse of existing
Linux software and the utilization of engineers who have UNIX application
development experience. The eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition enables developers
to evaluate multi-core systems. A major feature is Blended Scheduling(R),
which makes possible the coexistence of a variety of AMP and SMP programs
in a single system.
"The eT-Kernel SDK allows developers to utilize the same environment
as that of Windows and Linux, while taking full advantage of T-Kernel's
excellent real-time performance and high reliability," said Prof.
Ken Sakamura, Professor of Information Science at the University of Tokyo
and Chairman of the T-Engine Forum. "We expect that the eT-Kernel
SDK will accelerate the use of T-Kernel in a broader array of embedded
Developers can immediately begin prototyping applications by means of an
optimized boot image of the eT-Kernel SDK, thus avoiding time-consuming
configuration and build work. In addition, eT-Kernel SDK run-time software,
which includes OS, middleware, and drivers, is optimally configured to
meet prototyping requirements such as real-time response performance and
other functions. The eT-Kernel SDK can be used to prototype and develop
any type of embedded application, including car-infotainment systems, handheld
terminals, multimedia devices, office automation devices, and factory automation
The eT-Kernel SDK architecture includes eSOL's eBinder development suite.
With eBinder's tools and features, designed specifically for RTOSes, developers
can solve system issues quickly and optimize the use of the OS.
This first version of the eT-Kernel SDK comes with the EC-4260 System-on-Chip
(S0C) (NaviEngine-MID) from Renesas Electronics which incorporates the
ARM11 MPCore Multi-core processor.
Endorsements from eSOL ecosystem partners
Yuzuru Utsumi, VP of Sales, ARM
"We welcome the release of eT-Kernel SDK. eSOL, a major member of
the ARM Connected Community, has abundant experience and a proven track
record in ARM cores, including its latest product line of ARM Cortex-A9
MPCore and ARM Cortex-A8. We believe eT-Kernel SDK will be the desirable
solution for advanced embedded software development based on the ARM core."
Hiroaki Kaneko, General Manager, Automotive Systems Division, MCU Business
Unit, Renesas Electronics
"The eT-Kernel RTOS has been noted for its performance and reliability.
eSOL is an important Renesas partner that supports software development
based on Renesas Electronics' SoCs including the EC-4260 SoC (NaviEngine(R)-MID)
for car infotainment systems. We expect eT-Kernel SDK will definitely enable
faster, less costly embedded software development."
Naoyuki Mochizuki, Director Executive Officer, General Manager, Industrial
Systems Sales Division, SRA
"SRA looks forward to a beneficial relationship with eSOL and its
eT-Kernel SDK. SRA implemented the incorporation of Qt from Nokia and we
will provide customers Qt-specific professional services in association
David Zhang, President, Empress Software Japan Inc.
"Empress Software Japan welcomes the release of eT-Kernel SDK, which
incorporates the Empress Embedded Database, the market leader in North
America for nearly 31 years. The Empress Embedded Database offers features
that traditional file system could not offer; that is, complete separation
of data management and application, flexibility in introduction or enhancement
of new features, fast search and update for data access, ODBC access, data
replication, High availability guarantees data integrity and enables faster
time to market."
Kunihiko Tsuji, General Manager, Kyoto Microcomputer Co.
"Kyoto Microcomputer has enjoyed a good, long relationship with eSOL,
which has incorporated our PARTNER-Jet JTAG emulator in the eBinder IDE.
Using PARTNER-Jet with eT-Kernel will enable developers to develop their
high-end embedded systems much more efficiently."
Toshiyuki Yamada, General Manager, Embedded Products Business Unit, Yokogawa
Digital Computer Corp.
"We expect eT-Kernel SDK will make it possible to speed software development
and bring high-quality products to market much more quickly. We're also
pleased that developers will have access to our adviceLUNA JTAG emulator,
a valuable component in developing software requiring real-time performance."