Tokyo, Japan. July 6, 2011 - eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions,
announced today that Fujitsu Semiconductor has adopted eSOL's eT-Kernel
real-time operating system (RTOS) and eBinder integrated development environment
(IDE) for Fujitsu's MB86R11 "Emerlad-L" system-on-a-chip (SoC)
software development kit (SDK) for automotive graphic applications. The
MB86R11 SDK with eT-Kernel and eBinder enables users to develop demanding
automotive systems such as center cluster information displays, navigation,
in-car multimedia graphics applications, and Fujitsu's 360º Wraparound
Video Imaging Technology in less time and at lower cost.
eSOL has completed porting the small-footprint eT-Kernel/Compact RTOS profile
to the MB86R11 SoC. Other eT-Kernel profiles that eSOL will port to the
SoC include a POSIX-compliant real-time OS, which covers low- to high-end
devices for a variety of applications and the eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition
for multi-core processors. eT-Kernel also supports ARM NEON(TM) technology
implemented on the ARM Cortex-A9, which speeds the processing of multimedia/signal
processing algorithms. As a result, the high-performance eT-Kernel is especially
good for devices with multimedia capabilities including audio, video, and
eT-Kernel and eBinder have been adopted in car navigation and audio systems
throughout the world. The eBinder IDE is specifically designed for RTOS-based
software development. With eBinder, developers can easily solve challenging
issues unique to real-time systems, thus reducing their workloads and improving
"eSOL's eT-Kernel and eBinder were obvious choices to support our
top-of-the-line MB86R11 graphics SoC for automotive applications,"
said Takashi Fuse, General Manager, Automotive Business Division of Fujitsu
Semiconductor Limited. "eT-Kernel and eBinder have a successful track
record as a real-time OS and IDE for car navigation and audio systems built
on our MB86R01 SoC, a predecessor of the MB86R11."
"Modern automotive applications must quickly convey a wide variety
of information to drivers by means of easy-to-understand graphics,"
said Nobuyuki Ueyama, Executive Vice President of eSOL. "Fujitsu's
MB86R11 SoC provides the high-definition graphics needed for this new generation
Older generation digital instrument clusters primarily included speedometers
and fuel gauges. Today's more advanced automotive instruments display maps,
vehicle operating status, and surrounding conditions, requiring the instantaneous
display of high-definition graphics in real time with extremely high reliability.
Fujitsu's MB86R11 SoC is well-suited to the new graphics-intensive automotive
applications. Based on an ARM Cortex(TM)-A9 core, the MB86R11 SoC implements
GUI capabilities such as four video inputs, three display outputs, high-speed
2D/3D drawing capabilities, and specific peripheral interfaces for automotive
applications such as CAN, USB, and Ethernet.
In response to market demands, eSOL plans to develop drivers and middleware
for network, file system and USB capabilities for controllers incorporated
in the MB86R11. eSOL also plans to port the eT-Kernel SDK, eSOL's new,
fully integrated software platform for prototyping, to the MB86R11 SoC.
The eT-Kernel SDK will enable developers to more quickly develop sophisticated
GUI and audio functions.
eT-Kernel and eBinder are the main components of eSOL's eCROS software
platform. eCROS also includes a wide variety of middleware and professional
360º Wraparound Video Imaging Technology: A driver assistance technology developed by Fujitsu. This technology synthesizes images from four cameras to create a true 3-D hemispheric view of a vehicle's surroundings. The technology enables flexible omnidirectional monitoring around a vehicle from a dynamically definable perspective or "free eye point. For more information: