Tokyo, Japan. November 07, 2012 - eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, today announced that its eCROS real-time OS-based integrated software platform now supports the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-R processor series.
Incorporating eSOL's eT-Kernel real-time OS, the core of eCROS, ensures proven real-time capability and high reliability in the ARM Cortex-R processor series-based systems, which are designed to meet the requirements of demanding real-time applications including automotive, factory automation, industrial equipment, and hard disk drives (HDDs). With Cortex-R processor series support, eSOL now offers complete solutions for all Cortex (Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M) processors.
"We welcome eSOL's eCROS real-time OS-based software platform support for ARM Cortex-R processor series," said Richard York, Director of Embedded Processor Products, ARM. "eSOL is one of ARM's strategic partners with deep expertise and knowledge of ARM processors. The adoption of Cortex-R series processors in markets such as automotive and industrial will be strongly supported by eSOL's comprehensive OS solutions for software developers."
The cost-effective ARM Cortex-R processor series offers superior energy savings in demanding real-time applications with strict response time requirements such as HDD controllers, wireless baseband processors, and electrical control units for automotive equipment.
Software developers working with the Cortex-R processor series can now take advantage of eSOL's highly reliable, proven eCROS with its eT-Kernel, the eBinder development tools, middleware (including network protocol stacks, and file systems with USB stacks), all supported by professional services. The eT-Kernel ensures high reliability, utilizing the Cortex-R processor-series' lockstep mechanism to produce fault-tolerant systems. Developers can set the respective cores on a dual-core Cortex-R5 CPU to run independently or build asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) systems by installing two eT-Kernels on each core.
"eSOL's enhanced real-time OS solution for ARM Cortex-R processor series-based systems will satisfy software developers who demand stringent real-time capability in automotive, FA and industrial equipment systems," said Nobuyuki Ueyama, Executive Vice President of eSOL. "eCROS has supported various ARM cores including ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore(TM), Cortex-A8, and the ARM11 and ARM9 families. We believe eCROS is ideal for fault-tolerant systems that make excellent use of the ARM Cortex-R processor series' lockstep function."