SEGGERs' ''embOS®'' Real-Time Operating System available for NEC Electronics' System-on-Chip Lite+
DÜSSELDORF, Germany, HILDEN, Germany — 27 Jan 2006 --NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH and Segger GmbH (Germany) today announced the availability of the embOS® real-time operating system (RTOS) for NEC Electronics’ System-on-Chip Lite+, ARM7TDMI-based customizable microcontroller and system-on-chip design platform. embOS® for NEC Electronics’ ARM7TDMI-based System-on-Chip Lite+ is a real-time kernel that is well-suited for resource-constrained embedded designs.embOS® integrated with NEC Electronics’ System-on-Chip Lite+ provides designers a very cost-effective hardware design enabling high functionality for low-to-middle volume applications in the areas of communication, measurement and industrial automation. The powerful combination of SEGGERs’ embOS® and NEC Electronics’ System-on-Chip Lite+ provides a complete and reliable solution that allows developers to be instantly productive. “Porting embOS® to NEC Electronics’ System-on-Chip Lite+ emphasises our long term partnership with NEC Electronics. It complements a wide range of supported NEC Electronics CPUs”, comments Rolf Segger, President and CEO at SEGGER.
NEC Electronics’ System-on-Chip Lite+ is a versatile customizable controller based on the well-established ARM7TDMI 32-bit CPU core for low-to-mid-volume, cost-sensitive applications. The advantage of System-on-Chip Lite+ is that it allows customers to randomly implement application-specific functionality with a pre-designed and pre-verified 60MHz ARM7TDMI-based microcontroller unit (MCU) in one single device by using easy ASIC design implementation methodology. The integration is supported by a comprehensive FPGA-based development board that allows verification of the final device’s functionality and early software development prior to manufacturing. The pre-designed and pre-verified System-on-Chip Lite+ MCU subsystem includes already such valuable function blocks like a multi-port memory controller, a 10/100M Ethernet MAC, an interrupt controller, a timer, a UART interface and a watchdog timer. Further function blocks and customer defined logic are connected with the MCU via the AMBA-compliant AHB and APB busses.
embOS®, one of the smallest and fastest kernels commercially available, provides on all CPUs the benefits of a fully featured multitasking system by 100% identical API. Its small memory footprint makes it also suitable for single-chip applications. embOS® comes with a viewer that allows looking into the system from the PC (including profiling). It supports a variety of 8 to 32 bit CPUs and is available as source or object code, royalty-free. A ready to go start project and embOSView (profiling support) is included. A TCP/IP stack is also available for embOS.
embOS® for the NEC Electronics System-on-Chip Lite+ kernel and board support package are available now via the local European Segger sales offices.
NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH, headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany, is a leading developer and supplier of semiconductor products in Europe. Committed to meeting customers' cost, performance and time-to-market requirements, the company offers solutions ranging from standard products to system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, as well as customized products for next-generation designs. Our customers also benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing from the global production network of our parent company, NEC Electronics Corporation. Additionally, NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH is the exclusive European sales and marketing channel of LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies Ltd.. For more information visit http://www.eu.necel.com. About Segger GmbH
SEGGER develops and distributes software and hardware development tools and ANSI "C" software components (middleware) for embedded systems, cutting the time to market period and allowing developers to concentrate on their applications. Main products are emWin®, a universal graphic software for embedded applications, embOS®, a small and efficient real-time kernel and emFile, a FAT compatible File system. Besides their software products, SEGGER provides hardware tools such as the Flasher (programming tool) as well as J-Link, the JTAG emulator for ARM cores including software add-ons. More information is available at http://www.segger.com/