MIPS Technologies and eCosCentric Announce Availability of eCosPro Developer's Kit for microMIPS
May 4, 2011 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc. and eCosCentric, Ltd. today announced that eCosCentric has ported its eCosPro open-source real-time operating system (RTOS) to the microMIPS instruction set architecture (ISA). eCosCentric has also made available its eCosPro Developer's Kit for the MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc cores, which are based on the microMIPS ISA. This builds on support for other MIPS cores already offered by eCosCentric.
With the fully-supported eCosPro RTOS for the M14K and M14Kc cores, users can choose from a rich set of supported peripherals, network stacks and file systems. They can become productive quickly with the full Eclipse-based development environment that packages the RTOS. Since the eCosPro Developer's Kits for MIPS cores were built and tested using standard MIPS reference designs, engineers can start building applications within a few minutes.
"The ecosystem of third-party support for our microMIPS ISA and M14K cores continues to grow, and we can now offer our licensees who are designing products around these technologies access to the eCosPro RTOS," said Art Swift, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, MIPS Technologies. "We are seeing interest in the combination of eCosPro and microMIPS among our customers for a range of cost-, speed- and resource-constrained applications,”
eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the eCos open-source RTOS and RedBoot bootstrap firmware. The eCosPro Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro with commercial support and advice, pre-built eCos host tools, compiler tool chains, full documentation, Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application development (including graphical debugger), C++ run-time (including Standard Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory allocation debugging tools. Third-party components certified with eCosPro include a Java virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces, Bluetooth, CANopen, and USB 2.0 compliant host, device and OTG stacks and Flash file-systems.
The eCosPro Developer's Kit for the M14K and M14Kc cores and microMIPS on the SEAD-3 reference board is available directly from eCosCentric, with packages of support to suit teams of varying sizes. eCosCentric can also tailor-build a run-time to meet customer requirements.
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