Software-factory-ready SDK eases embedded systems deployment

Software-factory-ready SDK eases embedded systems deployment

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

A specialist in the development of real-time embedded software, eSOL has announced its new eMCOS software development kit (SDK), which will make it easier to kick start a development project and incorporate functional safety and mixed criticality when creating new embedded software.

Centered around the eSOL high-performance and scalable eMCOS multikernel real-time operating system (RTOS), the eMCOS SDK provides a full commercial, comprehensive bundle of CI/CD-ready tools and run-time software that reduce the complexity of developing and deploying embedded applications with mixed criticality. Faster and easier development starts are ensured by the SDK being covered by a single installation and license activation environment, simplifying purchasing and license management.

Masaki Gondo, CTO, Senior Executive Vice President, and Head of the Software Division at eSOL, says: “We are offering our enhanced eMCOS SDK in an easy-to-use, all-in-one convenient package that simplifies functional safety or mixed criticality software development. This user-friendly commercial bundle of tools has been designed to help customers speed up their development of software while optimizing their purchasing and reducing their overall costs.”

The new eMCOS SDK bundles in a single “all-in-one” integrated package the following development software components, including one-stop standard support and maintenance:

  1. eMCOS POSIX RTOS based on the scalable and high-performance multikernel architecture, offering an extensive POSIX API and optimized parallel computing for multi/manycore platforms.
  2. eDEVS® powerful and rich tool suite optimized for eMCOS POSIX and designed to integrate seamlessly into a CI/CD toolchain: CMake-based build environment, Eclipse/Visual Studio code-compatible, Windows/Linux host support.
  3. Original Arm Standard and FuSa C/C++ Compiler and library optimized for Arm hardware platforms.
  4. Debug probe support for Arm DSTREAM debugger.
  5. Middleware for robust and reliable transactional filesystem and secure TCP/IP network communication.
  6. Sample BSPs for Arm platforms support.

Furthermore, to complement the eMCOS SDK base software package, the following integrated add-ons are also available and conveniently handled in the same installation and license activation environment:

  1. eMCOS Hypervisor® to offer real-time virtualization of mixed-critical applications and support for complete Linux and Android guest systems.
  2. FVP to support Arm’s fixed virtual platforms for hardware simulation.
  3. Internet protocol security (IPsec) for network stack security.
  4. Debug probe support for dedicated debuggers.

The eMCOS SDK has already been made available to eSOL’s key customers. Its first general release will be in April 2023. Soon eSOL will release further add-ons including source code packages for eMCOS POSIX and eMCOS Hypervisor, and ISO 26262 pre-certified licenses and safety materials for functional safety in vehicles.

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