eSOL Accelerates Automotive Application Development by Supporting Fujitsu MB86R01 LSI for Car Navigation and Digital Instrument Clusters

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eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, announced that its eCROS comprehensive software development platform now supports Fujitsu Microelectronics' MB86R01 LSI, which is widely used for creating high-end automotive applications such as car navigation systems and digital instrument clusters.

In recent years, automotive graphic applications used for car-navigation and digital instrument clusters have come equipped with higher-performance functions and sophisticated GUIs, which results in a tremendous increase in engineers' workloads

eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced today that its eCROS comprehensive software development platform now supports Fujitsu Microelectronics' MB86R01 LSI, which is widely used for creating high-end automotive applications such as car navigation systems and digital instrument clusters. eCROS - an out-of-the-box software platform that features a robust real time operating system (RTOS), middleware, development tools, and optional professional services - enables engineers at automotive suppliers and manufacturers to jump-start the development of MB86R01-based upper-layer applications. eCROS drastically reduces the time and cost of preparing software development platform to help engineers create differentiated, compelling products and shorten time to market.

eCROS integrates a highly deterministic T-Kernel/microITRON4.0-based RTOS, middleware, and development tools with optional professional services such as porting and customization. eCROS offers a variety of RTOS lines ranging from small, compact versions to sophisticated, multi-core-compliant operating systems.

The eCROS platform is based on eSOL's eT-Kernel/Compact, a fine-tuned, small-footprint commercial T-Kernel (T-Engine standard RTOS). BSP drop-in support is also available. USB host/device stacks, SD drivers, and other middleware that support MB86R01-based controllers can be provided depending on customers' needs.

eCROS provides an efficient development cycle for manufacturers by eliminating the laborious process of building a custom software platform for application development. As a result, engineers can focus on developing competitive value-added, upper-layer applications for automotive systems, thus getting products to market faster and at lower overall cost. What's more, eSOL software's proven track record in automotive applications, including car navigation systems for leading automotive device manufacturers, guarantees that engineers will be able to develop robust and highly reliable applications.

Fujitsu's MB86R01 LSI offers a finely balanced combination of functions optimized for next-generation in-car systems and infotainment application development. MB86R01 integrates the powerful 32-bit ARM926EJ-S(TM) CPU core from ARM. Fujitsu's own automotive 2D/3D graphics controller is embedded on the chip. MB86R01 also incorporates various on-board peripherals for high-end embedded automotive graphics applications on a single chip, including parallel ATA, SD-Card, CAN, Media LB, and USB2.0 (host and function). Other features include dual display output, dual digital video input, and six layers of overlaid displays. Code encryption functions that prevent programs from being read or falsified are also included.

"In recent years, automotive graphic applications used for car-navigation and digital instrument clusters have come equipped with higher-performance functions and sophisticated GUIs, which results in a tremendous increase in engineers' workloads," said Nobuyuki Ueyama, the Executive Vice President of eSOL Co., Ltd. "eCROS is immediately available for MB86R01, which we consider the best choice for developing optimized automotive graphics applications. eCROS can dramatically reduce engineers' workloads and enable them to create compelling products and get them to market faster at much lower cost. To date, eSOL's software has developed successful track record for world-class automotive device manufacturers. We are pleased to be able to provide a comprehensive software development process for automotive systems that is backed by our proven experience in automotive application development."

Availability
eCROS for MB86R01 is available now for selected platforms.

About eSOL
Founded in 1975 in Tokyo, Japan, eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in real time operating systems. We develop, market, and sell proven RTOS suites, along with a rich set of vertically oriented middleware libraries. Our rugged software development tools provide optimal reliability in backing up the highly complicated development process for RTOS-based applications. We know that a reliable RTOS and development tools make a significant difference to the quality and timeliness of our customers' products in a continuously growing and competitive world market. Today, our customers - global OEMs and ODMs ranging from consumer electronics to automotive applications - ship millions of products with technologies pioneered by eSOL. For more information, please visit http://www.esol.co.jp.

  • eCROS and eT-Kernel/Compact are registered trademarks of eSOL Co., Ltd.
  • ARM is the registered trademark of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries. ARM926EJ-S is the trademark of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
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