Enea, IAR Debut Evaluation Platform for Oki ML67Q4050/60 Microcontrollers

Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST), the world leader in advanced device software, and IAR Systems, a world-leading provider of embedded development tools, today announced that they have partnered with Oki Electric to offer a new evaluation platform for Oki Electric’s family of ARM-based ML67Q4050 and ML67Q4060 microcontrollers. The new evaluation platform will bundle Enea’s OSE Epsilon real-time operating system and IAR Embedded Workbench with Oki’s AME-51 evaluation board.

“Until now, developers have had to separately evaluate, purchase and integrate their debugger, evaluation board, and RTOS in order to start development,” said Mike Skrtic, manager for development kits at IAR Systems. “This has made the start-up and optimization process cumbersome, wasting time and money. Now designers can hit the ground running with a pre-integrated evaluation board, RTOS, and IDE, everything designers need to develop and evaluate software for Oki’s ARM-based microcontrollers.”

“OSE Epsilon’s small footprint and hard real-time response make it an excellent platform for hosting ML67Q4050/60-based handheld and security applications with tight cost, size, and performance constraints,” said Anders Flodin, director of strategic alliances at Enea. “The AME-51 evaluation board bundled with OSE Epsilon and IAR Embedded Workbench provides an out-of-the-box platform for evaluating and developing optimized software for Oki’s world-class microcontrollers.”

The ML67Q4050/60 is family of compact, low-power, 32-bit ARM-based microcontrollers optimized for handheld and security applications with tight cost and size constraints. Utilizing Oki Electric’s WCSP (Wafer level Chip Size Package) technology, the ML67Q4050/60 is the world’s smallest family of ARM microcontrollers. This small size, coupled with versatile power savings modes, makes the Oki microcontrollers ideal for handheld devices with tight size constraints. ML67Q4050/60 microcontrollers also feature integrated flash, making them ideal for security applications that require storage of sensitive personal information such as identification and billing data.

ML67Q4050/60microcontrollers operate from a single 2.5V supply and are available in several flash configurations. The ML67Q4060 and ML67Q4050 come with 64 kbytes of built-in flash memory. The ML67Q4061 and ML67Q4051 come with 128 kbytes of built-in flash memory. The ML67Q4050 and ML67Q4051 provide extensions for connecting external memories.

The AME-51 Evaluation Kit includes an AME-51 Evaluation Board, a USB J-Link JTAG ICE with cables, and an AME-51 CD with documentation, sample code, and a flash programming utility. The kit also comes with an IAR Systems CD, which features a 32-kbyte KickStart version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, and an Enea CD with the OSE Epsilon RTOS and a Board Support Package for the AME-51.

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM provides a fully integrated development environment with a C/C++ compiler and C-SPY debugger for creating projects and editing, compiling, linking and debugging applications targeting Oki microcontrollers.

OSE Epsilon is high-performance, fully pre-emptive real-time kernel optimized for resource-constrained applications. Occupying as little as 4 kbytes of memory, Epsilon features integrated error handling, a context switching speed of 300 nsec, and a worst-case interrupt latency of 1 usec. OSE Epsilon also features a complete networking solu­tion, including TCP/IP, a web server, an embedded file system, and Internet utilities.

The AME-51 evaluation kit, bundled with an evaluation version of Enea’s OSE Epsilon and a KickStart version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, will be available in Q3 2006 from Enea, IAR Systems, and Oki for a price of $ 250 U.S., 240 Euros, or 33,000 yen.

About Enea
Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST) is the leading supplier of real-time operating systems, middleware, development tools, database technology and professional services for high-availability distributed multiprocessing applications such as telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation, and automobile control/infotainment. Enea’s flagship operating system, OSE is deployed in approximately half of the world’s 3G mobile phones and base stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is a world-leading provider of embedded development tools:

  • IAR Embedded Workbench(R)—integrated development environment with C/C++ compiler and debugger supporting about 30 different 8, 16-, and 32-bit devices.
  • visualSTATE(R)—state chart design tool for development of event-driven systems.
  • IAR KickStart Kit(TM)—complete software and hardware evaluation environment available for selected targets.

IAR Systems’ customers represent many different market segments such as telecommunications, industrial automation and the automotive industry. The company was founded in 1983 and is part of the Nocom Group since 2005. IAR Systems operates in the US, China, Japan, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Brazil as well as through a large net of distributors all over the world.