Micrium RTOS Supports AMCC PowerPC 405EZ Processor

Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components for consumer, industrial and military applications, announced that its uC/OS-II real time operating system (RTOS) has been successfully ported to Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) PowerPC 405EZ Acadia platform. The RTOS provides excellent source code at a competitive price and will be included in AMCC’s Acadia Evaluation Kit.

“We believe that features of uC/OS-II are well matched to the requirements of the industrial control and industrial automation markets for which the 405EZ was designed,” said Charlie Ashton, director of software at AMCC. ” We look forward to a successful partnership with Micrium around this platform.”

uC/OS-II is a highly portable, ROMable, scalable, preemptive, real-time, multitasking kernel, written in ANSI C. It is a cost-effective, royalty-free RTOS that meets the demanding requirements of the RTCA DO-178B standard for software used in avionics equipment. uC/OS-II comes with excellent documentation and customer support.

“The PowerPC market represents a continually increasing share of our market,” stated Jean Labrosse, president of Micrium. “Bringing uC/OS-II support to AMCC’s 405EZ processor allows us to support a solid chipset as well as to grow our own PowerPC portfolio.”

About Micrium
Micrium provides high-quality embedded software components in the industry by way of engineer-friendly source code, unsurpassed documentation, and customer support. The company’s world-renowned real-time operating system, the Micrium uC/OS-II, features the highest-quality source code available for today’s embedded market. Micrium delivers to the embedded marketplace a full portfolio of embedded software components that complement uC/OS-II: a TCP/IP stack, USB stack, CAN stack, File System (FS), Graphical User Interface (GUI), and many other high quality embedded components. Micrium’s products consistently shorten time-to-market throughout all product development cycles.

About AMCC
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC’s corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.