eSOL Debuts RTOS, Development Tools for TI's DaVinci Processor

eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, announced that its flagship eBinder integrated development environment (IDE) and its PrKERNELv4 real-time operating system (RTOS) suites are now available for Texas Instruments’ (TI) new TMS320DM355 low-power digital media processor based on DaVinci(TM) technology.

“We are very pleased to offer more and more software development solutions for this highly competitive new TI processor,” said Bob Ueyama, Executive Vice President, Embedded Products Division at eSOL Co., Ltd. “Our product value proposition is a perfect match with the product concept of DM355, and I envision that our software will serve as a robust system foundation for our customers, reducing the overall embedded development lifecycle.”

“I am very excited that we are extending our engagement with eSOL for this highly integrated, high-performance yet low-cost digital video processor,” said John Dixon, Low Power DSP Manager, Worldwide Catalog Marketing at TI. “TI and eSOL have worked together on a number of customer designs for Fortune 500 consumer electronics companies, and I am confident that our customers will continue to appreciate eSOL’s robust offering with their strong and proven embedded software expertise.”

eSOL’s PrKERNELv4 RTOS suites include the proven, ultra-efficient, cost-and-memory saving µITRON compliant micro-kernel. This accompanies a wide range of middleware packages—including FAT file system, USB peripheral and host driver, and TCP/IP stack with WiFi support—to meet today’s evolving software requirements for digital consumer electronics. Seamless integration and availability of direct drop-in drivers for the TI DM355 also help to jump-start system software development.

With their memory-saving compact size, fast performance, and rich availability of middleware and drivers, PrKERNELv4 RTOS suites are ideally suited for original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking to minimize development times. The suites also help to bring down overall bill-of-material (BOM) costs, which aligns with TI’s strategy for DM355.

The eBinder IDE offers the industry’s leading ARM RVCT compiler, along with comprehensive debugging and profiling tools to fine-tune the embedded application. It uses insightful snapshots of the PrKERNELv4 RTOS suites to help both firmware and application engineers easily identify glitches in programs and low-level drivers. This increases overall productivity, ensuring timely product launch to market.

“ODMs and OEMs are under more competitive pressures than ever due to increasing levels of technology complexity and advancement,” said Ueyama. “They face a number of time and budget constraints that can impede success in today’s marketplace. Consequently, it is getting more critical to shorten overall development times while adding more features for product differentiation.”

PrKERNELv4 RTOS Suite and eBinder are available for DM355 now. The board support package for TI’s DM355 Digital Video Evaluation Module is expected in Q4, 2007.

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 vertical 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.

eBinder and PrKERNELv4 are registered trademarks of eSOL Co., Ltd. DaVinci is a trademark of Texas Instruments. µITRON is an abbreviation for “Micro Industrial TRON”.