Continuing its focus on ARM-based processors, Quadros Systems, Inc., a leading provider of real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced support for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP[tm] 3 platform, which features an ARM Cortex-A8 architecture from ARM Ltd. Developers can now combine the efficiency and scalability of RTXC software family with the performance and energy efficiency of OMAP35x processors.
Known for its efficiency, high performance and small footprint, the RTXC family of RTOSes from Quadros Systems provides a low-overhead, flexible solution for customers working on OMAP35x and ARM Cortex-A8 based designs. Quadros Systems offers one-stop development and run-time solutions which include the RTXC RTOS and ARM RealView development tools. This integrated and supported solution from Quadros Systems gives developers a single point of contact for high quality tools and foundational software.
“With the RTXC Quadros RTOS, developers working on OMAP35x-based embedded applications, such as industrial automation, point-of-sale terminals or patient monitoring devices, can now take full advantage of a powerful processing platform that provides application-tuned peripherals, high performance and low power consumption in a single solution,” said Stephen Martin, vice president, sales and marketing for Quadros Systems.
For RTOS porting, Quadros utilized TI’s OMAP 3 platform, which delivers more than four times the processing power of today’s 300MHz ARM9 devices, giving developers access to laptop-like performance at handheld power levels. Quadros engineers used the popular OMAP35x processor-based BeagleBoard and RealView tools from ARM to complete the development environment.
“Having RTXC Quadros RTOS support on TI’s OMAP35x provides embedded designers with increased options and flexibility to efficiently and cost-effectively run new applications and develop new features that are best suited for our portfolio of ARM Cortex-A8 processors. This support will allow our customers to truly focus on product differentiation and perfecting their IP solutions, said Russell Crane, Sitara[tm] marketing manager, TI.
Quadros support for the OMAP35x with Cortex-A8 architecture includes support for the Memory Management Unit (MMU), and instruction and data caches. Cache support includes high level functions to flush and invalidate a memory area, a function to lock code or data into respective cache memory, and a set of low-level functions that allow cache operations by way/set and with cache line granularity.
About Quadros Systems, Inc.
Quadros Systems, Inc. develops and markets RTXC technology, bringing together RTOS, hardware and software professionals into one development team to provide innovative technology that maximizes real-time responsiveness and eases the development process for customers. The RTXC RTOS family is complemented by VisualRTXC, an easy-to-use, powerful design tool that allows the developer to rapidly move between design concepts and generated C code. In addition to the RTXC RTOS family, Quadros Systems offers a wide range of communications stacks and middleware including RTXCusb (RTOS-agnostic USB stacks and drivers) and RTXCflashfile (a high performance file system for resident flash devices). RTXC products have been deployed worldwide in hundreds of millions of embedded systems, serving markets such as communications, medical, and industrial automation. For more information, contact Quadros Systems, Inc. at 832-351-2830, Quadros Systems Europe at +49-703/339-1561.
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