June 2, 2009 -- RoweBots Research, Inc. has announced the launch and release of Unison V4 for ARM Cortex-M3 processors. This ultra-tiny embedded-Linux compatible RTOS opens Texas Instruments, Inc.ís microcontroller (MCU) families to Linux and POSIX compatible development for the first time.
Unison OS and Stellaris MCUs are well-suited to a broad set of applications including lighting, white goods, home automation, industrial automation, power management and networking applications. Unison increases embedded development productivity and reliability for Stellaris developers by substantially reducing the time and difficulty required to develop complex systems. OEM developers can create improved applications with standard reusable components supported by the Unison product, TIís Stellaris MCUs and CodeSourcery tools.
Over 20 Unison demonstration programs run out of the box on Stellaris evaluation and development kits in just 10 minutes. Using the EKC-LM3S6965, EKC-LM3S3748 and the new EKC-LM3S9B90, EKC-LM3S9B92, and DK-LM3S9B96 with Unison, you can get instant results. Unison's extensive networking protocols, file systems, serial I/O, diagnostics, shell, and chip support packages with Stellaris MCUs take plug-and-play to a new level, boasts RoweBots.
"Unison is intended for use in OEM environments where time to market and multiple products using the same software platform are a requirement," said Kim Rowe, President of RoweBots. "Users benefit substantially from the Stellaris familyís 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core, and these chips are integrated seamlessly with Unison to support lean development."
The Unison ultra-tiny Linux offering provides seamless support including:
- Integrated embedded OS with complete documentation
- Full POSIX and Linux capabilities in a tiny footprint to minimize training time and processor size
- Risk mitigation using standards and standard tests
- Free development and source code
- Complete off-the-shelf I/O including networking and file systems
- Seamless integration with the CodeSourcery tools and Eclipse IDE
- 20 DSP features
- Complete indemnification
- Seamless migration between MCU products without code changes
- Low-cost deployment licenses
Unison V4 is hosted on Windows XP and Vista for x86 platforms. Unison support, training and consulting for TIís entire MCU portfolio is available from RoweBots.
Availability and Pricing
Unison V4 will begin shipping immediately, with free development offered. Open-source licenses start at $695.
Go to the RoweBots Research, Inc. website to find additional information.