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Accelerated Tech Nucleus OSEK powers Michigan's solar car

Posted: 29 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:accelerated technology? nucleus osek? momentum? solar car? cpu?

Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, announced that the Nucleus OSEK real-time kernel has been used by the solar car team at the University of Michigan to power their latest generation solar car, called "Momentum."

The Nucleus OSEK kernel, developed specifically for embedded applications in the automotive industry, is portable, scalable and robust. Developers on the university's solar car team used the Nucleus OSEK kernel to run Momentum's on-board CPU, which is tasked with motor control, data acquisition, cruise control, driver display, driver controls, wireless telemetry and brake cooling.

"The solar car is a very complex embedded application that has the same high reliability and efficiency requirements as commercial car systems," said Robert Day, director of marketing, embedded systems division, Mentor Graphics. "The purpose of this solar car project is to demonstrate the use of an alternative energy source that is better for the environment, and we hope that the Nucleus RTOS can be an integral part of Momentum's success," Day added.

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