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ARM real-time library quickens product development

Posted: 20 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ARM? RealView Rela-Time Library? ARM7? ARM9? Cortex-M3?

ARM Holdings plc. has released the ARM RealView Real-Time Library, said to offer critical components for creation of products that require real-time control, networking, USB and CAN connectivity.

ARM said the Real-Time Library supports all ARM7, ARM9 and ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based microcontrollers. The library contains such items as a TCP/IP networking stack, flash file system, USB device drivers and CAN device drivers optimized for the peripherals of the specific MCUs they support, the company said.

Developers can quickly configure and deploy the components of the library using the Configuration Wizard in the RealView Microcontroller Development Kit, according to ARM.

"Increasingly, consumer, commercial and industrial embedded systems require multiple communications interfaces, along with networking capabilities and Internet connectivity," said Reinhard Keil, ARM's director of microcontroller development tools. "Over the past decade, our market-leading RTX51 kernel was a key component that enabled the 8bit community to rapidly deliver applications. We are now offering off-the-shelf optimized components that address the underlying requirements of advanced 32bit embedded applications."

ARM said the Real-Time Library features the royalty-free RTX real-time kernel, included as a configurable object in the RealView Microcontroller Development Kit, and provided in source form in the RealView Real-Time Library. This kernel enables developers to combine other components from the Real-Time Library so that they execute as separate communicating tasks in embedded applications, according to ARM.

All components of the RealView Real-Time Library are royalty-free under license from ARM. The RealView Real-Time Library is available immediately from ARM and its authorized distributors. The library is priced at $4,195.

- Dylan McGrath
EE Times

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