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DsPIC, PIC24 get open-source RTOS

Posted: 05 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:digital signal controller? MCU? x86? Vista?

RoweBots Research, a supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, has announced the launch of the DSPnano Version 2 for the 16bit dsPIC digital signal controller (DSC) and PIC 24 MCU families from Microchip Technology.

DSPnano is an open source RTOS and Eclipse-based toolset designed to increase small embedded signal processing system development productivity and reliability. It supports the full Microchip family including Microchip's PIC24 16bit MCUs through the dsPIC 30 30MIps DSCs to the dsPIC 33 40MIPS DSCs.

DSPnano's seamless support includes:

?C/C++ integrated development environment (IDE) based on Eclipse with a highly productive user interface
?DSPnano operating system level simulator
?seamless integration with Microchip's MPLAB' IDE for instruction level simulation, compiling and debugging
?integrated DSP RTOS with full POSIX capabilities and a tiny foot print to minimize training time and processor size
?DSP libraries with 650 functions for off the shelf tried and proven processing
?complete I/O minimizing development and integration
?integrated with MPLAB IDE to use the MPLAB ICD 2 and MPLABREAL ICE debugging and emulation hardware development tools.

DSPnano is suited for small signal processing development by engineers who need stringent control over their environment and revel in simplicity. It is intended for use in OEM environments where time to market and multiple products using the same software platform is a requirement. One way DSPnano does this is by providing developers the flexibility to quickly change processor sizes to that most suitable to the current application.

DSPnano V2 is hosted on Windows XP and Vista, for x86 platforms. Support for the entire dsPIC DSC product line and the PIC24 MCU line is available. DSPnano V2 will begin shipping in Q3. It is priced from $499 for a single user. Open source royalty free licenses start at $3,999.

- Kenton Williston
DSP DesignLine

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