Micrium RTOS Kernels Support Xilinx’ All Programmable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Micrium µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III are the only commercial RTOSes supporting the new platform;

Ideal for use in embedded vision applications, ADAS, I-IoT and 5G wireless systems

WESTON, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 4, 2015 — Micrium today announced commercial real time operating system (RTOS) support for Xilinx’ new All Programmable Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC. Micrium’s µC/OS-II®, µC/OS-III® kernels and full suite of RTOS components run on the ARM Cortex A53 and Cortex R5 CPUs as well as the Xilinx MicroBlaze™ FPGA-based soft processor core, enabling customers to select a single OS for all their embedded software needs on the chip.

“There are clear benefits to using a commercial RTOS when designing applications,” said Satish Swarnkar, senior director, Software Product Management at Xilinx. “The Zynq Ultrascale+ has a powerful ARM processor and supports FPGA-based MicroBlaze soft processors. Micrium is highly scalable RTOS that can be used in the ARM and our MicroBlaze processors, simplifying application design by giving end users the capability to use a single operating system.”

“Micrium’s µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III kernels have long track records in applications where reliability, security and connectivity are critical,” said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. “The same features – quality, reliability, performance – that have driven adoption of our RTOS make it ideal for platforms like Xilinx’s, as well as emerging markets such as LTE Advanced and early 5G wireless, terabit wired communications, automotive ADAS, and industrial IoT. We are pleased to extend our partnership with Xilinx and to be the first commercial RTOS available for this groundbreaking new platform.”

The Micrium repository for the Xilinx SDK, including µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III and components, including µC/TCP-IP, µC/USB, µC/FS, (among others), for the Zynq Ultrascale+ can be downloaded from the Micrium website. The Xilinx reference project for the Zynq is part of Micrium’s Evergreen program, which ensures that the MCU, tool chain and embedded software components are always compatible and use the latest versions available. Using Evergreen-certified reference projects simplifies product designs and reduces development time.

The Xilinx All Programmable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

The Xilinx All Programmable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC enables the development of flexible, standards-based platforms by providing 5X system level performance/watt and any-to-any connectivity with the security and safety required for next generation systems. As the world's first heterogeneous multi-processing SoC, the device combines seven user programmable processors including a quad-core 64-bit ARM® Cortex™-A53 Application Processing Unit, a dual-core 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-R5 Real Time Processing Unit, and an ARM® Mali™-400 Graphics Processing Unit. The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family also includes a host of integrated peripherals, safety and security features, and advanced power management. When coupled with the SDSoC™ development environment, the new family is enabling systems that are both software defined and hardware optimized.

About Micrium RTOS Components

µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III are highly portable, ROMable, scalable, preemptive, real-time, deterministic, multitasking kernels for microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSPs. Available extensions provide memory protection, greater application stability, safety, memory and time management, enabling cost-effective certification of complex systems.

μC/TCP-IP is a compact, reliable, high-performance TCP/IP protocol stack. It is optimized for embedded systems, and features dual IPv4 and IPv6 support.

About Micrium

Micrium is a global RTOS leader for microprocessor-, microcontroller- and DSP-based devices. µC/OS is the leading commercial RTOS for embedded systems, and features a wide array of connectivity options. Micrium® Spectrum™ is a pre-integrated end-to-end portfolio of embedded software, protocol stacks and cloud services to facilitate development of the IoT from device to the cloud. Micrium’s RTOS kernel and software components are recognized for unparalleled reliability, performance, dependability, impeccable source code and extensive documentation. They are ideally suited to all embedded vertical markets, with solutions certified to meet rigorous safety-critical standards for industries such as medical electronics, avionics and industrial control. For additional information, visit: www.micrium.com.


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