The eT-Kernel Real-Time OS Platform from eSol now supports Renesas’ ARMR Cortex-A9-based RZ/A series microprocessor units (MPUs). The RZ/A series MPUs combine ARM cores with Renesas’ technologies to offer high performance and low power consumption. The eT-Kernel Platform enables software developers to add real-time capabilities and high reliability to the RZ/A series MPU-based systems more rapidly and at lower cost across automotive, factory automation (FA), industrial, and consumer device applications.
RZ/A series MPUs are equipped with advanced graphic features including support for high-resolution WXGA (1280×768) wide-screen displays and a 2D graphic accelerator to offer easily-built rich human-machine interfaces (HMI). They are ideal for graphic display applications from in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, display panels for FA and industrial use, and surveillance cameras to audio devices with visual displays. The integrated large-capacity internal RAM enables high-speed memory access and reduces system cost while the integrated ARM Cortex-A9 core provides high performance with low power consumption.
The eT-Kernel Platform integrates the eT-Kernel real-time OS with eBinder Integrated Development Environment (IDE), middleware components including graphics, file systems, network protocols, USB stacks, and professional services. The eT-Kernel consists of three scalable profiles to choose from depending on system size and purpose, including the small-footprint eT-Kernel/Compact and eT-Kernel/POSIX with high Linux compatibility. Developers can easily reuse Linux software assets on eT-Kernel Platform and develop their systems efficiently by leveraging the eBinder IDE tool set.