CAMBRIDGE, UK -- September 21, 2004 -- eCosCentric Limited, the
eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced the contribution of a
generic SPI bus infrastructure from their eCosPro(TM) product line
for inclusion within the public eCos project.
Support for the Serial Peripheral Interface bus has been designed
into eCosPro for a number of custom board ports that eCosCentric
has been contracted to support. A range of external peripherals
are typically used in conjunction with SPI, such as removable
MultiMediaCards, real time clocks, analogue to digital converters
eCosCentric is keen to foster the adoption of eCos as the premier
royalty-free real-time operating system. The contribution of the
generic SPI bus infrastructure includes target source code and
detailed documentation, packaged using the Component Description
Language that enables the unique level of highly granular
configurability found in eCos.
eCosCentric's contribution to the broader eCos community and
its acceptance by the eCos Maintainers, will enable a range of
developers to build support for esoteric SPI peripherals using
a unified Application Programming Interface. eCosCentric is
committed to playing a leading role in the ongoing enhancement of
eCos, maximising the strategic benefits of the Free/Open Source
eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the
eCos open source real-time operating system and RedBoot bootstrap
firmware. The eCosPro Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro
which includes prebuilt eCos host tools and compiler toolchains,
full documentation and an Eclipse-based integrated development
environment to streamline eCos application development.
Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of
eCos and RedBoot support, training, development and consulting
services worldwide. Staffed by the original eCos creators and highly
experienced embedded system and software engineers, eCosCentric
provides complete solutions consisting of run-time systems and
complementary host tools.