eCos 3.0 Released

The team behind the eCos operating system has released version 3.0. eCos is an open source real-time operating system for the embedded market. eCos can run on systems with only a few tens or hundreds of kilobytes of RAM, is written in C, and has support for POSIX and µITRON.

Key improvements in this new release are as follows:

  • Cortex-M, FR30 and 68K/ColdFire architectural ports (extending hardware compatibility to a total of 13 processor architectures)
  • CAN, I2C, SPI, framebuffer, disk and ADC infrastructure
  • Flash memory infrastructure revisions for improved flexibility
  • a FAT filesystem implementation
  • a port of the lwIP lightweight TCP/IP stack
  • additional services for the eCos FreeBSD TCP/IP stack
  • HAL and driver packages for many new processor variants, target platforms and peripheral devices
  • enhancements to the RedBoot bootstrap and debug firmware (based on the eCos HAL)
  • GCC 4 compatibility for improved code generation

You can get the new release as well as a set of instructions from the downloading/installing page.


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