Micrium and Cortus Announce new uC/OS-III Port to Cortus 32-bit Processor Cores

Untitled-1Micrium and Cortus announced that Micrium’s uC/OS-III has been ported to Cortus’ 32-bit processor cores based on the company’s v1 instruction set (APS1, APS3R, APS5 & FPS6) and v2 instruction set (APS23 & APS25). Both companies’ products have strong track records in the growing safety-critical and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The new port will facilitate development of systems-on-chip with embedded processing.

“There is a clear trend toward increased use of real-time operating systems across a variety of markets,” said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. “Cortus’ 32-bit cores are ideally suited for use in both safety-critical and IoT applications, as are our embedded RTOSes, making this a highly complementary offering. The availability of the new port will facilitate development of projects using our proven and reliable RTOS kernels.”

Micrium’s uC/OS-III supports unlimited application tasks and is a highly portable, ROM-able, scalable, pre-emptive, real-time, deterministic, multitasking kernel 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. uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III are now bundled with Cortus’ software development kit. The bundled kernel is provided for evaluation purposes only; if used to design a commercial product, a license must be obtained from Micrium.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Micrium through the porting of uC/OS-III to our entire family of 32-bit processor cores,” said Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus. “uC/OS-III, with its rich set of features and small footprint, complements Cortus’ silicon-efficient IP cores. We also anticipate it will play an important role in future safety-critical applications.”

Cortus cores are general purpose and have been designed into a wide range of applications including smart cards, sensor controllers, wireless chips, video processing chips and touch-screen controllers for smartphones. Its 32-bit cores have very low gate counts, which keeps the silicon area down, reduces power consumption and offers a good starting point for security and IoT solutions.

Both companies will be exhibiting at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany from February 24 – 26, 2015. Micrium will be showcasing its reliable, high-performance RTOSes for embedded systems in Hall 4, Booth 4-350. Cortus will feature its 32-bit processor cores in Hall 5, Booth 5-478.