eCosCentric announce eCosPro® Developer's Kit for KwikByte KB9202

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- August 11, 2005 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced the availability of the eCosPro® Developer's Kit for the recently launched KwikByte KB9202 evaluation board. The KB9202 supersedes the previously supported KB9200 & KB9201 evaluation targets.

The KB9202 is based on Atmel's popular AT91RM9200 microcontroller - a cost-effective single chip solution integrating an ARM9 processor with a range of peripherals including Ethernet, serial UARTs, two-wire (I2C™) interface, memory controllers and timers. The KB9202 allows development teams to evaluate the Atmel solution rapidly using a readily available, low cost, small form factor board.

The eCosPro Developer's Kit for KB9202 offers rapid "out of the box" familiarisation for the developer. Pre-built RedBoot binary images are supplied for bootstrapping the target and enabling Ethernet/serial download and debug via eCosPro's Eclipse-based IDE or command-line GDB. The eCosCentric-developed hardware abstraction layer includes full support for Ethernet and serial I/O, timers and interrupt-safe flash drivers (enabling the reliable use of JFFS2 with eCosPro). Additional target-specific driver support is under development, based on customer demand, for some of the more complex peripherals on the KB9202. These will augment the standard feature set supported in the earlier eCosPro Developer's Kit for KB9200/KB9201 which included GCC v3.3.3 and eCosCentric's Robust Boot Loader for secure in-field upgrades.

"The eCosPro Developer's Kit for KB9202 offers a powerful platform for the development of real-time embedded systems," said Shelly Aamold, President and CEO of KwikByte, Inc. "The eCos operating system offers features required by demanding embedded applications. Customers chose eCosPro to meet their system requirements, for the advanced configuration capability, and to reduce development time. The eCosPro Developer's Kit for the highly-integrated KB9202 provides all the tools for embedded development - it's the complete package."

About eCosPro

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, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application development and a libstdc++ implementation for selected architectures.

About eCosCentric

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, complementary host tools and certified third party applications.

About KwikByte

KwikByte provides low-cost embedded development hardware solutions and custom hardware services ranging from concept to production. Founded in 2003, KwikByte is located in New Port Richey, FL.

I2C is a trademark of Philips Semiconductors Corporation.

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