eCosCentric recommends Ashling Opella

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- November 1st, 2006 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, has added Ashling's Opella® debug hardware to its list of recommended hardware debug products.

Paul Beskeen, Chairman & Director of Business Development at eCosCentric said "Before recommending any debug hardware eCosCentric thoroughly evaluates it for use with the eCosPro® Developer's Kit. We pay close attention to its overall functionality, robustness, quality, and integration with eCosPro's Eclipse-based IDE and command line debuggers. The evaluation process enables us to identify high quality hardware debug solutions and helps to ensure positive user experiences for our customers. We recommend the Ashling Opella and are particularly impressed with its download and communications speed compared with other solutions we have evaluated". For further details see

John Murphy, Managing Director of Ashling Microsystems said "Ashling and eCosCentric are members of NXP Semiconductor's Nexperia® Home Partner Program. Customers developing products on the Nexperia platform using the eCosPro Developer's kit will find that Opella provides reliable, fast communication with the target".

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 with commercial support & advice, prebuilt eCos host tools, compiler toolchains, full documentation, Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application development (including graphical debugger), C++ runtime (including Standard Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory allocation debugging tools. Third party components certified with eCosPro include a Java virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces, CAN drivers and CANopen library, and USB 2.0 compliant host, device & OTG stacks. For further details visit or contact eCosCentric.

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 Opella

Opella is a powerful non-intrusive JTAG Emulator for embedded development with a USB connection to the host PC. Opella provides fast code download to the target system and allows control and interrogation of all core-processor and system resources. Opella supports run-time control including program load, run, step, halt, hardware and software breakpoints and register/memory access.

About Ashling Microsystems

Ashling Microsystems (founded in 1982) is a privately held international Embedded Software Development Tools company. Ashling designs and manufactures In-Circuit Emulators, JTAG/BDM Emulators, Smart Card development tools, Source Debuggers, Integrated Development Environments, Development Boards and Software Quality Assurance tools. Through its close cooperation with leading semiconductor vendors, Ashling is now a world leader in the Embedded Software development tools market. Ashling's R&D Centre is in Limerick, Ireland and Ashling has sales and support representatives worldwide. Full details of Ashling's locations and other information are on the company's web site at

Opella is a registered trademark of Ashling Microsystems Limited, eCosCentric and eCosPro are registered trademarks of eCosCentric Limited. Nexperia is a trademark of NXP Semiconductors. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.