November 1, 2002, DAVIS, CA
JK microsystems, Inc. has partnered with world renowned writer Jean Labrosse, author of µC/OS-II, the Real-Time Kernel, to offer a low cost development platform for µC/OS-II evaluation.
µC/OS-II is a highly portable, ROMable and scalable preemptive real-time multitasking kernel (RTOS) for microprocessors and microcontrollers. Since its introduction, µC/OS-II has been used in hundreds of products all around the world. Its uses include engine controls, network adapters, industrial robots, ATM machines, instrumentation devices, audio equipment, as well as numerous college and university real-time system courses. This robust kernel has also been FAA certified.
The internals of µC/OS-II are described in Jean Labrosse's book: MicroC/OS-II, The Real-Time Kernel (ISBN 1-57820-103-9) which is available worldwide from most technical bookstores and through www.Micrium.com. The companion CD contains all the source code for µC/OS-II as well as ports for the Intel 80x86 processors. Running µC/OS-II on a µFlashTCP Embedded Controller The µFlashTCP single board computer development kit is an ideal platform for evaluating the µC/OS-II kernel. The µFlashTCP embedded controller is a DOS based single board computer powered by the Intel 386Ex microprocessor. The µFlashTCP SBC is equipped with a 10Base-T Ethernet port, two serial ports (1-RS232, 1-RS232/485), 10 digital I/O lines, 512K SRAM and 512K Flash memory, and a socket for expanding non-volatile memory using M-Systems DiskOnChip products - all in a package slightly larger than a credit card.
The complete development kit contains a µFlashTCP embedded computer, AC adapter, connector kit, programming and Ethernet cables, schematic and a CD with documentation, utilities, TCP/IP libraries, sample programs and source code and information for creating µC/OS-II applications on the µFlashTCP single-board controller. Also included is the Borland C/C++ V4.52 software development tools (compiler & debugger with TASM) - the same environment in which µC/OS-II was originally developed by Jean Labrosse.
When the MicroC/OS-II, The Real-Time Kernel and JK microsystems SBC development kits are used together, software engineers, system integrators, and college and university students can learn to write µC/OS-II programs which create integrated, real-time embedded solutions..
Visit www.Micrium.com to purchase the book MicroC/OS-II, The Real-Time Kernel or for more information, including software downloads for use with the the JK microsystems embedded x86 computers.
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