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eCosCentric adds CAN driver support to eCosPro®

SAN JOSE, USA -- April 7, 2006 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced the addition of CAN driver support for eCosPro®. The eCosPro-CAN package initially targets the Philips Semiconductors SJA1000, on-chip CAN controllers found in Philips Semiconductors' popular LPC2000 ARM7 family and FlexCAN modules found in Freescale Semiconductor's range of ColdFire and PowerPC processors.

"The widespread use of CAN bus in industrial control and modern vehicles has created a demand for CAN support within real time operating systems" said Alex Schuilenburg, Managing Director & CEO at eCosCentric. "With the addition of CAN support to eCosPro, our customers have a shorter time to market with all the benefits that a commercial RTOS provides but without the higher costs associated with traditional license-fee or royalty based operating systems".

In keeping with the elegant eCos design, eCosPro-CAN is configurable, allowing system architects and developers to make optimal use of limited target memory. eCosPro-CAN provides a coherent application programming interface for developers to access devices attached to the CAN network, supporting hardware filtering and baud rates from 10kb/s to 1Mb/s. Details of the underlying hardware are encapsulated within a device specific layer. The eCosPro-CAN drivers provide BasicCAN operation and are provided under the terms of the eCosPro license.

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, libstdc++ implementation and code optimisation tools.

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.

ARM7 is a trademark of ARM Limited.
ColdFire is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
LPC2000 is a trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

For further details visit http://www.ecoscentric.com/middleware/candrivers.shtml or contact eCosCentric for pricing and availability.