Altera (NASDAQ: ALTR) and eCosCentric have teamed to offer the eCosPro(R) real-time operating system (RTOS) for Altera’s Nios(R) II embedded processor. The combination of the Nios II embedded processor and the eCosPro RTOS meets the needs of a wide range of applications, including industrial automation, consumer appliances, telematics, communications, networking and digital imaging.
Altera(R) Nios II processor customers now have access to a complete eCosPro solution consisting of the run-time system, complementary host tools and certified third-party applications. eCosCentric will also develop, maintain and make available to Altera customers, its eCosPro Starter and Developer’s Kits for the Nios II processor.
The eCosPro Starter Kit for Nios II processors is available at no charge for registered Nios II customers. Upgrades are available to the eCosPro Developer’s Kit, which includes commercial support and advice, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), additional drivers, libraries and development tools. The Nios II processor is available from Altera, royalty-free in Stratix(R), Stratix II, Stratix III, Cyclone(R), Cyclone II and upcoming Cyclone III FPGA development kits.