Micrium Releases New Book on Designing for Medical Applications Using µC/OS-II

Book showcases practical medical applications using Micrium’s safety-certifiable RTOS kernel on Freescale’s Kinetis Platform

Weston, Florida–June 17, 2015–Micrium Inc., the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems, today announced that it will launch its latest book “µC/OS-II: The Real-Time Kernel for Freescale’s Kinetis® MCUs based on ARM® Cortex™-M4 technology" during the Freescale Technology Forum in Austin, Texas. The new book describes practical, working applications for embedded medical devices built on the µC/OS-II® RTOS kernel and Freescale®’s Kinetis K53 medical board (ARM® Cortex™-M4) using IAR development tools.

“The medical industry is a clear case where using proven safety-certifiable components is critical,” said Jean Labrosse, President and CEO of Micrium. “µC/OS-II has a long history of successful certifications, making it ideal for use in medical equipment and devices. This new book is intended to help engineers learn how to get applications running quickly, using examples featuring hands-on working projects with the Kinetis platform. Further, these projects can serve as a reference design for implementing µC/OS-II.”

“As demands on and for medical devices grow, manufacturers are facing increasing challenges around time-to-marketing and product costs,” said Steve Tateosian, Director, Kinetis Platform at Freescale. “With this in mind, Freescale has driven medical device targeted microcontroller products, such as the popular Kinetis K53, which bring high levels of system integration with easy to use tools and medical specific enablement. Micrium’s new book offers designers an excellent resource to learn how to implement the platform with the µC/OS-II real-time kernel to achieve safety-certifiable applications and devices quickly and cost-effectively.”

The book is written for embedded systems programmers, developers and engineers interesting in using Micrium’s RTOS kernel for medical device design. µC/OS-II is certified by TUV for IEC-62304 and has been successfully implemented in a wide array of high-level safety-critical devices, including medical FDA premarket notification (510(k)) and premarket approval devices. µC/OS-II offers a learning platform, but is also a full commercial-grade software package that serves as the foundation for a wide range of products.

Micrium will be at the Freescale Technology Forum in Austin, Texas June 22-25, 2015. The company will showcase its safety-certified µC/OS-II kernel running in a fully functioning pulse oximeter, one of the examples from the book. The device is based on Freescale’s Kinetis K53 MCUs based on ARM Cortex-M technology and leverages the highly popular Tower System development board platform. Free copies of the book will be available to the first 300 visitors to the Micrium demo station during the forum. The book can also be ordered at http://micrium.com/books/ucosii/.

About Micrium Inc.

Micrium is a global RTOS leader for microprocessor-, microcontroller- and DSP-based devices. µC/OS is the leading commercial RTOS for embedded systems, and features a wide array of connectivity. Micrium® Spectrum™ is a pre-integrated end-to-end portfolio of embedded software, protocol stacks and cloud services to facilitate development of the IoT from device to the cloud. Micrium’s RTOS kernel and software components are recognized for unparalleled reliability, performance, dependability, impeccable source code and extensive documentation. They are ideally suited to all embedded vertical markets, with solutions certified to meet rigorous safety-critical standards for industries such as medical electronics, avionics and industrial control. For additional information, visit: www.micrium.com.


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