Micrium uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III RTOS Bundled with Freescale’s Software Development Kit for Kinetis MCUs

Micrium's strong installed ARM base complements Freescale's MQX™ RTOS offering;
Only commercial RTOS selected

Weston, FLORIDA—September 9, 2014 — Micrium, the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems, today announced that its uC/OS-II® and uC/OS-III® real time operating systems are bundled into Freescale® Semiconductor’s new software development kit (SDK) for Kinetis® MCUs. The only commercial RTOSes selected, uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III are ideally suited for the ARM-based Kinetis platform due to their volume of implementations in a wide range of ARM-based devices.

"Micrium has a proven track record in ARM-based devices and safety certifications making it an ideal partner for use in avionics, medical and industrial control applications," said Michael Norman, Freescale’s manager of Kinetis Enablement. "Bundling Micrium's RTOS into the Kinetis SDK complements our own MQX RTOS, making the Kinetis platform truly flexible and able to meet the market requirements of a wide array of end-user devices."

The uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III kernels are bundled into the Kinetis SDK for customer evaluation to facilitate product development. uC/OS-III supports unlimited application tasks and is a highly portable, ROMable, scalable, preemptive, real-time, deterministic, multitasking kernel for microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSPs. Available extensions provide memory protection, greater application stability and safety, and space and time management; enabling cost-effective certification of complex systems. The bundled kernel will be provided for evaluation purposes only, if used to design a commercial product, a license must be obtained from Micrium.

"uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III remain the most widely adopted commercial kernels in the industry," said Jean Labrosse, CEO of Micrium. "They are ideal for the Kinetis platform having been proven on a wide range of ARM-based devices and uC/OS-II’s certifications make it a strong option for safety-critical applications. Both kernels offer unprecedented ease of use, and are delivered with complete 100% ANSI C source code and in-depth documentation to support rapid product lifecycles."

About Micrium, Inc.

Micrium provides high-quality embedded software components by way of clean source code, unsurpassed documentation, and customer support. Starting with Micrium’s flagship products, uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III, through its complete line of RTOS modules, Micrium shortens time to market throughout all product development cycles and builds products that address today’s increased design complexity as well as safety-critical requirements. For additional information, visit: www.micrium.com.

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