Here's some of what's new on the DSO front:
At last week's ARM Developers' Conference, Enea demonstrated its OSE real-time operating system (RTOS), development tools and board support packages (BSP) for Texas Instruments’ OMAP platform. Enea says its OSE was the first RTOS to support OMAP’s ARM and DSP cores, and that it is the only RTOS that offers a single API for developing robust, scaleable, multimedia-enhanced applications for OMAP’s ARM and DSP cores.
Speaking of ARM, last week came reports that Texas Instruments would be the first to license the company's new Cortex-A8 processor. Turns out TI has already been joined by several other licensees, namely, Freescale, Matsushita, and Samsung, says ARM. The Cortex processor is an applications processor based on the new ARMv7 architecture; it reportedly delivers up to 2,000 DMIPS (the D is for Dhrystone), aiming it at such processor-hungry apps as audio and games.
Embedded Market Forecasters, the market research firm founded by sometimes DSO.com columnist Jerry Krasner, will be supplying its dashboard and database to Lone Star Aerospace, a company that is helping NASA define its 30-year plan for software use and deployment. Lone Star also consults to the Navy, Air Force, and their primes.
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