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2009 |
Nov. 06
embOS, Press Releases 2009

SEGGER announces RTOS embOS for Renesas RX 32-bit MCU

SEGGER Microcontroller today announced that embOS, the powerful, easy to use RTOS, is now available for the RX 32-bit microcontroller from Renesas.

The real-time kernel embOS supports a premium feature set, such as the embOSView task-level profiling tool, an unlimited number of tasks and no need for compile-time configuration.

“Being the first vendor to offer an RTOS evaluation package for the new Renesas RX microcontroller shows our commitment to our relationship with Renesas. The efficiency and portability of embOS enabled us to create this port in a very short time. It has been a great opportunity to work with Renesas and gives us great pleasure to have formed a strong partnership with them,” says Dirk Akemann, marketing manager of SEGGER.

embOS is a high-performance real time OS that has been optimized for minimum memory consumption in both RAM and ROM, as well as high speed and versatility. It supports fully nested interrupts for zero interrupt latency. embOS is a priority-controlled multi-tasking system, designed as an embedded operating system for real-time applications for all popular CPUs. It provides a migration path with identical APIs across all platforms.

“Segger has been a very important tools partner to Renesas for many years, and we are very happy to have been able to work with them in the development of operating system support for the RX architecture” said David Noverraz, Tools Marketing Manager at Renesas. “We know from previous experience that they are highly appreciated by our customers for the professional RTOS they offer, and would be able to combine the innovative RX design features with their tools to make a world-leading product.

We feel that the RX family provides world-class technical performance and features that will attract engineers looking for tomorrow’s microcontrollers and we believe the Segger embOS solution for the RX product family continues their position as a leading independent tool vendor for Renesas microcontrollers ”

embOS is provided as full source code and comes with a simple licensing model without royalties. Full product specifications and a trial version are available at: