RoweBots Research Inc. made an announcement about the version 5 of its Unison Operating System with IAR Embedded Workbench(R). Using this version along with Embedded WorkBench, OEM developers are enabled to deliver intelligence for NXP ARM(R) Cortex-M3, ST and TI devices at a minor part of previously required development amount.
The Unison Operating System provides a small embedded POSIX environment for development based on ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller (MCU) which is also compatible with linux. Unison’s open system environment facilitates users to switch numerous programs from larger systems to the Unison real-time operating system in order to reduce costs of development and save time. This open approach also reduces the time to market.
Unison gives support for lean product development and ARM Cortex-M3 users are able to develop all embedded products on common POSIX application programming interfaces (APIs) with the help of IAR Embedded Workbench, and that too without the wastage of significant resources. This common POSIX API, which is used along with IAR Embedded WorkBench, eliminates rework, reduces training and facilitates reuse of software component which leads to a direct reduction of costs, time and risk required for the development.
The innovative implementation and modular architecture of Unison’s OS allows users of ARM Cortex-M3 and IAR Embedded WorkBench to cut down the resources needed for applications as compared to embedded Linux. With the reduction of resource requirements, users Linux applications to Cortex M can be ported with capabilities that were not possible before. Development of intelligent devices that are based on ARM Cortex M3 can be done quickly.