8-Bit MCU Powers Appliances.
The 16-MHz TMP86FS49 is optimized for appliance applications. This 64-pin chip contains Toshiba's TLCS-870/C 8-bit CPU core. It offers 60 kbytes of flash memory; 2 kbytes of RAM; and a 16-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter. Serial interface support includes two synchronous serial, two UARTs, and an I2C interface. The TMP86FS49 costs $6.78.
RTOS Spans Dual-Core CPU/DSP.
Texas Instruments' OMAP dual-core processors can now add a compatible real-time operating system (RTOS) on both CPUs. Enea's OSE 5.0 and OSEck, with their Link Handler, provide a transparent messaging system to developers. Pricing for both RTOSs and development tools starts at $35,000 per seat.
RTOS Gets Smaller.
The Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) is now available in a more compact form. The velOSity real-time kernel requires only 3 kbytes of RAM. It's compatible with all Integrity device drivers. This Green Hills Software kernel supports file system support, USB, CAN, Bluetooth, SSL, and so on. Royalty-free development licenses start at $9500.