MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Actel Corp. and RoweBots announced the immediate availability of Unison, an ultra tiny Linux compatible OS for SmartFusion devices.
Developers now have the option for Linux-based embedded design when using SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs. With continued broadening of its ecosystem, Actel continues to provide ease of adoption of SmartFusion devices for embedded designers.
"Our ability to offer a Linux-compliant OS opens the door for a whole new range of SmartFusion designers," said Wendy Lockhart, senior manager, design solutions marketing and training at Actel. "These designers now have access not only to a Linux operating system but an OS that has a modular memory so they can further reduce the memory footprint."
Unison consists of a set of modular software components, which, like Linux, are either FREE or commercially licensed. Full Linux implementations require a CPU with a memory management unit (MMU), embedded Linux does not require an MMU but has a large memory footprint, Unison offers POSIX and Linux compatibility with hard real-time performance, complete I/O modules, small memory footprint and an easily understood environment for device driver programming. Seamless integration with FPGA
and analog features are fast and easy.
Unison comes with 30+ demonstration programs that work out of the box in 10 minutes with SoftConsole.
All Unison versions are strictly tested with standardized POSIX test suites along with additional testing, development and management approaches, making them the highest reliability, standards based ultra tiny OS available.