Tokyo, Japan. October 24, 2014
a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions, announced today
that DENSO Corporation has adopted eSOL's eT-Kernel RTOS-based software
for use in its Driver Status Monitor. The Driver Status Monitor has
been designed to detect driver's state such as time of eye-closure and drowsiness
level. The eT-Kernel Platform includes the eT-Kernel real-time operating system
(RTOS), eBinder IDE, middleware components—including file systems, USB stacks,
network protocols, and GUI—backed by professional services. The eT-Kernel
Platform contributed to ensuring fast real-time performance and high
reliability while enabling efficient software development.
Status Monitor consists of a near-infrared camera and an electronic control
unit (ECU). The camera takes the pictures of driver’s face, and the ECU
analyzes them to determine the angle of the head and openness of the eyelids. If
the eyes are closed or the driver doesn’t face front for a certain period of
time, an alarm will appear to warn the driver to drive safely.
eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition RTOS
and eBinder IDE
were used to develop the
Driver Status Monitor. Since its launch in 2006, the eT-Kernel Multi-Core
Edition has been adopted in a wide variety of embedded systems including DENSO's
car navigation systems. The eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition for multi-core
processors features eSOL's unique Blended Scheduling™ technology that permits
the coexistence of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and asymmetric
multiprocessing (AMP) subsystems for flexible system design. The eBinder IDE,
tightly integrated with the eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition, provides various tools
for debugging and system analysis of both single-core and complex multi-core
systems, which facilitates the efficient development of high-quality software.
Platform has been used in various systems such as ADAS (Advanced Driver
Assistance System) including omnidirectional multi-camera system, In-Vehicle
Infotainment systems including car navigation and car audio, office automation
equipment, and digital consumer products, and is known for its proven
reliability and quality. The eT-Kernel and eBinder are expected to obtain
ISO26262 certificate for ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) B functional
safety capability by an independent third-party accredited certification body in
the fourth quarter of 2014. eSOL's ISO26262-certified RTOS and IDE will help users
to meet functional safety standard more easily and ensure high system
reliability for automotive software development.
are pleased to announce that DENSO selected our eT-Kernel Platform for the
Driver Status Monitor followed by their car navigation system and digital
tachograph equipped with a driver recorder," said Hiroaki Kamikura, General
Manager of the Embedded Products Division, eSOL. "eSOL has been improving the
quality, performance and function of eT-Kernel Platform to ensure high real-time
capabilities and reliability which are required for automotive devices. We will
continue to support development of ever-evolving in-vehicle system by providing
our eT-Kernel, eBinder, and professional services which are based on accumulated
know-how and experiences."
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About eSOL Co., Ltd.
is a leading embedded software developer that enables customers to
accelerate development of applications based on high-end embedded
processors including multi-core. Our advanced, scalable, multi-profiled
real-time operating systems are tightly integrated with development
tools and middleware components to create flexible development platforms
used by OEMs and ODMs worldwide in competitive vertical markets such as
automotive, consumer electronics, industrial and medical equipment and
aerospace. Founded in 1975, eSOL is based in Tokyo, Japan.
For more information, please visit www.esol.com