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ANN: the ABCD Proto-Kernel&nbsp; version 1.1
<p>The ABCD Proto-Kernel&nbsp; version 1.1 has just been released at
<br><A HREF="http://www.connotech.com ">http://www.connotech.com </A>.
<p>The version 1.1 distribution comprises the complete source code, plus
<br>comprehensive kernel design documentation.
<p>New with the version 1.1: a BDM handler application, with schematics
for the
<br>BDM interface port hardware. We use this setup as a manufacturing test
and
<br>device initialization setup.
<p>*** Unique Kernel Design ***
<p>The ABCD Proto-Kernel&nbsp; design provides an elegant solution to the
recurring
<br>problem of providing a "real-time operating system" for embedded projects
<br>small enough that the need for an operating system might be questioned
in the
<br>first place. This solution is as simple as ABCD, respectively for
<br>&nbsp; a) interrupt dispatching,
<br>&nbsp; b) fixed priority scheduling,
<br>&nbsp; c) mutual-exclusion semaphores, and
<br>&nbsp; d) a queuing mechanism.
<br>This is a coherent selection of a minimal subset of the myriad of programming
<br>facilities provided by full-blown real-time operating systems.
<p>*** A global solution for embedded PowerPC development ***
<p>The ABCD Proto-Kernel&nbsp; version 1.x is targeted at the Motorola
MPC8xx
<br>processor family, which is the entry-level embedded PowerPC architecture.
<p>It is part of a comprehensive integrated solution for embedded development
<br>tools and a hardware processor module ready for prototyping and low-volume
<br>production:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the ABCD Proto-Kernel ,
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A
HREF="http://www.connotech.com/abcd_proto_kernel/abcd_proto_kernel_intro.htm ">http://www.connotech.com/abcd_proto_kernel/abcd_proto_kernel_intro.htm </A>

<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the MPC8xx POMP, a "Peace-Of-Mind Port" of the GNU Compiler
Collection,
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A
HREF="http://www.connotech.com/gcc_mpc8xx/powerpc_eabi_mpc850.htm ">http://www.connotech.com/gcc_mpc8xx/powerpc_eabi_mpc850.htm </A>

<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the FlashCnL API, a flash memory "configuration and
log" software
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; library,
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A
HREF="http://www.connotech.com/flashcnl/flashcnl_intro.htm ">http://www.connotech.com/flashcnl/flashcnl_intro.htm </A>

<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the PPCMB/850, a PowerPC Mini-Board based on the Motorola
MPC850,
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A
HREF="http://www.connotech.com/ppcmb850/prod_desc_5.htm ">http://www.connotech.com/ppcmb850/prod_desc_5.htm </A>

<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the CONNOTECH Experts-conseils consulting services.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A
<p>CONNOTECH Experts-conseils
Inc.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

<A HREF="http://www.connotech.com ">http://www.connotech.com </A>
<br>9130 Place de Montgolfier
<br>Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2M 2A1
<br>Tel.:
+1-514-385-5691&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Fax: +1-514-385-5900</html>


Re: ANN: the ABCD Proto-Kernel version 1.1
On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 14:55:01 -0500, Thierry Moreau

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Re: ANN: the ABCD Proto-Kernel version 1.1
ANN: the ABCD Proto-Kernel  version 1.1

The ABCD Proto-Kernel  version 1.1 has just been released at
http://www.connotech.com .

The version 1.1 distribution comprises the complete source code, plus
comprehensive kernel design documentation.

New with the version 1.1: a BDM handler application, with schematics for
the
BDM interface port hardware. We use this setup as a manufacturing test
and
device initialization setup.

*** Unique Kernel Design ***

The ABCD Proto-Kernel  design provides an elegant solution to the
recurring
problem of providing a "real-time operating system" for embedded
projects
small enough that the need for an operating system might be questioned
in the
first place. This solution is as simple as ABCD, respectively for
  a) interrupt dispatching,
  b) fixed priority scheduling,
  c) mutual-exclusion semaphores, and
  d) a queuing mechanism.
This is a coherent selection of a minimal subset of the myriad of
programming
facilities provided by full-blown real-time operating systems.

*** A global solution for embedded PowerPC development ***

The ABCD Proto-Kernel  version 1.x is targeted at the Motorola MPC8xx
processor family, which is the entry-level embedded PowerPC
architecture.

It is part of a comprehensive integrated solution for embedded
development
tools and a hardware processor module ready for prototyping and
low-volume
production:
   - the ABCD Proto-Kernel ,
      
http://www.connotech.com/abcd_proto_kernel/abcd_proto_kernel_intro.htm
   - the MPC8xx POMP, a "Peace-Of-Mind Port" of the GNU Compiler
Collection,
        http://www.connotech.com/gcc_mpc8xx/powerpc_eabi_mpc850.htm
   - the FlashCnL API, a flash memory "configuration and log" software
     library,
        http://www.connotech.com/flashcnl/flashcnl_intro.htm
   - the PPCMB/850, a PowerPC Mini-Board based on the Motorola MPC850,
        http://www.connotech.com/ppcmb850/prod_desc_5.htm
   - the CONNOTECH Experts-conseils consulting services.
        mailto: snipped-for-privacy@connotech.com

CONNOTECH Experts-conseils Inc.          http://www.connotech.com
9130 Place de Montgolfier
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2M 2A1
Tel.: +1-514-385-5691              Fax: +1-514-385-5900
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