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ANNOUNCEMENT: release of the ABCD Proto-Kernel™ version 1.x distribution
<p>&nbsp;The ABCD Proto-Kernel™ has just been released at <A
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<p>&nbsp;The ABCD Proto-Kernel™ is an original contribution to the field
of embedded software development. The version 1.x distribution comprises
the complete source code, plus comprehensive kernel design documentation.
<p>*** Unique Kernel Design ***
<p>&nbsp;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
<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>&nbsp;This is a coherent selection of a minimal subset of the myriad
of programming facilities provided by full-blown real-time operating systems.
<p>*** Friendly Licensing ***
<p>&nbsp;The Free Software Foundation licensing model (GPL-style licensing)
has been adopted for the ABCD Proto-Kernel™ software library, with specific
provisions to account for the practicalities of the embedded software products.
<p>*** A global solution for embedded PowerPC development ***
<p>&nbsp;The ABCD Proto-Kernel™ version 1.x is targeted at the Motorola
MPC8xx processor family, which is the entry-level embedded PowerPC architecture.
<p>&nbsp;It is part of a comprehensive integrated solution for embedded
development tools and a hardware processor module ready for prototyping
and low-volume production:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the ABCD Proto-Kernel™,
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<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the MPC8xx POMP, a “Peace-Of-Mind Port” of the GNU Compiler
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<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the FlashCnL API, a flash memory “configuration and
log” software library,
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<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the PPCMB/850, a PowerPC Mini-Board based on the Motorola
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<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; - the CONNOTECH Experts-conseils consulting services.
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