RoweBots Releases Unison Operating System Version Five with IAR Systems Development Tools

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Unison Operating System V5

WATERLOO, Canada, Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- RoweBots Research Inc. announced today the Unison Operating System Version Five with IAR Embedded Workbench(R). Using Unison V5 with Embedded WorkBench, OEM developers can deliver intelligence for TI, ST and NXP ARM(R) Cortex-M3 devices at a fraction of previous development costs.

The Unison Operating System offers an ultra tiny embedded POSIX environment for ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller (MCU) based development that is also Linux compatible. Unison's open system environment enables users to migrate tens of thousands of programs from larger systems to the Unison real-time operating system (RTOS) to save time and reduce development costs. More importantly, this open approach reduces time to market.

Unison supports lean product development and ARM Cortex-M3 users can, for the first time, develop all embedded products on common POSIX application programming interfaces (APIs) using IAR Embedded Workbench, without wasting significant resources. This common POSIX API, used with IAREmbedded WorkBench, reduces training, eliminates rework, and facilitates software component reuse directly reducing development time, costs and risk.

Unison's modular architecture and innovative implementation allow IAR Embedded WorkBench and ARM Cortex-M3 users to reduce resource requirements for applications compared to embedded Linux. By reducing the resource requirements, users can now port Linux applications to Cortex M and quickly have capabilities that were not possible before.

Unison Version Five offers the following features with IAR Embedded WorkBench for ARM Cortex-M3:
* Web Server with CGI, Security and Authentication.
* Advanced networking.
* Kernel Enhancements.
* FAT12/16/32 File Systems.
* Flash File System support with uSD, SD and MMC.
* Other I/O.
* RTOS Viewer Tools.
* And supports the full STM32 line.

Intelligent devices based on ARM Cortex M3 can be developed quickly and can run anywhere. Applications include home appliances, networks, clean tech, lighting, HVAC and power generation systems, automotive, medical and industrial control.

Unison is helping build a simpler, friendlier and more energy efficient world.

Availability and Pricing:

The Unison Operating System Version Five is available now. Pricing for version five starts at USD $999. Royalty free licenses are freefor version four. IAR Embedded WorkBench is available directly from IAR Systems.


Unison is a registered trademark of RoweBots Research Inc. IAR Embedded WorkBench is a registered trademark of IAR Systems. All other names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About RoweBots:

RoweBots is developing the next generation of embedded POSIX software for OEM applications. The company is based in Waterloo, Canada. For more information, visit .

About IAR Systems:

IAR Systems is the world's leading supplier of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world's leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is part of the Intoi Group since 2005. For more information, please visit .

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