This project aims at completing the OMI Software Architecture, therefore providing the developers of deeply embedded applications with:
- A language support environment
Capitalising on the results of the OMI/GLUE project, a framework for a complete language support will be developed.
In order to guarantee the widest possible choice for a developer, other products available on the market will interoperate with the results of OMI/CLEAR provided that they are compliant with the standard object format IEEE695.
- A debugging environment
Further developing the debugging support from OMI/GLUE to cover the needs of symbolic debugging both at source and kernel level, addressing real target environments and virtual targets on host systems to anticipate the debugging of applications.
- A small scalable executive for embedded applications
The executive minimum version would support hardware and basic I/O services. A high level version would implement a coherent subset of POSIX standards. The main expected quality would be its predictability, by application of Rate Monotonic Scheduling techniques.
- A multiple APIs support
Standard interfaces support (POSIX, selected market leaders like pSOS+TM, VRTXTM or VxWorks. Selection of the actual ones - two of them - will depend on the competition analysis as described in Task 2.1).
As the project aims at delivering production quality components to the OMI community and to the industry, the project's results will be checked against the real needs of the automotive and white goods industries thanks to the contribution in the:
- definition of requirements (a good starting point are the results of the OMI/DOMUS feasibility study)
and - assessment of project results through an evaluation in real world expectations.
Having in mind the solution of concrete problems and immediate exploitation of results, this project aims at reaching production quality for most of the software components that will be developed. This implies:
extensive testing, verification and validation activities
preparation of a complete set of user documentation
definition of the product set.
The easy retargetability of the foreseen components will allow to address as well the Intel and Motorola processors, thus allowing a fair competition with the American manufacturers of such environments and in some cases complementing their offer.