9 March 2013
TNKernel port for Cortex-M4 CPU with FPU was written by Vyacheslav Ovsiyenko.
The port supports both "Lazy Stacking" and context switching on demand methods for the context switching
with FPU usage.
TNKernel for the port comes with some optimizations - the context switch time is reduced by about 30 percent.
1 March 2011
TNKernel v.2.6 has been released.
TNKernel v.2.6 has now ports for ARM, Cortex M3 and completely new port for the TI MSP430x CPU.
A context switching in TNKernel v.2.6 is a significantly faster (for the ARM and Cortex-M3 ports) than previous versions.
The mutex ceiling protocol in ver 2.6 is more "lightweight" in comparison to previous versions - in the competition "speed vs features" the speed is winner now.
The code of ceiling protocol in v2.6 is derived from Vyacheslav Ovsiyenko TNKernel branch.
Thanks to Vyacheslav Ovsiyenko, Audrius Urmanavicius, Alex Borisov, Michael Fisher for their improvements and remarks.
12 February 2011
A new TNKernel WEB site has been released.
24 November 2009
Sony Corporation(r) uses TNKernel RTOS in their GPS-CS3KA GPS Image Tracker.
05 October 2009
An examples for a Cortex-M3 NXP(c) LPC1766 MCU has been added.
A function tn_tick_int_processing() was improved - thanks to Audrius Urmanavicius from Lithuania
01 October 2009
A TN NET TCP/IP stack version 0.9 has been released.
A DHCP client was added. A TCP and UDP examples were updated for the using with DHCP.
A few bugs fixed in the UDP and ARP protocols implementation.
22 September 2009
A TN NET TCP/IP stack version 0.8.6 has been released.
A critical bug fixed in the function sbcompress() - thanks to Audrius Urmanavicius from Lithuania
A TCP source code was rearranged - file tn_tcp_usrreq.c was excluded from the project.
14 September 2009
A TN NET TCP/IP stack version 0.8.5 has been released.
An embedded Web server example was added.
TN NET TCP/IP stack ver.0.8.5 seems to be ready for the using/testing in the applications.
26 August 2009
A TN NET TCP/IP stack version 0.8.3 has been released.
The version includies TCP/UDP/IP/ICMP/ARP protocols.
13 August 2009
A preliminary TN NET TCP/IP stack version (0.8) has been released.
This version does not include TCP and DHCP protocol.
02 August 2009
TNKernel port for the Freescale ColdFire(r) CPU has been released.
03 December 2008
An examples for a Luminary Micro (c) LM3S811 MCU (Cortex-M3 core) has been added.
01 December 2008
TNKernel port for the ARM(c) Cortex-M3 CPU has been released.
A project with comparison DMA and FIFO performance for high speed UART communications was published.
11 November 2008
04 April 2007
TNKernel v.2.4 has been released.
TNKernel now supports THUMB mode (in ARM processor port).
Few bugs were fixed in the function tn_task_exit()
- thanks to Alex Borisov and Marc Walrave.
Upgrading to the version 2.4 is strongly recommended.
04 February 2007
TNKernel port for the Microchip PIC24/dsPIC microprocessors by Alex Borisov has been published.
If you have any questions about the port functionality, please contact Alex Borisov directly.
11 November 2006
TNKernel v.2.3 has been released.
The timer ticks routine now is executed inside the timer task
(a task with priority 0) again (as in the versions prior to the ver. 2.1)
The documentation has been corrected (thanks to Clemens Fischer) and published as a separate document (see Downloads)
26 September 2006
VxWorks-related projects description has been added.
VxWorks BSP for LPC2106 is described. This project shows ability to use VxWorks for ARM in a minimal configuration.
Debugging VxWorks BSP for ARM with Rowley's CrossStudio IDE is described in another new page.
22 July 2006
Nano-X (Microwindows) GUI library port for TNKernel has been released.
This project provides a "lite" version of Nano-X (Microwindows) GUI library (www.microwindows.org) that works with TNKernel Real-Time kernel (v.2.2 only).
Free download packages contains :
- Nano-X (Microwindows) GUI library source code
(subset), adapted for TNKernel + Nano-X
21 July 2006
TNKernel v.2.2 has been released.
In version 2.2 fixed bug with processing synchronization functions calls with timeouts that are not equal TN_WAIT_INFINITY (in files tn.c and tn_tasks.c). It is strongly recommended using files tn.c and tn_tasks.c from version 2.2.
2 June 2006
USB firmware upgrader v.1.0.1 has been released.
USB Firmware Upgrader is a standalone program for Philips LPC214x
microcontroller, which allows to download firmware (application program) to
microcontroller's flash using USB.
Free download packages contains:
20 April 2006
TNKernel USB bulk firmware v.1.0 has been released.
TNKernel USB bulk firmware is USB bulk device driver for TNKernel real-time OS. Current version works only with Philips LPC214x ARM-based microcontrollers with and without DMA support. Data transfer speed exceeds 1 MByte/sec.
Free download package contains USB bulk firmware source code(with TNKernel v.2.1) and examples for Philips LPC2146 microprocessor (includes projects for Rowley CrossWorks Studio(GCC) 1.5, IAR ARM v.4.30, GCC 3.4 (4.10), ARM ADS 1.2, ARM RVCT 2.2, Keil RVC v.3) and also LPC2146 reference board's schematic.
10 Feb 2006
TNKernel v.2.1 has been released.
In version 2.1 timer ticks routine is executed inside interrupt (file tn.c). It reduces time of OS internal operations, but increases interrupts latency. If you don't want this feature, you still can use file tn.c from version 2.0.
In file(s) tn_port_asm_xx.s has been added few sanity checking and disabling interrupts for context switch and function exit point. It is strongly recommended using file(s) tn_port_asm_xx.s from version 2.1.
05 Dec 2005
TNKernel v.2.0 has been released. Version 2.0 adds a number of new features and improvements:
TNKernel now supports mutexes with Priority Inheritance Protocol and Priority Ceiling Protocol (details are in the user's manual v.2).
-Additional API functions
Few additional API functions has been added mostly for create/delete objects, terminate tasks and also for dynamic changing task's priority.
Atmel AT91SAM7S and ST Microelectronics STR711 examples has been added. There are now examples/projects for compilers: Rowley CrossWorks Studio 1.5, IAR ARM v.4.30,GCC 4.0.1, ARM ADS 1.2, ARM RVDT 2.2, GreenHills MULTI2000 v.3.5, Keil CA ARM v.2.4, Wind River Diab v.5.0