|By Business Wire||
|September 14, 2012 08:37 PM EDT||
Micrium, the premier supplier of high-quality software components for embedded systems, is pleased to be part of the continuing success of the Mars Rover, Curiosity.
Micrium's Kernel, uC/OS-II, was chosen to control one of the analytical labs called SAM. SAM, or the Sample Analysis at Mars lab, is designed to investigate the chemical and isotopic composition of the Martian atmosphere and soil. It conducts a sensitive search for organic compounds and measures the isotopic composition of carbonaceous material extracted from the soil. SAM's investigations support the mission goal of quantitatively assessing the habitability of Mars, an essential step in the search for past or present life on Mars, with investigations in Gale Crater.
"This is the first time that our RTOS Kernel, uC/OS-II, has left the Earth's gravity and been trusted with such an important mission," said Jean Labrosse, Micrium's president and CEO. "We are proud that the reliability and stability of one of our key products has earned it a place in NASA's toolbox. We are confident that this quality is also a key selection criterion for embedded engineers making everyday products here on Earth."
Jean continued, "This is the first time that Micrium has left the Earth's gravity—but not the last."
About Micrium, Inc.
Micrium is consistently recognized as a leader in embedded software components, including the company's flagship uC/OS-III. Jean Labrosse, Micrium founder, and Christian Legare, Micrium vice president, are both widely known and respected as industry experts based upon their broad visibility within the industry that includes educational tracts they deliver at Embedded Systems Conferences and other industry events. Micrium's books on embedded systems, including a new series on TCP/IP, are the most popular books on the subject and are being used by embedded systems developers worldwide in a variety of languages.