Android™ from The Open Handset Alliance was originally designed to be used in mobile computing applications, from handsets to tablets to e-books. But developers are also looking to employ Android in a variety of other embedded systems that have traditionally relied on the benefits of true real-time operating systems: performance, boot-up time, real-time response, reliability, and no hidden maintenance costs.
To literally "embed" these elements in Android-based system development, eSOL has developed eSOL for Android™ , which consists of eSOL Adaptor for Android -- adaptation software that replaces Linux with true embedded operating systems -- and eSOL Professional Services for Android -- engineering services tailor-made for Android system development. eSOL has more than 30 years’experience in operating system technologies and applied its accumulated expertise to develop this comprehensive solution. The core component is eT-Kernel Adaptor for Android, which replaces Linux with eSOL's eT-Kernel real-time OS, thus ensuring faster real-time response and higher reliability in an Android-based system. eT-Kernel Adaptor for Android brings Android into the wider embedded systems marketplace --including consumer electronics that increasingly utilize cloud computing technology, in-vehicle multimedia systems, multifunction printers, and many other embedded applications that require high performance and reliability.
eSOL's eT-Kernel is the first RTOS to replace the Linux OS in the eSOL Adaptor for Android product line. eT-Kernel Adaptor for Android acts as the core component, enabling Android's standard libraries, runtime environment, application framework, and application software to run on the highly reliable eT-Kernel RTOS. As a result, eT-Kernel Adaptor for Android combines the advantages of middleware and application-rich Android systems with those of eT-Kernel.
Here are some of the main advantages of eT-Kernel Adaptor for Android:
1. Provides fast real-time response and boot time
2. Provides high system reliability with eSOL's proven eT-Kernel RTOS
3. Provides highest level of reliability for embedded multicore systems
4. Enables coexistence of Android, POSIX, and real-time applications
5. Ensures full compatibility with Android application programs and the Android SDK
6. Enables reuse of Linux software and engineering resources