Arctic Core contains a complete embedded software platform based on the global automotive standard AUTOSAR. Included in the Arctic Core platform are a realtime operating system, communication services supporting automotive communcations standards as CAN, LIN and more, memory services and drivers for a number of different microcontroller devices.
Arctic Core is the product name for the Autosar embedded platform. Arctic Core holds all the source code and build scripts needed to build an Autosar 3.1 System. Arctic Core is version controlled using Mercurial and is available for download through either stable or bleeding edge repository. All source code available for download is licensed under GPLv2 and can freely be used for education or evaluation but there is also a commercial license available for real product development where you want to avoid GPLv2 contamination and have to make your system available to the public. With a commercial license you get a private copy of all source code with GPLv2 license removed. Arctic Core supports multiple architectures and MCUs such as Freescale MPC5xxx, HCS12, Arm Cortex M3 & R4 and there is also a number of supported reference boards available and more can be added upon demand.