FSMLabs Showcases Breakthrough Fast Real-time Linux for AMD Dual-Core Processors at ESC Boston

RTLinux(R) for AMD Opteron(TM) - Two Cores, Two Microseconds. 64 Bits.

Hard Real-time. On Display at ESC Boston in Booth #901

Sep 12, 2005, 01:00 ET from FSMLabs

    BOSTON, Embedded Systems Conference, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- FSMLabs,
 (http://www.fsmlabs.com) a mission-critical software development company,
 today announced breakthrough single digit microsecond timing on 64-bit dual
 core AMD Opteron processors and immediate availability of RTLinuxPro, Carrier
 Grade RTLinux, RTCore and Eclipse-based development tools for a wide range of
 AMD processors.  FSMLabs will showcase these technologies at ESC Boston in the
 AMD exhibit.  RTLinux for AMD CPUs meets the hard real-time needs for high
 performance communications, dedicated networking and security systems,
 instrumentation and control, simulation, imaging, and other demanding embedded
     FSMLabs solutions help device manufacturers build and deploy applications
 for AMD processors with both hard real-time responsiveness and standards-based
 open APIs and architectures.  RTLinux and RTCore enable developers to leverage
 the performance of an embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) with the
 interoperability and flexibility of Linux and BSD platforms.  For
 communications equipment manufacturers (TEMs and NEPs) building converged
 voice and data applications, Carrier Grade RTLinux adds the
 standards-compliance, availability, serviceability, and security specified in
 the OSDL 2.0 CGL Requirements Specification.
     "FSMLabs gives high-end embedded designers real-time operating systems and
 development tools that can help quickly deploy a full-featured, AMD64
 processor-based embedded systems," said David Rich, director of 64-bit
 Embedded Markets at AMD.  "Customers using the combination of FSMLabs'
 features and functionality with the industry-leading performance of AMD64
 processors should experience low latency, high performance and reliability
 with their systems."
     Performance Edge - Hard Real-time
     "AMD processors offer great price/performance, but most embedded OSes and
 tools can't take advantage of core AMD CPU capabilities," comments Victor
 Yodaiken, president and CEO of FSMLabs.  "FSMLabs customers today build and
 deploy applications with hard real-time performance on AMD 64 bit dual-core
 Opterons.  They also create products ranging from s/w radios and automobile
 diagnostics built on AMD Alchemy CPUs to VoIP gateways running on
 AMD Geode/Elan processors."
      On an AMD Opteron 265 dual core system, RTLinux guarantees interrupt
 latencies of no more than 5 microseconds with scheduling jitter of no more
 than 8 microseconds even with Linux under heavy load.  These industry-leading
 times can be further reduced with FSMLabs timer advance and processor
 reservation technologies (with processor reservation scheduling jitter is
 limited to under 2 microseconds).  While real-time Linux is something some
 vendors promise every year, FSMLabs has been delivering production hard
 real-time Linux for nine years and offers tested, proven, solutions that run
 on everything from the latest high end multiprocessors to low power and low
 cost processors for deeply embedded systems.
     Complete end-to-end development and target solutions
     FSMLabs RTLinuxPro Development kit is a complete cross and self-hosted
 development solution with:
      * A full set of compilers, libraries, and build tools, plus debugger.
      * The RTCore real-time server and a ruggedized embedded Linux (or BSD)
      * A new Eclipse based IDE.
      * A small embedded target file system
      * Carrier Grade Linux meeting Priority 1 requirements of the OSDL
      * Full FSMLabs state-of-the-art testing and quality assurance
     RTLinuxPro and Carrier Grade RTLinux are available immediately from
 FSMLabs and its worldwide channel partners.  For a complete list of supported
 hardware, contact FSMLabs.
     About FSMLabs
     FSMLabs is a privately held company, founded in 1998, with headquarters in
 New Mexico and worldwide sales and support.  FSMLabs products include RTLinux,
 RTCoreBSD, Lnet real-time networking, PSDD protected memory real-time and
 ControlsKit XML/RPC interface builder. For more information, visit
 www.fsmlabs.com or email sales@fsmlabs.com.
     RTLinux, RTCore, Lnet, PSDD, ControlsKit, and FSMLabs are registered
 trademarks of Finite State Machine Labs Inc.  AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD
 Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion and combinations thereof are trademarks of
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
 Torvalds.  OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc.  LSB is a
 trademark of the Free Standards Group.
     All other trademarks are property of their respective organizations.
      Adam Fluckey - adam@fsmlabs.com
      FSM Labs, Inc.