SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading innovator
in embedded systems software and real-time solutions, and FSMLabs(TM) Inc.,
the creators of RTLinux(TM) today announced a license agreement for Lineo to
provide OEM customers with high performance, real-time embedded solutions
integrating FSM's patented techniques of adding real-time support with the
Lineo Embedix(TM) embedded operating system platform.
Under the agreement, FSMLabs grants Lineo and Lineo customers the right to
freely distribute and market the dual kernel real-time technology with Lineo
By itself, Linux is only capable of providing soft real-time performance
with no fixed latency guarantee. However, the technique patented by FSMLabs,
and used by both FSM's RTLinux and the Lineo Embedix RealTime system software,
provides OEMs with a high performance, hard real-time solution that fully
preempts the reliable and robust Linux operating system whenever time critical
operations are triggered.
Hard real-time systems provide guaranteed response time to designated
tasks, regardless of what other tasks or activities are processed by a
computing system. Solutions using the dual kernel hard real-time technology
can routinely operate with guaranteed microsecond precision while providing
the complete feature set of Linux. Combining the real-time technique and
Linux capabilities is necessary for many performance-sensitive devices, such
as industrial controls, robotics, medical instrumentation, telecommunication
devices, network appliances and military simulation systems.
"The dual kernel approach has enormous advantages over older RTOS
technologies," said FSMLab's CEO Victor Yodaiken. "Our agreement with Lineo
clears the way for both companies to innovate and broaden the market with
superior technology and products."
About Lineo, Inc.
Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems, real-time and high availability
solutions that include software, hardware reference designs and professional
services. Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and systems that
interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements,
per-unit costs and time-to-market. The company's key product lines include:
Embedix (embedded Linux system software), uClinux (embedded Linux for MMU-less
processors), SecureEdge (Linux-based Internet appliances including VPN
Internet routers, firewalls and network attached storage), RTXC (general
purpose and DSP real-time operating system), BeaconSuite (x86 development
toolkit), RTXC Quadros (a real-time operating system for multi-processor
devices) and Availix (mission-critical high availability Linux cluster
solutions). Contact Lineo at http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (801) 426-5001.
RTLinux is a POSIX 1003.13/PS51 compatible real-time kernel that runs
either Linux or NetBSD Unix during non-realtime operation. RTLinux/PPC/SMP is
the latest of FSMLabs' Spring 2001 series releases, which include the recent
announcement of RTLinux for NetBSD and the release of the OpenRTLinux v3.0 CD.
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About FSMLabs Inc.
FSMLabs was founded by the creators of RTLinux with the goal of extending
speed and accuracy in the development of real-time and embedded systems. By
developing systems that reduce complexity and unpredictability, we advance
real-time state-of-the-art. By endorsing and promoting internationally
recognized POSIX realtime standards, we help ensure ease of development and
application portability. With engineering staff and technology partners
worldwide, FSMLabs pursues solutions characterized by simplicity, robustness
and precise design. For more information, visit www.rtlinux.com. For
information about licenses for FSM's real-time technology, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call FSM at 505-838-9109.
RTLinux is a trademark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc. FSMLabs is a
service mark of Finite State Machine Labs, Inc.
Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc. Embedix is a trademark of
Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other
products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
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