SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- FSMLabs, (www.fsmlabs.com) a core system software development company targeting mission-critical applications, today announced the availability of RTLinuxPro 2.1 and RTCoreBSD 2.1 hard real-time operating systems. RTLinux and RTCoreBSD work in tandem with Linux and BSD-based operating systems to offer hard real-time responsiveness in a standards-based computing environment. The new releases incorporate a variety of capabilities and features designed to address requirements of advanced communications, control, instrumentation, aerospace and defense applications. * New levels of application reliability, error detection and debugging support through improved name space partitioning from companion OS (Linux or BSD) * Enhanced hard-real-time VME support for industrial and Aerospace / Defense applications * Expanded support for new CPU architectures from Atmel, Intel, and TI, and boards from Arcom, Diamond Systems, Dynatem and Synergy Microsystems * Broadened POSIX APIs for greater code portability and standards-based inter-process, inter-thread and device communication * Upgrades to ruggedized versions of client OS Linux 2.4.25 and NetBSD 1.6 and to the RTLinux Development Kit and target software components * Tighter integration with included Visual SlickEdit IDE for improved development experience * Incremental enhancements to FSMLabs industry-leading real-time performance and the included regression test system "Release 2.1 of our core system software responds to FSMLabs customer and partner requirements for ever-greater reliability and ease-of-use, notes Victor Yodaiken, FSMLabs president. "RTLinuxPro and RTCoreBSD 2.1 further broaden the range of applications targeted by FSMLabs and help design engineers tackle tough real-time tasks." Leading manufacturers of mission-critical systems depend on RTLinux to meet their real-time design goals -- "RTLinuxPro performance has lived up to our expectations and FSMLabs support has exceeded them," noted Han Wessel of Atos Origin. "Also, we can now run the real-time and non- real-time parts of our application on a single processor." Top-notch performance, superior support, and hardware consolidation result in lower development and deployment costs -- "I consider Sandia's contract with FSMLabs some of our best invested project dollars," adds Joel Darnold, Senior MTS at Sandia Labs. "Switching to RTLinux was one of the best decisions that we've made." RTLinuxPro and RTCore The FSMLabs RTLinuxPro Development Kit is an embedded Linux cross development environment that targets the hard real-time RTCore operating system and a ruggedized version of the Linux kernel. RTLinuxPro includes cross-compilers, debuggers, and other development tools, integrated with the popular Visual SlickEdit IDE. RTLinuxPro and RTCore streamlines the embedded development cycle, helping OEMs develop and deploy applications that include satellite control, telescopes, jet engine test stands, routers and high performance graphical displays. FSMLabs products let OEMs focus on value-added development activities instead of spending weeks or months configuring and tuning embedded Linux performance. By leveraging off-the-shelf RTLinuxPro and RTCore, developers can deliver working products, more quickly, with the reliability and responsiveness needed in mission-critical applications. CPU and Board Support RTCore technology scales to meet a wide range of embedded computing needs. RTCore runs on high-end clusters of multiprocessor Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon systems down to power-managed and resource-constrained systems based on embedded ARM, PowerPC and other architectures. Visit www.fsmlabs.com for a complete list of support CPUs and systems. Development Environment Today's embedded applications developers demand powerful tools, and RTLinuxPro 2.1 delivers streamlined code creation, compilation and debugging with the popular and feature-rich Visual SlickEdit Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Included as a part of RTLinuxPro, the Visual SlickEdit IDE lets developers browse their project source code, color-highlights C and C++ programs, create customized builds and makes, and integrates the GNU debugger interface for cross/remote debugging, all from an easy-to-use graphical interface. New RTLinux Features in Version 2.1 Version 2.1 of RTCore expands existing CPU and board support capabilities to include systems built on Atmel ARM9, Intel XScale PXA255 (Arcom Viper), TI OMAP, Diamond Systems PC-104 boards, new generations of PowerPC Architecture VME boards from Synergy MicroSystems, and Intel Pentium IV-based VME board from Dynatem. Version 2.1 also repartitions the APIs and symbol references between RTCore and the standard Linux kernel (client OS). While RTLinux real-time threads have always had direct access to Linux kernel services, better namespace partitioning in 2.1 formalizes this access such that RTCore applications can be constructed from either "pure RTCore" or "interface" modules. This repartitioning enhances reliability and simplifies debugging by protecting programmers against inadvertent calls into Linux functions with similar names, and keeps changes to Linux source code from impacting RTCore APIs and constructs. A hallmark of RTLinux technology has been its support for industry- standard POSIX APIs. The standards-based nature of RTCore facilitates porting legacy applications to RTLinux and encourages development of highly portable, living real-time applications. RTCore 2.1 further expands POSIX compliance with APIs for shared memory and device interfaces, facilitating standards-based interfacing of real-time threads, UNIX processes, and DMA-based I/O devices. About FSMLabs FSMLabs provides hard real-time solutions designed for reliability and simplicity of operation, that target mission-critical applications. FSMLabs was founded in 1998 and is a privately held, revenue financed, core system software developer with headquarters in New Mexico and sales and engineering staff in Alaska, Florida, India, Russia, Korea, and Japan. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. RTLinux, RTCore, and FSMLabs are registered trademarks of Finite State Machine Labs Inc. PSDD, ControlsKit, and LNet are trademarks of Finite State Machine Labs Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective organizations. For more information please contact: Patti Dorn of FSMLabs, +1-505-838-9109, ext. 208, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.