TimeSys Announces Support for the Intel(R) Xscale(TM) Architecture Embedded Linux Solution Available for the Intel IOP310 Chipset,

And IQ80310 PCI Board Package



    PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 announced that its Linux-based solutions have been optimized to support the
 Intel(R) Corporation's Xscale(TM) architecture.  This expands TimeSys' overall
 footprint to include an even larger range of processor architectures that
 include x86, ARM, PowerPC, SuperH, and now Xscale.
     TimeSys has developed a Board Support Package (BSP) specifically optimized
 for the architectural features of the Intel IOP310 I/O chipset and the IQ80310
 PCI Board package.  The TimeSys IQ80310 BSP will feature TimeSys Linux GPL,
 consisting of a fully featured preemptible kernel that extends a standard
 Linux distribution to support the predictable, extremely low-latency response
 requirements of embedded systems based on the Intel Xscale architecture.
 Available for the IQ80310 BSP are additional Linux-based TimeSys modules that
 transform TimeSys Linux GPL to meet the requirements of applications ranging
 from handheld devices and telecommunication switches to process control and
 avionics.  TimeSys Linux/Real-Time delivers additional capabilities to deliver
 full response predictability to TimeSys Linux GPL.  TimeSys Linux/CPU and /Net
 provides capabilities for dynamic load handling and system overload
 protection.  Used in conjunction with TimeSys' cross-platform development
 tools, TimeSys provides a complete embedded Linux-based solution for the
 IQ80310 PCI Board.
     "Linux is becoming a preferred choice among embedded engineers looking for
 a low-cost, high-performance and flexible solution," said TimeSys President
 and CEO Larry Weidman.  "Our BSP for the IQ80310 board enables systems
 designers to accelerate the development process and realize a faster
 time-to-market for next generation wireless, handheld and Internet
 infrastructure applications, by taking advantage of a complete embedded
 Linux-based solution optimized specifically for the Xscale architecture."
 
     TimeSys' BSP for the Intel IQ80310 delivers a complete solution for
 embedded engineers that include:
 
     * Support for the IQ80310 for TimeSys' complete embedded-Linux product
       offering
 
     * Linux board-hosted GNU tool chains
 
     * X86 Linux cross-platform GNU tool chains
 
     * Timing analysis core for use by TimeSys' event tracing and timing
       visualization tool: TimeTrace
 
     * Certified device drivers
 
     * User and API documentation
 
     Supporting Windows-based developers, TimeSys supports the IQ80310 with the
 following set of Windows-based cross-development tools:
 
     * TimeStorm: TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development Environment
       for cross-platform development
 
     * TimeTrace: a Windows-hosted tool for event tracing and timing
       visualization
 
     * TimeWiz: a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     The complete TimeSys BSP for the IOP310 chipset and the IQ80310 PCI Board
 package will be available in March and will be available for download at
 www.TimeSys.com .
     TimeSys will be demonstrating the full range of capabilities of its
 embedded Linux operating system, development tools, and proprietary
 performance enhancing modules for the Xscale and x86 family of processors at
 the Intel Developer Forum, Spring 2002, being held at the Moscone Center in
 San Francisco, February 25-28.
 
     TimeSys Solutions
     TimeSys Linux GPL is a full Linux distribution for all supported embedded
 boards that includes everything needed to develop, deploy, and maintain an
 embedded platform.  For each board, this distribution includes not only the
 world's lowest-latency Linux kernel, but also all the libraries, tool chains,
 utilities, drivers, scripts, and documentation, all distributed under the GNU
 Public License (GPL).  Coupled with TimeSys Linux/Real-Time, it offers
 trend-setting add-on proprietary capabilities that transform Linux into a
 first-class real-time operating system with unmatched latency, responsiveness,
 and real-time capabilities.  TimeSys Linux/CPU and TimeSys Linux/Net offer the
 unparalleled capability to reserve guaranteed CPU and network interface
 availability for critical applications, regardless of load or priorities.
     In addition, TimeSys offers the tools needed to produce embedded
 applications in the Linux domain.  TimeStorm, a Windows-hosted Integrated
 Development Environment with cross-platform capabilities for many target
 boards, TimeTrace, a Windows-hosted target platform event tracing
 visualization tool, and TimeWiz, a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and
 simulation tool make it much easier to create predictable, robust applications
 using the TimeSys Linux product line.
 
     About TimeSys
     TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java development
 technologies.  Its products allow design engineers to leverage the power,
 flexibility and reliability of a new class of development tools for advanced
 embedded systems for a variety of markets and applications, covering the
 complete performance range from non-real-time to deterministic hard real-time,
 using both open-source and proprietary technologies.  TimeSys is considered
 the top choice by systems architects for developing more robust, less
 expensive, single API Linux solutions for embedded systems.  TimeSys was the
 first to create a reservation technology that guarantees system response, even
 in overloaded systems.  TimeSys solutions offer completely predictable and
 fast response time performance.  For more information about TimeSys, please
 visit http://www.timesys.com email to info@timesys.com or call 1-888-432-TIME.
     Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
     Intel and Intel Xscale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel
 Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
 
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SOURCE TimeSys Corporation

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