TimeSys Announces Support for the MIPS Processor Architecture; Embedded Linux Solution Available for the Komatsu VR4122 Embedded Board

Mar 12, 2002, 00:00 ET from TimeSys Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO and PITTSBURGH, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Systems
 Conference - 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 MIPS processor architecture with
 the release of a board support package (BSP) for Matsushita's Komatsu VR4122
 Embedded Board, based on the NEC VR4122 processor utilizing the MIPS processor
 core.  This expands TimeSys' overall footprint to include an even larger range
 of processor architectures that include IA32 (x86), ARM, PowerPC, SuperH, and
     TimeSys has developed a Board Support Package (BSP) specifically optimized
 for the architectural features of the Komatsu VR4122 Embedded Board.  The
 TimeSys Komatsu VR4122 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 MIPS architecture.  Available for the VR4122 BSP
 are additional Linux-based TimeSys modules that transform TimeSys Linux GPL to
 meet the requirements of applications ranging from handheld devices to
 automotive telematics.  TimeSys Linux/Real-Time delivers additional
 capabilities to deliver full response predictability to TimeSys Linux GPL.
 TimeSys Linux/CPU and /Net provide 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 Komatsu VR4122 Embedded Board.
     "MIPS is one of the top five processor architectures for embedded systems,
 and we're dedicated to providing systems designers building on the MIPS
 architecture with Linux-based tools to realize a faster time-to-market at a
 lower cost," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry Weidman.  "Our BSP for the
 Komatsu board enables systems designers to build handheld portable computers,
 network terminals and other low-power, high-performance systems with a
 complete embedded Linux-based solution optimized specifically for the MIPS
     TimeSys' BSP for the Komatsu VR4122 delivers a complete solution for
 embedded engineers that include:
      -- Support for the NEC VR4122 and the Komatsu VR4122 Embedded Board for
          TimeSys' complete embedded-Linux product offering
      -- Linux board-hosted GNU tool chains
      -- IA32 (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 VR4122 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
      -- TimeWiz: a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
     The complete TimeSys BSP for the Komatsu VR4122 Embedded Board will be
 available for download at www.TimeSys.com on March 21, 2002.
     TimeSys will be demonstrating the full range of capabilities of its
 embedded Linux operating system, development tools, and proprietary
 performance enhancing modules for the MIPS family of processors at the
 Embedded Systems Conference West, being held at the Moscone Center in San
 Francisco, March 12-16.
     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
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