TimeSys-Powered Mars Exploration Rover Demonstrated at JavaOne(SM) Conference

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Sun Microsystems Demonstrate Java-Powered

Mars Rover Concept Vehicle Running TimeSys' Linux RTOS and JTime

Jun 11, 2003, 01:00 ET from TimeSys Corporation

    JavaOne Conference, SAN FRANCISCO and PITTSBURGH, June 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 TimeSys, a leader in embedded Linux(R) and embedded development tools,
 announced that its TimeSys Linux RTOS (real-time operating system) and JTime
 real-time Java(TM) virtual machine are driving the Mars Exploration Rover
 concept vehicle being demonstrated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
 and Sun Microsystems' James Gosling at the JavaOne Conference this week in
 San Francisco.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030611/PHW010 )
     James Gosling, considered the father of the Java programming language and
 a Sun Fellow and VP at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, will deliver a keynote
 address and introduce the TimeSys-powered Mars rover at JavaOne on Wednesday,
 June 11, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
     JPL and Sun are developing this vehicle as a proof of concept for the
 next-generation of unmanned Mars exploration rovers, scheduled for launch in
 2009.  JPL is demonstrating the use of Java-based applications executed on a
 real-time Linux platform as an alternative to C/C++ applications on a
 traditional commercial RTOS.  TimeSys Linux/Real-Time and JTime, the
 industry's first RTSJ-compliant Java virtual machine (JVM), are serving as the
 foundation for this new concept vehicle.
     "JPL's decision to develop their concept vehicle using TimeSys Linux RTOS
 and JTime as its foundation is excellent validation that our real-time and
 embedded development products are capable of meeting any performance,
 reliability and survivability requirements in one of the most demanding and
 challenging of environments, interplanetary exploration," said TimeSys CEO
 Larry Weidman.
     JTime is the industry's first commercial implementation of the Real-Time
 Specification for Java (RTSJ).  JTime brings completely predictable response
 to Java applications for advanced embedded and real-time systems running on
 TimeSys Linux RTOS, a true, single-kernel Linux real-time operating system.
 TimeSys Linux is a complete Linux development platform that comprises the
 TimeSys Linux distribution for embedded application development and royalty-
 free real-time capability that transforms Linux into a true RTOS.  TimeSys
 Linux provides an excellent platform for developing mission critical
 applications for use in embedded computer systems that require completely
 predictable, reliable response and execution under any circumstances.
     About TimeSys
     TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in embedded Linux and development tools
 for the embedded systems market.  Through complete software development kits
 design engineers can leverage certified, hardware-specific, single API Linux
 distributions, a complete range of Windows and Linux development tools and a
 full range of performance enhancements to develop advanced embedded systems.
 Its products support the full range of performance from non-real-time to
 deterministic hard real-time, and add unique reservations technologies that
 guarantee system response, even in overload conditions.  TimeSys offers SDKs
 for more than 65 target platforms supporting 8 processor architectures and
 35 unique processors.  TimeSys technologies are utilized in a wide variety of
 industries and applications, from industrial/process control and consumer
 electronics to military and avionics.  For more information about TimeSys,
 please visit http://www.timesys.com, send email to info@timesys.com or call
     TimeSys, TimeTrace, TimeWiz, TimeStorm and JTime are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other
 countries.  All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their
 respective owners.
       Media Contact:  Greg Holt

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