TimeSys(TM) Chosen by ADI Engineering Inc. As Exclusive Provider of Embedded Linux(R)

Deep Product Base in Linux, SDK's and Tools Make for a Complete

Hardware/Software Solution for Carrier-Class Network Systems Based on The

Intel(R) XScale(TM) Microarchitecture

Sep 06, 2002, 01:00 ET from TimeSys(TM) Corporation

    PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys(TM) Corporation and ADI
 Engineering Inc. today announced a partnership in which TimeSys Linux(R) has
 been named as the exclusive Linux distribution for ADI's family of XScale(TM)
 development platforms.  Together TimeSys and ADI will provide end-to-end
 embedded Linux solutions for the design, development, and rapid deployment of
 next generation data communications, networking, and high-performance embedded
 applications of the Intel(R) XScale(TM) microarchitecture.
     "TimeSys' enhancements to the Linux kernel under the GPL and their
 accomplishments in the real-time space provide systems designers with the most
 robust and high-performance embedded Linux solution available today," said ADI
 Engineering president Steve Yates.  "Using TimeSys' complete Linux products
 and powerful extensions such as TimeSys Network Reservations, OEMs can create
 whole new classes of applications.  With our high-performance, high-bandwidth
 reference platforms that take advantage of the XScale microarchitecture's
 processing performance and low power consumption, we are providing OEM
 engineers with a unique and complete "out of the box" solution that will
 decrease the time-to-market and total cost of ownership of carrier-class
 network systems."
     "Coupling ADI's reference platforms for the Intel XScale microarchitecture
 with our Linux products is a compelling business proposition for OEM customers
 as they realize solid returns in faster development, simplified migration for
 systems designers, and longer product life," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman.
 "Developers will get to market faster because they can focus on application
 development for their product rather than board design or configuration of the
 operating system.  Also, with our Network Reservations product, OEM's can
 protect their application functions for years in the future, regardless of
 unforeseen overloads and application changes."
     "TimeSys products make perfect sense for us, because they have a complete,
 open Linux, yet have Real-Time, CPU and Network Reservations extensions that
 quickly convert to measurable business value for our OEM's.  Now they can
 guarantee performance of applications by controlling their operating times,
 and protect applications from overload conditions," said ADI Engineering
 president Steve Yates.  "Not only do these products deliver that value, but
 the fact that TimeSys is able to quickly optimize its product line SDK's,
 extensions and Tools to our boards is great news for our customers."  The ADI
 platforms offer a combination of dual Ethernet ports, PCI and PMC expansion
 slots, and unmatched sustained memory bandwidth.
     In coming months, TimeSys and ADI will supply a complete Linux product
 suite specifically for ADI's BRH and Quinque platforms.  This suite starts
 with providing Linux developers with a targeted SDK as a solid supported
 product, including an end-to-end embedded Linux development environment, a
 complete Linux distribution with over 190 Linux packages and utilities, the
 industry's lowest latency, fully preemptible Linux kernel, Linux cross-
 platform and board hosted GNU toolchains, complete "to-the-edge of the board"
 set of certified device drivers, user and API documentation, and loadable
 kernel modules that convert TimeSys Linux into a fully featured Real-Time
 Operating System (RTOS).
     Additionally, TimeSys brings all the Linux tools needed for OEM's to
 create new value, such as TimeStorm(TM), a Windows-hosted IDE with cross-
 platform capabilities; TimeTrace(R), a Windows-hosted target platform for
 event tracing, timing analysis and visualization tool; and TimeWiz(R), a
 Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool.
     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.
     TimeSys, TimeTrace, TimeWiz and TimeStorm are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries.
 Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks referred to herein are the
 property of their respective owners.
     About ADI Engineering
     ADI Engineering Inc. is a supplier of high bandwidth hardware reference
 designs, evaluation platforms, and custom design services supporting the
 Intel(R) XScale(TM) microarchitecture.  Founded in 1990, ADI also offers
 rapid-deployment custom development of advanced data communications, embedded
 computing, broadband wireless, digital video, and network security products.
 ADI Engineering is an authorized third-party design partner for a number of
 semiconductor OEMs including Intel and Xilinx and a value-added reseller for
 ARM and TimeSys.  ADI Engineering's headquarters are located in
 Charlottesville, VA.  For more information please visit
 http://www.adiengineering.com or email info@adiengineering.com.
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             For TimeSys                       For ADI Engineering
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