ARM and LynuxWorks Collaborate to Offer Developers a Platform For Low-Power, High-Performance Embedded Linux Applications

ARM Integrator Porting Platform Ships With BlueCat 4.0 and VisualLynux e



May 08, 2002, 01:00 ET from ARM

    CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 ARM [(LSE:   ARM); Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit
 embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and LynuxWorks, a world leader in the
 embedded software market, providing operating systems and software development
 products, today announced that LynuxWorks' industry-leading BlueCat(TM) 4.0
 Linux and VisualLynux(TM) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will be
 packaged with the new ARM920T(TM) core-based Integrator(TM) Porting Platform.
 Offered as a complete, out-of-the-box embedded Linux solution, the development
 platform gives developers immediate access to a ported and tested Linux
 environment with comprehensive ARM9(TM) core processor and Thumb(R) family
 support.  ARM will sell the Integrator Porting Platform bundled with BlueCat
 and with six months of technical support.  A member of the ARM(R) DevZone(TM)
 program, LynuxWorks will work closely with ARM to develop software optimized
 for the ARM technology.
     "LynuxWorks has one of the industry's premier embedded Linux offerings
 with which our customers can confidently build their Linux applications," said
 Gordon Stubberfield, Integrator product manager, ARM.  "Bundling BlueCat and
 its complementary VisualLynux IDE with our ARM9 processor family gives the
 developer community a complete platform to quickly get their products to
 market while saving critical development costs along the way."
     "LynuxWorks continues to make a commitment to better serve our customers,
 our partners' customers and the industry at large," said Dr. Inder Singh, CEO,
 LynuxWorks.  "The strategic partnership we have with ARM reinforces this
 commitment.  Our collaboration on the packaging of the new ARM9 core-based
 Integrator for Linux solutions board bundle provides a robust embedded Linux
 platform solution to our customers that saves time and costs realized
 throughout the entire design cycle."
     The Integrator family, part of the ARM RealView(TM) suite of development
 tools, leverages ARM's unique experience in test chip technology to provide a
 range of flexible, high-performance development platforms that meet the needs
 of today's System-on-Chip (SoC) developers.  The Integrator/LPP1 platform is a
 complete solution using standard Integrator components along with PCI cards
 for video display and network interface.  It enables development engineers to
 start integrating their own hardware and software IP into an existing fully
 supported Linux environment before initial silicon is available, thus saving
 considerable time and cost, as well as bringing their product to market
 faster.
     LynuxWorks' BlueCat 4.0 is the company's latest Linux distribution, which
 offers enhanced productivity and performance features.  With VisualLynux,
 developers have access to a fully integrated and tested cross development
 environment to rapidly facilitate specific development requirements.
 VisualLynux is an extension of Microsoft Visual Studio developed for Windows
 technology-hosted development with the added benefit of all the commands and
 standard GNU tools developers need to streamline the design and creation of
 applications targeted to run on BlueCat Linux.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The Intergrator/LPP-1 ARM920T core-based Porting Platform is available
 from ARM immediately and priced at $18,000.  For more information visit the
 Web at http://www.arm.com or http://www.armdevzone.com .
 
     About RealView Tools
     RealView tools by ARM provide designers with the best solution for
 creating and analyzing systems based on ARM technology.  ARM RealView tools
 are designed and used by the creators of the ARM architecture.  Because the
 tools are developed by the designers of the architecture, they enable the
 highest level of pre-silicon evaluation and development and the broadest range
 of support for future ARM architecture families and derivatives.  ARM RealView
 tools are fully integrated and provide a complete solution to any design or
 SoC integration challenge, giving the developer higher confidence in first
 silicon and a faster time-to-market.
 
     About ARM
     ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC
 microprocessor solutions.  The company licenses its high-performance,
 low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals and System-on-Chip
 (SoC) designs to leading international electronics companies.  ARM also
 provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system.
 ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such
 markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital
 consumer and embedded solutions.
 
     About LynuxWorks
     LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing
 operating systems, software development products and consulting services for
 the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense and consumer
 products companies.  Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of
 the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in
 the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC).  LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in
 San Jose, California.  The company's products include the open-source BlueCat
 Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system.
 World class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including:  3Com, Alcatel,
 Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin,
 Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and
 Xerox.  For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com .
 
                                    - ends -
 
     ARM and Thumb are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.  ARM9, ARM920T,
 Integrator, DevZone and RealView are trademarks of ARM Limited.  All other
 brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.  "ARM"
 is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE:   ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its
 operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK;
 ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; and ARM France SAS.
 
     LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks
 of LynuxWorks, Inc.
 
     Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of
 the respective holders.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
 
     Editorial Contacts:  Michelle Spencer of ARM, +44-1628-427780,
 michelle.spencer@arm.com; or Kelly Foster of The Townsend Agency,
 +1-858-457-4888, ext. 143, kfoster@townsendagency.com, for ARM
 
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    CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 ARM [(LSE:   ARM); Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit
 embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and LynuxWorks, a world leader in the
 embedded software market, providing operating systems and software development
 products, today announced that LynuxWorks' industry-leading BlueCat(TM) 4.0
 Linux and VisualLynux(TM) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will be
 packaged with the new ARM920T(TM) core-based Integrator(TM) Porting Platform.
 Offered as a complete, out-of-the-box embedded Linux solution, the development
 platform gives developers immediate access to a ported and tested Linux
 environment with comprehensive ARM9(TM) core processor and Thumb(R) family
 support.  ARM will sell the Integrator Porting Platform bundled with BlueCat
 and with six months of technical support.  A member of the ARM(R) DevZone(TM)
 program, LynuxWorks will work closely with ARM to develop software optimized
 for the ARM technology.
     "LynuxWorks has one of the industry's premier embedded Linux offerings
 with which our customers can confidently build their Linux applications," said
 Gordon Stubberfield, Integrator product manager, ARM.  "Bundling BlueCat and
 its complementary VisualLynux IDE with our ARM9 processor family gives the
 developer community a complete platform to quickly get their products to
 market while saving critical development costs along the way."
     "LynuxWorks continues to make a commitment to better serve our customers,
 our partners' customers and the industry at large," said Dr. Inder Singh, CEO,
 LynuxWorks.  "The strategic partnership we have with ARM reinforces this
 commitment.  Our collaboration on the packaging of the new ARM9 core-based
 Integrator for Linux solutions board bundle provides a robust embedded Linux
 platform solution to our customers that saves time and costs realized
 throughout the entire design cycle."
     The Integrator family, part of the ARM RealView(TM) suite of development
 tools, leverages ARM's unique experience in test chip technology to provide a
 range of flexible, high-performance development platforms that meet the needs
 of today's System-on-Chip (SoC) developers.  The Integrator/LPP1 platform is a
 complete solution using standard Integrator components along with PCI cards
 for video display and network interface.  It enables development engineers to
 start integrating their own hardware and software IP into an existing fully
 supported Linux environment before initial silicon is available, thus saving
 considerable time and cost, as well as bringing their product to market
 faster.
     LynuxWorks' BlueCat 4.0 is the company's latest Linux distribution, which
 offers enhanced productivity and performance features.  With VisualLynux,
 developers have access to a fully integrated and tested cross development
 environment to rapidly facilitate specific development requirements.
 VisualLynux is an extension of Microsoft Visual Studio developed for Windows
 technology-hosted development with the added benefit of all the commands and
 standard GNU tools developers need to streamline the design and creation of
 applications targeted to run on BlueCat Linux.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The Intergrator/LPP-1 ARM920T core-based Porting Platform is available
 from ARM immediately and priced at $18,000.  For more information visit the
 Web at http://www.arm.com or http://www.armdevzone.com .
 
     About RealView Tools
     RealView tools by ARM provide designers with the best solution for
 creating and analyzing systems based on ARM technology.  ARM RealView tools
 are designed and used by the creators of the ARM architecture.  Because the
 tools are developed by the designers of the architecture, they enable the
 highest level of pre-silicon evaluation and development and the broadest range
 of support for future ARM architecture families and derivatives.  ARM RealView
 tools are fully integrated and provide a complete solution to any design or
 SoC integration challenge, giving the developer higher confidence in first
 silicon and a faster time-to-market.
 
     About ARM
     ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC
 microprocessor solutions.  The company licenses its high-performance,
 low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals and System-on-Chip
 (SoC) designs to leading international electronics companies.  ARM also
 provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system.
 ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such
 markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital
 consumer and embedded solutions.
 
     About LynuxWorks
     LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing
 operating systems, software development products and consulting services for
 the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense and consumer
 products companies.  Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of
 the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in
 the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC).  LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in
 San Jose, California.  The company's products include the open-source BlueCat
 Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system.
 World class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including:  3Com, Alcatel,
 Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin,
 Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and
 Xerox.  For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com .
 
                                    - ends -
 
     ARM and Thumb are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.  ARM9, ARM920T,
 Integrator, DevZone and RealView are trademarks of ARM Limited.  All other
 brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.  "ARM"
 is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE:   ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its
 operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK;
 ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; and ARM France SAS.
 
     LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks
 of LynuxWorks, Inc.
 
     Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of
 the respective holders.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
 
     Editorial Contacts:  Michelle Spencer of ARM, +44-1628-427780,
 michelle.spencer@arm.com; or Kelly Foster of The Townsend Agency,
 +1-858-457-4888, ext. 143, kfoster@townsendagency.com, for ARM
 
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