Embedded Planet Chooses TimeSys Corporation as its Exclusive Provider of Embedded Real-Time Linux

Partnership Will Result in `Out-Of-The-Box' Linux Solution For

PowerPC-based Single Board Computers



Feb 18, 2002, 00:00 ET from TimeSys Corporation

    PITTSBURGH and CLEVELAND, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Planet has
 chosen TimeSys Corporation as its exclusive provider of embedded Linux
 operating systems for its PowerPC-based single board computers.  Embedded
 Planet is a provider of integrated platforms and services for rapid
 development and cost-effective production of embedded and networking devices.
 TimeSys offers system architects a full set of Linux-based solutions for
 developing robust, cost-effective embedded systems.
     TimeSys Corporation and Embedded Planet have entered into a partnership to
 jointly deliver PowerPC-based single board computers running TimeSys Linux GPL
 providing design engineers a complete "turn-key" development environment
 allowing companies to rapidly take their embedded systems from concept to
 production.  TimeSys Linux GPL consists of a powerful, fully featured,
 preemptible Linux kernel and all other modules needed to extend a standard
 Linux distribution to support the predictable, extremely low-latency response
 requirements of these embedded systems.
     "A growing segment of our customers want a low cost complete PowerPC /
 embedded Linux bundle and our partnership with TimeSys delivers that
 solution," said Mark Lowdermilk, CEO of Embedded Planet.  "We've chosen
 TimeSys Linux GPL because the cost, performance and functionality met our
 embedded Linux customer requirements. In addition, customers want an embedded
 Linux operating system with low-latency, real-time modules and complete
 development tools.  The TimeSys embedded Linux GPL solution will be loaded
 into flash on our hardware to provide customers with a complete solution out
 of the box."
     "The Embedded Planet partnership is an important step in the execution of
 our overall strategy of becoming the operating system of choice for the
 embedded Linux marketplace.  Embedded Planet is a leader in the PowerPC-based
 single board market and this is great validation of our ability to partner to
 create a complete solution for embedded system engineers," said Larry Weidman,
 CEO of TimeSys Corporation.
     Shipping in March and April 2002, TimeSys will provide complete Board
 Support Packages (BSP) for the following Embedded Planet hardware platforms:
 
     -- RPX Lite (PowerPC 823 and 850 processors)
     -- RPX CLLF (PowerPC 855 and 860 processors)
     -- EP8260 (PowerPC 8255 and 8260 processors)
     -- EP405 (PowerPC 405GP processors)
     -- Linux Planet (PowerPC 823 processors)
     -- Ice Planet (PowerPC 405 processors)
 
     Each BSP supports the following devices on the Embedded Planet hardware
 (were applicable):
 
     -- PowerPC processor
     -- Flash, DRAM, NVRAM
     -- 10/100 Ethernet
     -- Serial
     -- PCMCIA
     -- PCI
     -- I2C
     -- Graphics
     -- LCD
     -- Touch Screen
 
     To provide a complete turn-key solution, Embedded Planet will include
 TimeSys BSP kits in a complete package that will include the following:
 
     -- TimeSys Linux GPL pre-installed in Flash.
     -- Linux board-hosted GNU tool chains
     -- X86 Linux cross-platform GNU tool chains
     -- Timing analysis core for use by TimeTrace
     -- Certified device drivers
     -- User and API Documentation
     -- TimeSys Linux/Real-Time: add on proprietary modules that when enabled
        transform Linux into a first-class real-time operating system (RTOS).
 
     Additionally, for Windows-based cross-platform development, TimeSys and
 Embedded Planet will provide customers with 60-day evaluation copies of:
 
     -- TimeStorm: TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development Environment
        with cross-platform capabilities for Embedded Planet's boards
     -- TimeTrace: a Windows-hosted target platform event tracing visualization
        tool
     -- TimeWiz: a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     All of which make it easier for developers to create predictable, robust
 applications using the TimeSys Linux operating system and Board Support
 Packages.
 
     About Embedded Planet
     Embedded Planet was founded in 1997 and has pioneered the Design, Develop
 and Deploy process in OEM systems development of Internet connected devices.
 The company provides small form factor, low cost computing solutions for
 Motorola PowerPC 823, 823e, 850, 855, 857, 860, 862, 8255 and 8260 as well as
 the IBM PowerPC 405GP.  Each computing engine includes Embedded Planet's
 PlanetCore, which provides firmware and utilities for burning flash, booting
 the target operating system, setup, diagnostics and utilities of the hardware.
 Embedded Planet also provides system design and system integration, including
 intellectual property, component solutions and development of turnkey
 products. For more information, please visit www.embeddedplanet.com email to
 info@embeddedplanet.com or call 440-646-0077.
 
     About TimeSys
     TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) 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.
 
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SOURCE TimeSys Corporation
    PITTSBURGH and CLEVELAND, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Planet has
 chosen TimeSys Corporation as its exclusive provider of embedded Linux
 operating systems for its PowerPC-based single board computers.  Embedded
 Planet is a provider of integrated platforms and services for rapid
 development and cost-effective production of embedded and networking devices.
 TimeSys offers system architects a full set of Linux-based solutions for
 developing robust, cost-effective embedded systems.
     TimeSys Corporation and Embedded Planet have entered into a partnership to
 jointly deliver PowerPC-based single board computers running TimeSys Linux GPL
 providing design engineers a complete "turn-key" development environment
 allowing companies to rapidly take their embedded systems from concept to
 production.  TimeSys Linux GPL consists of a powerful, fully featured,
 preemptible Linux kernel and all other modules needed to extend a standard
 Linux distribution to support the predictable, extremely low-latency response
 requirements of these embedded systems.
     "A growing segment of our customers want a low cost complete PowerPC /
 embedded Linux bundle and our partnership with TimeSys delivers that
 solution," said Mark Lowdermilk, CEO of Embedded Planet.  "We've chosen
 TimeSys Linux GPL because the cost, performance and functionality met our
 embedded Linux customer requirements. In addition, customers want an embedded
 Linux operating system with low-latency, real-time modules and complete
 development tools.  The TimeSys embedded Linux GPL solution will be loaded
 into flash on our hardware to provide customers with a complete solution out
 of the box."
     "The Embedded Planet partnership is an important step in the execution of
 our overall strategy of becoming the operating system of choice for the
 embedded Linux marketplace.  Embedded Planet is a leader in the PowerPC-based
 single board market and this is great validation of our ability to partner to
 create a complete solution for embedded system engineers," said Larry Weidman,
 CEO of TimeSys Corporation.
     Shipping in March and April 2002, TimeSys will provide complete Board
 Support Packages (BSP) for the following Embedded Planet hardware platforms:
 
     -- RPX Lite (PowerPC 823 and 850 processors)
     -- RPX CLLF (PowerPC 855 and 860 processors)
     -- EP8260 (PowerPC 8255 and 8260 processors)
     -- EP405 (PowerPC 405GP processors)
     -- Linux Planet (PowerPC 823 processors)
     -- Ice Planet (PowerPC 405 processors)
 
     Each BSP supports the following devices on the Embedded Planet hardware
 (were applicable):
 
     -- PowerPC processor
     -- Flash, DRAM, NVRAM
     -- 10/100 Ethernet
     -- Serial
     -- PCMCIA
     -- PCI
     -- I2C
     -- Graphics
     -- LCD
     -- Touch Screen
 
     To provide a complete turn-key solution, Embedded Planet will include
 TimeSys BSP kits in a complete package that will include the following:
 
     -- TimeSys Linux GPL pre-installed in Flash.
     -- Linux board-hosted GNU tool chains
     -- X86 Linux cross-platform GNU tool chains
     -- Timing analysis core for use by TimeTrace
     -- Certified device drivers
     -- User and API Documentation
     -- TimeSys Linux/Real-Time: add on proprietary modules that when enabled
        transform Linux into a first-class real-time operating system (RTOS).
 
     Additionally, for Windows-based cross-platform development, TimeSys and
 Embedded Planet will provide customers with 60-day evaluation copies of:
 
     -- TimeStorm: TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development Environment
        with cross-platform capabilities for Embedded Planet's boards
     -- TimeTrace: a Windows-hosted target platform event tracing visualization
        tool
     -- TimeWiz: a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     All of which make it easier for developers to create predictable, robust
 applications using the TimeSys Linux operating system and Board Support
 Packages.
 
     About Embedded Planet
     Embedded Planet was founded in 1997 and has pioneered the Design, Develop
 and Deploy process in OEM systems development of Internet connected devices.
 The company provides small form factor, low cost computing solutions for
 Motorola PowerPC 823, 823e, 850, 855, 857, 860, 862, 8255 and 8260 as well as
 the IBM PowerPC 405GP.  Each computing engine includes Embedded Planet's
 PlanetCore, which provides firmware and utilities for burning flash, booting
 the target operating system, setup, diagnostics and utilities of the hardware.
 Embedded Planet also provides system design and system integration, including
 intellectual property, component solutions and development of turnkey
 products. For more information, please visit www.embeddedplanet.com email to
 info@embeddedplanet.com or call 440-646-0077.
 
     About TimeSys
     TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) 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.
 
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