Lineo Announces Embedix SDK 2.0, Designed To Remove Barriers in Linux-Based Embedded Development

Lineo Expands Processor Support With Embedix SDK 2.0



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    LINDON, Utah, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(TM), Inc. a leading innovator
 in embedded systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today
 announced the availability of Lineo Embedix(TM) Software Development Kit (SDK)
 2.0, the powerful development environment for configuring, customizing and
 deploying Linux-based embedded software solutions.
     Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 levels the playing field between Linux and
 proprietary embedded operating system providers by offering new and updated
 features designed to remove barriers faced by embedded developers and decrease
 an OEM's time-to-market.  Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 provides more comprehensive
 processor support as well as a new "snap-in" architecture for the dynamic
 addition of new hardware and software support and features.  Embedix SDK 2.0
 is tested to run on all major Linux distributions as well as Windows NT and
 2000.
     "In Lineo's drive to remove the barriers common in embedded development,
 Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 provides a complete tool suite of immediate solutions
 for OEMs," said Bryan Sparks, Lineo CEO.  "Lineo has always focused on
 providing a rich feature set in our previous Embedix SDK releases.  Now that
 we've achieved a highly robust feature set in our SDK 2.0, we have expanded
 our focus to include enabling support for an ever-increasing group of
 processor families -- more than any other embedded Linux company supports
 today -- while providing the most advanced software features available."
 
     Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 supports the following processor families:
     --  ARM
     --  MIPS, IDT MIPS
     --  Super Hitachi
     --  AMD x86 / IA32
     --  x86
     --  Motorola PowerPC
 
     The Embedix SDK 2.0 snap-in architecture eliminates the bottleneck that
 typically prohibits developers from programming to the unique and specialized
 processors required by custom jobs.  New software capabilities, such as USB,
 SMP, GUI, Bluetooth and others, can now be snapped seamlessly into the Embedix
 SDK 2.0 by the developer, eliminating the need for a middleman to add these
 capabilities.  The Embedix SDK 2.0 snap-in architecture will feature a broad
 selection of snap-in hardware and software to help speed time-to-market for
 OEMs as well as to enable quick response to a developer's evolving needs.
     Embedix SDK 2.0 now runs on all major Linux distributions including Open
 Linux 2.4 and Red Hat 6.2.  Lineo Embedix SDK is also available to thousands
 of Windows developers in a virtual Linux environment on Windows 2000 and
 Windows NT.
     Embedix SDK 2.0 features a new Target Wizard enhanced with pre-compiled
 libraries and improved conflict resolution that includes fine-grained control
 of compiler flags and build instructions, all designed to reduce time-to-
 market for OEMs.  Target Wizard in the Embedix SDK 2.0 will feature wizard
 capabilities that lead the developer through the deployment process.
 Specialized wizards, that will soon be available for download off Lineo's
 website, include a "Getting Started Wizard" and dedicated device wizards such
 as a "router wizard."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Lineo's Embedix SDK 2.0 for Linux is now available for sale.  Pricing is
 $4,995 for the first single developer seat license, and $4,995 for five
 additional developer seat licenses after the purchase of one initial developer
 seat license.  For additional pricing information, please visit Lineo sales
 online at www.lineo.com or contact Lineo via e-mail at oemsales@lineo.com or
 by phone at (801) 426-5001.  Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 ships in April.
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides embedded systems, real time and high availability
 solutions that include software, hardware reference designs and professional
 services.  Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and systems that
 interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements,
 per-unit costs and time-to-market.  The company's key product lines include:
 Embedix(TM) (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM) (embedded Linux for
 MMU-less processors), SecureEdge(TM) (Linux-based Internet appliances for
 secure networking), RTXC(TM) (general purpose and DSP real-time operating
 system), BeaconSuite(TM) (x86 development toolkit) and Availix(TM) (mission-
 critical high availability Linux cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at
 www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are trademarks of Lineo, Inc.  Linux is a registered
 trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  All other products, services, companies
 and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE Lineo, Inc.
    LINDON, Utah, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(TM), Inc. a leading innovator
 in embedded systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today
 announced the availability of Lineo Embedix(TM) Software Development Kit (SDK)
 2.0, the powerful development environment for configuring, customizing and
 deploying Linux-based embedded software solutions.
     Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 levels the playing field between Linux and
 proprietary embedded operating system providers by offering new and updated
 features designed to remove barriers faced by embedded developers and decrease
 an OEM's time-to-market.  Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 provides more comprehensive
 processor support as well as a new "snap-in" architecture for the dynamic
 addition of new hardware and software support and features.  Embedix SDK 2.0
 is tested to run on all major Linux distributions as well as Windows NT and
 2000.
     "In Lineo's drive to remove the barriers common in embedded development,
 Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 provides a complete tool suite of immediate solutions
 for OEMs," said Bryan Sparks, Lineo CEO.  "Lineo has always focused on
 providing a rich feature set in our previous Embedix SDK releases.  Now that
 we've achieved a highly robust feature set in our SDK 2.0, we have expanded
 our focus to include enabling support for an ever-increasing group of
 processor families -- more than any other embedded Linux company supports
 today -- while providing the most advanced software features available."
 
     Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 supports the following processor families:
     --  ARM
     --  MIPS, IDT MIPS
     --  Super Hitachi
     --  AMD x86 / IA32
     --  x86
     --  Motorola PowerPC
 
     The Embedix SDK 2.0 snap-in architecture eliminates the bottleneck that
 typically prohibits developers from programming to the unique and specialized
 processors required by custom jobs.  New software capabilities, such as USB,
 SMP, GUI, Bluetooth and others, can now be snapped seamlessly into the Embedix
 SDK 2.0 by the developer, eliminating the need for a middleman to add these
 capabilities.  The Embedix SDK 2.0 snap-in architecture will feature a broad
 selection of snap-in hardware and software to help speed time-to-market for
 OEMs as well as to enable quick response to a developer's evolving needs.
     Embedix SDK 2.0 now runs on all major Linux distributions including Open
 Linux 2.4 and Red Hat 6.2.  Lineo Embedix SDK is also available to thousands
 of Windows developers in a virtual Linux environment on Windows 2000 and
 Windows NT.
     Embedix SDK 2.0 features a new Target Wizard enhanced with pre-compiled
 libraries and improved conflict resolution that includes fine-grained control
 of compiler flags and build instructions, all designed to reduce time-to-
 market for OEMs.  Target Wizard in the Embedix SDK 2.0 will feature wizard
 capabilities that lead the developer through the deployment process.
 Specialized wizards, that will soon be available for download off Lineo's
 website, include a "Getting Started Wizard" and dedicated device wizards such
 as a "router wizard."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Lineo's Embedix SDK 2.0 for Linux is now available for sale.  Pricing is
 $4,995 for the first single developer seat license, and $4,995 for five
 additional developer seat licenses after the purchase of one initial developer
 seat license.  For additional pricing information, please visit Lineo sales
 online at www.lineo.com or contact Lineo via e-mail at oemsales@lineo.com or
 by phone at (801) 426-5001.  Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0 ships in April.
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides embedded systems, real time and high availability
 solutions that include software, hardware reference designs and professional
 services.  Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and systems that
 interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements,
 per-unit costs and time-to-market.  The company's key product lines include:
 Embedix(TM) (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM) (embedded Linux for
 MMU-less processors), SecureEdge(TM) (Linux-based Internet appliances for
 secure networking), RTXC(TM) (general purpose and DSP real-time operating
 system), BeaconSuite(TM) (x86 development toolkit) and Availix(TM) (mission-
 critical high availability Linux cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at
 www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are trademarks of Lineo, Inc.  Linux is a registered
 trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  All other products, services, companies
 and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  Lineo, Inc.