Lineo Contributes MIPS Processor Port To Real-Time Application Interface (RTAI) for Linux

Jan 24, 2002, 00:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading
 innovator of embedded operating system software and host development
 environments, today announced a port to the Real-Time Application Interface
 (RTAI) to address the MIPS family of processors. Embedded developers working
 with MIPS-based systems are now able to support microsecond critical real-time
 tasks, such as those found within the communications, control, networking,
 automotive and military fields.
     "Embedded software developers often need mission-critical response times
 that the multi-millisecond, worst-case latencies of Linux can't provide," said
 Alford Frost, Lineo SVP marketing and business development. "The RTAI provides
 a high-performance, real-time solution for Linux with a rich set of core
 services and schedulers for system tasks that require high performance, hard
 real-time guarantees for microsecond critical applications. Linux alone can't
 guarantee microsecond responses even after scheduling enhancements have been
 applied."
     In its continuing support for open source development, Lineo has released
 generic MIPS support to the open source RTAI development group, now available
 from the RTAI project page at: http://www.aero.polimi.it/projects/rtai/
     Lineo offers the RTAI board support package (BSP) add-in for Lineo
 Embedix(R) SDK 2.0 for developers who desire a full-featured development
 environment for embedded systems or for developers who simply do not want to
 expend man-months of effort to integrate open source code to new hardware. The
 BSP add-in builds upon the existing OS and tools functionality of the Embedix
 BSP by providing fully optimized, board specific support for RTAI, along with
 necessary hooks for seamless integration with the Embedix SDK tool-chain. This
 combination yields a full end-to-end, cross-development and deployment
 environment.
 
     Pricing and Availability:
     Previous Lineo RTAI support for x86 and PPC processors is now supplemented
 with support for the MIPS processor family. The $1495 RTAI add-in for the IDT
 79S334 development board, is now available for integration with the Lineo
 Embedix SDK and associated Lineo board support package.
 
     About Lineo
     Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems and real-time solutions covering
 the full spectrum of embedded development, including operating system
 software, host development environments and professional services. Lineo
 distributes solutions allowing OEMs to create smart embedded devices and
 systems while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements, per-unit costs and
 time-to-market. Lineo's key product lines include: Embedix(R) SDK (a fully
 featured and integrated embedded developer tool chain), Embedix(R) (embedded
 Linux system software for MMU-less and MMU-full processors), Embedix(R)
 BridgeWorks(TM) (operating systems and tools for multiprocessor device support
 and legacy code migration) and RTXC(TM) Quadros(TM) (a highly configurable
 microprocessor and DSP real-time operating system). Contact Lineo at
 http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling
 (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are registered trademarks of Lineo, Inc. BridgeWorks,
 RTXC and Quadros 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.
 
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SOURCE Lineo, Inc.
    SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading
 innovator of embedded operating system software and host development
 environments, today announced a port to the Real-Time Application Interface
 (RTAI) to address the MIPS family of processors. Embedded developers working
 with MIPS-based systems are now able to support microsecond critical real-time
 tasks, such as those found within the communications, control, networking,
 automotive and military fields.
     "Embedded software developers often need mission-critical response times
 that the multi-millisecond, worst-case latencies of Linux can't provide," said
 Alford Frost, Lineo SVP marketing and business development. "The RTAI provides
 a high-performance, real-time solution for Linux with a rich set of core
 services and schedulers for system tasks that require high performance, hard
 real-time guarantees for microsecond critical applications. Linux alone can't
 guarantee microsecond responses even after scheduling enhancements have been
 applied."
     In its continuing support for open source development, Lineo has released
 generic MIPS support to the open source RTAI development group, now available
 from the RTAI project page at: http://www.aero.polimi.it/projects/rtai/
     Lineo offers the RTAI board support package (BSP) add-in for Lineo
 Embedix(R) SDK 2.0 for developers who desire a full-featured development
 environment for embedded systems or for developers who simply do not want to
 expend man-months of effort to integrate open source code to new hardware. The
 BSP add-in builds upon the existing OS and tools functionality of the Embedix
 BSP by providing fully optimized, board specific support for RTAI, along with
 necessary hooks for seamless integration with the Embedix SDK tool-chain. This
 combination yields a full end-to-end, cross-development and deployment
 environment.
 
     Pricing and Availability:
     Previous Lineo RTAI support for x86 and PPC processors is now supplemented
 with support for the MIPS processor family. The $1495 RTAI add-in for the IDT
 79S334 development board, is now available for integration with the Lineo
 Embedix SDK and associated Lineo board support package.
 
     About Lineo
     Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems and real-time solutions covering
 the full spectrum of embedded development, including operating system
 software, host development environments and professional services. Lineo
 distributes solutions allowing OEMs to create smart embedded devices and
 systems while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements, per-unit costs and
 time-to-market. Lineo's key product lines include: Embedix(R) SDK (a fully
 featured and integrated embedded developer tool chain), Embedix(R) (embedded
 Linux system software for MMU-less and MMU-full processors), Embedix(R)
 BridgeWorks(TM) (operating systems and tools for multiprocessor device support
 and legacy code migration) and RTXC(TM) Quadros(TM) (a highly configurable
 microprocessor and DSP real-time operating system). Contact Lineo at
 http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling
 (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo and Embedix are registered trademarks of Lineo, Inc. BridgeWorks,
 RTXC and Quadros 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.
 
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