Lineo RTXC Quadros Begins Shipping

RTXC Quadros Provides Real-Time and Multi-Processing Support



May 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    LINDON, Utah, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(TM), Inc. a leading innovator
 in embedded systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today
 announced the shipment of Lineo RTXC Quadros(TM), a new member of the Lineo
 operating system product line.  RTXC Quadros derives its name from four
 real-time operating system (RTOS) configurations that allows users to select
 the optimal configuration for an application through the use of a host-based
 system configuration utility.  The four RTOS models include a small footprint,
 high performance kernel using a common stack; a task-based kernel for
 application tasks that require separate stacks; a model that includes a
 combination of the first two configurations; and a multi-processing model.
     "The timely shipment of RTXC Quadros demonstrates Lineo's ability to
 integrate and quickly benefit from acquisitions," said Bryan Sparks, CEO,
 Lineo, Inc. "RTXC Quadros was driven from the January acquisition of Embedded
 Power Corporation. We're confident that customers will quickly benefit from
 RTXC Quadros in their embedded, real-time projects."
     RTXC Quadros conforms to the API specification Lineo is adopting for all
 members of its real-time operating system family. With twelve classes of
 kernel objects and approximately 300 kernel services, the RTXC Quadros API has
 the flexibility and power to handle even the most demanding of applications.
 Whether the user employs a single or multiple processor design, the user
 writes application code in the same manner and using the same services.
 Application code can then be easily developed in a single processor
 environment and later moved to a multiprocessor system without needing to be
 re-coded. Conversely, application code from a dual core processor can be
 extracted and run in a single processor system. These capabilities benefit
 OEMs with design flexibility, greatly reduced project costs and shorter
 development times.
     The structure of RTXC Quadros inherently allows the user to take advantage
 of multiprocessing system designs by combining two or more microprocessors,
 microcontrollers or digital signal processors (DSPs).  RTXC Quadros makes it
 possible to form a homogeneous or heterogeneous mix of 8, 16, and 32-bit RISC
 and DSP processors into a single application, and have all the application
 code use the same RTOS and the same API. Using the same application code
 eliminates the need for multiple RTOSes and the additional expense of
 training, support and maintenance.
     "Today's embedded real-time systems frequently have complex designs that
 require multiple processors," said Tom Barrett, vice president of Lineo's RTXC
 Group.  "In order to build such systems, customers have traditionally turned
 to operating systems from different vendors, which drives up development costs
 and time-to-market risks simultaneously.  With RTXC Quadros, Lineo can now
 satisfy the majority of customer requirements no matter what combination of
 processors they use through the products support of multiple microprocessor
 architectures."
     "Lineo is, of course, very active in the Linux community and while
 embedded Linux is quite suitable for many embedded projects, it does not
 address the use of 8-bit, 16-bit, some 32-bit and DSP environments," Barrett
 said.  "The addition of RTXC Quadros and RTXCDSP(TM) to the operating system
 product family enables Lineo to support the majority of real-time embedded
 projects by consolidating under a common API and leveraging product
 development to solve current embedded systems issues."
     RTXC Quadros supports the Motorola PowerPC and the Metrowerks CodeWarrior
 integrated development environment (IDE). Other processors and tools are under
 development.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Pricing starts at $20,000 for a single product/single developer seat,
 including a 5,000-unit license fee, and can be ordered by contacting Lineo in
 the U.S. at (801) 426-5001 or via e-mail at oemsales@lineo.com.
 
     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, Embedix, RTXC and RTXC 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.
    LINDON, Utah, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(TM), Inc. a leading innovator
 in embedded systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today
 announced the shipment of Lineo RTXC Quadros(TM), a new member of the Lineo
 operating system product line.  RTXC Quadros derives its name from four
 real-time operating system (RTOS) configurations that allows users to select
 the optimal configuration for an application through the use of a host-based
 system configuration utility.  The four RTOS models include a small footprint,
 high performance kernel using a common stack; a task-based kernel for
 application tasks that require separate stacks; a model that includes a
 combination of the first two configurations; and a multi-processing model.
     "The timely shipment of RTXC Quadros demonstrates Lineo's ability to
 integrate and quickly benefit from acquisitions," said Bryan Sparks, CEO,
 Lineo, Inc. "RTXC Quadros was driven from the January acquisition of Embedded
 Power Corporation. We're confident that customers will quickly benefit from
 RTXC Quadros in their embedded, real-time projects."
     RTXC Quadros conforms to the API specification Lineo is adopting for all
 members of its real-time operating system family. With twelve classes of
 kernel objects and approximately 300 kernel services, the RTXC Quadros API has
 the flexibility and power to handle even the most demanding of applications.
 Whether the user employs a single or multiple processor design, the user
 writes application code in the same manner and using the same services.
 Application code can then be easily developed in a single processor
 environment and later moved to a multiprocessor system without needing to be
 re-coded. Conversely, application code from a dual core processor can be
 extracted and run in a single processor system. These capabilities benefit
 OEMs with design flexibility, greatly reduced project costs and shorter
 development times.
     The structure of RTXC Quadros inherently allows the user to take advantage
 of multiprocessing system designs by combining two or more microprocessors,
 microcontrollers or digital signal processors (DSPs).  RTXC Quadros makes it
 possible to form a homogeneous or heterogeneous mix of 8, 16, and 32-bit RISC
 and DSP processors into a single application, and have all the application
 code use the same RTOS and the same API. Using the same application code
 eliminates the need for multiple RTOSes and the additional expense of
 training, support and maintenance.
     "Today's embedded real-time systems frequently have complex designs that
 require multiple processors," said Tom Barrett, vice president of Lineo's RTXC
 Group.  "In order to build such systems, customers have traditionally turned
 to operating systems from different vendors, which drives up development costs
 and time-to-market risks simultaneously.  With RTXC Quadros, Lineo can now
 satisfy the majority of customer requirements no matter what combination of
 processors they use through the products support of multiple microprocessor
 architectures."
     "Lineo is, of course, very active in the Linux community and while
 embedded Linux is quite suitable for many embedded projects, it does not
 address the use of 8-bit, 16-bit, some 32-bit and DSP environments," Barrett
 said.  "The addition of RTXC Quadros and RTXCDSP(TM) to the operating system
 product family enables Lineo to support the majority of real-time embedded
 projects by consolidating under a common API and leveraging product
 development to solve current embedded systems issues."
     RTXC Quadros supports the Motorola PowerPC and the Metrowerks CodeWarrior
 integrated development environment (IDE). Other processors and tools are under
 development.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Pricing starts at $20,000 for a single product/single developer seat,
 including a 5,000-unit license fee, and can be ordered by contacting Lineo in
 the U.S. at (801) 426-5001 or via e-mail at oemsales@lineo.com.
 
     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, Embedix, RTXC and RTXC 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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