TeraLogic Introduces Linux-Based Cougar-L DTV Reference Platform

TeraLogic's Cougar-L Platform Delivers Complete Solution for Digital TV/STB

Development Using Open Source Linux OS



Jan 28, 2002, 00:00 ET from TeraLogic, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TeraLogic, Inc., the
 leading developer of integrated circuits, platforms, and software for digital
 television, today announced the Cougar-L Linux Digital TV Platform.  Cougar-L
 is based upon TeraLogic's TL851 Universal Decoder and TL811 "Gateway" PVR
 Controller chips.  The Cougar-L software API is compatible with the original
 Cougar system, which runs on the VxWorks operating system.  TeraLogic will
 continue to support the Cougar API and multiple operating systems in future
 generations.
     With Cougar-L, TeraLogic broadens the operating system options of its
 Cougar Platform to include Linux.  Cougar, the most successful DTV platform
 ever launched, has been shipping to customers since 1999 with the VxWorks
 operating system.  More than 250 Cougar Platforms have been shipped to date.
 Digital TV, set-top and PVR/DVR system manufacturers worldwide are using the
 Cougar platform for DTV software and system development.
     Leading OEM and component manufacturers have cooperated with TeraLogic in
 developing the Cougar-L platform. Among these partners are Kenwood, PMC-Sierra
 (QED), SONY, Texas Instruments, and VividLogic.
     "Our IEEE1394 solution with 5C content protection is supported on both
 Cougar and Cougar-L," said Cecelia Smith, Connectivity Consumer Electronics
 Marketing Manager for Texas Instruments. "We are working closely with
 TeraLogic to insure a seamless interface between our IEEE1394 solutions and
 their TL851 Universal Decoder and TL811 PVR Controller IC. This proven
 solution gives our customers a significant time to market advantage."
     "Our FireBus IEEE1394, 5C, AVC and HAVi stacks run on both Cougar and
 Cougar-L," said Shiva Patibanda, President and CEO of VividLogic.  "Working
 with TeraLogic, we are able to provide an integrated solution that reduces
 design risks and shortens time-to-market for leading OEMs."
     Numerous add-on options are available in addition to the following base
 feature set:
 
     Hardware
     -- Pre-production style single board design with TL851 Universal Decoder
        IC, TL811 "Gateway" PVR Controller IC and MIPS CPU
     -- Support for multiple Network Interface Modules allow PIP, PVR Watch and
        Record
     -- Built-in Hard Disk for PVR and data applications
     -- IEEE1394 support for networking consumer appliances including digital
        VCR
     -- Ethernet and USB for peripheral interconnect
     -- Built-in front side smart card reader for Conditional Access
 
     Software
     -- Linux kernel based on SGI sources
     -- Journaling file system for robust PVR applications
     -- Support for X Windows and TCP/IP networking stack
     -- Cougar Application software API
     -- Cross compiler and debugger for x86 hosted Linux development
     -- USB based keyboard and mouse support
 
     "Cougar-L continues our strategy of partnering with industry leaders to
 offer our customers a flexible, complete solution," said Jon Zierk, VP Sales
 & Marketing for TeraLogic. "We now have complete software stacks supporting
 multiple CPUs, multiple O/Ss, PVR and other media functionality, along with a
 host of front-end and peripheral options."
 
     Availability
     The Cougar-L platform is available now with partner solutions. OEM
 products based on the Cougar-L design are expected to be introduced to the
 market this year.
 
     About TeraLogic, Inc.
     Founded in 1996, TeraLogic, Inc. designs integrated circuits, software and
 platforms for digital TV that enable the delivery of compelling entertainment,
 information and interactive services to the home. With products powered by
 TeraLogic's technologies, consumers can enjoy crystal clear video and audio,
 Internet, electronic commerce, electronic program guides and interactive data
 services.  The company's customers and partners include Sony, Mitsubishi,
 Samsung, Access, Daewoo, JVC, Kenwood, Lucent, MIPS, NDS, NEC, NxtWave, Oren,
 Panasonic, ReplayTV, Sanyo, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VividLogic, Wind River
 Systems and Zayante.
     Headquartered in Mountain View, California, and with a growing presence in
 Tokyo, TeraLogic has more than $90 million in invested capital from Mayfield
 Fund, Citicorp, Levensohn Capital, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Samsung, and
 other leading investors. More information about TeraLogic may be obtained by
 calling the company directly at 650-526-2000 or by visiting the company's
 website at www.teralogic.tv.
 
     About Texas Instruments:  see www.ti.com
 
     About VividLogic:  see www.vividlogic.com
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TeraLogic, Inc., the
 leading developer of integrated circuits, platforms, and software for digital
 television, today announced the Cougar-L Linux Digital TV Platform.  Cougar-L
 is based upon TeraLogic's TL851 Universal Decoder and TL811 "Gateway" PVR
 Controller chips.  The Cougar-L software API is compatible with the original
 Cougar system, which runs on the VxWorks operating system.  TeraLogic will
 continue to support the Cougar API and multiple operating systems in future
 generations.
     With Cougar-L, TeraLogic broadens the operating system options of its
 Cougar Platform to include Linux.  Cougar, the most successful DTV platform
 ever launched, has been shipping to customers since 1999 with the VxWorks
 operating system.  More than 250 Cougar Platforms have been shipped to date.
 Digital TV, set-top and PVR/DVR system manufacturers worldwide are using the
 Cougar platform for DTV software and system development.
     Leading OEM and component manufacturers have cooperated with TeraLogic in
 developing the Cougar-L platform. Among these partners are Kenwood, PMC-Sierra
 (QED), SONY, Texas Instruments, and VividLogic.
     "Our IEEE1394 solution with 5C content protection is supported on both
 Cougar and Cougar-L," said Cecelia Smith, Connectivity Consumer Electronics
 Marketing Manager for Texas Instruments. "We are working closely with
 TeraLogic to insure a seamless interface between our IEEE1394 solutions and
 their TL851 Universal Decoder and TL811 PVR Controller IC. This proven
 solution gives our customers a significant time to market advantage."
     "Our FireBus IEEE1394, 5C, AVC and HAVi stacks run on both Cougar and
 Cougar-L," said Shiva Patibanda, President and CEO of VividLogic.  "Working
 with TeraLogic, we are able to provide an integrated solution that reduces
 design risks and shortens time-to-market for leading OEMs."
     Numerous add-on options are available in addition to the following base
 feature set:
 
     Hardware
     -- Pre-production style single board design with TL851 Universal Decoder
        IC, TL811 "Gateway" PVR Controller IC and MIPS CPU
     -- Support for multiple Network Interface Modules allow PIP, PVR Watch and
        Record
     -- Built-in Hard Disk for PVR and data applications
     -- IEEE1394 support for networking consumer appliances including digital
        VCR
     -- Ethernet and USB for peripheral interconnect
     -- Built-in front side smart card reader for Conditional Access
 
     Software
     -- Linux kernel based on SGI sources
     -- Journaling file system for robust PVR applications
     -- Support for X Windows and TCP/IP networking stack
     -- Cougar Application software API
     -- Cross compiler and debugger for x86 hosted Linux development
     -- USB based keyboard and mouse support
 
     "Cougar-L continues our strategy of partnering with industry leaders to
 offer our customers a flexible, complete solution," said Jon Zierk, VP Sales
 & Marketing for TeraLogic. "We now have complete software stacks supporting
 multiple CPUs, multiple O/Ss, PVR and other media functionality, along with a
 host of front-end and peripheral options."
 
     Availability
     The Cougar-L platform is available now with partner solutions. OEM
 products based on the Cougar-L design are expected to be introduced to the
 market this year.
 
     About TeraLogic, Inc.
     Founded in 1996, TeraLogic, Inc. designs integrated circuits, software and
 platforms for digital TV that enable the delivery of compelling entertainment,
 information and interactive services to the home. With products powered by
 TeraLogic's technologies, consumers can enjoy crystal clear video and audio,
 Internet, electronic commerce, electronic program guides and interactive data
 services.  The company's customers and partners include Sony, Mitsubishi,
 Samsung, Access, Daewoo, JVC, Kenwood, Lucent, MIPS, NDS, NEC, NxtWave, Oren,
 Panasonic, ReplayTV, Sanyo, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VividLogic, Wind River
 Systems and Zayante.
     Headquartered in Mountain View, California, and with a growing presence in
 Tokyo, TeraLogic has more than $90 million in invested capital from Mayfield
 Fund, Citicorp, Levensohn Capital, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Samsung, and
 other leading investors. More information about TeraLogic may be obtained by
 calling the company directly at 650-526-2000 or by visiting the company's
 website at www.teralogic.tv.
 
     About Texas Instruments:  see www.ti.com
 
     About VividLogic:  see www.vividlogic.com
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
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