TimeSys Announces Availability of TimeSys Linux(TM) GPL for Multiple Embedded Boards/Microprocessor Configurations

TimeSys Now Supports Embedded Microprocessor PowerPC,

ARM, Super-H, and Pentium Architectures



Dec 11, 2001, 00:00 ET from TimeSys

    PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 announced the availability of TimeSys Linux GPL, a freely distributed, open
 source operating system for multiple embedded boards.  Each version of the
 TimeSys Linux GPL is specifically designed for use with different embedded
 processor architectures including PowerPC, ARM, Super-H and Pentium.  TimeSys
 Linux GPL will now support six of the most popular embedded boards, with ports
 to more leading boards under development for release early next year.  TimeSys
 Linux GPL represents the lowest-latency Linux kernel available and most
 powerful and flexible embedded operating system on the market.
     TimeSys Linux GPL is a full Linux distribution for all supported embedded
 boards that includes everything needed to develop, deploy, and maintain an
 embedded platform, including not only the world's lowest-latency Linux kernel,
 but also all the libraries, tool chains, utilities, drivers, scripts, and
 documentation, all distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
 TimeSys Linux GPL consists of a powerful, fully featured, preemptible Linux
 kernel and all other components needed to extend a standard Linux distribution
 to support predictable, extremely low-latency response.  The fully preemptible
 capabilities mean the kernel has bounded, mutex-based kernel locking with a
 new fixed priority scheduler, schedulable (meaning the developer sets the
 priorities) interrupt handlers, and schedulable extended interrupt handlers,
 including the IP stack.
     Advanced, low-latency and highly predictable development technologies are
 in great demand within telecommunications, automotive, aerospace,
 industrial/process controls and military sectors.  These sectors are placing
 increasingly more stringent demands on their systems with lower tolerance for
 error and unpredictability.  As real-time systems are becoming more prevalent,
 TimeSys now supports developers on the industry's leading embedded boards who
 are building systems in these markets.
     "Our announcement represents two key milestones in the embedded Linux
 industry," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry Weidman.  "We've made it
 easier for developers to accelerate the design and analysis process while also
 providing higher assurances that systems will be more flexible and reliable
 under the most demanding circumstances and customer requirements.  Before
 today, customers had to choose between true real-time functionality and Linux.
 Now they can have both in a way that dramatically improves the development
 process."
     Linux is emerging not only as a viable alternative to proprietary systems,
 but is becoming a preferred operating system because it is open source,
 offering lower costs and reduced risk because it's not vendor-dependent as
 proprietary systems are.  TimeSys Linux GPL is now optimized to take advantage
 of the architectural features of each of the following boards:
 
      -- PowerPC; Embedded Planet's RPX-CLLF and Synergy's VGM5
 
      -- ARM; Cirrus Logic CDB 89712
 
      -- Super-H; Hitachi Solution Engine SH-3 and SH-4
 
      -- Pentium; any Pentium or Pentium-compatible PC
 
     "Our commitment to the developer community is unmatched in the industry
 and the market can expect more from us in the new year as we roll out other
 board-specific versions of TimeSys Linux," added Weidman.
     TimeSys Linux GPL is now available for download at www.TimeSys.com .
 
     TimeSys Solutions
     TimeSys Linux GPL is a full Linux distribution for all supported embedded
 boards that includes everything needed to develop, deploy, and maintain an
 embedded platform.  For each board, this distribution includes not only the
 world's lowest-latency Linux kernel, but also all the libraries, tool chains,
 utilities, drivers, scripts, and documentation, all distributed under the GNU
 Public License (GPL).  Coupled with TimeSys Linux/Real-Time, it offers
 trend-setting add-on proprietary capabilities that transform Linux into a
 first-class real-time operating system with unmatched latency, responsiveness,
 and real-time capabilities.  TimeSys Linux/CPU and TimeSys Linux/Net offer the
 unparalleled capability to reserve guaranteed CPU and network interface
 availability for critical applications, regardless of load or priorities.
     In addition, TimeSys offers the tools needed to produce embedded
 applications in the Linux domain.  TimeStorm, a Windows-hosted Integrated
 Development Environment with cross-platform capabilities for many target
 boards, TimeTrace, a Windows-hosted target platform event tracing
 visualization tool, and TimeWiz, a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and
 simulation tool make it much easier to create predictable, robust applications
 using the TimeSys Linux product line.
 
     About TimeSys
     TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java 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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    PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 announced the availability of TimeSys Linux GPL, a freely distributed, open
 source operating system for multiple embedded boards.  Each version of the
 TimeSys Linux GPL is specifically designed for use with different embedded
 processor architectures including PowerPC, ARM, Super-H and Pentium.  TimeSys
 Linux GPL will now support six of the most popular embedded boards, with ports
 to more leading boards under development for release early next year.  TimeSys
 Linux GPL represents the lowest-latency Linux kernel available and most
 powerful and flexible embedded operating system on the market.
     TimeSys Linux GPL is a full Linux distribution for all supported embedded
 boards that includes everything needed to develop, deploy, and maintain an
 embedded platform, including not only the world's lowest-latency Linux kernel,
 but also all the libraries, tool chains, utilities, drivers, scripts, and
 documentation, all distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
 TimeSys Linux GPL consists of a powerful, fully featured, preemptible Linux
 kernel and all other components needed to extend a standard Linux distribution
 to support predictable, extremely low-latency response.  The fully preemptible
 capabilities mean the kernel has bounded, mutex-based kernel locking with a
 new fixed priority scheduler, schedulable (meaning the developer sets the
 priorities) interrupt handlers, and schedulable extended interrupt handlers,
 including the IP stack.
     Advanced, low-latency and highly predictable development technologies are
 in great demand within telecommunications, automotive, aerospace,
 industrial/process controls and military sectors.  These sectors are placing
 increasingly more stringent demands on their systems with lower tolerance for
 error and unpredictability.  As real-time systems are becoming more prevalent,
 TimeSys now supports developers on the industry's leading embedded boards who
 are building systems in these markets.
     "Our announcement represents two key milestones in the embedded Linux
 industry," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry Weidman.  "We've made it
 easier for developers to accelerate the design and analysis process while also
 providing higher assurances that systems will be more flexible and reliable
 under the most demanding circumstances and customer requirements.  Before
 today, customers had to choose between true real-time functionality and Linux.
 Now they can have both in a way that dramatically improves the development
 process."
     Linux is emerging not only as a viable alternative to proprietary systems,
 but is becoming a preferred operating system because it is open source,
 offering lower costs and reduced risk because it's not vendor-dependent as
 proprietary systems are.  TimeSys Linux GPL is now optimized to take advantage
 of the architectural features of each of the following boards:
 
      -- PowerPC; Embedded Planet's RPX-CLLF and Synergy's VGM5
 
      -- ARM; Cirrus Logic CDB 89712
 
      -- Super-H; Hitachi Solution Engine SH-3 and SH-4
 
      -- Pentium; any Pentium or Pentium-compatible PC
 
     "Our commitment to the developer community is unmatched in the industry
 and the market can expect more from us in the new year as we roll out other
 board-specific versions of TimeSys Linux," added Weidman.
     TimeSys Linux GPL is now available for download at www.TimeSys.com .
 
     TimeSys Solutions
     TimeSys Linux GPL is a full Linux distribution for all supported embedded
 boards that includes everything needed to develop, deploy, and maintain an
 embedded platform.  For each board, this distribution includes not only the
 world's lowest-latency Linux kernel, but also all the libraries, tool chains,
 utilities, drivers, scripts, and documentation, all distributed under the GNU
 Public License (GPL).  Coupled with TimeSys Linux/Real-Time, it offers
 trend-setting add-on proprietary capabilities that transform Linux into a
 first-class real-time operating system with unmatched latency, responsiveness,
 and real-time capabilities.  TimeSys Linux/CPU and TimeSys Linux/Net offer the
 unparalleled capability to reserve guaranteed CPU and network interface
 availability for critical applications, regardless of load or priorities.
     In addition, TimeSys offers the tools needed to produce embedded
 applications in the Linux domain.  TimeStorm, a Windows-hosted Integrated
 Development Environment with cross-platform capabilities for many target
 boards, TimeTrace, a Windows-hosted target platform event tracing
 visualization tool, and TimeWiz, a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and
 simulation tool make it much easier to create predictable, robust applications
 using the TimeSys Linux product line.
 
     About TimeSys
     TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java 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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