TimeSys Announces Embedded Linux Support for the PowerPC 8260 Processor

Complete 'Out-of-the-Box' Embedded Linux Solution For

Embedded Planet's EP8260 Now Available



Mar 06, 2002, 00:00 ET from TimeSys Corporation

    Pittsburgh, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 announced that it has extended support of its embedded Linux solution for the
 PowerPC family of processor architectures with the release of a board support
 package (BSP) for Embedded Planet's PowerPC-based EP8260.  The first of a
 number of upcoming turnkey solutions from TimeSys and Embedded Planet, the
 EP8260 coupled with TimeSys Linux offers embedded engineers a low-cost,
 reliable and flexible "out-of-the-box" solution for the development of
 embedded systems.
     "Our EP8260 coupled with TimeSys' Linux solutions offers embedded systems
 designers a complete, out-of-the-box solution for building low-cost,
 high-performance telecommunications and network edge devices," said Mark
 Lowdermilk, CEO of Embedded Planet.  "This turnkey solution, including the
 hardware, operating environment, development tools and real-time capabilities,
 is available today for system engineers building tomorrow's devices."
     Targeted at meeting the system design requirements of the
 telecommunications industry, the TimeSys Linux BSP for the Embedded Planet
 EP8260 provides a complete embedded Linux solution.  The Embedded Planet
 EP8260 Linux Kit is factory-configured with TimeSys Linux GPL burned directly
 into Flash to further minimize the time it takes an engineer to become
 productive.  The TimeSys Linux GPL installed on the low cost, flexible and
 small form-factor Embedded Planet EP8260 board gives systems designers
 everything they need to get to market quickly.
     The TimeSys EP8260 BSP features TimeSys Linux GPL, consisting of a fully
 featured preemptible kernel that extends a standard Linux distribution to
 support the predictable, extremely low-latency response requirements of
 embedded systems based on the PowerPC architecture.  Also available are
 TimeSys modules that transform TimeSys Linux GPL to meet the performance
 requirements of applications ranging from handheld devices and
 telecommunication switches to process control and avionics.  TimeSys
 Linux/Real-Time delivers additional capabilities to deliver full response
 predictability to TimeSys Linux GPL.  TimeSys Linux/CPU and /Net provides
 capabilities for dynamic load handling and system overload protection.  Used
 in conjunction with TimeSys' cross-platform development tools, TimeSys
 provides a complete embedded Linux-based solution for the Embedded Planet
 EP8260.
     "Our partnership with Embedded Planet promises to deliver complete
 embedded Linux solutions to the community of designers in a manner such that
 they can realize all of their requirements for reliability, performance, and
 responsiveness, right out of the box," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry
 Weidman.  "Our BSP for the EP8260 enables systems designers to accelerate the
 development process and realize a faster time-to-market for next generation
 telecommunications and consumer devices.  You can expect to see more solutions
 like this from TimeSys and Embedded Planet in the near future."
     TimeSys' BSP for the Embedded Planet EP8260 delivers a complete solution
 for embedded engineers that include:
 
     --  Support for the EP8260 for TimeSys' complete embedded-Linux product
         offering
 
     --  Linux board-hosted GNU tool chains
 
     --  PC-based Linux cross-platform GNU tool chains
 
     --  Timing analysis core for use by TimeSys' event tracing and timing
         visualization tool:  TimeTrace
 
     --  Certified device drivers
 
     --  User and API documentation
 
     For Windows-based cross platform development, TimeSys will provide
 Embedded Planet customers with 60-day evaluation copies of:
 
     --  TimeStorm:  TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development Environment
         for cross-platform development
 
     --  TimeTrace:  a Windows-hosted tool for event tracing and timing
         visualization
 
     --  TimeWiz:  a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     The TimeSys BSP for the EP8260 is now available for download at
 www.TimeSys.com .
     TimeSys will be demonstrating the full range of capabilities of its
 embedded Linux operating system, development tools, and proprietary
 performance enhancing modules at the Embedded Systems Conference at the
 Moscone Center in San Francisco, March 12-16.
 
     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.
 
     About Embedded Planet
     Embedded Planet was founded in 1997 and has pioneered the Design, Develop
 and Deploy process in OEM systems development of Internet connected devices.
 The company provides small form factor, low cost computing solutions for
 Motorola PowerPC 823, 823e, 850, 855, 857, 860, 862, 8255 and 8260 as well as
 the IBM PowerPC 405GP.  Each computing engine includes Embedded Planet's
 PlanetCore, which provides firmware and utilities for burning flash, booting
 the target operating system, setup, diagnostics and utilities of the hardware.
 Embedded Planet also provides system design and system integration, including
 intellectual property, component solutions and development of turnkey
 products.  For more information, please visit www.embeddedplanet.com , email
 to info@embeddedplanet.com or call 440-646-0077.
 
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SOURCE TimeSys Corporation
    Pittsburgh, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 announced that it has extended support of its embedded Linux solution for the
 PowerPC family of processor architectures with the release of a board support
 package (BSP) for Embedded Planet's PowerPC-based EP8260.  The first of a
 number of upcoming turnkey solutions from TimeSys and Embedded Planet, the
 EP8260 coupled with TimeSys Linux offers embedded engineers a low-cost,
 reliable and flexible "out-of-the-box" solution for the development of
 embedded systems.
     "Our EP8260 coupled with TimeSys' Linux solutions offers embedded systems
 designers a complete, out-of-the-box solution for building low-cost,
 high-performance telecommunications and network edge devices," said Mark
 Lowdermilk, CEO of Embedded Planet.  "This turnkey solution, including the
 hardware, operating environment, development tools and real-time capabilities,
 is available today for system engineers building tomorrow's devices."
     Targeted at meeting the system design requirements of the
 telecommunications industry, the TimeSys Linux BSP for the Embedded Planet
 EP8260 provides a complete embedded Linux solution.  The Embedded Planet
 EP8260 Linux Kit is factory-configured with TimeSys Linux GPL burned directly
 into Flash to further minimize the time it takes an engineer to become
 productive.  The TimeSys Linux GPL installed on the low cost, flexible and
 small form-factor Embedded Planet EP8260 board gives systems designers
 everything they need to get to market quickly.
     The TimeSys EP8260 BSP features TimeSys Linux GPL, consisting of a fully
 featured preemptible kernel that extends a standard Linux distribution to
 support the predictable, extremely low-latency response requirements of
 embedded systems based on the PowerPC architecture.  Also available are
 TimeSys modules that transform TimeSys Linux GPL to meet the performance
 requirements of applications ranging from handheld devices and
 telecommunication switches to process control and avionics.  TimeSys
 Linux/Real-Time delivers additional capabilities to deliver full response
 predictability to TimeSys Linux GPL.  TimeSys Linux/CPU and /Net provides
 capabilities for dynamic load handling and system overload protection.  Used
 in conjunction with TimeSys' cross-platform development tools, TimeSys
 provides a complete embedded Linux-based solution for the Embedded Planet
 EP8260.
     "Our partnership with Embedded Planet promises to deliver complete
 embedded Linux solutions to the community of designers in a manner such that
 they can realize all of their requirements for reliability, performance, and
 responsiveness, right out of the box," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry
 Weidman.  "Our BSP for the EP8260 enables systems designers to accelerate the
 development process and realize a faster time-to-market for next generation
 telecommunications and consumer devices.  You can expect to see more solutions
 like this from TimeSys and Embedded Planet in the near future."
     TimeSys' BSP for the Embedded Planet EP8260 delivers a complete solution
 for embedded engineers that include:
 
     --  Support for the EP8260 for TimeSys' complete embedded-Linux product
         offering
 
     --  Linux board-hosted GNU tool chains
 
     --  PC-based Linux cross-platform GNU tool chains
 
     --  Timing analysis core for use by TimeSys' event tracing and timing
         visualization tool:  TimeTrace
 
     --  Certified device drivers
 
     --  User and API documentation
 
     For Windows-based cross platform development, TimeSys will provide
 Embedded Planet customers with 60-day evaluation copies of:
 
     --  TimeStorm:  TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development Environment
         for cross-platform development
 
     --  TimeTrace:  a Windows-hosted tool for event tracing and timing
         visualization
 
     --  TimeWiz:  a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     The TimeSys BSP for the EP8260 is now available for download at
 www.TimeSys.com .
     TimeSys will be demonstrating the full range of capabilities of its
 embedded Linux operating system, development tools, and proprietary
 performance enhancing modules at the Embedded Systems Conference at the
 Moscone Center in San Francisco, March 12-16.
 
     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.
 
     About Embedded Planet
     Embedded Planet was founded in 1997 and has pioneered the Design, Develop
 and Deploy process in OEM systems development of Internet connected devices.
 The company provides small form factor, low cost computing solutions for
 Motorola PowerPC 823, 823e, 850, 855, 857, 860, 862, 8255 and 8260 as well as
 the IBM PowerPC 405GP.  Each computing engine includes Embedded Planet's
 PlanetCore, which provides firmware and utilities for burning flash, booting
 the target operating system, setup, diagnostics and utilities of the hardware.
 Embedded Planet also provides system design and system integration, including
 intellectual property, component solutions and development of turnkey
 products.  For more information, please visit www.embeddedplanet.com , email
 to info@embeddedplanet.com or call 440-646-0077.
 
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