TimeSys Provides Embedded Linux Solution for the PowerPC 860 Processor

Complete 'Out-of-the-Box' Embedded Linux Solution for Embedded Planet's

RPX Classic LF 860 SBC Now Available



Apr 01, 2002, 00:00 ET from TimeSys Corporation

    PITTSBURGH, April 1 /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 certified
 board support package (BSP) for Embedded Planet's PowerPC-based RPX Classic
 LF860 single board computer (SBC).  As part of a relationship in which TimeSys
 will be Embedded Planet's exclusive provider of embedded Linux solutions, RPX
 Classic LF 860 board coupled with TimeSys Linux offers embedded engineers a
 low-cost, reliable and flexible "out-of-the-box" solution for the development
 of embedded systems for networking applications.
     "Embedded systems designers in every industry are looking to Linux as a
 low-cost and reliable solution for embedded systems design and we are working
 closely with Embedded Planet to deliver to them a complete, certified embedded
 Linux solution on the boards of their choice," said TimeSys President and CEO
 Larry Weidman.  "As with our previously released Linux solution for Embedded
 Planet's EP8260 board, our BSP for the RPX Classic LF 860 enables systems
 designers to realize all of their requirements for reliability, performance,
 and responsiveness, right out of the box.  With a complete "out-of-the-box
 solution, companies can accelerate the development process and realize a
 faster time-to-market for next generation telecommunication devices."
     Targeted at meeting the system design requirements of the
 telecommunications industry, the TimeSys Linux BSP for the Embedded Planet RPX
 Classic LF 860 provides a complete "out-of-the-box" embedded Linux solution.
 The Embedded Planet RPX Classic LF 860 Linux Board Development 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 RPX Classic LF 860 board gives systems designers everything they need
 to get to market quickly.
     The TimeSys RPX Classic LF 860 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 RPX
 Classic LF 860.
     TimeSys' BSP for the Embedded Planet RPX Classic LF 860 delivers a
 complete solution for embedded engineers that includes:
 
      -- Support for the RPX Classic LF 860 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, API and board-specific 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 complete bundled "out-of-the-box" solution of TimeSys Linux
 Development Kit, the RPX Classic LF 860 and customer support is available from
 Embedded Planet.  In addition the TimeSys BSP for the RPX Classic LF 860 is
 now available for download at www.TimeSys.com.
 
     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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SOURCE TimeSys Corporation
    PITTSBURGH, April 1 /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 certified
 board support package (BSP) for Embedded Planet's PowerPC-based RPX Classic
 LF860 single board computer (SBC).  As part of a relationship in which TimeSys
 will be Embedded Planet's exclusive provider of embedded Linux solutions, RPX
 Classic LF 860 board coupled with TimeSys Linux offers embedded engineers a
 low-cost, reliable and flexible "out-of-the-box" solution for the development
 of embedded systems for networking applications.
     "Embedded systems designers in every industry are looking to Linux as a
 low-cost and reliable solution for embedded systems design and we are working
 closely with Embedded Planet to deliver to them a complete, certified embedded
 Linux solution on the boards of their choice," said TimeSys President and CEO
 Larry Weidman.  "As with our previously released Linux solution for Embedded
 Planet's EP8260 board, our BSP for the RPX Classic LF 860 enables systems
 designers to realize all of their requirements for reliability, performance,
 and responsiveness, right out of the box.  With a complete "out-of-the-box
 solution, companies can accelerate the development process and realize a
 faster time-to-market for next generation telecommunication devices."
     Targeted at meeting the system design requirements of the
 telecommunications industry, the TimeSys Linux BSP for the Embedded Planet RPX
 Classic LF 860 provides a complete "out-of-the-box" embedded Linux solution.
 The Embedded Planet RPX Classic LF 860 Linux Board Development 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 RPX Classic LF 860 board gives systems designers everything they need
 to get to market quickly.
     The TimeSys RPX Classic LF 860 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 RPX
 Classic LF 860.
     TimeSys' BSP for the Embedded Planet RPX Classic LF 860 delivers a
 complete solution for embedded engineers that includes:
 
      -- Support for the RPX Classic LF 860 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, API and board-specific 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 complete bundled "out-of-the-box" solution of TimeSys Linux
 Development Kit, the RPX Classic LF 860 and customer support is available from
 Embedded Planet.  In addition the TimeSys BSP for the RPX Classic LF 860 is
 now available for download at www.TimeSys.com.
 
     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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