TimeSys(TM) Releases Complete Embedded Linux(R) Solutions for Two Embedded Planet PowerPC-Based Boards

Complete `Out-of-the-Box' Embedded Linux Solution for Embedded

Planet's RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 SBC Now Available



Apr 11, 2002, 01:00 ET from TimeSys Corporation

    PITTSBURGH, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux(R) and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 released complete embedded Linux solutions, including a full Linux
 distribution with the lowest-latency Linux kernel available, certified device
 drivers, GNU tool chains, cross platform development tools, and performance
 enhancing loadable kernel modules, for Embedded Planet's RPX Lite 850 and RPX
 Classic LF 855 single board computers (SBC).  As part of a relationship in
 which TimeSys was chosen as Embedded Planet's exclusive provider of embedded
 Linux solutions, the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 boards coupled with
 TimeSys' Linux products offer embedded engineers a low-cost, reliable and
 flexible "out-of-the-box" solution for the development of embedded systems for
 telecommunications, and network-edge devices.  Also available are previously
 announced embedded Linux solutions for Embedded Planet's EP8260, RPX Lite 823
 and RPX Classic LF 860 boards.
     "Embedded systems designers building telecommunications and network-edge
 devices on the Motorola PowerPC 850 and 855 processor are looking to Linux as
 a cost-effective and reliable embedded operating system and development
 environment," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry Weidman.  "Our complete
 embedded Linux solutions for the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 boards
 provide designers with everything they need to design, develop and deploy
 their devices.  And because they are ready to run upon delivery, our solutions
 for Embedded Planet boards enable developers to accelerate the development
 process and realize a faster time-to-market for their devices."
     Targeted at meeting the system design requirements of the network-edge and
 telecommunications industry, TimeSys' Linux products for the Embedded Planet
 RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 boards provide a complete embedded Linux
 solution.  The Embedded Planet RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 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 SBCs gives systems designers everything they
 need to get to market quickly.
     The TimeSys RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 solutions feature 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 provide
 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 designing, developing
 and deploying devices on the Embedded Planet RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF
 855 SBCs.
     TimeSys' Linux solution for the Embedded Planet RPX Lite 850 and RPX
 Classic LF 855 delivers a complete solution for embedded engineers that
 includes:
 
      -- Support for the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 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(R)
      -- Certified device drivers
      -- User, API and SBC specific documentation
 
     For Windows-based cross platform development, TimeSys will provide
 Embedded Planet customers with 60-day evaluation copies of:
 
      -- TimeStorm(TM): TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development
          Environment for cross-platform development
      -- TimeTrace: a Windows-hosted tool for event tracing and timing
          visualization
      -- TimeWiz(R): a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     The complete bundled "out-of-the-box" solution of TimeSys Linux Board
 Development Kit, the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855, and customer support
 is available from Embedded Planet.  For designers already utilizing these
 boards, the TimeSys Linux solution for the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855
 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.
     TimeSys, TimeTrace, TimeWiz and TimeStorm are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries.
 Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linux Torvalds.  All other trademarks referred to herein are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE TimeSys Corporation
    PITTSBURGH, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSys Corporation, a pioneer and
 leader in Embedded Linux(R) and Java(TM) development technologies, today
 released complete embedded Linux solutions, including a full Linux
 distribution with the lowest-latency Linux kernel available, certified device
 drivers, GNU tool chains, cross platform development tools, and performance
 enhancing loadable kernel modules, for Embedded Planet's RPX Lite 850 and RPX
 Classic LF 855 single board computers (SBC).  As part of a relationship in
 which TimeSys was chosen as Embedded Planet's exclusive provider of embedded
 Linux solutions, the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 boards coupled with
 TimeSys' Linux products offer embedded engineers a low-cost, reliable and
 flexible "out-of-the-box" solution for the development of embedded systems for
 telecommunications, and network-edge devices.  Also available are previously
 announced embedded Linux solutions for Embedded Planet's EP8260, RPX Lite 823
 and RPX Classic LF 860 boards.
     "Embedded systems designers building telecommunications and network-edge
 devices on the Motorola PowerPC 850 and 855 processor are looking to Linux as
 a cost-effective and reliable embedded operating system and development
 environment," said TimeSys President and CEO Larry Weidman.  "Our complete
 embedded Linux solutions for the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 boards
 provide designers with everything they need to design, develop and deploy
 their devices.  And because they are ready to run upon delivery, our solutions
 for Embedded Planet boards enable developers to accelerate the development
 process and realize a faster time-to-market for their devices."
     Targeted at meeting the system design requirements of the network-edge and
 telecommunications industry, TimeSys' Linux products for the Embedded Planet
 RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 boards provide a complete embedded Linux
 solution.  The Embedded Planet RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 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 SBCs gives systems designers everything they
 need to get to market quickly.
     The TimeSys RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 solutions feature 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 provide
 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 designing, developing
 and deploying devices on the Embedded Planet RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF
 855 SBCs.
     TimeSys' Linux solution for the Embedded Planet RPX Lite 850 and RPX
 Classic LF 855 delivers a complete solution for embedded engineers that
 includes:
 
      -- Support for the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855 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(R)
      -- Certified device drivers
      -- User, API and SBC specific documentation
 
     For Windows-based cross platform development, TimeSys will provide
 Embedded Planet customers with 60-day evaluation copies of:
 
      -- TimeStorm(TM): TimeSys' Windows-hosted Integrated Development
          Environment for cross-platform development
      -- TimeTrace: a Windows-hosted tool for event tracing and timing
          visualization
      -- TimeWiz(R): a Windows-hosted real-time analysis and simulation tool
 
     The complete bundled "out-of-the-box" solution of TimeSys Linux Board
 Development Kit, the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855, and customer support
 is available from Embedded Planet.  For designers already utilizing these
 boards, the TimeSys Linux solution for the RPX Lite 850 and RPX Classic LF 855
 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.
     TimeSys, TimeTrace, TimeWiz and TimeStorm are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries.
 Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linux Torvalds.  All other trademarks referred to herein are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
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 SOURCE  TimeSys Corporation