LinkUp Systems L7200 System On Chip Now Supported by Mentor Graphics VRTX Operating System
SANTA CLARA, Calif.----Sept. 25, 2000-- LinkUp Systems Corp. and Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq:MENT) today announced that the Mentor Graphics® VRTX® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) supports the LinkUp L7200 System Development Board.
LinkUp Systems L7200 family of processors are multi-functional devices, incorporating an ARM720T(TM) CPU core, an integrated DSP, key peripherals and several serial interfaces on a single System-on-Chip (SoC). The small hardware footprint of the L7200 architecture, combined with the memory-efficient VRTX RTOS, form an ideal solution for SoC-based Internet Appliance applications such as Pocket PCs, Web phones, wireless Internet terminals and smart cellular phones. The addition of VRTX support for the L7200 provides system designers with a high-reliability, pre-ported and configured RTOS, enabling immediate software application development on the L7200 System Development Board (L7200SDB).
``Mentor Graphics, with their VRTX RTOS, is an ideal development partner for LinkUp Systems,'' said Ravi Bhatnagar, president and CEO of LinkUp Systems. ``Together, our companies can offer systems designers a complete OEM solution including an embedded OS, a highly integrated system-on-chip, a complete development environment and reference platforms.''
``VRTX support for the LinkUp Systems L7200 development board provides system designers with the embedded industry's most reliable and highest performance real-time operating system solution for next-generation wireless Internet appliances and communications devices,'' said Michael Kaskowitz, vice president and general manager of the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics. ``The availability of the L7200 development board with the VRTX OS provides OEM customers of both companies with a complete development solution to create reliable, market-ready SoCs for the explosive Internet Appliance market.''
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq:MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products and consulting services for the world's largest electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of more than $500 million and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777, Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com.
About LinkUp Systems
LinkUp Systems Corporation provides ARM CPU core-based, system-enabling solutions targeting the fast-growing Internet appliance and consumer electronics market. The company's L7200 processor family is optimized for low power portable applications (such as Pocket PCs, smart phones and Wireless Internet terminals), high performance desktop solutions such as screenphones, and mobile multimedia embedded markets. LinkUp also provides support chips for Intel's StrongARM® SA-1100 integrated processor. The company is headquartered at 3401 Leonard Court, Santa Clara, CA 95054 and can be reached at 408/988-1848. More information is available at www.linkupsys.com.
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