ATLANTA, GA. (PR Newswire) April 22, 2002, Microcross, Inc., a global provider of embedded software development tools and support services, today announced an agreement with Micro Digital, Inc. Micro Digital is a leading provider of advanced real-time operating system (RTOS) solutions for embedded applications.
Under the agreement, Microcross will integrate GNU X -Tools with Micro Digital's SMX �RTOS providing mutual OEM customers with a highly effective alternative for creating an open-source, non-royalty based software development environment for 16, 32 and 64-bit processor applications. The integrated solution is targeted for system-on-a-chip applications such as cable modems, set-top boxes, MP3 players, digital still cameras, wireless products, and more. "We selected Microcross GNU X -Tools because their solution supports multiple host environments, and the widest selection of target processors, with best-of-class tools, services and applications support," said Ralph Moore, President of Micro Digital. "Additionally, Microcross subscribes to philosophies identical to ours by providing source code to its customers and not charging royalty fees. We believe this will continue to be part of our successful business model going forward."
"We are very pleased to offer GNU X -Tools to Micro Digital customers," said James Calvin, President of Microcross. "Micro Digital's SMX solution is one the most technically advanced real-time multitasking systems for embedded applications on the market today. SMX delivers high speed processing utilizing minimal footprint in addition to offering features that make it easy and efficient to port code originally developed for other RTOSs. This positions them well to continue gaining market share."
About Microcross Inc.
Microcross is a leading global provider of embedded system development tools and support services. GNU X -Tools, Microcross' flagship product, is a high quality, low cost embedded software developer solution supporting 21 of the most popular embedded 16, 32 and 64-bit embedded microprocessors. GNU X -Tools is becoming a standard for embedded programming tools; no other toolchain offers the breadth and depth of microprocessor coverage. Microcross is the first to package the popular GNU cross-tools for mass distribution with enhanced features, documentation, a wide selection of host and target microprocessors, and optional software support maintenance contracts. Open source, ready-to-run, GNU X -Tools is distributed under the General Public License of the Free Software Foundation. For more information about Microcross, please browse www.microcross.com.
About Micro Digital, Inc.
Micro Digital, Inc. is the developer of the SMX �RTOS, sold since 1989. This no-royalty RTOS offers a high performance, preemptive multitasking kernel, file system, TCP/IP stack, Web browser, GUI, and a broad selection of other component products. Specialty items such as a DiskOnChip 2000/Millennium driver, CD-ROM file system, and USB stack are also available. Micro Digital outfits customers with complete solutions and superior technical support. Founded in 1975, Micro Digital has been offering solutions to embedded systems developers since the field was in its infancy. They have first-hand understanding of what embedded system developers need. Please visit their web site for full details, www.smxinfo.com , call 1-800-366-2491 or email inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.