ARM Integrator Porting Platform Ships with BlueCat 4.0 and VisualLynux e
CAMBRIDGE, UK and SAN JOSE, Calif., -- May 8, 2002 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems and software development products, today announced that LynuxWorks' industry-leading BlueCat 4.0 Linux and VisualLynux Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will be packaged with the new ARM920T core-based Integrator™ Porting Platform. Offered as a complete, out-of-the-box embedded Linux solution, the development platform gives developers immediate access to a ported and tested Linux environment with comprehensive ARM9™ core processor and Thumb family support. ARM will sell the Integrator Porting Platform bundled with BlueCat and with six months of technical support. A member of the ARM® DevZone™ program, LynuxWorks will work closely with ARM to develop software optimized for the ARM technology.
"LynuxWorks has one of the industry's premier embedded Linux offerings with which our customers can confidently build their Linux applications," said Gordon Stubberfield, Integrator product manager, ARM. "Bundling BlueCat and its complementary VisualLynux IDE with our ARM9 processor family gives the developer community a complete platform to quickly get their products to market while saving critical development costs along the way."
"LynuxWorks continues to make a commitment to better serve our customers, our partners' customers and the industry at large," said Dr. Inder Singh, CEO, LynuxWorks. "The strategic partnership we have with ARM reinforces this commitment. Our collaboration on the packaging of the new ARM9 core-based Integrator for Linux solutions board bundle provides a robust embedded Linux platform solution to our customers that saves time and costs realized throughout the entire design cycle."
The Integrator family, part of the ARM RealView suite of development tools, leverages ARM's unique experience in test chip technology to provide a range of flexible, high-performance development platforms that meet the needs of today's system-on-chip developers. The Integrator/LPP1 platform is a complete solution using standard Integrator components along with PCI cards for video display and network interface. It enables development engineers to start integrating their own hardware and software IP into an existing fully-supported Linux environment before initial silicon is available, thus saving considerable time and cost, as well as bringing their product to market faster.
LynuxWorks' BlueCat 4.0 is the company's latest Linux distribution, which offers enhanced productivity and performance features. With VisualLynux, developers have access to a fully-integrated and tested cross development environment to rapidly facilitate specific development requirements. VisualLynux is an extension of Microsoft Visual Studio developed for Windows technology-hosted development with the added benefit of all the commands and standard GNU tools developers need to streamline the design and creation of applications targeted to run on BlueCat Linux.
Pricing and Availability
The Intergrator/LPP-1 ARM920T core-based Porting Platform is available from ARM immediately and priced at $18000. For more information visit the web at http://www.arm.com or http://www.armdevzone.com.
About RealView Tools
RealView tools by ARM, provide designers with the best solution for creating and analyzing systems based on ARM technology. ARM RealView tools are designed and used by the creators of the ARM architecture. Because the tools are developed by the designers of the architecture, they enable the highest level of pre-silicon evaluation and development and the broadest range of support for future ARM architecture families and derivatives. ARM RealView tools are fully integrated and provide a complete solution to any design or SoC integration challenge, giving the developer higher confidence in first silicon and a faster time-to-market.
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions.
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, California. The company's products include the open-source BlueCat Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox. For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.
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