Hyperstone AG, together with Global Digital Technologies SA, announced today the availability of embedded Linux.
Konstanz, Germany - 31st July 2003 - hyLinux is a uClinux compliant embedded Linux kernel for the Hyperstone RISC/DSP family of processors. It is available as open source, free of royalty under GPL license. The package includes the hyLinux kernel (uClinux version 2.4.20), uCLibc application development library, GNU development tools and utilities for the E1-32XS development board.
“Porting Linux to our single core RISC/DSP processor opens up a whole new world of applications, interfaces and drivers. With hyLinux our customers reduce their development cost to a minimum. Together with Hyperstone’s flexible business model of providing both, standard processor chips and macro cell or IP, customers can enter markets quickly and decrease cost during mass production later. Our customers have anxiously been expecting the introduction of hyLinux”, said Dr. Matthias Steck, VP Sales & Marketing at Hyperstone.
“We are happy to bring mainstream operating system support to the Hyperstone user community. hyLinux is a Linux kernel, able to run most - if not all, of the Linux applications. hyLinux leverages the investment in system development and adds flexibility in application development. Hyperstone users gain instant access to a wealth of royalty-free software applications. GDT will support hyLinux in every aspect and is open to collaborate with hyLinux users”, said Dr. Gregory Doumenis, Chief Technology Officer at GDT.
hyLinux is available for download from Hyperstone’s and GDT’s WEB sites and will be officially uploaded to the uCLinux site.
About Hyperstone AG
Hyperstone, a fabless semiconductor and microprocessor design company, was founded in 1990 and is based in Konstanz, Germany. With a subsidiary in Taiwan as well as representatives, distributors and design partners worldwide, Hyperstone serves a global customer base. Product development is based in Germany and Taiwan. World leading silicon foundries provide wafer-subcontracting services. Products include microprocessors based on Hyperstone’s unified RISC/DSP architecture and microcontrollers for flash memory solutions. The product scope ranges from packaged devices such as ASSPs (Application Specific Standard Products) and ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) to licensing of intellectual property (IP), reference designs and development support. Hyperstone’s products and solution target markets such as digital images, mobile networking Internet appliances, flash Internet solutions, communications, automotive, and industrial solutions.
About Global Digital Technologies SA
Global Digital Technologies (GDT) SA, is a dedicated system house specialized in digital communications systems. GDT has in-depth knowledge of the Linux kernel programming and has accomplished two Linux kernel ports to mainstream embedded processors. GDT has leading expertise in embedded communications systems including Integrated Access Devices, Residential gateways and broadband communications components. GDT offers total system design services, including ASIC design (FPGA, VLSI, SoC), PCB / prototype design, system S/W, DSP S/W and Protocol stacks for communications systems. GDT’s design team has extensive experience in international partnerships, R&D and collaborative work.
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