December 3, 2004

2.6 Linux Kits for IBM PowerPC 750FX and 750GX/

Kimberly Booth writes "TimeSys Delivers 2.6-based Linux Development Kits for IBM PowerPC
750FX and 750GX Microprocessors.

Pairs TimeSys 2.6 Linux, True Real-Time Performance and Development Tools with IBM Microprocessors for High-Performance Computing and Embedded Applications

Pittsburgh, PA â December 2, 2004 â TimeSys® Corporation, a leader in embedded Linux® technologies and development tools, today announced the availability of TimeStorm® Linux Development Kits (LDKs) for IBM PowerPC 750FX and 750GX microprocessors. TimeStorm LDKs include a ready-to-run, hardware-optimized 2.6-based Linux distribution with advanced real-time capabilities such as schedulable hard and soft interrupt handlers and a fully preemptible kernel. 750FX and 750GX LDKs also include the Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm® Linux Development Suite (LDS), which enables developers to rapidly develop and debug applications or further optimize the Linux kernel and filesystems for their target platform.

âBy working with TimeSys to make Linux Kits available for our high-performance 750FX and GX microprocessors, weâre offering an open solution for the growing numbers of developers using Linux in embedded applications," said Jesse Stein, Power Marketing Programs Manager, IBM Systems & Technology Group. âTimeStorm LDKs for IBM 750FX and 750GX microprocessors deliver a hardware-optimized Linux solution that developers can leverage to get products to market fast.â

TimeStorm LDKs for the IBM 750FX and 750GX Include:

Hardware-optimized 2.6 Linux distributions

integrated real-time capabilities

Support for all external buses and interfaces, and kernel drivers for all on-board devices

Royalty-free, high-power runtime for commercial deployment

GNU toolchains to facilitate development and debugging of custom applications

Graphical Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm LDS for Linux application development on Windows or Linux hosts

âTimeStorm LDKs for IBMâs advanced 750FX and 750GX microprocessors are ideal for developers using Linux in networking, communications, storage, imaging, consumer and other embedded applications,â said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. âIBMâs commitment to making hardware-optimized TimeStorm LDKs available on the 750FX/GX and other advanced hardware platforms highlights the increasing adoption of Linux by embedded developers as a critical component of high-performance devices.â

IBM PowerPC 750FX Microprocessor Features:

Delivers 600 to 900MHz performance for networking, storage, imaging, consumer and other high-performance embedded applications

512KB of internal L2 cache can lower system cost, simplify design and eliminate the system constraints of external memory

Up to 200MHz processor bus increases system bandwidth

Parity checking and ECC can provide improved data integrity for high-reliability applications

Achieves high clock speeds, low power consumption and small die size through IBMâs advanced 0.13-micron CMOS process, featuring copper and SOI technologies

IBM PowerPC 750GX Microprocessor Features

Delivers 733MHz to 1GHz performance for networking, storage, imaging, consumer and other high-performance embedded applications

1MB of internal L2 cache can lower system cost, simplify design and eliminate the system constraints of external memory

Up to 200MHz processor bus increases system bandwidth

Parity checking and ECC can provide improved data integrity for high-reliability applications

Achieves high clock speeds, low power consumption, and small die size through IBMâs advanced 0.13-micron CMOS process, featuring copper and SOI technologies

Availability

The TimeStorm LDKs for IBMâs 750FX and 750GX are available now.

About TimeSys Corporation

TimeSys is leading the drive for widespread adoption of Linux for embedded systems development by delivering the tools and performance capabilities that developers need to reliably and cost effectively use Linux in embedded development projects. TimeSys products include hardware-optimized 2.6 and 2.4 kernel-based Linux Development Kits and the TimeStorm suite of Eclipse 3.0-powered development and testing tools for use with all Linux distributions. TimeSys products enable developers of embedded products to streamline the development, customization and validation of homegrown or commercial Linux-based embedded systems, shortening development cycles and reducing project costs. Visit www.timesys.com for more information.

###"

Link: timesys.com

Click Here!