December 1, 2004

TimeSys Delivers 2.6-based LDKs for Curtiss-Wright

Kimberly Booth writes "TimeSys Delivers 2.6-based Linux Development Kits for Curtiss-Wright Controls SVME/DMV-182 and CHAMP-AV III Boards

Pairs TimeSys 2.6 Linux, True Real-Time Performance and Powerful Development Tools with Advanced Boards for Mission-Critical Aerospace and Defense System Applications

Pittsburgh, PA -- November 30, 2004 -- TimeSys® Corporation, a leader in embedded Linux® technologies and development tools, today announced the availability of TimeStorm® Linux Development Kits (LDKs) for Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's (CWCEC) SVME/DMV-182 Single Board Computer (SBC) and CHAMP-AV III Quad PowerPC Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Board.

TimeStorm LDKs come complete with a ready-to-run, hardware-optimized 2.6-based Linux distribution and advanced real-time capabilities, including schedulable hard and soft interrupt handlers, priority inheritance mutexes and a fully preemptible kernel. Full-featured LDKs for Curtiss-Wright boards also include the Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm® Linux Development Suite (LDS), which speeds time to market by enabling developers to quickly define, install, bring up, develop and port Linux to their target platform.

"TimeStorm LDKs bring all of the software and utilities that programmers need for Linux deployment and application development on the SVME/DMV-182 and CHAMP-AV III," said Tom Quinly, President of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "TimeStorm LDKs also deliver the integrated real-time functionality required by mission-critical, harsh-environment applications in defense and aerospace systems, including tactical aircraft and armored vehicles that employ radar, sonar and signal intelligence."

TimeStorm SVME/DMV-182 and CHAMP-AV III LDKs Include:

2.6 Linux distributions optimized for the SVME/DMV-182 and CHAMP-AV III

Integrated real-time capabilities such as schedulable hard and soft interrupt handlers, priority inheritance mutexes and a fully preemptible kernel

Support for all external buses and interfaces, including 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

"TimeSys and CWCEC have a long-standing relationship, and we are pleased to be the first to market with Linux Development Kits for the SVME/DMV-182 SBC and the CHAMP-AV III DSP," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. "Our ready-to-run TimeStorm LDKs support Curtiss-Wright customers throughout the entire embedded development process."

SVME/DMV-182 Features Include:

Dual PowerPC® 7457 processors with 64Kbyte L1 cache, 256Kbyte internal L2 cache and AltiVec® technology for fast floating point and vector processing operations

128MB of contiguous, directly accessible high speed Flash

One 10/100, one 10/100/1000 (GbE) Ethernet ports

Two RS-232, four RS-422/485/232 serial ports

Single-ended 8 or 16-bit Ultra SCSI-2 interface

Up to 16 bits of Differential Discrete Digital I/O

Two USB 2.0 ports in a 32-bit, 33MHz PCI 2.2-compatible device

Two PCI-X-compatible PMC sites interfaced to other system elements via 64 pins of back panel I/O

CHAMP-AV III Features Include:

Dual or quad PowerPC® 7447/7447A CPUs (up to 1.0 GHz) with AltiVec® technology for fast floating point and vector-processing operations

Dual 64-bit 100MHz PCI-X mezzanine modules (PMC-X)

Single 10/100 and dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Dual EIA-232/422 and single EIA-232 serial ports

32-bit/33MHz; 64-bit/64MHz PMC

64-bit/64MHz PCI

32MB of on-board Flash


TimeStorm LDKs for the Curtiss-Wright SVME/DMV-182 and CHAMP-AV III are available now.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC)

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. CWCEC group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about CWCEC visit

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 for more information.



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