SOURCE: LynuxWorks

April 03, 2007 08:00 ET

LynuxWorks Extends Leadership in Open-Standards With Luminosity 3, Provides Expanded Ecosystem for Developing Embedded and Real-Time Systems

New Eclipse Based Integrated Development Environment Allows Developers to Speed Development, Reduce Time to Market

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- Advancing its leadership in open source and open standards, LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in embedded software, today announced Luminosity 3, its next-generation integrated development environment (IDE) based on the popular open-source Eclipse IDE platform. Supporting the latest LynuxWorks operating systems, Luminosity 3 brings a new dimension in development -- gathering together a unified IDE and debug features in a streamlined framework and easy to use interface. In addition, developers have access to a wide array of both enterprise and embedded plug-in tools to speed development and reduce time to market via the unique Luminosity Validated Plug-In Program.

Luminosity is a full-featured Java-based IDE for LynuxWorks' new LynxOS 5 and LynxOS-SE operating systems and provides a simplified, flexible platform to create, edit, compile, manage and debug embedded and real-time applications. Based on Eclipse v3.2, Luminosity provides a pristine Eclipse framework, to which no modifications have been made, and it remains true to the platform. For build and debugging, the C and C++ Development Tools (CDT) project has been employed, with extended features being realized as new views and perspectives alongside this popular project. This use of the standard framework and projects allows for other plug-ins to be integrated seamlessly regardless of whether they integrate with the Eclipse platform or the CDT project.

"For nearly two decades, LynuxWorks has been working diligently to improve the development environment for embedded system developers. Luminosity 3 combines the best embedded development tools with an open framework to offer a complete development to deployment solution," said Robert Day, vice president of marketing, LynuxWorks. "Luminosity is more than a collection of tools, its integrated interface and collection of plug-ins encompass everything you need to develop embedded and real-time systems."

Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said, "The embedded developer is very important to the Eclipse Foundation, and companies like LynuxWorks that embrace our open technology with products like Luminosity have helped fuel the growth and rapid adoption of Eclipse in the embedded community."

The Luminosity 3 IDE offers a rich set of features and gives developers an assortment of programs and tools including:

--  Platform administration tools that allow users to configure and manage
    projects across heterogeneous OS environments
--  Project wizards that allow users to easily create a project framework
    (C, C++)
--  Target registration and administration tools that define the exact
    hardware target
--  Build engine that provides debugging options and options to build
    final projects
--  An Eclipse toolbar that incorporates utilities such as telnet,
    VisualFTP, bash and project settings dialogs that streamline development
--  An advanced thread and process aware debugger which also supports the
    debugging of complex homogeneous symmetric multi-processing systems using
    the LynxOS 5 RTOS

Luminosity 3 is available today for beta candidates, and will have its first shipping release in June.

About LynuxWorks

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 technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, California.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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    LynuxWorks, Inc.
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