SOURCE: LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks

September 08, 2009 05:00 ET

LynuxWorks' LynxOS® 5.0 Adds Support for Emerson Network Power's MVME7100 Single Board Computer (SBC)

Board Support Package (BSP) Enables Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) on e600 PowerPC™ Processors, Offering a Viable Growth Path for VersaModular Eurocard bus (VMEbus) Customers With Applications on Previous Generation VME Boards

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - LynuxWorks™, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, and Emerson Network Power, the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that LynxOS 5.0 now supports Emerson's MVME7100 single-board computer (SBC). The complete BSP supports PowerPC's 8641D, an e600 family processor that has been specifically architected for multi-core and SMP. This powerful hardware and software combination offers a strategic growth path for VMEbus customers with applications on previous generation VME boards, further extending the product lifecycle.

VMEbus is used around the world in industrial, commercial, and military/aerospace applications. VMEbus architectures are being used today in robots, air traffic control systems, weapons control systems, data acquisition and video imaging products. The advantage of the VMEbus architecture is that it can withstand shock, vibration and extended temperatures better than the traditional buses found in general desktop computers.

The Emerson MVME7100 is an SBC that helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of industrial, medical and defense/aerospace VMEbus platforms add performance and features while still protecting their fundamental investment in VMEbus and related technologies. Customers can keep their VMEbus infrastructure (chassis, backplanes and other VMEbus and add-in boards) while improving performance and extending the product's lifecycle. That extended lifecycle helps reduce churns in development and support efforts as a result of frequent product changes.

"Our customers will be excited to learn that LynxOS now supports our MVME7100," said Paul Virgo, director of marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. "As users want to add functionality, increase processing power or extend the life of their current VME implementation, they now have a compelling migration path forward with the MVME7100."

"One of the main advantages to using LynxOS with the MVME7100 is that it allows developers to use less hardware to achieve the same system performance," said Sonia Leal, senior product manager at LynuxWorks. "Not only does this combination reduce space, power and weight requirements, but it lowers the overall cost per system as well."

Additional built-in features for LynxOS 5.0 include support for:

--  New GNU toolchain
--  ELF file format
--  Ada programming language
--  New POSIX - POSIX 1003.1-2003 PSE 53/54
--  Network File System (NFS) v2/v4
    

Availability

The LynxOS 5.0 BSP for Emerson's MVME7100 is currently available. For more information on LynuxWorks' current BSPs and its entire family of royalty-free and hard real-time embedded solutions and design tools, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power's embedded computing products and services including ATCA®, MicroTCATM, CompactPCI®, VMEbus, industrial motherboards and OpenSAF for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit www.lynuxworks.com.

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.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Kirsten Long
    LynuxWorks Inc.
    408-979-4404
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    Ellen Van Etten
    Fahlgren Mortine for Emerson Network power
    +1 (970) 778-6094
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    Francisca Llamas
    Weber Shandwick
    408-685-0608
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