11/19/2002 - LynuxWorksTM announced the availability of its real-time operating system (RTOS), LynxOS® v4, for the ARM® architecture. The solution delivers for the first time a Linux®-compatible RTOS for the ARMv4T and ARMv5TE architecture-compliant processors, as well as unparalleled hard real-time response, reliability and determinism.
LynxOS v4 provides true application binary interface (ABI) compatibility to Linux, allowing users to run Linux applications unmodified under LynxOS or augment real-time applications on LynxOS with applications from Linux, eliminating the need to build applications from scratch. Developers reap the benefits associated with using a Linux platform, including shortened development times and cost savings for new embedded products.
The first release of LynxOS for the ARM architecture will be on the Intel® IQ80310 I/O processor based on the Intel XScaleTM technology, targeting storage area networking (SAN), wireless communications, and home networking markets.
"ARM has always been committed to Linux and it has long been available for the ARM architecture,” said Rod Crawford, product manager for OS awareness at ARM. "Now with the introduction of LynxOS for ARM, companies will be able to chose whether to run their ARM core-based applications under standard Linux or a hard real time environment with little or no change to the software."
"The LynuxWorks strategic partnership with ARM breaks new ground in bringing our industry-renowned RTOS solution to the embedded market," said Dr. Inder Singh, CEO of LynuxWorks. "As more designers build feature-intensive applications for ARM core-based products, they can now enjoy the benefits of a real-time operating system and the flexibility of open standards in the Linux environment, ultimately reducing expenses and decreasing time-to-market for new products."
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 founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San José, California. The company's products include the open-source BlueCat® Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World-class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox.
LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. ARM and ARM Powered are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; and ARM China. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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