MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0 Launches

11/19/2002 - MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolutionTM, announced MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition 3.0, the next generation of the company’s cutting edge embedded operating system and development platform.

Offering enhanced networking capabilities, increased tools coverage and the latest Linux technology, this newly updated version of the product enables embedded equipment manufacturers to develop an even broader range of devices.

“MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0 is the most sophisticated commercial-off-the-shelf Linux system software currently available for embedded developers,” said Sheila Baker, vice president of marketing, MontaVista Software. “We can provide OEMs in a variety of industries with a solution that is cost-effective and allows them quick time-to-market for their next-generation products.”

The 3.0 release of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition continues to enhance the strengths of the company’s popular and award-winning systems software. The product is supplied as both pre-built binaries and as a unified source-base across all supported architectures. The kernel in this release is based on the 2.4.18 revision of Linux and the development environment features the latest versions of industry-standard GNU tools, GDB 5.2 and GCC 3.2, amply supported by a rich complement of deployment components. New features also include improved memory management as well as support for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), system and user-level event tracing on an expanded number of architectures, and XFS — a high performance journaling file system.

Unrivaled Development Support
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0 boasts the industry’s most comprehensive embedded development package with broad support for embedded processor architectures, CPU boards and software components. It targets more than 25 processors from eight industry-leading architectures, including x86/IA-32, PowerPC, XScale, ARM, StrongARM, MIPS, SH and Xtensa. These CPUs populate the more than 80 boards supported in the release.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0 focuses on cross-development capability, with tools hosted on eight host environments, including Yellow Dog Linux, SuSE, Mandrake, Red Hat, Sun Solaris and VMWare on Windows NT/2000. Host-based tools and embedded target-based deployment components make up the more than 200 software packages in the release.

Expanded Development Environment
With this release, MontaVista also expands support for a variety of GNU tool chains based on GDB 5.2 and GCC 3.2. The third generation of the GNU compiler adds a number of per-architecture improvements as well as improved support for C++ standards. The product also expands the existing kernel debug support on x86, PowerPC, MIPS, and SH to include kgdb support for ARM, XScale and StrongARM cores. It incorporates enhanced cross debugging capabilities, including the addition of remote multi-threaded debugging and the ability to attach and detach from a running process.

The 3.0 release adds system and user-level event tracing for MIPS, ARM and XScale targets, in addition to the existing support for x86 and PowerPC. The MontaVista Library Optimizer Tool, MontaVista Target Configuration Tool, and scores of other useful applications and utilities further enhance the wide range of industry standard tools included in MontaVista Linux Professional Edition.

About MontaVista Linux Professional Edition
Earlier this year, MontaVista Linux Professional Edition was named “Best Embedded Linux Solution” at the New York Linux World and Expo. The product received the Electron d’Or award for “Best Embedded Tool and Development Solution for 2002” from the prestigious French publication “Electronique,” and the Readers’ Choice Award for “Favorite Embedded Solution 2002” from the American magazine “Linux Journal.”

MontaVista Linux 3.0 Professional Edition will be available in December 2002, directly from MontaVista Software and its distribution channels worldwide. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, access to the MontaVista Zone and to full technical support. Current subscribers of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 will be upgraded to version 3.0 at no additional cost.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and their associated infrastructure, for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux based open-source systems software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software's principal products include MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition comprises a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development environments, and a versatile set of tools for the x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a next-generation high availability product and the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Linux platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs, such as Java development and runtime, powerful graphics capabilities and more.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic, Sony and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please email to or call (408) 328-9200.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: