Jungo's Driver Development Tools New Version 5.20 Provides Extended Support for Windows Driver Model (WDM), Plug-and-Play and Power Management

9/4/2002 - Jungo Software Technologies, a leading provider of driver development software tools, announced the availability of Version 5.20 of its driver development suite. In this latest release, Jungo adds support for the Windows Driver Model (WDM) and provides Plug-and-Play and Power Management events handling, for enabling both improved control of hardware devices, and better integration with the operating system. Other new features include support for 64-bit data transfer on x86 platforms running 32-bit operating systems, and an API for the PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT) PCI 9656 64-bit I/O Accelerator chip.

"The new version of Jungo's driver development tools enables our PCI 9656 customers to take advantage of significant performance improvements," said Tom Martin, product marketing manager at PLX. "Jungo provides an API specific to the PLX PCI 9656, which delivers an ideal environment for jump-starting driver development for applications that utilize the PCI 9656 I/O Accelerator chip."

WinDriver and KernelDriver are market leading driver development tools that simplify the development of device drivers for USB / PCI / CompactPCI / ISA / ISAPnP and EISA custom hardware under Windows 95 / 98 / Me / NT / 2000 / XP, Windows CE, Linux, Solaris and VxWorks. The tools feature graphical development environments, APIs, diagnostic and debug utilities and samples, and eliminate the need for both kernel and DDK knowledge.

WDM, Plug-and-Play and Power Management
WDM has emerged as the standard by which Plug and Play and Power Management for Windows operating systems is implemented. Jungo's tools now enable writing drivers which employ the full spectrum of the WDM capabilities.

64-Bit Data Transfer
This latest version of WinDriver and KernelDriver now allow utilizing the additional bandwidth provided by 64-bit hardware and enable 64-bit data transfer on x86 platforms running 32-bit operating systems. Drivers developed with WinDriver or KernelDriver will attain significantly better performance results than drivers written with the DDK or other driver development tools that do not support this feature.

Enhanced Support for PLX PCI 9656 I/O Accelerator Chip
Jungo's driver tools now provide enhanced support for the PLX PCI 9656 I/O Accelerator chip. WinDriver and KernelDriver include a special set of APIs for PLX's 64-bit silicon, which implements PCI 9656 access and control. A sample PCI 9656 application is included and can be used as a skeletal driver to further jump start driver development.

The PCI 9656 I/O Accelerator is the industry's first bus-mastering silicon to enable 64-bit, 66MHz operation in adapters and embedded hosts that incorporate Motorola PowerQUICC processors or generic 32-bit, 66MHz local bus designs. The PCI 9656 serves designs that demand maximum PCI bandwidth without incurring the expense or effort of implementing 64-bit peripherals on the local bus.

Improved User Experience
WinDriver now further eases driver distribution. Drivers developed with WinDriver require installation of only one kernel module on target computers. An enhanced utility enables smooth and easy installation and removal of drivers on both customers' and target computers. Moreover, in one mouse click, WinDriver automates INF installation, eliminating the multiple steps involved in the end user's exposure to Windows' "Found New Hardware" wizard. These features, in addition to the enhanced driver generation wizard, provide an even better user experience with WinDriver and KernelDriver and a rapid development cycle for device drivers and hardware access applications.

Additional Enhancements
Version 5.20 features additional enhancements including WinDriver and KernelDriver API support for multiple interface USB devices, dual processor and SMP support on Linux and scatter/gather DMA support on Linux 2.4.

"Jungo continues to push forward tools that support the latest technology advances and enable the easy development of high performance, stable device drivers, to provide its customers and partners with the most effective means to develop software solutions for their hardware devices," said Ophir Herbst, General Manager, Software Tools Division at Jungo.

WinDriver and KernelDriver Version 5.20 free evaluation copies are available for download from the Jungo website.

About Jungo (www.jungo.com)
Jungo Software Technologies Inc. is a privately held company with offices in San Jose, California, Taipei, Taiwan and Israel. Jungo's driver development product line, featuring WinDriver, enables developers to quickly create device drivers that can run on a multitude of operating systems. Jungo also develops the OpenRG residential gateway software platform that enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to bring broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) such as residential gateways, SOHO gateways and IADs to market quickly. Jungo's investors include Telesoft Partners (San Mateo), Infineon Ventures and Intel Communications Fund.

About PLX (www.plxtech.com) PLX Technology, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is a leading supplier of high-speed interconnect silicon to the communications industry. The PLX solution provides a competitive edge to our customers through an integrated combination of high-performance silicon, hardware and software design tools, and partnerships. These innovative solutions are designed to enable our customers to develop communication equipment with industry-leading performance, scalability and reliability. Furthermore, the combination of PLX product features, supporting development tools and partnerships allows customers to bring their designs to market faster. PLX PCI I/O Accelerator and switched-PCI devices are designed into a wide variety of embedded PCI communication systems, including switches, routers, line cards, media gateways, base stations, access multiplexors and remote access concentrators. PLX customers include many of the leading communications equipment companies, including 3Com, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Nortel Networks and Siemens.

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