MontaVista to Demonstrate Linux for Xilinx ML300 Platform

5/6/2003 - MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, announced it will participate in Xilinx Programmable World 2003. MontaVista will join in the IBM booths in select locations in North America and Germany and demonstrate MontaVista® Linux® Professional Edition targeting and running on the Xilinx ML300 Development Kit.

Late last year, MontaVista announced that MontaVista Linux Professional Edition had been certified for the Xilinx® Virtex®-II Pro ML300 development platform. The Xilinx Virtex-II Pro programmable platform chip offers hard IBM® PowerPC® 405 processor cores, along with many other features.

The ML300 enables designers to accelerate the development of systems using the company's Virtex-II Pro FPGAs with the IBM PowerPC family of processors. The integration of the Virtex-II Pro hardware platform with MontaVista Linux, the leading embedded Linux OS and development environment, yields a flexible design environment, with which engineers can lower product costs and accelerate their time to market.

“MontaVista Software was one of the first embedded software companies to develop a Linux-based platform for the IBM PowerPC family of processors beginning with the PowerPC 405GP,” said Bill Weinberg, director, Strategic Marketing, MontaVista Software. “MontaVista Software continues to support the most advanced semiconductor architectures, such as the new Virtex-II Pro family which features PowerPC 405 processor cores. The combination of the reconfigurable Virtex-II Pro FPGA and MontaVista Linux makes an ideal platform for a wide range of embedded applications.”

MontaVista Software will be in the IBM booth at Programmable World in the following locations in North America on May 6 – San Jose, CA; Dallas, TX; Boston, MA; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; Ottawa, Ontario; and Los Angeles, CA and on May 15 in Munich, Germany.

Programmable World is a collaborative industry forum, sponsored by Xilinx, IBM and other companies, which is designed to provide engineers with easy and timely access to the latest technologies and design methodologies for programmable solutions. The forum offers insights from a wide range of industry leaders into multiple technologies – such as processing, programmable logic, digital signal processing, high-speed connectivity and design tools – in a single location.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition for the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro ML300 development platform is now available from MontaVista Software and the company’s sales and distribution channels. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, deployment components, access to the MontaVista Zone, comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes.

Developers interested in experiencing the powerful combination of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro ML300 development platform may download a free MontaVista Linux Preview Kit from later this week.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available — including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade — along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

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, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

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

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