TimeSys Launches NASA Exploration Rover to Mars with Linux, JTime

6/12/2003 - TimeSys, a leader in embedded Linux(R) and embedded development tools, announced that its TimeSys Linux RTOS (real-time operating system) and JTime real-time Java(TM) virtual machine are driving the Mars Exploration Rover concept vehicle being demonstrated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Sun Microsystems' James Gosling at the JavaOne Conference this week in San Francisco.

James Gosling, considered the father of the Java programming language and a Sun Fellow and VP at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, will deliver a keynote address and introduce the TimeSys-powered Mars rover at JavaOne on Wednesday, June 11, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

JPL and Sun are developing this vehicle as a proof of concept for the next-generation of unmanned Mars exploration rovers, scheduled for launch in 2009. JPL is demonstrating the use of Java-based applications executed on a real-time Linux platform as an alternative to C/C++ applications on a traditional commercial RTOS. TimeSys Linux/Real-Time and JTime, the industry's first RTSJ-compliant Java virtual machine (JVM), are serving as the foundation for this new concept vehicle.

"JPL's decision to develop their concept vehicle using TimeSys Linux RTOS and JTime as its foundation is excellent validation that our real-time and embedded development products are capable of meeting any performance, reliability and survivability requirements in one of the most demanding and challenging of environments, interplanetary exploration," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman.

JTime is the industry's first commercial implementation of the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). JTime brings completely predictable response to Java applications for advanced embedded and real-time systems running on TimeSys Linux RTOS, a true, single-kernel Linux real-time operating system. TimeSys Linux is a complete Linux development platform that comprises the TimeSys Linux distribution for embedded application development and royalty-free real-time capability that transforms Linux into a true RTOS. TimeSys Linux provides an excellent platform for developing mission critical applications for use in embedded computer systems that require completely predictable, reliable response and execution under any circumstances.

About TimeSys
TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in embedded Linux and development tools for the embedded systems market. Through complete software development kits design engineers can leverage certified, hardware-specific, single API Linux distributions, a complete range of Windows and Linux development tools and a full range of performance enhancements to develop advanced embedded systems. Its products support the full range of performance from non-real-time to deterministic hard real-time, and add unique reservations technologies that guarantee system response, even in overload conditions. TimeSys offers SDKs for more than 65 target platforms supporting 8 processor architectures and 35 unique processors. TimeSys technologies are utilized in a wide variety of industries and applications, from industrial/process control and consumer electronics to military and avionics. For more information about TimeSys, please visit http://www.timesys.com, send email to info@timesys.com or call 1-888-432-TIME.

TimeSys, TimeTrace, TimeWiz, TimeStorm and JTime are trademarks or registered trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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