MontaVista Offers Linux Support for Motorola's MPC5200 Processor

7/23/2003 - MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, announced that MontaVista® Linux® Professional Edition 3.0 (Pro) will support Motorola Inc.’s (NYSE: MOT) MPC5200 embedded processor delivering 760 MIPS. This new processor is well suited for automotive telematics, gateways, Internet-access devices, video detection and processing, industrial control, and electronic/medical instrumentation, all of which will benefit from its enhanced I/O, processing power, data throughput and service reliability.

Pro will also support Motorola’s Lite5200 Evaluation Board (EVB), a compact development platform for the evaluation and creation of systems based on the high performance, low power, and low-cost MPC5200 processor. The Lite5200 EVB is ideal for OEMs wanting to develop their own hardware platforms with the MPC5200.

“The MPC5200 processor has seen great success in the automotive market,” said Bill Pfaff, vice president and director for Motorola’s Digital Audio, Radio & Telematics group. “Besides extended temperature qualification and long-term availability that are typical in this industry, new markets can now enjoy its data transfer and processing power as well. The real-time functionality, multi-process capabilities and rich networking provided by the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition make this industry-leading embedded operating system a perfect complement.”

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is a complete embedded operating system and cross development environment. This award-winning product contains an impressive array of cross-development tools for system and application development, unparalleled processor and board support, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers, and other run-time components.

“We are pleased about our growing relationship with Motorola, one of the leading producers of embedded processors,” said Judith Wheatley, vice president, Business Development, MontaVista Software. “We proudly add the Motorola MPC5200 processor to the industry-leading array of embedded CPUs that MontaVista Linux supports. With the combined features of our products, Motorola and MontaVista Software are together offering, once again, a very cost effective high quality systems solution.”

About MPC5200
The MPC5200 is a highly integrated 760 MIPS embedded PowerPC processor that consumes less than 850 milliwatts at 400 MHz. System throughput is enhanced by a BestCommTM intelligent DMA unit that significantly offloads the processor core from routine I/O tasks. The 400 MHz MPC603e core processes 760 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS and is augmented by an on-chip double-precision Floating Point Unit (FPU). An Integrated Double Data Rate (DDR) memory controller further boosts data movement and a rich set of I/O makes the processor suitable for a wide variety of applications.

About MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0
This industry-leading comprehensive embedded operating system and cross development environment is MontaVista Software’s flagship product. It provides a common source and binary platform across a broad range of processor architectures. The Professional Edition includes a modern OS featuring real-time functionality, multi-process capabilities, and multi-threaded remote debugging, with extensive bundled software components including rich networking. It 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 nine industry-leading architectures.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.0 for the MPC5200 processor will be available direct from MontaVista and MontaVista distribution channels worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2003. 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 (customer resource portal), comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes. For more information on Motorola’s MPC5200 processor, visit:

About Motorola, Inc. Semiconductor Products Sector
As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNATM system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Our strong focus on wireless communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, safer and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $5.0 billion (USD) in 2002. For more information please visit

About Motorola, Inc.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important innovations that make things smarter and life better, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit

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

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