Jungo, VMETRO Offer PCI-X/PCI, CompactPCI, PMC Verification Tools

7/30/2003 - Jungo Software Technologies Inc., a leading provider of driver development software tools, and VMETRO (Oslo:VME), a leading provider of advanced bus analyzers for PCI-X/PCI, CompactPCI and PMC protocols, announced a partnership to provide comprehensive verification and development solutions for PCI-X/PCI, CompactPCI and PMC device manufacturers. Jungo's suite of driver development and hardware access tools, including WinDriver and KernelDriver, combined with VMETRO's Vanguard family of PCI-X/PCI, CompactPCI and PMC bus analyzers/exercisers, offer PCI developers enhanced hardware and software development and verification solutions.

PCI-X/PCI device development is a complex, multi-step process involving hardware testing and verification, fault diagnosis, low level programming that exercises the protocol and operating system, followed by kernel mode debugging to develop a driver that controls and accesses the device.

VMETRO and Jungo provide complementary tools that simplify this tedious task and address all relevant aspects of the development process. Jungo's user-friendly wizard detects PCI hardware and enables developers to immediately read and write to PCI device resources prior to developing a driver. VMETRO's bus analyzers/exercisers capture and decode bus traffic, provide statistical analysis, detect bus protocol errors, and allow the user to generate bus traffic. Once the hardware is validated, software engineers can develop a driver with confidence. Jungo driver development tools require no knowledge of operating system internals or kernel level development. WinDriver and KernelDriver provide the developer with graphical development environments and enable automatic generation of fully functional driver code, APIs, diagnostics, debug utilities, and samples.

"VMETRO and Jungo provide a winning combination for the Hardware/Software PCI development team by providing tools that address all aspects of the development cycle - hardware construction is aided by VMETRO analyzers, followed by software development facilitated by Jungo's tools," said Stein Erik Maurice, VMETRO's Bus Analyzers Product Manager.

"Jungo strives to add value to its customers with a partnership portfolio that spans PCI bridge and core vendors, and now a leading PCI analyzer vendor, VMETRO, thereby providing added value to Jungo customers by ensuring its customers' accessibility to tools that address their specific PCI development needs," said Ophir Herbst, Jungo's Software Tools Division General Manager.

VMETRO is now shipping the Vanguard PCI bus Analyzer, its 5th generation of PCI analyzer products. These analyzers are shipping with 30-day full featured evaluation versions of Jungo's WinDriver and KernelDriver driver development kits.

About Jungo
Jungo Software Technologies is a leading supplier of residential gateway software solutions, driver development tools and hardware access applications. Jungo offers integrated reference designs with several of the most influential global silicon vendors, enabling its customers to simplify device development cycles, improve performance and accelerate time to market. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, California, sales and support offices in Taiwan and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include TeleSoft Partners, Infineon Ventures and Intel Communications Fund.

VMETRO provides board-level products for high-performance embedded real-time systems, based on open architectures like VMEbus, PCI-X/PCI, RACE++/RACEway and Fibre Channel.The company's product range is comprised of Bus Analyzers, I/O Solutions and Real-Time Data Recorders. VMETRO's main customers are system integrators and OEMs from among leading companies in the aerospace, military and telecommunications industries, as well as manufacturers of medical diagnostics and seismic equipment, and within R&D. VMETRO was founded in 1986 in Oslo, Norway while the U.S. subsidiary, VMETRO, Inc. in Houston, Texas, was established in 1987 to serve the North American market. VMETRO is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker VME).

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