Avnet Provides Pre-Installed TimeSys TimeStorm MVME6100 LDKs

11/4/2004 - Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, a division of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced the immediate availability of a specially developed, pre-installed version of TimeSys' TimeStorm(R) MVME6100 Linux Development Kit (LDK) for companies creating embedded technology applications using the Motorola MVME6100. The TimeStorm(R) MVME6100 LDK will help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) working with Avnet Applied Computing Solutions bring their products to market quickly and cost-effectively by decreasing the time and effort required to design, test and deliver a Motorola MVME6100-based embedded solution. The TimeStorm MVME6100 LDK is ideal for embedded military/aerospace, industrial automation and medical imaging solutions.

"By pairing the ready-to-run TimeStorm MVME6100 LDK with Avnet Applied Computing Solutions' product design and delivery lifecycle support, we are making it easier for developers to integrate the latest hardware-optimized Linux technology into their Motorola-based solutions," said Dave Kull, VP of Embedded Technologies, Avnet Applied Computing Solutions. "The combination of Avnet Applied Computing Solutions' engineering capabilities and TimeSys' products can help OEMs streamline the product development process, saving them both time and money."

The TimeStorm MVME6100 LDK available from Avnet boots from flash at board power-up. It includes a pre-installed 2.6-based Linux distribution featuring advanced real-time capabilities, including schedulable hard and soft interrupt handlers, priority inheritance mutexes and a fully preemptible kernel. The MVME6100 LDK also includes the Eclipse-based TimeStorm Linux Development Suite (LDS) to speed and simplify development.

TimeStorm MVME6100 Linux Development Kit Components

"Avnet Applied Computing Solutions has tremendous market reach, long-standing relationships with embedded developers across key industries and a strong understanding of the needs of their customers," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. "Our new relationship with Avnet Applied Computing Solutions makes embedded Linux accessible to a much wider audience of OEMs worldwide and provides everything an embedded developer needs to get started on application development."

About the Motorola MVME6100
Motorola is first to market with a product that takes advantage of a radical new VMEbus to PCI-X bridge, using the VMEbus two-edge source synchronous transfer (2eSST) protocol for significantly faster VMEbus data transfer rates. Transferring more than 300MB/s on the VMEbus, (compared with VME64's typical 40MB/s transfer rate), the MVME6100 also preserves more than 20 years of VMEbus legacy by remaining compatible with previous generations of VMEbus products and protecting users existing investment in VMEbus technology.

Key MVME6100 features include:

The TimeStorm MVME6100 Linux Development Kit is available now from Avnet Applied Computing Solutions.

About Avnet Applied Computing Solutions
Avnet Applied Computing Solutions focuses on the unique requirements of computing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent software vendors, and value-added resellers looking to get embedded systems or wireless and data collection solutions to market quickly. By partnering with Avnet Applied Computing Solutions to provide engineering, integration, logistics and support services, your company can focus on developing innovative solutions for your customers more quickly and profitably than your competition. Avnet Applied Computing Solutions leverages the supply-chain leadership and global presence of parent company Avnet Inc. to provide its customers with the world-class supply-chain management, financing and distribution capabilities that help them be 'First to Market(TM)'.

About TimeSys Corporation
TimeSys is leading the drive for widespread adoption of Linux for embedded systems development by delivering the tools and performance capabilities that embedded engineers need to reliably and cost effectively use Linux in embedded development projects. TimeSys products include: 2.6 kernel-based Linux Development Kits; turnkey, ready-to-run 2.4-based Linux RTOS Software Development Kits; and the TimeStorm suite of Eclipse-powered development and testing tools for use with any Linux distribution. TimeSys products enable embedded engineers to streamline the development, customization, and validation of homegrown or commercial Linux-based embedded systems, shortening development cycles and reducing project costs. Visit www.timesys.com for more information.

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