TimeSys Debuts Linux 2.6 Development Kits for IBM PowerPC 750FX, 750GX

12/3/2004 - TimeSys® Corporation, a leader in embedded Linux® technologies and development tools, announced the availability of TimeStorm® Linux Development Kits (LDKs) for IBM PowerPC 750FX and 750GX microprocessors. TimeStorm LDKs include a ready-to-run, hardware-optimized 2.6-based Linux distribution with advanced real-time capabilities such as schedulable hard and soft interrupt handlers and a fully preemptible kernel. 750FX and 750GX LDKs also include the Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm® Linux Development Suite (LDS), which enables developers to rapidly develop and debug applications or further optimize the Linux kernel and filesystems for their target platform.

"By working with TimeSys to make Linux Kits available for our high-performance 750FX and GX microprocessors, we're offering an open solution for the growing numbers of developers using Linux in embedded applications," said Jesse Stein, Power Marketing Programs Manager, IBM Systems & Technology Group. "TimeStorm LDKs for IBM 750FX and 750GX microprocessors deliver a hardware-optimized Linux solution that developers can leverage to get products to market fast."

TimeStorm LDKs for the IBM 750FX and 750GX Include:

"TimeStorm LDKs for IBM's advanced 750FX and 750GX microprocessors are ideal for developers using Linux in networking, communications, storage, imaging, consumer and other embedded applications," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. "IBM's commitment to making hardware-optimized TimeStorm LDKs available on the 750FX/GX and other advanced hardware platforms highlights the increasing adoption of Linux by embedded developers as a critical component of high-performance devices."

IBM PowerPC 750FX Microprocessor Features:

IBM PowerPC 750GX Microprocessor Features:

The TimeStorm LDKs for IBM's 750FX and 750GX are available now.

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 developers need to reliably and cost effectively use Linux in embedded development projects. TimeSys products include hardware-optimized 2.6 and 2.4 kernel-based Linux Development Kits and the TimeStorm suite of Eclipse 3.0-powered development and testing tools for use with all Linux distributions. TimeSys products enable developers of embedded products 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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