LynuxWorks Enhances Java and Eclipse Platforms with Real-time Support

4/1/2004 - LynuxWorksTM introduced significantly enhanced features to its JavaTM and Eclipse platforms that enable developers to build systems that exhibit real-time behavior and allows them to have complete control over their embedded and real-time applications.

LynuxWorks provides powerful tools to speed development and bring embedded-system products to market more quickly—with better performance and quality from Linux to real-time operating systems (RTOS)es.

Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ)
Real Time Specification for Java (RTSJ) version 1.0 is an industry-standard set of extensions that allows developers of LynuxWorks' RTOS, LynxOS®, to bring real-time functionality to their Java Basic systems. RTSJ brings the advantages of the existing Java platform including binary portability, dynamic code loading, tool support, safety, security and simplicity to the (RTOS) market. LynuxWorks developers can now build on the benefits of Java and fulfill all their Java real-time needs.

LynuxWorks Eclipse-based IDE
The new LynuxWorks Eclipse-based IDE is a Linux® and SolarisTM-based development environment, powered by the Eclipse platform that provides developers of LynuxWorks' BlueCat® Linux with complete control over creating, editing, compiling, managing and debugging C/C++ and Java embedded and real-time applications. Developers also benefit from a target connection wizard to simplify target setup, an application wizard that jumpstarts development and a cross process viewer enabling users to view all the processes and threads on a specific target. The Eclipse IDE offers developers a choice in their preferred development environment by extending support to LynuxWorks' premium tools—TotalView, a multi-process embedded debugger for LynxOS, and SpyKer, an embedded system trace tool. The Eclipse IDE also enables development on the Linux 2.6 kernel.

LynuxWorks also will release the latest version of VisualLynuxTM 5.0, which adds the Visual Studio.NET look and feel, creating a familiar environment for existing Visual Studio.NET users. VisualLynux 5.0 can be used for development on the Linux 2.6 kernel.

"LynuxWorks continually strives to increase the value and ease of use of development tools by providing developers with toolset enhancements specifically designed to provide real-time functionality and control over their development environment," said Bob Morris, vice president, sales and marketing, LynuxWorks. "RTSJ, the Eclipse toolset and VisualLynux offer exceptional value and support for developers and enables them to develop, debug, and deploy their embedded designs faster. In addition to driving the next wave of Linux adoption by providing tools for the Linux 2.6 kernel, LynuxWorks' tools are also open-standards based so they work with the full product line—from Linux to LynxOS."

Capable of development on the Linux 2.6 kernel, the new tools represent LynuxWorks' continued commitment to meet the needs of its customers by continuing to allow developers to take advantage of improved real-time performance. The increased real-time behavior of Linux 2.6 is becoming the standard for embedded Linux developers.

LynuxWorks will be demoing its complete suite of tools and embedded operating systems at booth #1626 at the Embedded Systems Conference, March 29–April 1 in San Francisco, CA. Stop by to see how LynuxWorks is helping developers in a wide range of embedded design projects, from start to finish.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San José, California.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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