Dy 4, TimeSys Offer Embedded Linux for Dual-Processor SVME/DMV-182 SBC

5/11/2004 - Dy 4 Systems (Dy 4), a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., announced the availability of the first Linux Software Development Kit (SDK) for their SVME/DMV-182 dual PowerPC Single Board Computer. Developed as a part of its ongoing partnership with TimeSysTM Corporation of Pittsburgh, PA, the Linux SDK is a certified Linux development environment including a full Linux distribution, TimeStorm IDE, certified GNU toolchains, support for Symmetrical Multi-Processing (SMP), kernel enhancements and performance modules that provide true real-time capabilities with a standard single-kernel Linux.

"With the TimeSys Linux SDK for our SBC and DSP products, we are providing our military and aerospace customers with a package combining full Linux capability with true real-time performance," said Stewart Dewar, Dy 4's product marketing manager. "The SMP support provides developers with a standard, portable mechanism to harness the dual processors of the '182, creating a solution for high performance systems for use in a wide range of harsh environment applications, such as the Future Combat System (FCS) for US Army transformation."

The SVME/DMV-182 is Dy 4's flagship single board computer. Based on dual 1.2GHz PowerPC 7457 processors with AltivecTM enhancements, the 182 offers up to 1Gbyte of DDR SDRAM memory with ECC, 128Mbytes of Flash EPROM, 2 PMC sites, one Gigabit Ethernet and one 10/100Mbit Ethernet port, dual MIL-STD-1553B, SCSI, 6 serial ports, discrete I/O and 2 USB ports.

To accelerate development cycles for products utilizing the SVME/DMV-182 board, the new Linux RTOS SDK from TimeSys provides a single-kernel Linux real-time operating system, certified device drivers, Windows- and Linux-hosted cross-platform GNU tool chains, hundreds of Linux utilities and libraries, and the powerful GUI-based development tool, TimeStorm IDE "Today's complex, real-time VMEbus systems integrators are looking for low risk solutions and tangible productivity gains during their development programs," said Larry Weidman, TimeSys chief executive officer, "The combination of Dy 4's industry-leading single board computer and our new Linux RTOS SDK and TimeStorm tools for SVME/DMV-182 board will help them speed and improve their Linux development lifecycle, while delivering the real-time capabilities their high-performance solutions demand."

The SVME/DMV-182 TimeSys Linux SDK will be available in June 2004.

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