VMETRO's Recorder and I/O Product Lines Support Linux

7/7/2005 - VMETRO offers Linux support for the Vortex Recorder family and the PowerMIDAS 5000 single board computer and I/O carrier. The Vortex VME, CompactPCI and PC Recorders and the PowerMIDAS 5000 (VME and CompactPCI) Board Support Packages now support Linux in addition to VxWorks and Windows platforms. This support enables integration of 3rd party PMC and PCI cards with Linux drivers, allowing access to a wider range of I/O modules.

For VME and CompactPCI based products, VMETRO supports embedded Linux distributions based on version 2.6 of the open-source Linux kernel for improved real-time performance. The distributions are compatible with TimeStorm® Linux Development Kits from TimeSys.

For the PC based products, most available distributions are supported.

“We expect the introduction of Linux to open up new application areas and make our application framework more accessible to customers who want to carry out their own software development on our platforms for high-performance embedded computing and recording”, says Harald Schibbye, Product Manager at VMETRO.

VMETRO provides integrators of high-end embedded computer systems with products and services, from development through deployment, with the highest levels of performance, innovation and reliability. The products are based mostly on open standards like VXS, PCI Express, VME, PCI and CompactPCI. Founded in 1986 in Oslo, Norway, and in the US since 1987, VMETRO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bus analyzers for standard buses such as VME and PCI. VMETRO also offers an extensive line of high-performance signal processing solutions, real-time data recorders, PMC I/O controllers and modules for real-time data processing, acquisition and networking.

VMETRO has been traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker: VME) since 1997. For more information, please visit www.vmetro.com.

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