SDC Partners with Arcom for Ready-to-Go Real-time Linux Control

1/25/2006 - Embedded software and tools provider, SDC, has collaborated with single board computer manufacturer, Arcom, to provide engineers with a complete and ready-to-go real-time Linux platform.

SDC's RTLinuxPro is a tested and validated, hard real-time, POSIX operating system that runs embedded Linux as an application platform. The RTCore real-time kernel at the heart of RTLinuxPro provides rock-solid, low microsecond worst case interrupt latency and scheduling jitter plus seamless access to Linux. Arcom's hardware platform includes their ultra-low power 400MHz PXA255 based VIPER PC/104 single board computer fitted with 64Mbytes of DRAM, 32Mbytes of Intel StrataFlash and 256Kbytes of SRAM. The board is fitted inside a rugged industrial compact enclosure (VIPER ICE) and includes a battery backed uninterruptible power supply (VIPER-UPS), an external AC PSU, optional Q-VGA flat panel TFT screen and analogue touchscreen, cables to connect to your host system, and a comprehensive information/software CD.

"For engineers looking for a fast development route for their next real-time or embedded development project, the VIPER/RTLinux Pro solution offers a lot of advantages," said Stuart Parker, Managing Director of SDC." RTLinux Pro is now a very mature and proven product offering a great deal of versatility and fast performance. Combined with the VIPER's low power XScale based resources, this platform should address a broad range of projects."

Embedded computer developer, Arcom, has invested heavily in Linux support as they recognised that Linux is used extensively in deeply embedded solutions, and that secure communications is an important part of any application involved in control and monitoring functions. Many users of telnet, rlogin and ftp may not realise that password information is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted. Arcom uses OpenSSH to encrypt all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping and other network-level attacks.

"There is no doubt that Linux is playing an important role in embedded development. Many engineers are attracted by its open source format and access to additional software and drivers," said Glen Middleton, Managing Director of Arcom. "The RTLinuxPro solution is most impressive and can deliver serious real-time performance for Linux developers."

To learn more about SDC Systems and Arcom telephone 01462 473953

About SDC Systems
SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative and leading edge technology, SDC strives to provide "technology that makes a difference", technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years' experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems work closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products.

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