New Market Specific Distributions for MontaVista Linux 6

MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.

Market Specific Distributions are built on a common framework, and optimized for the respective hardware platform and its target market. Each MSD is feature compatible with the semiconductor Linux technology for that processor, and is fully tested and supported by MontaVista. In addition, MontaVista adds additional features required to deliver a complete, commercial quality product to market.

Networking Solutions processor support and value-add features include:

  • Semiconductor optimized library support for multicore management
  • Advanced network features like SCTP, OpenSwan, libpcap, and IPsec tools
  • Cavium OCTEON CN52xx, CN56xx, CN58xx all on SDK 1.9
  • Freescale MPC8349, MPC8569, P2020RDB, P4080
  • Intel Greencity power by Core2Quad – Nehalem

Industrial Automation processor support and value-add features include:

  • CAN, Ethernet enabled for PROFINET, advanced power management, RT preempt support
  • Freescale MPC5121e
  • Texas Instruments OMAPL128/L127

Android Solution processor support and value-add features include:

  • Advanced power management, advanced 2D/3D graphics, semiconductor advanced codecs enabled, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
  • Texas Instruments OMAP3430 Zoom2

Automotive and Multimedia Portable Devices processor support and value-add features include:

  • Advanced power management, advanced 2D/3D graphics, semiconductor advanced codecs enabled, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, CAN support
  • Freescale i.MX35, i.MX51
  • Moblin v2.1 solution for Intel z530
  • Texas Instruments Beagleboard (OMAP3530), OMAP3530EVM

Multi Function Printers processor support and value-add features include:

  • Power management, advanced connectivity, memory management features like bigphysarea, and mass storage for larger HDDs
  • Freescale MPC8536, MPC8315RDB

More info: MontaVista Software