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Red Hat announces embedded support for Hitachi SuperH

Jun 26, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Research Triangle Park, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat, Inc. announced today that it will extend its Embedded Linux, eCos RTOS, and RedBoot firmware support offerings and engineering services to include support of Hitachi, Ltd.'s SuperH architecture. The SuperH family of processors represents a powerful, low-cost family of microprocessors that address a variety of target markets including… Internet Appliances, PDAs, consumer devices, and automotive applications.

Red Hat has ported Embedded Linux to the Hitachi Solution Engine development platform and also ported the contents of its eCos DevKit to Hitachi's SuperH family of microprocessors. Red Hat will offer support for developers that are creating SuperH applications and products based on Red Hat's Embedded Linux, eCos Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), and RedBoot firmware running on Solution Engine development platforms. Red Hat will also offer a custom porting of Red Hat Embedded Linux and eCos customers' own board using Hitachi's SuperH CPUs.

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