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Red Hat unveils embedded device startup/debug firmware

Sep 27, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat today announced RedBoot, a standardized embedded debug and bootstrap solution that provides firmware for running and debugging eCos, GNUPro applications, and embedded Linux systems on a wide range of embedded platforms including ARM, MIPS, MN10300, PowerPC, SH, V850, and x86. RedBoot supports remote, portable downloading and debugging of GNUPro and eCos applications, flash and network booting, and downloading and updating of flash images remotely via serial or ethernet connections for field upgradeability. Based on the eCos HAL, RedBoot provides a common environment for booting and debugging applications regardless of the underlying hardware platform, thus providing more opportunities for code re-use and commonality.

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