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Red Hat unveils tools, firmware, RTOS for Intel I/O processor

Feb 26, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

San Francisco; Intel Developer Forum — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat, Inc. today announced that it will provide a complete development suite, including tools, firmware, and real-time operating system, for the newly unveiled Intel IOP321 I/O processor based on the Intel XScale technology. In addition to providing the development suite for the Intel IOP321 I/O processor, Red Hat will continue to work closely with Intel to provide GNUPro Tools for additional Intel XScale technology-based processors.

Red Hat's complete suite of open source embedded tools, RTOS and firmware will be available with Intel IOP321 I/O processor storage development platforms and includes the following features:

  • RedBoot, a comprehensive embedded boot and debug firmware solution
  • Fully featured eCos RTOS developers kit, providing open source, royalty free RTOS and associated libraries
  • Device support for onboard peripherals including gigabit Ethernet and full IPv4 protocol stack
  • GNUPro compiler toolsuite, including C, C++, assembler and associated tools.
“The combination of the IOP321 I/O processor's ultra-low power consumption and high performance with Red Hat's tools and software presents customers with the capability to get the highest level of performance from their storage platform,” said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. “Red Hat is committed to providing robust, industry-standard tool suites to developers and technology leaders, as well as providing the most experienced embedded developer support currently available.”

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