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Single-kernel real-time Linux supports dual-PPC VMEbus board

May 10, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

TimeSys will offer in June a free single-kernel real-time Linux board support package (BSP) as well as a complete development toolset for a powerful dual-PowerPC processor VMEbus single board computer targeting military and aerospace applications.

The SVME/DMV-182 from mil/aero board specialist DY 4 is a VMEbus system powered by dual 1.2GHz PowerPC 7457 processors with Altivec enhancements. It supports up to 1Gbyte of DDR SDRAM memory with ECC, 128Mbytes of Flash EPROM, 2 PMC sites, one Gigabit Ethernet and one 10/100Mbit Ethernet port, dual MIL-STD-1553B, SCSI, 6 serial ports, discrete I/O, and 2 USB ports. DY 4 Systems call the board its “flagship” model.

The full TimeSys Linux SDK includes tools and utilities for development of single-kernel real-time Linux operating systems based on TimeSys Linux. The SDK includes Windows- and Linux-hosted cross-platform GNU tool chains, kernel enhancements, and performance modules that provide true real-time capabilities with a standard single-kernel Linux, according to TimeSys. It also includes the TimeStorm IDE, a GUI-based development tool based on Eclipse that works with any Linux kernel.

“With the TimeSys Linux SDK for our SBC and DSP products, we are providing our military and aerospace customers with a package combining full Linux capability with true real-time performance,” said Stewart Dewar, Dy 4's product marketing manager.

“Our new Linux RTOS SDK and TimeStorm tools for SVME/DMV-182 board will [deliver] the real-time capabilities their high-performance solutions demand,” added TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman.

TimeSys also recently announced support for a quad-PPC VMEbus board from Pentek.

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