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Tiny SBC (30-pin SIMM form-factor) Runs Linux

Oct 25, 1999 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 10 views

Toronto, Canada — The uCsimm, a tiny but complete platform enabling implementation of embedded systems running uClinux, is now shipping from Rt-Control to OEMs in engineering quantities. Volume shipments will be available in the first quarter of 2000.

The uCsimm is a 30-pin SIMM form-factor Microcontroller running the uClinux operating system. With the uCsimm engineers can quickly and easily design and prototype connected products economically and in a matter of hours that would otherwise take months and prove cost prohibitive. No other embedded platform combines the set of features available with the uCsimm and its ease of deployment in end user applications.

The uCsimm, with on board RS232, Ethernet, LCD controller, SPI serial bus and parallel I/O was designed as a component level solution to enable embedded Linux systems in industrial controls, instrumentation, consumer electronics and other systems that can benefit from Internet connectivity. The uClinux distribution includes everything needed to rapidly develop Linux enabled hardware based on Rt-Control's uCsimm Embedded Linux Platform.

About uClinux

uClinux (Embedded Microcontroller Linux) is the first Linux derivative targeted to small high volume embedded systems. Supporting the popular Motorola 68k and Coldfire families of microcontroller chips, uClinux lets the embedded systems engineer design a deeply embedded system using the full featured Linux OS. The uClinux OS takes up less than 1Meg of FLASH ROM and less than 1Meg of RAM, no disk or other costly components are required only a bare MC683xx microcontroller and memory (typical of embedded systems).

About Rt-Control Inc.

Rt-Control Inc. provides commercial support and development solutions for the embedded Linux market. Rt-Control was formed in 1999 to provide commercial support for the uClinux operating system originally ported from Linux2.0 by Kenneth Albanowski and D. Jeff Dionne. Since the inception of the company, Rt-Control has focused on enabling hardware solutions that utilise uClinux.

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