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MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 4.0 announced
Posted: 07-Sep-2005 [Source: MontaVista]

[MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 4.0 integrates the latest Linux 2.6 kernel with advanced real-time capabilities.]

Sunnyvale, CA -- MontaVista Software Inc., the leading Linux provider for the embedded and telecommunications markets, announced the next generation of the industry's premier embedded Linux operating system, MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 4.0 (Pro 4.0). Pro 4.0 integrates the latest Linux 2.6 kernel with the most advanced hard real-time capabilities required to develop a wide range of embedded products, from networking and communications, aerospace and defense, to consumer devices and medical electronics.

In its fourth generation, MontaVista Professional Edition 4.0 is the first and only commercial embedded Linux operating system to offer the latest real-time enhancements available in Open Source. MontaVista is unique in the embedded industry, with support for more than eight architectures, 30 processor families and more than 150 modern board-level platforms. Pro 4.0 delivers this support along with superior performance and reliability through unique processor family-specific tool chains. Such an offering gives customers and developers the latest and most advanced open source technology with the best performance at the lowest possible cost for their embedded projects.

Pro is an open and flexible development environment designed specifically to address the real-time needs of embedded applications.

Pro 4.0 Features Include:

Commercial Grade Linux

-- Linux 2.6.10 kernel

-- GCC 3.4.3

-- Native POSIX Thread Library (NPTL)

-- Advanced graphics features based on X-org

-- IPv6, MIPv6, IPSec, VLAN

-- USB 2.0 Host/Device

-- Advanced I/O support

-- Advanced processing support

MontaVista Advanced Real-Time Support

-- Integrated real-time technology with performance benchmarks achieving 200 times more responsive in preemption latency than the standard 2.6 kernel

-- New interrupt handler scheduling as prioritized threads

-- New real-time configuration option with three selectable modes

-- Preemptible kernel, 0(1) scheduler, HRT, CPU affinity, FRD

Industry's Broadest Platform Support

-- 8 processor architectures

-- 10 processor families (32/64 bit) across multiple architectures

-- First commercially available embedded Linux support for 64-bit PowerPC

MontaVista DevRocket(TM) Development Environment

-- High-performance multithreaded design

-- Improved debugger capabilities

-- Enhanced integration of open source development tools

-- Built on updated Eclipse 3.0.1 and CDT 2.1 technology


MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 4.0 is available now.


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