FSMLabs Turbo-Charges AMD Processors in Embedded Applications
Socorro, NM --
) a core system software development company targeting mission-critical applications, today announced a program to target AMD Opteron™, AMD Athlon™ 64, and AMD Turion™ 64 processors in a range of applications. RTLinuxPro™ and Carrier Grade RTLinuxPro™ now offer full support for these AMD CPUs in embedded configurations that include communications blades, dedicated networking and security systems, instrumentation and control hardware, high performance simulation, high resolution imaging, and other demanding applications.
FSMLabs’ RTLinux technology lets device OEMs develop and deploy applications that require both hard real-time responsiveness and a standards-based open computing platform like Linux. Specifically, RTLinux lets developers combine the performance of an embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) with the interoperability, flexibility and ubiquitousness of an open source Linux platform based on the 2.6 Linux kernel. For telecommunications equipment manufacturers building next-generation voice and data applications based on AMD processors, Carrier Grade RTLinux adds the standards-compliance, availability, serviceability, security and COTS hardware support specified in the OSDL 2.0 Carrier Grade Linux Requirements Specification.
“The real-time Linux offerings from FSMLabs can give x86-based embedded system designers a reliable, customizable and high-performance OS,” said David Rich, director of 64-bit Embedded Markets at AMD. “The full support for AMD64 technology in FSMLab’s RTLinuxPro and their carrier-grade products offers a strong combination for the many companies looking to design with a leading-edge 32- and 64-bit x86 processor.”
“FSMLabs’ customers are building high-end simulation systems and imaging applications, high speed routers, and carrier-class telephony systems with tightly-coupled control and data planes,” comments Victor Yodaiken, president and CEO of FSMLabs. “These diverse application need the combination of 64-bit addressing, hard real-time, and lots of compute power – requirements met by RTLinux and the AMD Opteron processor.”
RTLinux and Carrier Grade RTLinux for AMD 64
FSMLabs Carrier Grade RTLinux builds on the core capabilities of the company’s well-known and highly-regarded RTLinux technology, combined with a standard 2.6 Linux distribution. Carrier Grade RTLinux achieves OSDL Carrier Grade registration by virtue of the standards compliance and features in the 2.6 kernel, augmented by FSMLabs value-added technology for real-time threading and high-performance networking. Moreover, to meet expectations of TEMs and NEPs for quality, Carrier Grade RTLinux is validated by FSMLabs state-of-the-art testing and quality assurance systems.
FSMLabs Carrier Grade RTLinux excels over other CGL implementations with
- Hard real-time response for interrupt code and user application threads
- Native support for the 32- and 64-bit AMD64 processors
- SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) support for multi-core AMD processors
- Memory-protected real-time application threads and zero-copy real-time networking
- Superior compliance to Linux Standards Base, POSIX, and other Priority I OSDL Carrier Grade Linux requirements
RTLinuxPro Carrier Grade RTLinuxPro for AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Turion 64 processors is available immediately from FSMLabs and its worldwide channel partners. Both tool kits include FSMLabs RTLinuxPro real-time development and deployment environment for AMD processors, together with a complete standard Linux distribution including a 2.6 kernel, provided on a single installation DVD-ROM. FSMLabs supports single and dual-core AMD CPUs on most COTS motherboards. For a complete list of supported hardware, contact FSMLabs.
FSMLabs provides hard real-time solutions designed for reliability and simplicity of operation, that target mission-critical applications. FSMLabs was founded in 1998 and is a privately held, revenue financed, core system software developer with headquarters in New Mexico and sales and engineering staff in Alaska, Florida, India, Russia, Korea, and Japan. FSMLabs products include RTLinux, RTCore BSD, Lnet real-time networking, PSDD protected memory real-time and ControlsKit XML/RPC interface builder. For more information, visit www.fsmlabs.com
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