Linux Support Package supports networking and multimedia products.
April 16, 2009 -
Enabling rapid development of networking and multimedia products, Linux Board Support Package includes implementation of Linux 2.6.28 SMP kernel, device drivers, GNU tool suite, and documentation. Package offers Ethernet-based version of GDB, enabling full kernel and driver debugging; tool to configure Software I/O features of processor; and Ethernet-based profiler tool, which leverages multi-threaded architecture to run real-time statistical profiling without affecting system performance.
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UbicomŽ Provides Flexible, High-Performance Processor Platform with Release of Linux BSP
Linux BSP and Open Source reference designs for networking and multimedia enable rapid development of embedded products
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30 /-- EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE -- Ubicom(R), Inc., a leading provider of networking and multimedia processors, today announced the release of a Linux Board Support Package (BSP) with a complete implementation of the Linux 2.6.28 SMP kernel, device drivers, GNU tool suite and documentation for rapid development of networking and multimedia products. The BSP includes reference applications for router gateways and networked media players using turnkey open source packages. Additionally, Ubicom provides reference hardware, design files and fabrication data for Router Gateway and Media designs, as well as a CPU development board and personality boards for other applications. All the released hardware and software solutions support the company's latest IP7000(TM) family of processors.
The Ubicom IP7000 family of networking and multimedia processors featuring the UBICOM32(TM) 12-way multithreaded architecture can be clocked at frequencies up to 600MHz, which can deliver two to three times the performance at the same frequency compared with a traditional single-threaded RISC processor. Designers can also use a wider range of interface options via Ubicom's unique software I/O technology. The integrated SIMD video coprocessor and DSP instruction set makes audio and video applications deterministic and less processor-intensive.
The Ubicom Linux BSP allows developers to rapidly deploy existing applications while taking advantage of Ubicom's multithreaded system. Ubicom has enhanced the classic Linux development cycle by providing state of the art tools including: an advanced Ethernet based version of GDB enabling full kernel and driver debugging; Ethernet based user level debugging; a configuration tool enabling developers to quickly configure the Software I/O features of the processor; and an in depth Ethernet based profiler tool. The advanced profiler tool leverages Ubicom's unique multi-threaded architecture to run real time statistical profiling without affecting system performance and collect rich profile data such as CPU and memory utilization per function.
"The demand for flexible high-performance embedded processing continues to grow as networking and media devices evolve," said RK Parthasarathy, vice president of marketing at Ubicom. "The Ubicom Linux BSP for the IP7000 family of processors addresses the needs of embedded developers to efficiently bring solutions to market."
The Ubicom Linux BSP is available now. For more information, visit the Ubicom support portal at developer.ubicom.com.
The IP7000 family of processors is in volume production. For more information, visit ubicom.com/ip7000.
About Ubicom, Inc.
Ubicom develops networking and media processor solutions that address the unique demands of real-time interactive applications and multimedia content delivery in the digital home. The company provides optimized system-level solutions for a wide range of products including wireless routers, access points, bridges, VoIP gateways, networked digital photo frames, and streaming media players. For more information, visit www.ubicom.com.
Ubicom, IP7000 and UBICOM32 are trademarks of Ubicom, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
CONTACT: Michelle Amaya of Ubicom, Inc., +1-408-789-2100, email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.ubicom.com/