VersaLogic Offers Linux Quick-Start Package for the Python Single Board Computer

Eugene, OR - VersaLogic Corp. today announced the release of a Linux quick-start Board Support Package (BSP) for their AMD LX 800-based EBX board, the Python. The new BSP allows developers to configure their systems quickly and develop applications in a shorter time frame. The package is based on the popular Debian Linux OS, which has been configured for easy installation and support of the Python's hardware features. With the new BSP install CD, hardware setup is streamlined by eliminating the need for OS configuration and driver installation by the system developer. The package provides support for basic functions including Ethernet, audio, video, USB ports and serial ports. The Debian Linux OS can be used during system development to explore the capabilities of the Python, or it can be used as the base OS in the target system. The Python features fanless operation, very low power draw (5W), and is RoHS compatible. Target markets include medical, avionics, and security/homeland defense.

With the use of Quick-start BSPs, embedded engineers are able to move through the development stage faster and obtain an advantage over the compet ition. "This package is intended to make Linux installation on the Python as easy, or easier, than other commercial operating systems," said Gary Harris, VP of Engineering at VersaLogic. VersaLogic offers BSP support for many of their embedded computer models and various operating systems, including VxWorks, Debian/Fedora Linux, and Windows CE/Xpe. The new BSP is available in CD format for a nominal charge. Please contact VersaLogic for ordering information.

About VersaLogic Corporation

A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Their five year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Product platforms include EBX, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC, and SPX. For four years running VersaLogic has received the coveted "Platinum" level vendor rating based on independent user surveys by technology research firm Venture Development Corporation (VDC).For additional information, contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or [email protected], or visit their website at

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