OS Software streamlines hardware setup task.

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Designed for Sidewinder VIA Eden-based SBC, DEV-CD-L5 is Linux quick-start Board Support Package (BSP) that eliminates need for OS configuration and driver installation, allowing embedded developers to create applications quickly. Based on Debian Linux 4.0 (etch/stable) product running Linux kernel 2.6.25-2, bootable CD is configured for easy installation and support of Sidewinder's basic hardware features, including Ethernet, audio, video, USB, and serial communications.



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VersaLogic Offers New Linux Board Support Package for Sidewinder Single Board Computer



August 28, 2008

Eugene, OR - VersaLogic Corp. today announced the release of the DEV-CD-L5, a Linux quick-start Board Support Package (BSP) for their "Sidewinder", a VIA Eden-based single board computer. Using this BSP streamlines the hardware setup task by eliminating the need for Operating System (OS) configuration and driver installation. This allows embedded developers to create applications in a shorter time frame, reduce time to market, and gain an advantage over the competition.

The package is based on the popular Debian Linux 4.0 (etch/stable) product running Linux kernel 2.6.25-2. The bootable CD has been configured for easy installation and support of the Sidewinder's basic hardware features, including Ethernet, audio, video, USB , and serial communications. Three stable images are provided to meet a range of functionality requirements. Additionally, an Advanced User Package (AUP) is available containing kernel sources, a customized config file, and driver patches for users who wish to run a Linux distribution other than Debian.

The Debian Linux OS can be used during system development to explore the extensive capabilities of the Sidewinder, or it can be used as the base OS in the target system.

"This package is intended to make Linux installation on the Sidewinder as easy, or easier, than other commercial operating systems," said Gary Harris, VP of Engineering at VersaLogic.

The DEV-CD-L5 BSP is available immediately to qualified applicants for a nominal charge. Please visit the VersaLogic website for more information: www.VersaLogic.com/Software

VersaLogic offers BSP support for many popular embedded operating systems, including Windows CE/XPe, VxWorks and Debian Linux.

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(TM). 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 info@versalogic.com, or visit their website at www.VersaLogic.com.

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