Electronics & Computers

Enea Upgrades Linux Configuration and Build Environment

April 21, 2011

Latest version for NetLogic Microsystems’ multi-core processors leverages Timesys partnership to offer more value to developers.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, -- Enea (NASDAQ OMX Nordic:ENEA) announced that it has released a major upgrade to the Linux development environment that it offers for NetLogic Microsystems' (NASDAQ: NETL) industry-leading multi-core, multi-threaded processors. The key addition to the offering is Timesys LinuxLink as the configuration and build engine of the platform. Enea and Timesys recently announced a strategic alliance focused on Linux and multicore. Now known as the Enea Linux PlatformBuilder, the NetLogic Microsystems Edition (ELPB-NE) is now available for the XLP, XLR and XLS multi-core processors.

The ELPB-NE is a full featured Linux development environment for NetLogic Microsystems' multi-core, multi-threaded processors that takes the developer from jumpstarting their project, into development and through to deployment. The product contains an Eclipse-based framework offering a C/C++ development tool and GDB source level debugging tools. Timesys LinuxLink, a proven environment with over 10 years of use and hundreds of customers, is utilized for easy configuration and build of the embedded Linux root file system. Finally, an integrated pre-built SDK optimized for NetLogic Microsystems' XLP, XLR and XLS processors, rounds out the package.

"We are pleased to offer this enhanced development toolset for NetLogic Microsystems' industry-leading, multi-core, multi-threaded processors," said Marcus Hjortsberg, vice president of marketing at Enea. "The addition of Timesys LinuxLink demonstrates the value and scope of the strategic agreement we have recently entered into. We expect that there will be much more platform collaboration between our companies and this collaboration will continue to make software development easier and quicker for our customers."

The integrated platform is available, free of charge, from both Enea and NetLogic Microsystems. Enea will provide an optional, annual subscription with support from Enea's global technical support team. In addition, subscribers get access to Timesys repository to utilize 1000+ tested, integrated Linux application packages, all verified for embedded cross compile. Also available in the repository are other run-time components like rich multimedia libraries, carrier grade Linux extensions and others. To fully explore and test different implementations, LinuxLink Web Edition serves as a "sandbox" for trial builds and configurations on Timesys cloud servers. For those looking to get up to speed or extend their knowledge, training modules and videos are available.

Enea also offers wide range of proprietary software technology including realtime operating systems and development tools to complement Linux on multicore processors, as well as value add custom services in conjunction including custom platform development, board bring up and test and platform maintenance.

"The latest version of the Enea Linux PlatformBuilder—NetLogic Microsystems Edition is truly a full-featured development environment that will enable customers to initiate system development quickly and with a high level of confidence in the software they are writing," said Chris O'Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. "With these enhancements, we elevate to a new level of ease-of-use and comprehensive development environment."

About Enea
Enea is a global software and services company focused on solutions for communication-driven products. With 40 years of experience Enea is a world leader in the development of software platforms with extreme demands on high-availability and performance. Enea's expertise in real-time operating systems and high availability middleware shortens development cycles, brings down product costs and increases system reliability. Enea's vertical solutions cover telecom handsets and infrastructure, medtech, automotive and mil/aero. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Enea is listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB.

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