Pebble Bay produces LynxOS BSP for GE Fanuc boards - Embedded.com

Pebble Bay produces LynxOS BSP for GE Fanuc boards

LONDON — Independent embedded software consultancy, Pebble Bay Consulting Ltd., has released the first commercial realization of the LynxOS 5.0 RTOS for PowerPC, with a fully supported board support package (BSP) developed for ground to air military application for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms.

Pebble Bay (Leamington Spa, England) worked with LynuxWorks and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms through early releases of both hardware and RTOS. The BSP works with GE Fanuc's quad-8641D basedDSP220 and DSP230 military single board computers.

The foundation layer of code in the BSP supports all peripheral parts of the hardware including: four Freescale MPC8641D processors, eight banks of DDR2 SDRAM providing up to 8 Gbytes total, Tundra Serial RapidIO fabric to all nodes, eight serial ports, single XMC site with SRIO support, VME 2eSST interface, node management controller and GE Fanuc's AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated software.

“Being first to come out with LynxOS 5.0 support for our flagship products was extremely important for us – and having the necessary BSP in place was vital to us achieving that goal,” said Ian Jones, software engineering manager, multiprocessing & networking group at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “This is our third significant project which Pebble Bay has successfully delivered. We've enjoyed the added benefit of their broad market knowledge and technicalexperience.”

“We're pleased to have Pebble Bay as part of our SynergyWorks alliance network. Together our two companies have proven an ability to present an effective solution based on LynuxWorks products to the EMEA region” said Steve Blackman, director of business development, LynuxWorks.

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