SOFTWARE TOOLS: MontaVista Linux 6 enhances embedded design flexibility -

SOFTWARE TOOLS: MontaVista Linux 6 enhances embedded design flexibility


Santa Clara, Calif. – MontaVista Software, Inc., touts its recently launched MontaVista Linux 6 as a revolutionary new approach to embedded Linux development. By delivering Market Specific Distributions combined with the new MontaVista Integration Platform, commercial device developers enjoy much more flexibility to design and deliver products uniquely tailored for their target market.

MontaVista Linux 6 addresses these challenges by providing a complete embedded Linux development environment comprised of Market Specific Distributions, development tools, and the support and maintenance required by developers to fully leverage the semiconductor Linux technology and resources from the open source community.

This approach to embedded Linux fully aligns the embedded Linux supply chain. Embedded device developers maintain the quality, control, and consistency they require to deliver commercial-ready devices to market faster while having the flexibility to tailor their design to the specific application requirements.

MontaVista Linux 6 is comprised of Market Specific Distributions, the MontaVista Integration Platform, MontaVista Zone Content Server, and MontaVista DevRocket 6

Market Specific Distributions (MSD) are new Linux distributions built on a common framework and optimized for the respective hardware platform and its target market. An MSD is designed to support the full breadth of functionality provided by the semiconductor vendor, be feature compatible with the semiconductor vendors' Linux technology, and provide the value-add features and quality MontaVista is known for.

Fully supported by MontaVista, MSD's may be customized and optimized for the target application, allowing developers to easily create a tailored software distribution that fully exploits the hardware specific features.

The MontaVista Integration Platform is built on open source technology, and allows developers to easily extend and customize their software stack, while maintaining control over the build process With the Integration Platform developers can fetch and integrate code from other team members, outside vendors, or the broader open source community. Since it's built on open source technology, the Integration Platform supports the standard recipe file formats used throughout the open source community.

This flexibility in a commercial solution enables developers to easily customize their software stacks at all levels, the kernel, device drivers, libraries and applications. Systems developers can consistently build all target-installed software from source ” with just one command ” and create multiple, reproducible build configurations, or perform incremental builds as required.

The MontaVista Zone Content Server delivers source code and other content dynamically to the Integration Platform, freeing the developer from the constant task of searching for new source code and updates. The developer can identify changes, updates, and dependencies in his code via the Integration Platform, with the option of incorporating these changes to his build environment.

MontaVista DevRocket 6 is the newest release of the MontaVista Eclipse-based IDE for platform and application development. DevRocket supports the new MontaVista Integration Platform, and MemTraq memory analysis, along with industry-standard tools for debugging, development, and system profiling.

MontaVista Linux 6 is in use by beta customers today, and will be generally available in July, 2009. For more information visit

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