ADI to Distribute BlueCat Linux with High-Performance Board

ADI Engineering has signed a distributor agreement with LynuxWorks to offer BlueCat Linux with its reference card design for the Intel Xscale microarchitecture. The software/hardware combination provides customers with an end-to-end solution for developers designing low-power, high-performance applications such as data communications, networking, video processing, and broadband gateways.

Users can create their own custom platforms or employ ADI for specialised consulting and design. The BRH has demonstrated significant new performance levels for Xscale processor operation and data throughput, while providing configurable, big and little-endian mode support. A key differentiating performance feature is its memory interface bandwidth, which benchmarks at 788MB/s sustained operation - a five-fold improvement over first-generation Xscale processor memory controller chips. The BRH is an ideal development platform for low-power, high-performance applications and features a PCI expansion slot, dual Ethernet ports, and unmatched sustained SDRAM bandwidth. BlueCat Linux is an open-source embedded development environment without run-time royalties. It is packaged with either a Windows or Linux/Solaris host integrated development environment (IDE), commercial grade tools, and support programmes, and meets the diverse needs of individual developers. ADI Engineering will demonstrate the BRH and BlueCat at the Intel Developer's Forum in San Francisco.