Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source Internet infrastructure solutions, and Altera Corporation (Nasdaq:ALTR), a leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs), today announced a version of the Red Hat GNUPro embedded development tools that supports Altera's ARM(R)-based and MIPS(R)-based Excalibur embedded processor solutions.
Altera is the first company to offer leading 32-bit RISC embedded processors coupled with industry-leading PLDs targeted at embedded systems applications. The ARM and MIPS-based Excalibur embedded processor solutions combine programmable logic, memory, key peripherals and an ARM922T or MIPS32/4Kc processor core to create a complete system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solution for fast embedded system development. Altera's CMOS-based PLDs are user-programmable semiconductor chips that enhance flexibility and reduce time-to-market for companies in the communications, computer peripheral and industrial markets.
Red Hat said it will provide consulting services in addition to the port of industry-standard GNUPro embedded development tools for Altera's ARM-based and MIPS-based Excalibur embedded processor solutions. Red Hat will continue to support GNUPro on Altera's Nios? soft processor core, which can be implemented on a wide range of Altera's industry-leading PLDs. Red Hat will also provide ongoing maintenance and commercial support for the open source tools that will be made available to thousands of Altera Quartus II development software users.
"In partnering with Red Hat in support of our high-performance ARM-based and MIPS-based Excalibur solutions, Altera delivers the same embedded software development environment that is currently supported on our Nios soft processor core and we can distribute the widely-used GNUPro embedded development tools to all of our customers using the Quartus II development software," said Jordan Plofsky, Senior Vice President of Embedded Processor Products at Altera.
"Red Hat is pleased that Altera chose Red Hat to develop the building blocks that help their users rapidly adopt next-generation technologies and bring their solutions quickly to market," said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. "Thousands of Altera customers will be able to leverage powerful, open source GNUPro embedded development tools to create a whole new generation of tethered devices in several markets. Red Hat continues to provide a complete spectrum of embedded, open source solutions and consistent set of APIs to its customers."
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About Altera's Excalibur Embedded Processor Solutions
Combining logic, memory, and a processor core, Altera's new Excalibur embedded processor solutions allow engineers to integrate an entire system on a single PLD. The three families - the Nios soft core embedded processor, and the ARM-based and MIPS-based hard core embedded processor - offer the flexibility of processor cores with the integration of SOPC logic.
Excalibur embedded processor solutions can be used in any application requiring processors and PLDs with gate counts up to 1,000,000 gates. They offer full integration with Altera's APEX? PLD architecture, and are supported by the Quartus II development software, which is optimized for the Excalibur embedded processor solutions.
Altera Corporation, The Programmable Solutions Company(R), was founded in 1983 and is a leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs). Altera's CMOS-based PLDs are user-programmable semiconductor chips that enhance flexibility and reduce time-to-market for companies in the communications, computer peripheral, and industrial markets. By using high performance devices, software development tools, and sophisticated intellectual property cores, system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions can be created with embedded processors, memory, and other complex logic together on a single PLD. Altera common stock is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol ALTR. More information on Altera is available on the Internet at http://www.altera.com
Altera, The Programmable Solutions Company, APEX, Excalibur, Nios, Quartus II, and specific device designations are trademarks and/or service marks of Altera Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. MIPS is a registered trademark and MIPS32 and MIPS4Kc are unregistered trademarks of MIPS Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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