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August 28, 2012

Xilinx Acquires PetaLogix for More Effective Arsenal of Linux Solutions

Xilinx (News - Alert), a supplier of All Programmable devices, SoCs and 3D ICs, has acquired embedded Linux solutions provider, PetaLogix.

Linux solutions have become must-haves for a growing number of embedded applications relying on Xilinx All Programmable technologies. PetaLinux SDK, the flagship product of PetaLogix, is an embedded Linux solution based on advanced proprietary technology and deployed at many leading-edge communications, automotive, medical and industrial companies.

The addition of PetaLogix technology is believed to strengthen Xilinx's capabilities and commitment to customers to provide the best Linux solutions possible. 

"PetaLogix has been a key player behind the growing adoption of Xilinx programmable technologies within the embedded market, first providing a Linux distribution for MicroBlaze and PowerPC processors, and now a Linux distribution and tool chain for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC," Tomas Evensen, chief scientist for embedded software at Xilinx, said in a statement.

"With their technology, tool set and expertise, the PetaLogix team is uniquely positioned to help Xilinx further shorten time-to-market and aggressively drive growth in the embedded space, and across all key vertical market segments we serve," Evensen added.

The PetaLinux Embedded Linux SDK contains everything needed to build, develop, test and deploy embedded Linux-based projects targeting Xilinx FPGAs and Zynq-7000, and all Programmable SoCs – a family of devices that tightly integrate an ARM (News - Alert)-based processing system with leading-edge programmable logic.

With ASIC levels of performance and power consumption, the new Zynq-7000 devices combine FPGA flexibility with the ease of programming a microprocessor to accommodate programmable system integration, increased system performance, BOM reduction and ultimately accelerated design productivity.

With the launch of Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs, developers expect embedded Linux solutions that are optimized for the underlying hardware. PetaLogix solution is believed to be a perfect fit for this requirement.

In other news, Xilinx announced its participation at Hot Chips 2012, through August 29, at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts. Hot Chips is a semiconductor industry conference.


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Edited by Braden Becker
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