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November 01, 2011

Xilinx Launches General Open Source Linux Support and Developer Community

Xilinx (News - Alert), Inc., a worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions, recently announced in a press release that it has come up with its general Open Source (News - Alert) Linux support and developer community for developing embedded software applications targeting the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). The company plans to demonstrate Zynq-7000 EPP and supporting development tools at ARM (News - Alert) TechCon.

QEMU systems model the Zynq-7000 EPP's dual Cortex(TM)-A9 MPCore(TM) processor system along with other applications — such as GNU tool chain including C/C++ compilers, NEON optimized runtime libraries, debuggers — to start development of an application. With a developer community in place now, the developers can also take suggestions and share ideas and mutual support.

"Linux is by far the most popular operating system in the embedded space and more than 60 percent of our Zynq-7000 EPP early access customers have expressed interest in using Linux as their primary OS for their software," said Lawrence Getman, Vice President of Processing Platforms at Xilinx, in a statement. “Of this, 80 percent of the customers are planning to use open source Linux distribution, so it is of great importance that Xilinx offer a great open source Linux distribution to customers."

"Access to open source and professional tools, as well as a vibrant community, ensure developers have all they need to quickly develop Linux-based applications," said John Cornish, GM System Design Division, ARM. "The ARM DS-5 toolchain works seamlessly with Linux and open source tools, simplifying the software development process on the Zynq-7000 platform."

"Today, more than ever, shrinking time-to-market pressures and ever-expanding feature requirements make Embedded Linux and FPGAs a winning embedded systems platform," said Dr John Williams, PetaLogix Founder and CEO. "PetaLinux SDK is the only Embedded Linux distribution specifically targeting FPGA-based system-on-chip designs. The company is focused exclusively on Xilinx FPGA-based Embedded Linux platforms and leverages years of research, development and experience which drives customer success through a range of tools and service offerings."

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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