will be used in Army and Marine Corps howitzers, to include the M109A6 Paladin, the M777 Lightweight 155 Howitzer, and the Future Combat Systems Non-Line-Of-Sight Cannon.
MontaVista Software's support of the Excalibur
EPXA1 Development Kit gives designers the freedom to develop software independent of the hardware design process," said Joe Hanson, director of Excalibur
marketing and applications at Altera.
Bill Stuart, CEO of Excalibur
stated, "The Born agreement is another major step in expanding Excalibur
's long-term manufacturing partnerships based on alliances with industry leading companies such as Born, Inc.
In addition to the functions normally provided in an OSE BSP, OSE for Excalibur
devices includes support for PLD loading and support for the Ethernet MAC MegaCore(R) logic function.
The free Excalibur
Embedded Processor Workshops are being held now through December, 2001.
The collaboration of Mentor Graphics and Altera through the Embedded Technology Adoption Program and the Excalibur
Partner Program reinforces our mutual goals of providing robust embedded software solutions for PLDs," said Michael Kaskowitz, vice president and general manager of Mentor's Embedded Software Division.
Eureka Technology has worked hand-in-hand with Altera to develop IP cores fully optimized for performance and size when used in conjunction with the Altera Excalibur
ARM-based devices," said Simon Lau, president and CEO of Eureka Technology.
With the EPP, Altera is bringing together industry leaders that offer operating systems, embedded software development tools, and EDA tools support for the Excalibur
ARM-based devices and Nios soft embedded processor solutions.
Anna Chiang, director of marketing for Altera's Excalibur
Business Unit, said future versions of the Excalibur
Development Kit will also include other industry-standard embedded software support, such as RedHat GNUPro Tools as well as Linux support.
embedded processor solutions are key elements that make up Altera's system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) strategy to deliver best-in-class performance features and capabilities without costly processor licensing and royalties, prohibitive minimum order quantities, high risk, and long development times associated with ASICs.
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Through our WindLink partnership we will be able to enhance SOPC development by delivering verified kernels and board support packages booting on our Excalibur
embedded processor solutions and program from a fully functioning OS.