Intel® Atom™ Processor Support Based on Moblin Open-Source Project

MontaVista Software Inc. announced MontaVista Linux 6, a new approach to embedded Linux development. By delivering Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) based on the Moblin project and designed specifically for the Intel® Atom™ processor, Monta- Vista plans to give commercial-device developers unparalleled flexibility to design and deliver products that are uniquely tailored to their target markets.

MSDs are new Linux distributions that are built on a common framework. They are optimized for the Intel Atom processor and its target market segment. An MSD is designed to support the full breadth of functionality provided by the Intel Atom processor, be feature compatible with the Moblin open-source project technology, and provide the value-add features and quality for which MontaVista is known. Fully supported by MontaVista, the MSDs for the Intel Atom processor may be customized and optimized for target applications like vehicle infotainment, print imaging, IP media phones, or gaming markets—to name a few. As a result, they allow developers to easily create a tailored software distribution that fully exploits the Intel Atom processor-based platforms.