MontaVista Linux Provides Support for ARM11 Family-based SoCs for Consumer Device Development

MontaVista offers quality tools and processor support with first ever big endian support for ARM11 family.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MontaVista Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux commercialization, today announced that MontaVista Linux now provides support for the ARM1176JZ-S and ARM1176JZF-S processors, including the first ever big endian support option for the ARM11 family in a Linux environment. By supporting these ARM11 family processors, MontaVista gives consumer device manufacturers a commercial-quality Linux implementation along with tools to reduce time-to-market and development costs for custom SoC designs.

“ARM is constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to performance-to-watt ratio, and the ARM11 processor family gives unparalleled performance while doubling battery life,” said Patrick MacCartee, director of product management at MontaVista. “This is paramount for our customers who also aim to push the envelope as they design smarter, faster mobile and multimedia designs that must create a rich user experience while maintaining low power.”

“Being first to market is critical in today’s fast-paced consumer electronics markets. Combining MontaVista’s proven commercial operating system, tools and support for big endian code together with the widely established ARM11 family-based SoCs enables partners to bring high-quality products to market faster, thus lowering overall development costs,” said Kerry McGuire, director of Strategic Software Alliances, ARM. “MontaVista also offers an array of support options and services to help speed customers’ projects, from live support staff to power management and graphics solutions.”

MontaVista provides a commercial quality Linux platform for mobile device manufacturers. Its broad hardware support, dedication to quality, and full support has made it the undisputed leader in the mobile Linux market. Its advanced power management, fast startup, and advanced connectivity provide the features mobile device manufactures require. In addition to powering a majority of today’s Linux handsets, MontaVista Linux is the only Linux to demonstrate support of and integration with all major Linux mobile software stacks, is the only mobile Linux certified as being ready for IPv6, provides support for new mobile device processors from Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, Texas Instruments and others and was awarded “Best Software Innovation of the Year” for 2007 by EDN.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. MontaVista helps embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com.