BOSTON, 3 Nov. 2008. AdaCore and Sysgo announced the availability of GNAT Pro for ELinOS, the industrial grade embedded Linux operating system from Sysgo.
With GNAT Pro for ELinOS, embeddedsystem developers can combine the reliability of Ada, the productivity of the GNAT Pro toolset, and AdaCore support services with the configurability of ELinOS, Sysgo officials say.
The companies made the announcement at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston last month.
Because of Linux's versatility, creating an embedded Linux-based application can be a complicated process that involves selecting components, developing board support packages and drivers, and testing the whole system. ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux streamlines and automates this process, allowing developers to focus on the target applications. It also uses configuration and building tools such as a graphical configuration front-end with built-in integrity validation.
"AdaCore and Sysgo form an ideal partnership," says Jacques Brygier, Vice president of marketing, for Sysgo. "AdaCore has a well-deserved reputation for technical excellence and top-quality support, and we foresee a promising future for GNAT Pro for ELinOS to satisfy customer demand for Ada on embedded Linux."
"Building large, embedded applications is a difficult task, and developers need appropriate tools to help manage this complexity," says Robert Dewar, president and chief executive officer of AdaCore. "ELinOS nicely complements GNAT Pro to meet these requirements, and SYSGO's corporate philosophy, with its emphasis on customer support, dovetails with ours."
The GNAT Pro for ELinOS is available as an add-on to users of AdaCore's GNAT Pro development environment. Please contact AdaCore ([email protected]) for the latest information on pricing and supported configurations.
ELinOS is a Linux based development environment designed for the creation of intelligent devices. Unlike traditional Linux implementations, ELinOS is purpose-built for use in industrial applications.
GNAT Pro is the first-to-market implementation of the Ada 2005 standard, allowing users to take advantage of the many enhancements in areas such as object-oriented programming, real-time support, and predefined libraries.
It has a multi-language development environment complete with libraries, bindings, and a range of supplementary tools. All GNAT Pro technology is distributed with complete source code. GNAT Pro is based on the GCC technology, and is subjected to a quality assurance process.
Ada and GNAT Pro are becoming a popular choice in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains such as financial services, Sysgo officials say.