TORONTO, Ontario, 5 Jan. 2010. ALT Software announced the release of an embedded X11 server that provide support for X11 client applications deployed on embedded real-time operating systems (RTOSs).
Available in standalone configurations or integrated with ALT's OpenGL graphics drivers, the implementation has been developed from the ground up for portability and to run on a range of processors, embedded operating systems, and graphics devices.
ALT's standalone X11 configurations provide hardware initialization and direct rendering access to the graphics processor to improve performance and functionality. The integrated X11 server provides an environment where X11 applications leverage OpenGL rendering functions to support sophisticated graphical user interfaces in embedded systems, as well as legacy 2D application interfaces based on the X API, ALT Software officials say. Currently supported are the Wind River VxWorks and Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS and a range of GPU and CPU options.
"ALTs customers must constantly leverage their existing applications and tool chains in new ways," says Mark Snyder, ALT vice president of product management. "Whether customers are migrating their legacy applications onto modern hardware for the purpose of expanding functionality, or are building new systems for ground control, mission control, or information management using their proven tool chains and expertise, ALT's X-Server provides the capability to quickly migrate applications using the X-Windows standard to embedded platforms, This means our customers are able to rapidly deploy system upgrades while maintaining confidence that they will have the graphical power and performance to expand functionality with modern visualization techniques in a way that suits their schedule and budget constraints."