Curtiss-Wright debuts embedded Linux development kit

LEESBURG, Va., 11 October 2006. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced a new Embedded Linux Development Kit, the ELDK Linux 2.6.x, that simplifies the development of Linux application software applications for use with the company's most popular high performance VME and CompactPCI single-board computers (SBCs) and DSP engines.

Oct 11th, 2006

LEESBURG, Va., 11 October 2006. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced a new Embedded Linux Development Kit, the ELDK Linux 2.6.x, that simplifies the development of Linux application software applications for use with the company's most popular high performance VME and CompactPCI single-board computers (SBCs) and DSP engines.

The ELDK provides system integrators with a software development environment and includes full Linux kernel source code, a GNU cross-compiler, and board-specific drivers and support libraries. The ELDK eases the creation of Linux software by bundling tools typically found in traditional operating system development kits to enable fast software development in a known environment with standard tools.

In addition to a Linux kernel specifically optimized for use with Curtiss-Wright's SBCs, the ELDK includes cross development tools such as the Compiler, Assembler, and Linker needed to develop software for the target system. Native tools, including the shell, editor, utilities, compiler and libraries provide application developers with a standard Linux runtime environment for the target system. The runtime file storage may be provided to the target system via network (NFS) or loaded from Flash for diskless operation.

Using the ELDK software suite, developers can address application projects ranging from uni-processor systems to complete scalable symmetric multi-processing (SMP) capable multi-CPU and multi-board systems.

The ELDK Linux 2.6 Development Kit is available now and is priced at $6,000.

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