"Traquair Data Systems, Inc. and Strategic Partner Hunt
Engineering (UK) Ltd. are now supporting Linux on computers hosting
their high performance HERON and TIM-40 multiple processor DSP
boards. Traquair Data Systems claims that this is the most
aggressive Linux support introduced from the DSP community to date.
It addresses the integration of advanced multiple processor DSP
hardware technology with Linux hosted computer systems, and extends
across major processor and board level products families as well as
target platforms utilizing PCI, CompactPCI, ISA, and PC/104."
"The addition of Linux is an important step for many of our
customers", said Stephen J. Bradshaw, President of Traquair. "Our
commitment to Linux is in response to its increasingly significant
role as a building block in high performance real-time computing
systems." HERON DSP systems allow groups of extremely powerful
TMS320C6000 DSPs and Virtex FPGAs to be combined and utilized
together, with fully integrated data acquisition and I/O hardware,
in stand-alone or computer-hosted environments. Legacy TIM-40
systems offer similar but lower end capabilities, with lower
performance TMS320C4x series DSP processors. HERON and TIM-40
systems target many of the most demanding real-time applications in
the world, including radar, sonar, industrial inspection, and
"Support software for Linux is provided free of charge, as part
of a standard release of software known as the Hunt Engineering
API, made available to all HERON and TIM-40 customers. With this,
developers can establish Linux resident application code that can
communicate with and utilize the multiple processor DSP hardware.
This software is available now, and can downloaded by existing
customers from the Traquair web site, at www.traquair.com."