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BW: Red Hat to Deliver GNUPro Tools for Altera Excalibur Embedded Processor Solutions

Jun 12, 2000, 23:53 (0 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat, the leading provider of open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, and Altera Corporation, a leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs), today announced they have signed a licensing agreement that gives Altera customers easy access to Red Hat's world-class embedded system development tools created by Cygnus, a division of Red Hat, for Altera's new Excalibur embedded processor solutions. Through close collaboration, a suite of the GNUPro embedded development tools was created and specifically optimized to support Altera's Nios(TM) embedded processor core, also announced today. The GNUPro tool set includes a C/C++ compiler, assembler and debugger. These tools enable engineers to develop, preserve, and easily recompile program source code for execution across a broad range of processor architectures including Altera's Nios soft core embedded processor. The agreement enables system engineers to quickly develop system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designs for a wide-range of applications in the communications, computing, digital consumer, and industrial markets."

"Our work with Altera is a natural extension of our commitment to deliver the best development platform for embedded systems designers," said Michael Tiemann, Red Hat chief technology officer. "With the Excalibur embedded processor solutions, including the Nios soft core, Altera provides a valuable integrated platform for hardware and software co-development that is required to create complex system-level solutions."

"By combining the GNUPro tool support with our new Excalibur embedded processor solutions, systems designers will have low-cost, wide-open access to proven technology for embedded system development," said Rodney Smith, Altera chairman, president and CEO. "This agreement offers an industry-leading hardware and software solution to keep designers on the leading-edge of delivering true system-on-a-programmable-chip solutions."

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