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AllLinuxDevicesPR: RidgeRun Announces DSPLinux Reference Platform for Texas Instruments' DSP

Feb 10, 2001, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"RidgeRun, Inc. announced that it is partnering with DevelopOnline to offer RidgeRun's DSPLinux SDK, based on Texas Instruments' TMS320DSC21 digital signal processor (DSP), through DevelopOnline's Web-based open platform development site. This platform, to be fully online by April, will give developers easy access to the complete DSPLinux simulation and hardware environment via DevelopOnline. Now leading digital camera and other Internet appliance manufacturers can leverage the performance of TI's DSP technology and shorten time to market by capitalizing on the depth of Linux-based applications."

"DSPLinux is optimized for multimedia applications in which DSP's offer tremendous processing power with very low battery consumption. DSPLinux is focused on dual-core ARM+DSP architectures, with its Linux kernel residing on the ARM processor to control the operation of the DSP. DSPLinux provides a powerful Open Source API, its Open Multimedia Interface (OMI), to give access to the multimedia power of the DSP to any Linux programmer without requiring DSP algorithm development. Furthermore, DSPLinux includes powerful proprietary features such as memory compression, power management, and the DSPLinux Bridge, which controls the resources of the DSP." "The combination of DSPLinux and DevelopOnline's open platform site provides an optimum path for developers to get Internet centric devices rapidly to market," said Dr. Raj Talluri, business manager of the Digital Still Camera Business Unit at Texas Instruments. "The programmability of the DSC21 also translates into significant reductions in development time and costs for customers."

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