MontaVista to Support Freescale MPC8641D Dual Core Processor

MontaVista Software has announced its support for Freescale Semiconductor's MPC8641D Dual Core Processor, built on Power Architecture technology. The collaborative effort by MontaVista and Freescale provides developers with higher compute density, enhanced system performance, reduced cost and accelerated time-to-market.

MontaVista has provided support for many different Freescale processor platforms in 2006, helping to remove the complexity associated with developing a software solution on multicore silicon systems, enhancing performance benefits of multicore hardware components, while allowing customers to significantly reduce development cost and time-to-market.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is an award-winning product that contains an impressive array of cross-development tools to meet the needs of developers implementing Freescale's MPC8641D-based designs. Software optimization for multicore devices requires a different design point with regard to application interaction, performance, and concurrency. As device manufacturers implement their initial multicore designs, optimized solutions can reduce time spent in prototyping and debugging, enabling faster time-to-market development.

MontaVista provides the experience and intellectual property for developers working with processors based on Power Architecture technology cores, and around symmetric multi-processing to provide highly-scalable solutions for the open source community. MontaVista and Freescale provide complete end-to-end multicore solutions for faster time-to-market development of integrated solutions, with little risk, higher performance, and lower latency to memory.

In addition to the MPC8641D, MontaVista has provided Linux support packages (LSPs) for several other Freescale components containing Power Architecture technology more than a dozen in 2006 including Freescale MPC8540ADS, MPC8548CDS, MPC8349MDS, and MPC8560ADS. The MPC8641D Processor contains two high-performance e600 cores unified in a system-on-chip architecture that combines high-speed interconnects, such as Serial RapidIO interconnect technology, Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express.

MontaVista will be demonstrating its software technology during the Freescale Technology Forum Europe in Paris on October 10 and 11. MontaVista Software is a global sponsor of the Freescale Technology Forum.

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