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Red Hat releases eCos 1.3 open-source embedded OS

Mar 27, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — (company press release) — Red Hat today announced eCos 1.3, the latest version of Red Hat's open-source, configurable, application-specific operating system for embedded systems. It provides manufacturers of post-PC era devices with the flexibility and expertise to bring intelligent networking applications to next-generation Internet and embedded devices such as Internet… appliances, PDAs and handhelds. eCos 1.3 features a built-in TCP/IP stack that enables embedded devices to communicate with the Internet.

The configurability of eCos 1.3 enables developers to create an embedded device and offers the best combination of size and performance. With nearly universal development and target platform compatibility, eCos 1.3 sets the new standard in efficiency and utility in post-PC development.

eCos is immediately and freely available as open source code from sourceware.cygnus.com/ecos. From this Web site, developers can download eCos implementations for the ARM, Hitachi SuperH, Intel x86, Matsushita AM3x, MIPS, PowerPC, and SPARC microprocessor families and specific support for the following derivatives: ARM7, ARM9, ARM Thumb, Cirrus Logic EP-72xx, Fujitsu MB868xx SPARClite, Intel StrongARM, Matsushita MN10300/AM33, Motorola MPC8xx, NEC VR4300, Toshiba TX39 MIPS, Linux x86 Synthetic Target.

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