Linux and DR-DOS Combined to Provide Embedded OEMs With Unprecedented Ease-of-Use, Interoperability, Stability and Systems-Level Footprint Size
SALT LAKE CITY, Mar 29, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Devicelogics(TM), Inc., provider of DOS- and Linux-based embedded systems technologies, today began shipping DRLX(TM) 1.0, a DR-DOS-based Linux loader that loads a complete Linux kernel while preserving DR-DOS in memory so that, upon Linux session completion, the system returns to DR-DOS.
DRLX is a DR-DOS application that enables OEMs to quickly load and run Linux applications from a native FAT32 file system, simplifying the management of embedded images and files. DRLX is specifically designed for two types of embedded OEMs: companies migrating from DOS to Linux and companies developing new systems that incorporate Linux.
"DRLX is the industry's simplest way to get Linux on embedded platforms," said Bryan Sparks, CEO, Devicelogics. "Install DOS. Use DOS copy command. Run Linux. Period."
DRLX removes the complexity of introducing Linux technologies to an embedded platform by completely avoiding the Linux install. OEMs use a simple DOS COPY command; copy the Linux kernel with optionally included RAM DISK to a FAT partition; then simply type "drlx" to execute Linux with full access to the FAT partition.
DRLX leverages two of the industry's most interoperable operating system environments to create an embedded systems solution that is simple and stable. DRLX is specifically designed for embedded system OEMs that manufacture single-board computers, like those based on the industry standard PC/104-specification.
Based on the Linux 2.4 kernel, DRLX supports:
* Hard real-time
* Soft real-time (pre-emptible kernel)
* Full TCP/IP
* Very small memory and disk requirements (can be as small as 2 MB)
* Supports flash and alternative memory solutions
* Utilizes FAT32 file systems as root/native file system
* All features of Linux currently supported on x86 platforms
"Leveraging Linux to create a footprint as small as 2MB is a daunting task," said Troy Tribe, co-founder and principal, Devicelogics. "DRLX removes the complexity of leveraging Linux on embedded systems."
DRLX 1.0 is immediately available to OEMs via aggressive volume and unlimited site licensing options. Devicelogics offers OEMs a "Try-Before-You-Buy" development program from the company's website.
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Devicelogics(TM), Inc. develops, markets and sells technologies optimized for embedded system OEMs. Devicelogics leverages Linux and DR-DOS technologies to create some of the industry's most stable and interoperable systems-level technologies for embedded products. Devicelogics and DRLX are trademarks and DR-DOS is a registered trademark of Devicelogics, Inc. All other products, services and companies are the property of their respective owners.
For further information, please contact Troy Tribe, Co-Founder and Principal of Devicelogics, Inc., +1-801-722-7070, [e-mail:email@example.com].
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