AdaCore Announces Release of GNAT Pro for LynxOS 5.0

AdaCore Announces Release of GNAT Pro for LynxOS 5.0
GNAT Pro 6.2.2 available for both PowerPC and x86 targets

NEW YORK, PARIS and BOSTON, September 22, 2009 – Embedded Systems Conference – AdaCore, a leading supplier of Ada development tools and support services, today announced the release of the GNAT Pro Ada development environment for the LynuxWorks LynxOS 5.0 operating system. This release allows GNAT Pro users to develop applications for both LynxOS 4.x and 5.0, and also provides a smooth migration path from older versions of the operating system to LynxOS 5.0. GNAT Pro for LynxOS 5.0 is available for both Linux and Windows host platforms, and for both PowerPC and x86 embedded targets.

The new release is completely compatible with the existing GNAT Pro 6.2.2 for LynxOS 4.x. GNAT Pro customers using this earlier LynxOS version can now take advantage of the many new features offered by LynxOS 5.0, including:

  • Increased RAM support—up to 2 GB
  • Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)
  • ELF file format
  • New POSIX—POSIX 1003.1-2003 PSE 53/54

“LynxOS is an important operating system for many of our customers, and we strive to stay in sync with its releases,” said Robert Dewar, AdaCore President and CEO. “GNAT Pro for LynxOS 5.0 will bring the most recent Ada technology – including new tools and libraries and improved code generation – to the latest version of LynxOS.”

“When we issue a new operating system release, customers expect that the tools they used previously – especially compilers and develop environments – will be available,” said Steve Blackman, LynuxWorks’ Director of Business Development, Mil/Aero. “Ada is a language of choice for many LynxOS users, and we are pleased that AdaCore has ported their latest GNAT Pro development environment to LynxOS 5.0.”

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company’s LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks’ BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks’ headquarters are located in San José, CA.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is the GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; for further information.

Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains such as financial services. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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