AdaCore and SYSGO Announce GNAT Pro for ELinOS

Ada now available on embedded Linux

BOSTON, October 28, 2008 - Embedded Systems Conference - AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support, and SYSGO, supplier of software and firmware products and services for the embedded system marketplace, today announced the availability of GNAT Pro for ELinOS™, the industrial grade embedded Linux® operating system from SYSGO. With GNAT Pro for ELinOS, embedded system developers can combine the reliability of Ada, the productivity of the GNAT Pro toolset and AdaCore support services with the configurability of ELinOS.

Because of Linux’s versatility, creating an embedded Linux-based application can be a complicated process that involves selecting components, developing board support packages and drivers, and testing the whole system. ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux streamlines and automates this process, allowing developers to focus on the target applications. ELinOS incorporates appropriate tools for configuring and building the system, including a graphical configuration front-end with built-in integrity validation.

“AdaCore and SYSGO form an ideal partnership,” said Jacques Brygier, Vice President of Marketing for SYSGO. “AdaCore has a well-deserved reputation for technical excellence and top-quality support, and we foresee a promising future for GNAT Pro for ELinOS to satisfy customer demand for Ada on embedded Linux.”

“Building large, embedded applications is a difficult task, and developers need appropriate tools to help manage this complexity,” said Robert Dewar, President and CEO of AdaCore. “ELinOS nicely complements GNAT Pro to meet these requirements, and SYSGO’s corporate philosophy, with its emphasis on customer support, dovetails with ours. With the rising interest in embedded Linux, and a marketplace that simultaneously demands productivity, reliability, and efficiency, GNAT Pro for ELinOS is a winning combination.”

Pricing and Availability
The GNAT Pro for ELinOS is available as an add-on to users of AdaCore’s GNAT Pro development environment. Please contact AdaCore ( for the latest information on pricing and supported configurations.

About GNAT Pro
The GNAT Pro development environment, available on more platforms than any other Ada toolset, combines industry-leading technology with an expert support infrastructure and provides a natural solution for organizations that need to create reliable, efficient, and maintainable code. GNAT Pro is the first-to-market implementation of the Ada 2005 standard, allowing users to take advantage of the many enhancements in areas such as object-oriented programming, real-time support, and predefined libraries.

At the heart of GNAT Pro is a full-featured, multi-language development environment complete with libraries, bindings, and a range of supplementary tools. All GNAT Pro technology is distributed with complete source code. GNAT Pro is based on the widely used GCC technology, is subjected to a rigorous quality assurance process, and is backed by rapid and expert support service.

About ELinOS
ELinOS is a Linux based development environment designed for the creation of intelligent devices. Unlike traditional Linux implementations, SYSGO’s ELinOS is purpose-built for use in demanding industrial applications. SYSGO has contributed 15+ years of field expertise to making an embedded Linux offering well suited for complex real-world applications. This deep experience also allows SYSGO to back up their Linux customers with world-class support.

SYSGO excels in providing operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded device market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the secure PikeOS™ paravirtualization operating system which is built upon a small, fast, and safe microkernel and supports the cohabitation of independent operating system personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS™, SYSGO’s embedded Linux development environment. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Target markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Network Infrastructure. SYSGO customers include Airbus, Honeywell, Thales, Daimler, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Siemens and Rohde & Schwarz. Today, the company has six facilities in Europe, including Germany, France and Czech Republic and offers a global distribution and support network, extending to North America and the Pacific Rim.

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 has an extensive world-wide customer base; see 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.

SYSGO, ELinOS and PikeOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYSGO AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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