Xilinx Acquires Embedded Linux Solutions Provider PetaLogix

Original developer of embedded Linux solutions for Xilinx FPGAs further strengthens All Programmable solutions for SoC designs

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012-- /PRNewswire/ --  Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the acquisition of embedded Linux solutions provider PetaLogix. As Linux solutions become must-haves for a growing number of embedded applications relying on Xilinx All Programmable technologies, the addition of PetaLogix and their PetaLinux technology strengthens Xilinx's capabilities and commitment to customers to provide the best Linux solutions possible.  

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"PetaLogix has been a key player behind the growing adoption of Xilinx programmable technologies within the embedded market, first providing a Linux distribution for MicroBlaze™ and PowerPC® processors, and now a Linux distribution and tool chain for the Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC," said Tomas Evensen, chief scientist for embedded software at Xilinx. "With their technology, tool set and expertise, the PetaLogix team is uniquely positioned to help Xilinx further shorten time-to-market and aggressively drive growth in the embedded space, and across all key vertical market segments we serve."

PetaLogix was founded in 2005 by Dr. John Williams when he was a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, before spinning out as a privately held company in 2007.   PetaLinux SDK, the flagship product of PetaLogix, is an embedded Linux solution that is based on advanced proprietary technology that was developed and purchased from the University of Queensland and now deployed at many leading-edge communications, automotive, medical and industrial companies.

"Our two companies have worked successfully on many engagements to provide joint processing and Linux OS solutions to customers and we're thrilled to be part of Xilinx's commitment to embedded Linux," said Dr. Williams. "The PetaLogix commercial Linux distribution and the Embedded Linux SDK tool provides a user-friendly approach that is aligned to what most developers need to get their jobs done without becoming deep Linux experts or be tied to a fixed BSP model."

The PetaLinux Embedded Linux SDK contains everything needed to build, develop, test and deploy embedded Linux based projects targeting Xilinx FPGAs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs, a family of devices that tightly integrate an ARM-based processing system with leading-edge programmable logic. With ASIC levels of performance and power consumption, the new Zynq-7000 devices combine FPGA flexibility with the ease of programming a microprocessor to accommodate programmable system integration, increased system performance, BOM reduction and ultimately accelerated design productivity. 

"As Xilinx expands its processing portfolio with products such as Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs, developers expect embedded Linux solutions that are optimized for the underlying hardware," said Jaime Cummins, CEO of Pico Computing.  "PetaLogix has an excellent solution which is a perfect fit for this requirement and we've enjoyed working with both companies over the years on projects where we've needed the performance and flexibility of hardware and software programmability in our SoC designs."

For more information about PetaLogix Linux solutions for Xilinx All Programmable technologies, please visit http://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/1-14X5UD.htm.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable devices, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.



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