SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4, 2007 – MontaVista® Software, Inc. today announced the release of MontaVista Application Developer Kit (ADK) 5.0, a major update of its widely-used application development solution, making it the most easy to use embedded Linux development platform available. ADK 5.0 delivers a set of intuitive, interactive, and essential plug-ins for Eclipse, the industry leading open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which streamlines and automates embedded Linux development. The release also includes powerful analysis tools and virtual targets that vastly improve developer productivity to meet customer requirements and deliver more features within shortened development cycles.
"Creating and optimizing applications for embedded Linux environments used to be a cumbersome and difficult process for many application developers," said Jim Ready, CTO and co-founder of MontaVista Software. "What's been missing in the industry are new enhancements to development tools, including tighter integration with open-source Eclipse plug-ins, graphical user interfaces that make Linux application development uncomplicated and straightforward to nearly any application developer."
MontaVista ADK 5.0 has been thoroughly enhanced and redesigned to reduce the complexity of embedded Linux application development and analysis so this larger class of application developers can be more productive. With ADK 5.0, application developers do not have to deal with the complexities of selecting, integrating and configuring the thousands of Linux development components. ADK 5.0 includes a suite of advanced analysis tools that help developers identify how system resources are being used, how applications and processes are affecting the system, and which are taking up too much system memory and affecting overall device performance. Now development teams can focus on building more features that differentiate their product, on time.
"Today's Linux developers need a flexible, feature-rich platform to accelerate time-to-market and control costs throughout the design lifecycle," said Steve Balacco, Director, Embedded Software Practice, Venture Development Corporation. "Comprehensive solutions such as MontaVista's ADK 5.0 are expected to offer increasing efficiency to the Linux-based development process and enable the development of new generations of innovative applications."
DevRocket 5.0, the IDE component of ADK 5.0, is available for the first time, as a set of pure Eclipse plug-ins, allowing developers to access all development tools from one interface. "MontaVista is doing Eclipse right. By offering their DevRocket 5.0 IDE as a set of compatible plug-ins, their user will fully benefit from the vast Eclipse ecosystem," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
ADK 5.0 also includes a comprehensive Linux virtual target, a powerful solution designed to reduce development time and costs. Virtual targets and cross tools allow developers to create their applications in a virtual environment emulating the hardware of the finished product. As this is done concurrently to hardware development, organizations no longer need to wait for the finished hardware before creating their applications, increasing time-to-market. The included virtual targets and cross tools, provide a complete environment that allows application developers to build projects on MontaVista Linux from day one though production.
ADK 5.0 is currently available for purchase. Additional features that help streamline and automate embedded Linux development include:
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