MontaVista and Texas Instruments Team to Accelerate and Simplify the Development of Digital Video Applications

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition selected as
 the first available platform for DaVinci technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 5, 2005 — MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading Linux provider for the embedded and telecommunications markets, today announced MontaVista Linux Professional Edition (Pro) is the first available operating system for Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) DaVinci™ technology.  With DaVinci technology, TI and MontaVista will provide the industry’s first complete offering of an open platform to enable digital video innovation without requiring extensive digital video expertise. 

As part of the new DaVinci technology offering, TI will include MontaVista Linux Professional Edition together with two digital signal processor (DSP) – based systems on a chip (SoC), multimedia codecs, application programming interfaces (APIs), frameworks and development tools for innovative digital video systems.  With the integration of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition, TI is delivering an innovative solution that reduces system costs and helps speed time to market for digital video developers.

“When developing the DaVinci technology, TI required a robust, stable and secure operating system that would allow us the flexibility to deliver to our customers a solution that they can use to quickly and easily develop and create innovative digital video systems,” said Greg Mar, DSP SoC platform manager, TI.  “MontaVista Linux Professional Edition provides a proven and tested embedded Linux offering required by our customers.  We are excited to have MontaVista Linux available on the DaVinci platform bringing a proven development platform to market that simplifies digital video innovation.”

In its fourth generation, MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is the first and only commercial embedded Linux operating system to offer the latest real-time enhancements available in Open Source.  MontaVista is unique in the embedded industry, with support for more than eight architectures, 30 processor families and over 150 modern board-level platforms.  MontaVista Linux Professional Edition delivers this support along with superior performance and reliability through unique processor family–specific tool chains. Such an offering gives customers and developers the latest and most advanced open source technology with the best performance at the lowest possible cost for their embedded projects. 

“MontaVista Linux is quickly becoming the strategic platform of choice for many of our customers and developers wanting to deliver differentiated solutions,” said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing at MontaVista Software.  “TI understands the importance of providing customers with open, flexible and easy-to-use solutions to help drive innovation and unique products.  We are excited that TI has chosen MontaVista as their operating system of choice for the DaVinci platform. Together, we will offer customers an integrated solution that will promote ease of use to create digital video technologies.”

Developers can begin evaluation and implementation of the Texas Instruments TMS320DM644x devices with the Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM).  The DVEVM includes MontaVista Linux Professional Edition.  For more information about pricing and availability of this product please visit

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is the leading embedded Linux provider for the telecommunications market, delivering a complete, flexible and open operating system that allows system designers to innovate across a wide range of mobile and wireless devices and communications infrastructures. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista’s commercial-grade Linux helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster and at a lower development cost.  For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

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