PetaLinux SDK Zynq Edition announced
PetaLogix Announces First Commercial Linux Support for Xilinx Zynq Extensible Processing Platform
The newest PetaLinux System Development Kit (SDK) is the first commercial Linux distribution supporting the ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ based Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) from Xilinx. Early access to the PetaLinux SDK for Zynq EPP gives software-focused developers a head-start on their designs, thereby reducing their products' time-to-market.
The new kit from PetaLogix differs from other embedded Linux distributions by supporting and embracing the flexibility offered by FPGA-based platforms, including automated BSP generation tools and integration into the Xilinx design flow for embedded systems. Further, the kit is unique in offering a seamless flow across all supported Xilinx processor families. This gives customers significant system design flexibility by letting them choose the target processor family without re-engineering their operating system platform.
“PetaLogix has a long history of supporting Xilinx and helping us make programmable logic technology accessible to customers deploying embedded Linux platforms,” said Lawrence Getman, VP of Processing Platforms at Xilinx. “The Zynq EPP offers significant processing performance on top of unique extensible capabilities to enable the high levels of customization that Linux users crave.”
The Zynq™-7000 family is Xilinx's first Extensible Processing Platform (EPP), a new class of product combining an ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processing system with the Xilinx 28nm programmable logic.
“It's clear that most Zynq users will require an Embedded Linux platform, and the PetaLinux SDK meets these developers' needs,” said Dr. John Williams, PetaLogix CEO. “Our deep understanding of the FPGA platform and history of providing tools and expert services focused on this combination is not available from 'software-only' vendors.”
PetaLinux SDK Availability
PetaLinux SDK Zynq Edition is in early access / evaluation release. Available directly from PetaLogix at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via referral through Xilinx.