Accelerate OEM Development with Debian Linux
Quick Start Package for Intel Z5xx Atom SBC

Dec. 1, 2009

Eugene, Oregon — VersaLogic Corp. today announced the release of a new Debian Linux Quick Start Package (QSP) for the newly released "Ocelot" Intel® Z5xx Atom™ XL-based single board computer (SBC). The new QSP streamlines hardware setup by eliminating both operating system (OS) configuration and driver installation. Quick configuration and decreased application development time offers embedded developers a competitive design edge, and brings applications to market more rapidly, with fewer resources.

The package is based on the popular Debian Linux 5.0.2 (Lenny/Stable) product running Linux kernel 2.6.30-3. The bootable LiveCD is configured for easy installation and support for Ocelot’s basic hardware features including Ethernet, audio, video, USB, and serial communications. Three stable images meet a wide range of functionality requirements. An Advanced User Package (AUP) contains kernel sources, a customized config file, and driver patches for Linux users running a version other than Debian. The Debian Linux OS can be used during system development to explore the Ocelot’s extensive capabilities, or it can be used as the base OS.

"Finding drivers and getting them to work takes time and can be a challenge in Linux, especially for new hardware. Using this package, a Linux system complete with driver support for standard hardware, can be installed and running with just a few clicks," said Kushal Koolwal, R&D OS Engineer at VersaLogic.

The Debian Linux QSP (QSP-LNX-MNLW) is available for download to qualified applicants. Please visit the software section of the VersaLogic website for more information: http://www.versalogic.com/software/. VersaLogic supports many popular embedded operating systems, including Windows Embedded, Debian Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

The Ocelot uses Intel’s Z5xx Atom XL processor, designed specifically for embedded applications, to provide up to 1.6 GHz processing performance while drawing less than 7W of power. The compact SBC is ideal for defense, aerospace, medical device, robotics, and factory automation applications where high-performance, fanless, extended temperature operation is required.

About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Its five-year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Product platforms include EBX, PC/104™, PC/104-Plus, EPIC™, SUMIT™, and SPX™. VersaLogic received ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2009 and was one of the first companies in North America to be registered to the 2008 revision of the standard. For five consecutive years, VersaLogic has received the coveted "Platinum" level vendor rating based on independent user surveys by technology research firm VDC Research Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.

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