Xilinx acquires PetaLogix to provide better Linux solutions

By : |August 28, 2012 0

CALIFORNIA, USA: Xilinx has acquired PetaLogix, an Australia-based embedded Linux solutions provider for an undisclosed amount. PetaLogix was established by University of Queensland’s research fellow John Williams in 2005, before it had become a privately held company in 2007. Through this acquisition, Xilinx will be able to strengthen its capabilities and commitment to customers to provide the best Linux solutions possible.

"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.

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,” said Tomas Evensen, chief scientist, embedded software, Xilinx.

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PetaLinux SDK which is the flagship product of PetaLogix is an embedded Linux solution. It is based on an advanced proprietary technology that was developed and purchased from the University of Queensland.

The PetaLinux Embedded Linux SDK enables to build, develop, test and deploy embedded Linux based projects targeting Xilinx FPGAs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs.

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