M-SYSTEMS' DISKONCHIP RECEIVES BROAD INDUSTRY SUPPORT.
M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. (Nasdaq: FLSH) announced that leading Linux operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. developers are providing support for DiskOnChip in existing and upcoming Linux distributions The external links in this article or section may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies. .
Lineo, a leading developer of embedded Linux The Linux operating system configured and enhanced to work in a wide variety of applications, including handheld devices, network appliances, industrial machines and consumer electronics devices. The modularity of the Linux kernel makes it well suited to embedded systems. systems software, is currently integrating support for DiskOnChip into Embedix, its embedded Linux software line. Informatec AG (Frankfurt New Market Exchange Security Identification Number 622200) has also integrated DiskOnChip into its Java network technology.
Linux-based products supporting DiskOnChip are now shipping in a wide range of applications including set-top boxes The cable TV box that sits on "top" of the TV "set," although it is often located several feet away in an equipment rack. The set-top box descrambles the premium channels and provides a tuner for the higher cable numbers that very old TVs did not support. , Internet infrastructure, networking and embedded Inserted into. See embedded system. devices. With the huge increase in demand for Linux in these markets, the addition of Lineo to the existing support providers will offer additional solutions to the design community.
Linux, an open source Unix-compatible operating system that is scalable down to a size as low as 1MB, is suited for use with M-Systems' DiskOnChip products that range in capacity from 8 to 288MB. Within its small footprint and solid-state nature, DiskOnChip provides ample capacity for the operating system, applications and data files needed in most Linux-based devices. DiskOnChip can also serve as a hard disk disaster recovery device in Linux-based server and Internet infrastructure applications.