Ardence Releases Phar Lap Embedded Tool Suite v14

Ardence, a Citrix Company, a leader in managed control of hard real time embedded systems, announces release 14.0 of the Phar Lap Embedded Tool Suite, its real-time operating system. Since its initial release, this award-winning platform has thousands of deployments, enabling hundreds of companies to quickly and easily deploy high performance embedded products on x86-based systems. As with previous versions, ETS remains one of the industry’s most reliable and user friendly high performance real-time operating systems. The latest version features updated support for the Microsoft Visual Studio product suite, as well as enhanced debugging capabilities.

The Phar Lap Embedded Tool Suite is a Win32 API-based real-time operating system for x86-based architectures. Its hard real-time performance and robust development environment and toolset enable efficient deployment of stable and reliable embedded applications. Because it works with standard PC-based hardware, ETS allows for cost-effective deployments and short development cycles. Additionally, it enhances the widely-deployed and well-known Microsoft Developer Studio Integrated Development Environment with a number of plug-ins so that developers can create complex embedded applications as easily as they can develop Windows applications.

Enhancements in version 14.0 include:

  • Embedded StudioExpress(TM) support for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • Embedded StudioExpress(TM) support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • ETS applications can now be debugged over a TCP/IP network connection
  • Usability enhancements to most Embedded Tool Suite utilities
  • Expanded sample program support for all supported Visual Studio environments
  • Many other device driver enhancements, additional Ethernet controller support, and more

“ETS 14.0 demonstrates our continued commitment to the embedded market,” said Steven Woodard, Ardence Vice President and Product Line Executive. “The depth and breadth of the ETS installed base provides Ardence with customer feedback across a wide range of market verticals. We continue to respond to our customer’s needs, providing the new features and capabilities the market requests.”

About Ardence, a Citrix Company
Ardence develops real-time software platforms for the embedded world. The Ardence Embedded OEM Development Platform delivers market-leading operating system control capabilities that enable OEMs to increase system performance, device configuration and management. In addition to ETS, the Ardence product portfolio encompasses RTX®, ReadyOn ®, and Select®. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Ardence is the leader in hard real-time embedded solutions for Windows environments.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries.

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