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C/C++ interpreter Ch 5.0, and Embedded Ch 5.0 for Linux PPC Released

DAVIS, California, July 12, 2005 - SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced the availability of Ch 5.0 and Embedded Ch 5.0 for Linux on PowerPC Architecture. Supported platforms include iSeries, pSeries, OpenPower, JS20 Power based Blades and zSeries from IBM as well as computers from Apple Computer. Ch is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell programming and embedded scripting.

The release of Ch and its toolkits for Linux PPC continues SoftIntegration's leadership in cross-platform scripting, numerical computing and embedded scripting. Ch Control System Toolkit, Ch Mechanism Toolkit, Ch CGI Toolkit and C++ Graphical Library are available in Linux PPC as well.

Below is a list of major Ch features.

C/C++ interpreter

Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99) and C++ classes. Ch also supports many industry standards with over 8,000 functions, including POSIX, socket/Winsock, X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK, GTK+, Win32, XML, and CGI. With built-in Ch SDK, functions in static or dynamic binary C/C++ libraries can be executed in Ch script file or Ch command shell without re-compilation.

Embeddable scripting

Ch is easy and simple for embedded scripting. Embedded Ch allows users to embed Ch into C/C++ application programs and hardware as a scripting engine. It is ideal for open-architecture application integration. With Embedded Ch, C/C++ applications can be extended with all features of Ch. It allows execution of C/C++ scripts generated dynamically. Embedded Ch supports multi-threading and has a small footprint. The pointer and time deterministic nature of the C language provides a perfect interface with hardware in real-time systems.

Shell programming and cross-platform scripting

Ch shell is C compatible shell while C-shell (csh) is a C like shell. Ch is an interpretive implementation of C, similar to Unix/MS-DOS shells. Ch in Windows includes over 200 commonly used Unix commands for portable shell programming. Ch can also be used as a login shell just like sh, csh and ksh. Ch bridges the gap between the C language and shell languages. With its built-in string type and many enhanced scripting features, Ch is an alternative to other scripting languages for automating repetitive tasks, regression test, and hardware testing with direct interface to hardware.

2D/3D plotting and numerical computing

Ch supports 2D/3D graphical plotting, C LAPACK, advanced high-level numerical functions. Ch has built-in 2D/3D plotting support, generic mathematical functions and computational arrays for linear algebra and matrix computations, and advanced high-level numerical functions for linear systems, differential equation solving, integration, non-linear equations, Fourier analysis, curve fitting, etc. For example, linear system equation b = A*x can be written verbatim in Ch.

Ch numerical extensions are the best choice for numerical computing in the C/C++ domain. With SoftIntegration graphical library (SIGL), the same program using 2D/3D plotting features can be executed in Ch or compiled using C++ compilers without any modification.

Ch is ideal for rapid application development and deployment. For example, a Control System Toolkit for design and analysis of linear time-invariant control systems developed in Ch is available.

Ch toolkits and third party software support

Ch supports an increasing number of third party software applications. It includes Ch Control toolkit, Ch Mechanism Toolkit, Ch NAG Statistics Package, Ch CGI toolkit, Ch ODBC toolkit, Ch XML packages, Intel OpenCV for computer vision and image processing, National Instruments' data acquisition toolkit NI-DAQ and motion control toolkit NI-Motion, Barret Technology's Barret Hand robotic manipulator control, and IDE.

Pricing and Availability

Ch and Embedded Ch for Windows, Linux x86, Linux PPC, Mac OS X, Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD and QNX Neutrino RTOS are available. Ch Standard Edition is free for both commercial and non-commercial uses in all platforms. Ch Professional Edition is free for academic use and costs $399 for personal or commercial use. To purchase Embedded Ch, contact SoftIntegration directly.

About SoftIntegration, Inc.

SoftIntegration, Inc., is the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous computing. SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and services for rapid application development and deployment, scientific numerical computing, embedded scripting, and Web-based software integration. Ch®, the company's flagship product, is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter that provides a comprehensive solution for engineers, scientists, Web programmers, software developers, C/C++ beginners and experts, system administrators, realtime programmers, quality analysts, and instructors and professors.


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