Timesys Announces LinuxLink Support for the Renesas SH7751R and SH7785 Processors
Collaborates with Lineo Solutions to leverage SuperH architecture
Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Nagano, Japan – March 05, 2009 – Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, and Lineo Solutions, Inc. (http://www.lineo.co.jp) today announced LinuxLink support for two Renesas SH4 processors. Taking full advantage of the SH4 architecture, LinuxLink for the SH7751R and SH7785 provides a properly configured 2.6.27 Linux kernel with support for a wide variety of common devices, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB, LCD, SATA and PCI.
Both LinuxLinks were developed in collaboration with a key strategic partner, Lineo Solutions, Inc. Lineo’s abundant knowledge and experience in SH development played a significant role in this initial release and its ongoing support. The collaboration of Lineo and Timesys will be expanded further in the coming months to support additional embedded processors and Linux platform components.
Subscribers can take advantage of the award-winning Timesys Factory to quickly build an embedded Linux platform for the Renesas SH7751R processor and RTS7751R2D reference board or the SH7785 processor and SH7785LCR reference board. As defined by the subscriber, each Factory-built Linux platform will contain a GNU-based cross toolchain, subset of the hundreds of available application-specific root filesystem (RFS) package sources and a suite of commonly used open source development tools, such as GDB, OProfile and mpatrol. Subscribers also will be provided with platform-specific recommendations, advice, technical support and a vast suite of “How to” documentation for common embedded Linux development tasks.
“The Renesas SH4 architecture provides a powerful suite of features, making it a great platform for implementing designs that provide high throughput for handling multimedia content and communication protocols using embedded Linux,” said Gregory Quiggle, Vice President of Marketing at Timesys. “We are excited to enable support for this platform with our Factory build system.”
For a limited time, developers can obtain free Timesys Factory access to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the two Renesas SH4 processors by registering for a LinuxLink Test Drive at http://www.timesys.com/register.
Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for Renesas SH7751 and SH7785 and other processors can be found at http://www.timesys.com/supported/processors.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a Web-based software subscription for embedded Linux developers. By means of Timesys’ award-winning Factory build system, LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through a powerful suite of regularly updated Linux sources, scriptable GNU-based build environment, properly configured development tools, and documentation/support. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux. For more information, visit http://www.timesys.com.
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About Lineo Solutions, Inc.
With a core technology in embedded Linux operating systems, Lineo provides a cross development environment and various solutions including software reference designs and professional services. Lineo’s embedded solutions help OEMs to develop systems/products and to accelerate their time-to-market. For more information, visit http://www.lineo.co.jp.
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