Timesys® — preferred Linux solution provider for TI processors — announces support for the TMS320DM365 DaVinci™ video processor
Complete open-source Linux solution offers high levels of integration with TI’s DVSDK,
Linux GStreamer framework and other multimedia middleware
Pittsburgh, PA, – March 18, 2010 – Timesys® Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), preferred Linux solution provider for Texas Instruments processors, today announced LinuxLink support for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) TMS320DM365 DaVinci™ video processor. The new offering provides developers with tools and a pre-integrated build environment that allows them to take full advantage of the DM365 features and peripherals. The digital video software development kit (DVSDK) integration enables developers to design products that take advantage of TI’s value-add video acceleration and codecs, including H.264 and MPEG-4, while the Linux GStreamer framework allows developers’ Linux applications to take full advantage of hardware video acceleration in their value-add code.
With a LinuxLink subscription, customers can design around Linux on the DM365 DaVinci video processor and benefit from the latest open source code. Developers using LinuxLink have access to rich user interface graphic frameworks — such as Qt Embedded — and many different media playback frameworks and applications. They can quickly design a variety of applications with LinuxLink’s award-winning online and desktop-hosted build tools (called Factory). By allowing users to integrate third-party packages, custom applications and proprietary software — including TI’s DVSDK — the desktop version of the Factory build tool offers unique flexibility compared to any other Linux build platform.
LinuxLink customers can start with the recent 2.6.32 Linux kernel which comes with support for many of the device drivers present on the DM365 evaluation module (EVM), including Ethernet, Flash, LCD, McBSP, TV in/out, USB and more. The complete list of drivers, Linux packages/middleware and other utilities can be found on the Timesys Web site at http://www.timesys.com/supported/processors/ti.
“We are very excited about expanding our support for the TI DaVinci processor family by adding LinuxLink support for the new DM365 processor,” said Maciej Halasz, Director of Product Management at Timesys. “LinuxLink is well-suited for building Linux products for target markets for which the TI processor is designed, such as digital picture frames, DVRs, media players and surveillance systems. It offers open source aligned Linux components and tools to help design a variety of embedded multimedia and video products, leveraging TI’s technology.”
Application developers will benefit from LinuxLink development tools, including the Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE and commonly used debugging tools including the integration of a number of JTAG debuggers commonly used with TI processors. The application development tools are integrated with the Factory assembled development environment. This integration makes it easy to use new APIs and ensures that development and runtime environments are in sync. When needed, LinuxLink customers have immediate access to a vast suite of documentation and tutorials as well as support from Timesys’ expert engineers.
“LinuxLink from Timesys enables customers to speed development for a variety of Linux-based applications by providing access to the latest open source code. By offering LinuxLink support on TI’s DM365 DaVinci video processor, this innovative solution allows developers to leverage the video acceleration and codec support needed for video applications, including H.264 and MPGEG-4,” says Sonia Ghelani, TI’s DM3xx marketing manager.
In addition to the LinuxLink product, Timesys also offers professional services to customers requiring access to highly experienced Linux system developers to work on specific projects in partnership with their in-house engineers.
For a limited time, developers can obtain free trial access to LinuxLink, to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the DM365 DaVinci video processor by registering at http://www.timesys.com/register.
Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for TI’s DM365 can be found by visiting the Timesys TI DM365 Development Center at http://www.timesys.com/supported/processors/ti.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework for embedded Linux applications. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. 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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