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LinuxLink Alert – March 11, 2010

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squares  LinuxLink support for Texas Instruments DaVinci™ DM355 now available

Timesys has added support for TI DaVinci DM355 — with planned support for DM365, including support for Qt and GStreamer integration — to follow. With support for Linux kernel version 2.6.30, customers who use LinuxLink to design around Linux on DM355 benefit from this latest LinuxLink offering that integrates TI’s PSP and codecs with Timesys tools to create a smooth development experience.

TI DaVinci DM355

Timesys’ LinuxLink for DM355 provides a complete, open-source Linux solution for developers creating products requiring digital video applications. They can design a variety of applications by selecting from hundreds of packages/middleware offered through LinuxLink’s award-winning Factory online and desktop-hosted build tools which facilitate the process of building and integrating the custom Linux platform.

When customers need additional assistance with specific development programs, they can engage with the Timesys Professional Services team to develop the software for all or part of a Linux-based product. Along with a LinuxLink subscription, this provides an attractive option for customers who want commercial support to complement their in-house capabilities and enable them to get their product to market quickly by allowing them to focus their engineering resources on developing a value added application.

 Learn more about the TI DaVinci DM355 LinuxLink by visiting the DM355 Development Center.
 Try the LinuxLink development framework, and see how easy it will be for you to configure and build your custom Linux platform with the Factory intelligent embedded Linux build system.



squares  Timesys adds i.MX35 and i.MX51 to broad range of Freescale processors supported by LinuxLink

With the addition of LinuxLink support for i.MX35 and i.MX51 — and planned support for Digi International’s ConnectCore™ Wi-i.MX51 to follow — Timesys now supports all Freescale i.MX processors. Not only is LinuxLink flexible and easy to use, Freescale i.MX35 and i.MX51 LinuxLink customers leverage the benefits of having access to recent open source aligned Linux components. With support for Linux kernel version 2.6.28, developers can take advantage having access to hundreds of packages/middleware offered through LinuxLink and leverage Freescale i.MX hardware acceleration to design graphic-rich applications requiring a robust user interface and develop products in the automotive, medical, consumer and industrial markets.

Freescale i.MX35PDK

When customers need additional assistance with specific development programs, they can engage with the Timesys Professional Services team to develop the software for all or part of a Linux-based product. Along with a LinuxLink subscription, this provides an attractive option for customers who want commercial support to complement their in-house capabilities and enable them to get their product to market quickly by allowing them to focus their engineering resources on developing a value added application.

 Learn more about LinuxLink for Freescale i.MX35 and i.MX51.
 Try the LinuxLink development framework, and see how easy it will be for you to configure and build your custom Linux platform with the Factory intelligent embedded Linux build system.



squares  New support for Renesas SH7763 (Hitachi MS7763SE02) with open source 2.6.32 Linux kernel

Timesys has expanded the list of Renesas SH processors supported by LinuxLink with the inclusion of the Renesas SH7763 (Hitachi MS7763SE02) processor. With suppport for Linux kernel version 2.6.32, LinuxLink SH7763 customers can enjoy many of the new features of the latest Linux code, take advantage of the ability to build a variety of Linux-based products by having access to hundreds of packages/middleware offered through LinuxLink, and achieve a fast Linux product design and implementation cycle.

When customers need additional assistance with specific development programs, they can engage with the Timesys Professional Services team to develop the software for all or part of a Linux-based product. Along with a LinuxLink subscription, this provides an attractive option for customers who want commercial support to complement their in-house capabilities and enable them to get their product to market quickly by allowing them to focus their engineering resources on developing a value added application.

 Learn more about LinuxLink for Renesas processors.
 Try the LinuxLink development framework, and see how easy it will be for you to configure and build your custom Linux platform with the Factory intelligent embedded Linux build system.



squares  Wintegra® WinPath2 and WinPath3 family of network processors supported by LinuxLink

As a Wintegra embedded Linux solutions provider, Timesys has enabled support for the WinPath2 and will soon announce support for WinPath3 network processors. Timesys LinuxLink support for WinPath2 and WinPath3 enables engineers to build custom Linux-based products for a variety of applications in the communications market targeted by the WinPath family.

The LinuxLink framework is very flexible, and it has been verified to work with Wintegra’s proprietary software components. Customers can choose from the latest GNU-based toolchains enabled with uClibc and glibc libraries optimized for the MIPS32R2 instruction set. To view kernel information for the WinPath2 and WinPath3, visit http://www.timesys.com/supported/processors/pmc-sierra.

Wintegra WDS2

When customers need additional assistance with specific development programs, they can engage with the Timesys Professional Services team to develop the software for all or part of a Linux-based product. Along with a LinuxLink subscription, this provides an attractive option for customers who want commercial support to complement their in-house capabilities and enable them to get their product to market quickly by allowing them to focus their engineering resources on developing a value added application.

 Learn more about LinuxLink for Wintegra WinPath2 & WinPath3 processors.
 Try the LinuxLink development framework, and see how easy it will be for you to configure and build your custom Linux platform with the Factory intelligent embedded Linux build system.



squares  Logic Zoom OMAP35x Torpedo Development Kit support now available from Timesys

Timesys has added support for the latest OMAP35x SOM Module from Logic — named “Torpedo” — and its new development kit. The technologically advanced development kit is enabled with the 2.6.28 version of the Linux kernel which is available through the LinuxLink Factory tools for custom Linux based product designs. Building a complete Linux solution with Factory tools and Timesys support has never been easier. To support the Torpedo SOM’s target markets, the Factory enables the kit with many different middleware and application APIs, including integration of rich user interface API middleware — such as Qt Embedded for Linux — comprehensive multimedia and network package selection, and more.

Logic OMAP35x Torpedo SOM

When customers need additional assistance with specific development programs, they can engage with the Timesys Professional Services team to develop the software for all or part of a Linux-based product. Along with a LinuxLink subscription, this provides an attractive option for customers who want commercial support to complement their in-house capabilities and enable them to get their product to market quickly by allowing them to focus their engineering resources on developing a value added application.

 Learn more about LinuxLink for the OMAP35x Torpedo Development Kit, visit the TI OMAP35x Development Center.
 Try the LinuxLink development framework, and see how easy it will be for you to configure and build your custom Linux platform with the Factory intelligent embedded Linux build system.


squares  Experience the Desktop Factory and TimeStorm via a LinuxLink Free Trial

LinuxLink Free Trial users can use our Virtual Desktop to experience first-hand the power, ease and productivity of the Desktop Factory automated embedded Linux build environment and TimeStorm suite of integrated tools.

Using our Virtual Desktop, you can configure your kernel, toolchain, middleware and packages and experience how fast and easy it is to configure a custom embedded Linux image and application-ready toolchain. Additionally, you’ll see how our Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE is integrated with a Timesys Linux cross-toolchain (we’ve even pre-installed one of our ARM cross-toolchains onto the virtual desktop) and is readily available for application development and debugging.

The purpose of the Virtual Desktop Factory trial is to enable embedded developers to get a first-hand look at the powerful desktop tools that are included with the purchase of a LinuxLink subscription. As a Virtual Desktop free trial user, you will not be able to complete the build process or download any software.

 Learn more about Factory — Timesys’ automated embedded Linux build system.
 Register for a FREE, limited trial of LinuxLink, and see how easy it will be for you to configure and build your custom Linux platform with the Factory intelligent, embedded Linux build system.


squares  Middleware/package Updates in the Factory

The following have been recently added to the Timesys Factory:

  • Multimedia – gst-ti-plugin
  • Multimedia – gst-plugin-ugly
  • Multimedia – timesys-gstreamer-demo
  • Utilities – OpenIPMI
  • and more

The following middleware/packages have been updated in the Timesys Factory:

  • Development – gcc 4.4.3
  • Graphics – qt-embedded-linux 4.6.0
  • Graphics – gtk 2.18.7
  • Multimedia – alsa-lib (package) 1.0.22
  • Networking – webkit 1.1.21
  • Utilities – dbus 1.2.20
  • and more

The complete list of package updates can be accessed at http://www.timesys.com/factory-package-list

 Learn more about Factory — Timesys’ automated embedded Linux build system.
 Access Timesys Factory (subscription required).

 


LinuxLink


squares  How To Use LinuxLink on Windows® using VirtualBox

The Timesys Factory is designed to be run from a Linux host. However, not all developers have access to a Linux machine for their work. This guide will show how to host Factory in a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu Linux.

 View the entire How To Use LinuxLink on Windows using VirtualBox doc (subscription required).
 View a sampling of the documentation available to LinuxLink subscribers.



squares  How to Use Qt Embedded Linux with the Factory

Qt is a cross-platform UI and application toolkit. Qt employs a unique build tool of its own, qmake, which differs slightly from the standard autoconf/make method. This document is designed to help you to cross-build a Qt project and integrate it into the Timesys Factory.

 View the entire How To Use Qt Embedded Linux with the Factory doc (subscription required).
 View a sampling of the documentation available to LinuxLink subscribers.


To learn more about LinuxLink subscriptions and how they can reduce the time to market for your next embedded Linux project, visit http://www.timesys.com/embedded-linux.

 

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