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Timesys Embedded Linux Development Videos

Whether you’re looking for a quick “HowTo” or want to see samples of embedded Linux demo images running on popular development boards, you can find it here. We have videos to help you — from short, educational “How To” videos that can guide you through an embedded Linux development process to videos that showcase Timesys’ products and service offering.

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Timesys embedded Linux videos listed on this page are free to view and are segmented into the following categories:

 

Embedded Linux How To

Below are the available embedded Linux “HowTo” videos.

Customizing your Linux Platform with the Desktop Factory Embedded Linux Build System
view embedded Linux demo

6 mins. • added 30 Jan 2009)

Take a tour of our award-winning Desktop Factory automated embedded Linux build system.

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Get Started with initramfs with WinPath3
view initramfs with WinPath3 demo

(9 mins. • added 02 May 2010)

This demo shows the basic process of getting started with initramfs with your Wintegra WinPath3 development kit.

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Adding your value-add software to the root filesystem
view adding value-add software to the root file system embedded linux demo

(5 mins. • added 03 May 2010)

This demo shows the basic process of adding your value-add software to the root filesystem using Desktop Factory.

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Building a minimal root filesystem (RFS) from scratch
view building minimal root file system from scratch embedded Linux demo

(2 mins. • added 24 Feb 2009)

This demo shows the basic process of building a custom, minimal Busybox-based root filesystem (RFS) using the Timesys Desktop Factory. It will guide you through:

  • checking your Host system for required packages,
  • selecting a Target board/architecture,
  • selecting Target packages, and
  • building a toolchain, the Linux kernel, and a complete RFS with a single command.

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Overview of the Desktop Factory directory structure
view overview of Factory embedded Linux distribution builder demo

(4 mins. • added 24 Feb 2009)

This demo gives a tour of the Timesys Desktop Factory directory structure. It will show you:

  • binary Target packages and their working directories,
  • where source packages are kept and how they are organized,
  • RFS image formats and their location, and
  • the location of the Host toolchain and how it is structured.

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Selecting, building and updating packages
view selecting building and updating embedded Linux packages demo

(4 mins. • added 27 Feb 2009)

This demo covers the basic process of selecting, building and updating packages using Desktop Factory. It demonstrates how to:

  • select and build additional packages for inclusion in an existing root filesystem (RFS),
  • build individual packages on the command line, and
  • update a Desktop Factory work order to take advantage of new package versions and patches.

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Adding custom patches to an existing package
view adding custom patches to existing embedded Linux packages demo

(7 mins. • added 05 Mar 2009)

This demo covers the basic process of rebuilding a package to include a custom patch using Desktop Factory. It demonstrates how to:

  • create a workspace to hold custom changes to a package,
  • create a patch that is compatible with the Timesys Desktop Factory,
  • update a Desktop Factory workorder to apply a custom patch to package, and
  • rebuild a package to include a custom patch.

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Using GDB
view using gdb demo

(3 mins. • added 16 Mar 2009)

This demo covers the basic process of how to setup and use GDB and GDB Server using Desktop Factory. It demonstrates how to:

  • add GDB and GDB Server to an existing root filesystem project,
  • configure GDB Server on the Target system, and
  • debug a simple application remotely using GDB from the Host system.

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DSPLink Integration
view DSP Link integration demo

(Part 1: 9:37 mins. • added 11 Nov 2009)
(Part 2: 7:01 mins. • added 11 Nov 2009)

This overview covers the basic process of how to integrate DSPLink using Desktop Factory. Overview highlights include:

  • 3-step process
  • complete platform integration
  • enablement of application development that uses DSP API

View Video Part 1   View Video Part 2

 

Timesys-built Demos

Below are the available videos of Timesys-built demos.

Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Audio on the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7
view Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Audio on the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7 video

This Timesys built demo using the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7 features:

  • Digital audio delay effects using the NXP i.MX 7 series applications processor
  • Cortex-A7 running embedded Linux OS with Qt 5 graphics
  • Corex-M4 running FreeRTOS which is running real-time digital audio effects

(2:44 mins. • added 25 May 2016)

View the Video   Build Your Own Demo

Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series
view Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series video

View the Timesys recorded video.

view Atmel Smart Refrigerator Embedded World video

View Atmel’s video recorded at Embedded World 2014.

This video demonstrates the runtime image that comes with the Atmel SAMA5D3-XPLD Xplained Kit. This ©Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series hardware features a Qt GUI application that was designed and built by Timesys using Timesys tools and QtCreator.

The Qt GUI application features several custom widgets, including:

  • On-screen Keyboard
  • Temperature / Zones Control
  • User / Person Selector
  • Drag & Drop
  • Calendar
  • XML Parser

View Timesys Video   View Atmel Video

Atmel Home Automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series
view Atmel Home Automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series video

This ©Atmel Home automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series hardware features a Qt GUI application that was designed and built by Timesys. The Qt GUI application features several custom widgets, including:

  • On screen keyboard
  • Light control
  • Thermostat control
  • Dynamic overlay buttons
  • Video player

This video shows a portion of the runtime image that comes with Atmel SAMA5D3 Series evaluation kits.

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Qt GUI Project: Atmel reference design for SAMA5D3 Series
view Atmel GUI Project video

This ©Atmel Qt GUI project features an application launcher and Home Automation application was designed and built by Timesys.

This video highlights the runtime image that comes with Atmel SAMA5D3 Series evaluation kits.

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Timesys Movie Theater Multimedia Demo
View the Timesys Theater demo on Freescale i.MX 6 Series Processor

This demo, which features the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit and was built with Timesys LinuxLink tools, showcases:

  • Hardware accelerated (VPU) vs. non-accelerated 1080p video playback
  • Four i.MX 6 cores in action
  • Dual framebuffer with alpha-blending between Qt-based GUI overlay and accelerated video
  • i.MX 6 accelerated 3D features (GPU)
  • Live camera connected to the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit

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Timesys Accelerometer Triggered Voice Commands Demo
View Timesys Accelerometer Triggered Voice Commands with Freescale TWR-MPC5125

This video higlights an accelerometer triggered voice commands demo for the Freescale TWR-MPC5125 Tower System Module that was built with the Timesys LinuxLink tools. The demo showcases the following:

  • Accelerometer triggered voice commands — Tip the Freescale TWR-MPC5125 Tower System Module to hear a voice message over external speakers
  • Fast boot from NAND flash

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Timesys Solutions

Below are the available videos of Timesys Solutions.

 

Timesys Services for Boot Time Reduction

To learn more about this Timesys offering, visit our Services for Boot Time Reduction page.

Fast Boot for Atmel SAMA5D3 Series Microprocessor

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the Atmel SAMA5D33-EK with Warp!! boots and loads an application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

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Fast Boot for NXP i.MX 6 Processor

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the NXP i.MX6Q based Boundary Devices board built to NXP SABRE Lite design with Warp!! boots and loads an embedded Linux Qt application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

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Fast Boot for NXP Vybrid Contoller Solutions

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the NXP Vybrid TWR-VF65GS10 with Warp!! boots and loads an application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

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Fast Boot for NXP i.MX 6 Processor - Embedded Linux Qt Application

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the NXP i.MX6Quad/i.MX6Dual/i.MX6DualLite based Digi ConnectCore 6 SBC with Warp!! boots and loads an embedded Linux Qt application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

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Fast Boot for NXP i.MX 6 Processor - Android Application

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the NXP i.MX6Quad/i.MX6Dual/i.MX6DualLite based Digi ConnectCore 6 SBC with Warp!! boots and loads an Android™ application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

View the Video

 

Timesys Services for UI / Qt Design & Development

To learn more about this Timesys offering, visit our Timesys UI Solutions for Embedded Linux page.

Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Audio on the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7
view Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Audio on the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7 video

This Timesys built demo using the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7 features:

  • Digital audio delay effects using the NXP i.MX 7 series applications processor
  • Cortex-A7 running embedded Linux OS with Qt 5 graphics
  • Corex-M4 running FreeRTOS which is running real-time digital audio effects

(2:44 mins. • added 25 May 2016)

View the Video   Build Your Own Demo

Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series
view Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series video

View the Timesys recorded video.

view Atmel Smart Refrigerator Embedded World video

View Atmel’s video recorded at Embedded World 2014.

This video demonstrates the runtime image that comes with the Atmel SAMA5D3-XPLD Xplained Kit. This ©Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series hardware features a Qt GUI application that was designed and built by Timesys using Timesys tools and QtCreator.

The Qt GUI application features several custom widgets, including:

  • On-screen Keyboard
  • Temperature / Zones Control
  • User / Person Selector
  • Drag & Drop
  • Calendar
  • XML Parser

View Timesys Video   View Atmel Video

Atmel Home Automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series
view Atmel Home Automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series video

This ©Atmel Home automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series hardware features a Qt GUI application that was designed and built by Timesys. The Qt GUI application features several custom widgets, including:

  • On screen keyboard
  • Light control
  • Thermostat control
  • Dynamic overlay buttons
  • Video player

This video shows a portion of the runtime image that comes with Atmel SAMA5D3 Series evaluation kits.

View the Video

Qt GUI Project: Atmel reference design for SAMA5D3 Series
view Atmel GUI Project video

This ©Atmel Qt GUI project features an application launcher and Home Automation application was designed and built by Timesys.

This video highlights the runtime image that comes with Atmel SAMA5D3 Series evaluation kits.

View the Video

Timesys Movie Theater Multimedia Demo
View the Timesys Theater demo on Freescale i.MX 6 Series Processor

This demo, which features the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit and was built with Timesys LinuxLink tools, showcases:

  • Hardware accelerated (VPU) vs. non-accelerated 1080p video playback
  • Four i.MX 6 cores in action
  • Dual framebuffer with alpha-blending between Qt-based GUI overlay and accelerated video
  • i.MX 6 accelerated 3D features (GPU)
  • Live camera connected to the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit

View the Video

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