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Timesys enables LinuxLink support for Freescale i.MX53 multimedia applications processor

LinuxLink offering provides affordable, feature-rich solution for Freescale customers

Pittsburgh, PA – June 8, 2011 Timesys Corporation (https://www.timesys.com), provider of the industry’s most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux solutions, today announced a LinuxLink offering for the Freescale Semiconductor i.MX53 family of energy-efficient multimedia applications processors, including support for the i.MX53 Quick Start Board. This latest LinuxLink offering adds to the broad range of Freescale platforms already supported by Timesys.

Timesys LinuxLink for i.MX53, which includes support for the i.MX53 Quick Start Board, enables customers to develop advanced multimedia and cost-effective solutions that meet the demands for performance and power in the consumer, automotive, medical and industrial markets. Developers can take advantage of the LinuxLink offering for Rich Multimedia User Interface (Rich MUI) to build value-add applications that require faster graphics, advanced user interfaces, sophisticated video processing, 2D and 3D graphics and dual display. The initial release for the i.MX53 is based on the 2.6.35 Linux kernel which integrates drivers for the reference board peripherals.

Timesys’s LinuxLink offers a highly customizable, embedded Linux development environment. The LinuxLink Web Edition allows developers to easily mix and match kernel, toolchain, packages and bootloaders to build just the right Linux distribution for their embedded projects. The flexible LinuxLink Desktop Edition allows developers to easily integrate their own applications, modify the Linux kernel and incorporate their own proprietary packages into the design of their product, enabling them to focus on building their differentiated offering. Additionally, live, expert Linux support from Timesys is included in every LinuxLink Desktop Edition subscription.

“As a key development partner, Timesys continues to provide Freescale customers with a highly flexible development environment for building customized embedded Linux solutions,” said Ken Obuszewski, Director of Product Management for Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division. “Timesys’ flexible LinuxLink embedded Linux build system enables our mutual customers to take full advantage of the i.MX53 processor family’s performance, optimal system integration and processing power to help bring high-end, embedded products to market faster.”

“We are pleased to expand our support for Freescale processors to include the i.MX53 processor,” said Maciej Halasz, Director of Product Management at Timesys. “The i.MX53 family of processors delivers advanced multimedia and power-efficient solutions that, when combined with our LinuxLink for Rich Multimedia UI offering, provide cost-effective, feature-rich, solutions that are ideal for applications in the consumer, automotive, medical and industrial markets.”

As part of its Timesys University program, Timesys will offer a free, embedded Linux training program to help developers shorten their learning curve for building embedded Linux projects with the Freescale i.MX53. Registration for the track, titled ‘Building a Rich User Interface based Medical Device with the Freescale i.MX53 using LinuxLink’ will open in mid-June. Interested attendees can visit https://www.timesys.com/timesys-university for more information.

LinuxLink Free Edition

Users can start developing prototypes using LinuxLink for Freescale i.MX53 by registering for a free Web Edition account at www.timesys.com/register.

Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for the broad range of Freescale platforms supported can be found at https://www.timesys.com/freescale.

About Timesys

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. Sign up for access to the free Edition of LinuxLink at www.timesys.com/register.

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Email: theresa.kisha@timesys.com


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