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Timesys Announces LinuxLink for Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit

Pittsburgh, PA – March 28, 2012 Timesys Corporation, provider of the industry’s most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux products and professional services, today announced the availability of its award-winning LinuxLink framework for Boundary Devices’ Nitrogen6X, the industry’s first development kit based on the Freescale i.MX 6 processor. This new LinuxLink expands the already broad support Timesys provides for Freescale i.MX Applications Processors.

The Nitrogen6X is a low-cost development platform that allows customers to evaluate the i.MX 6 processor before committing to a custom design. With the availability of LinuxLink for i.MX6, customers now have access to award-winning and comprehensive Linux development tools, expert support and professional services, enabling them to significantly shorten their time to market and reduce development costs.

Customers can start building custom Linux board support packages and matching software development kits (BSPs/SDKs) for their development kit in minutes using the LinuxLink FREE Edition for Nitrogen6X which includes:

  • Kernel, toolchain and debugger
  • Wizard-based interface which enables developers to:
    • Easily choose their kernel, software packages and tools
    • Build a custom BSP/SDK ready to run on their development kit
  • First line of support by Timesys for build / boot issues
  • Free SDKs to help jumpstart application development
  • 30-day access to TimeStorm IDE for application development
  • Demo code for a seamless out-of-the-box Linux experience
  • Access to hundreds of open source software packages

For advanced customization and integration needs, customers have the option to easily upgrade to Timesys’s commercially supported LinuxLink PRO Edition which enables advanced platform and application development.

Through Timesys’s commercial offering, customers can leverage all i.MX 6x hardware accelerated features, including media framework, in their custom embedded Linux design and can modify all aspects of it. Customers can also leverage integrated development tools and SDKs and easily develop state-of-the-art UIs using the Qt framework, available in Timesys tools.

In addition, customers can further shorten their time-to-market by utilizing Timesys’s just-in-time professional services.

“The availability of the LinuxLink FREE Edition from Timesys will help platform and application developers easily start embedded Linux development using our Nitrogen6X development kit,” said Eric Nelson, Vice President of Boundary Devices. “Our partnership with Timesys will ensure an easy and fast Linux development experience — even for novice developers. Timesys’s approach to building a custom Linux-based product is very intuitive and enables our customers to start development of their value-add software right away.”

“Timesys is focused on meeting the Linux development tools and support needs of the rapidly growing embedded devices market,” said Maciej Halasz, Director of Product Management at Timesys. “Our partnership with Boundary Devices and Freescale helps engineering teams reduce development time, lower risks and decrease the costs associated with building an embedded Linux-based product around i.MX 6 Series Processors.”

Timesys will conduct a webinar on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. EDT to provide an overview of LinuxLink for Freescale i.MX 6 Series Processors, including Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X and to address customer questions. To register for this webinar, visit

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About Timesys

Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, an embedded Linux software development framework and associated professional services that dramatically simplifies and speeds up platform and application development. LinuxLink enables development teams to easily build and maintain embedded applications and devices through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. For more information, visit

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