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NXP selects Timesys as the first commercial Linux supplier for LPC313x microcontroller series

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Pittsburgh, PA – October 14, 2009Timesys Corporation (https://www.timesys.com), provider of LinuxLink, the first commercial software development framework for building custom embedded Linux®-based products, today announced the first commercial Linux support for the LPC313x series of microcontrollers from NXP Semiconductors. The LPC313x series will be supported by LinuxLink, with additional support for the family anticipated in future releases.

LinuxLink allows engineers to build custom Linux-based products for the variety of markets and applications targeted by the LPC3000 family. Customers can choose from the latest GNU-based toolchains enabled with uClibc and glibc libraries optimized for the ARM926EJ-S core. The initial release is based on the 2.6.28 Linux kernel which integrates drivers for the full range of LPC3130 reference board peripherals. Using LinuxLink, customers select from hundreds of packages and middleware for their custom root filesystem. Newer versions of Linux components, including the Linux kernel, toolchain, packages and middleware, will be available in LinuxLink as they become available from the open source community and from NXP.

NXP customers benefit from LinuxLink’s award-winning online and desktop-hosted build tools (called Factory) that provide an easy-to-use wizard for creating an initial Linux starting image. The desktop version offers more flexibility than any other Linux build platform by allowing users to integrate third-party packages, custom applications and proprietary software. LinuxLink’s update service automatically notifies customers of changes to any of the components used in their project.

LinuxLink customers have access to commonly used debugging tools within the Eclipse-based “TimeStorm” IDE. These tools help customers ensure the quality, reliability and performance of their final product. Customers receive technical support from expert Timesys engineers and have access to a vast suite of documentation.

“The LPC313x family is gaining broad acceptance today in the embedded space due to its excellent price performance ratio in the ARM9 space,” said Geoff Lees, Vice President and General Manager, microcontroller business at NXP. “Timesys now provides a commercially supported Linux BSP for the LPC313x that will enable our customers to get their products to market faster.”

In addition to the LinuxLink product, Timesys also offers a professional services capability to customers who require access to highly experienced Linux system developers to work on specific projects in partnership with their in-house engineers.

“LinuxLink is a compelling commercial development environment that simplifies the process of building LPC3000-based products,” said Atul Bansal, CEO at Timesys. “Our attractively priced product and powerful tools are well suited to both experienced and novice Linux development teams. Our framework is very flexible and integrates easily with third-party products and existing code, enabling customers to leverage their current software.”

For a limited time, developers can obtain free trial access LinuxLink, to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the LPC3130 platform by registering at https://www.timesys.com/register.

Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for the NXP platform can be found at https://www.timesys.com/supported/processors/nxp.

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. For more information, visit https://www.timesys.com.

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