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Timesys Announces LinuxLink support for Texas Instruments’ DaVinci™ platform

Eliminate risks and quickly build your custom embedded Linux based product

Pittsburgh, PA, USA – May 15, 2009 – Timesys Corporation (https://www.timesys.com), provider of LinuxLink, the first commercial software development framework for building custom embedded Linux based products, today announced support for Texas Instruments’ DaVinci™ DM6446 and DM355 processors. With support for DaVinci reference board device drivers including Ethernet, Serial, LCD display, Audio, USB and more, LinuxLink customers can easily leverage DaVinci’s unique features and achieve a fast Linux product design and implementation cycle.

DaVinci users will benefit from the LinuxLink framework which features an award-winning build system (called Factory) that provides both the easy-to-use wizard for creating an initial Linux starting image and a build engine that enables customers to design and build a completely custom and highly optimized Linux platform from source code.

“The DaVinci DM6446 and DM355 processors are widely used for embedded products,” said Charlie Ashton, Vice President of Business Development at Timesys. “We are excited to enable support for these platforms with our award-winning build system that accelerates the development of high-quality Linux products.”

LinuxLink has been adopted by customers worldwide and is attractively priced. The framework supports software engineering teams throughout their entire embedded product development process, including custom platform assembly, application development and final system integration.

LinuxLink customers benefit from the latest code from processor vendors as well as from the open source community. The Factory wizard allows customers to choose from the latest GNU-based optimized toolchains enabled with uClibc and glibc libraries. The framework allows for creation of a footprint-optimized root filesystem (RFS) with application-specific features selected from hundreds of available software packages. Package categories include multimedia, networking, storage, security, industrial and more.

For maximum flexibility, developers benefit from both the online build system and the desktop-hosted version. With either interface, customers leverage the best Linux code from Texas Instruments and the open source community. The desktop version offers more flexibility than any other Linux build platform by allowing users to integrate third-party packages and proprietary software. LinuxLink’s update service automatically notifies customers of changes to any of the components used in their project.

LinuxLink comes with commonly used development tools, including, but not limited to GDB, OProfile and mpatrol. These tools help customers ensure the quality of their final product. Customers receive technical support from expert Timesys engineers and have access to a vast suite of documentation.

For a limited time, developers can obtain free LinuxLink access to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on Texas Instruments’ DaVinci processors by registering at https://www.timesys.com/register.

Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for Texas Instruments processors can be found at https://www.timesys.com/supported/processors/ti.

About Timesys

Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework for embedded Linux applications. By means of the Factory build system, LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through a powerful suite of regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, scriptable GNU-based build environment, properly configured development tools, and documentation/support. 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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Editors’ Notes:

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