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Timesys® announces support for newest DaVinci™ TMS320DM368 video processor

Linux solution provider offers high levels of integration with TI’s Digital Video SDK and Linux GStreamer framework

Pittsburgh, PA, – April 19, 2010Timesys® Corporation (https://www.timesys.com), provider of award-winning embedded Linux solutions and support, today announced that Timesys LinuxLink will now support the recently announced Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) TMS320DM368 DaVinci™ video processor. Customers will now be able to develop custom Linux products using the DM368 faster by focusing on value-add features and taking advantage of the hardware acceleration.

LinuxLink for the DM368 DaVinci processor will offer tools and a pre-integrated build environment with access to different software frameworks such as Linux GStreamer and TI’s digital video software development kit (DVSDK).

“The popularity of the DaVinci video processor platform among LinuxLink customers is growing. We are delighted to add support for the latest addition to TI’s popular processor line, the DM368,” said Maciej Halasz, director of product management at Timesys. “Our engineers extensively tested the combined system to ensure that customers can proceed quickly and seamlessly through the process of building their own custom Linux solutions. And with our expert support, we are here to help them when they need it.”

On TI processors such as DM368, Timesys introduced the concept of a rich user interface (UI). The rich UI combines a GUI framework that serves as a high-level API for application development, such as Qt Embedded, with lower layer software such as the GStreamer framework and specific codec plugins (i.e. H264, MPEG4, etc.).

LinuxLink embedded Linux development framework and world-class support allow customers to take full advantage of processor features without a steep learning curve. LinuxLink is built with open source technologies that are well-known to Linux engineers of all experience levels. Customers can easily integrate their own applications, modify the Linux kernel and even incorporate their own proprietary packages and frameworks into the design of their product. In addition, they have access to Timesys’ expert technical support to resolve any technical issues. The productivity improvement resulting from the use of Timesys tools enables customers to focus on the primary task, which is building their value-add application.

“Timesys continues to support customers using TI processors for embedded Linux product development,” said Sonia Ghelani, product marketing manager, DM3x, Texas Instruments. “This newest addition to their LinuxLink offering provides a bridge for users looking to integrate the TI software for the DM368 device and add further customization with their easy-to-use user interface, integrated open-source plug-ins and a tested build environment.”

Support for the DM368 processor will be available in 2Q’10. The complete list of drivers, Linux packages/middleware and other utilities can be found at https://www.timesys.com/supported/processors/ti.

Developers can obtain limited, free trial access to LinuxLink, to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the DM368 DaVinci video processor by registering at https://www.timesys.com/register.

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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