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Timesys Embedded Board Farm

Shared Remote Access to Hardware for Software Development,
Test Automation and Debugging

  • Provide a new, intuitive remote hardware board testbench for software, firmware and
    test development engineers
  • Give unlimited board access to engineers working anywhere, support engineers,
    sales teams and others
  • Eliminate board bottlenecks for higher efficiency, reduced budget and schedule
  • Remotely develop and debug BSPs for any embedded OS (Linux, Android, QNX)
  • Streamline and accelerate Testing and Quality Assurance with Test Automation
    framework plugins

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Timesys Embedded Board Farm

Shared Remote Hardware Access

Remote Access to Hardware Boards

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Timesys Embedded Board Farm

Universal Tool for High Efficiency

Universal Tool for High Efficiency

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Test Automation Solution

Automate testing and embed continuous testing into development

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Embedded Board Farm (EBF):
Secure, private cloud completely in your team’s control for remote access to their project hardware

The EBF puts project hardware and Board Support Packages (BSPs) at your fingertips by providing secure remote access for your developers, testers, support engineers, sales engineers and others, anywhere in the world.

Unlike virtual BSP access solutions that just simulate BSPs, the EBF provides remote access to live hardware, ensuring your teams are working with real products.

Our customers cut hardware-access-dependent development and testing costs by up to 80% with the EBF, while accelerating time-to-market by eliminating hardware access bottlenecks.

Streamlined development: Anytime hardware access for BSP development means your engineering teams can develop products and collaborate no matter when or where they work. Our EBF customers tighten schedules, improve efficiency and cut hardware access costs.

Continuous testing: Now engineers can test on any schedule. The latest release of the EBF includes integration with test systems and frameworks such as Fuego, Squish and the Timesys Test Project for higher efficiency and collaboration across geographies.

Secure board remote access: As work-from-home arrangements have become the norm for many companies, the EBF enables engineering teams to not miss a step no matter where and when they work.

Expanded hardware availability: Now customer support teams have instant access to BSPs and hardware for troubleshooting customer issues and closing support tickets faster. Sales teams demonstrating products to customers can show live hardware at any time and any place.

How Does It Work?

Timesys’ unique software creates a distributed framework granting access to hardware across your organization via a highly secure private cloud. Board access controllers can be placed anywhere in your organization, with each supporting up to four hardware boards as devices under test (DUT).

A centralized server grants users access to the devices, enabling your teams to develop, test and demonstrate software using the live hardware as if it were sitting next to them. Everything sits behind your organization’s firewall, ensuring all products are secure even when they are accessed remotely by your team.

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Recent Timesys Embedded Board Farm Enhancements

The latest version of the Timesys EBF includes:

  • Enhanced user experience features, with a new browser-based console, console sharing and Command Line Access, simplified device management and a new quick start option
  • Enhanced testing supporting including a REST API for test automation — integration with Fuego, Squish and the Timesys Test Project (tstp)
  • Enhanced collaboration with multi-party session sharing, multicast video streaming
  • Ability to Boot via different modes including SD, Network, Flash

A Universal Tool for High Efficiency

Similar user experience as the local board

The Timesys Remote Access EBF delivers remote board debugging capabilities as if the hardware were physically located next to the engineer.

With features that include remote power cycle, console access, support for different power modules, various boot options, expansion capability, user-toggled USB/Ethernet connections through hot plugs, remote monitoring, and more, the EBF enables full control over hardware from anywhere.

Timesys BFC allows full control of the hardware

Timesys Remote Access Embedded Board Farm enables easy testing using Continuous Integration and test automation

Scalable solution

The Timesys Remote Access EBF allows for a large number of Devices Under Test (DUT) to be connected, enabling new versions of hardware and software to be easily tested using Continuous Integration (CI) and test automation.

Combined with CI techniques, the EBF provides a high-efficiency continuous testing and smoke testing infrastructure for automated test labs, including stress and load tests.

The Timesys EBF provides a common infrastructure for test automation. The EBF is architected with Rest APIs, so any test automation framework can be plugged in easily.

Centralized hardware board resource management

With the Timesys Remote Access EBF, multiple products, product versions, and generations are managed from a centralized dashboard.

The intuitive Timesys EBF dashboard is accessible from anywhere via web browser, simplifying inventory management and increasing hardware availability for sharing with other project teams as well as sales, R&D, sustaining and support engineering.

Timesys BFC dashboard provides an intuitive UI

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Ready to reduce your project budget, shorten your time-to-market, and improve productivity?

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