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Embedded Linux Software Development Solution for Texas Instruments (TI) Processors

embedded Linux solutions for TI processors and associated reference boards

Sitara AM437x

Embedded Linux for TI Sitara AM437xprocessor

DaVinci DM37x

Embedded Linux for TI DaVinci DM37x processor


Embedded Linux for TI OMAP4x processor and Pandaboard

Timesys is a Platinum Member of the Texas Instruments Design Network
Timesys' LinuxLink is Yocto Project Compatible

LinuxLink is Timesys’ solution for building custom embedded Linux based devices. LinuxLink includes a suite of tools, a software repository, expert support and a framework in which development teams can efficiently work and collaborate. Backed by Timesys’ years of embedded software expertise, LinuxLink is Yocto Project compatible, and it is the industry’s most affordable and easy to try, buy and use commercial embedded Linux offering.

Why Choose to Use LinuxLink?

Easy to use

  • Intuitive development environment that doesn’t require weeks of training
  • Free cloud-based version, enabling you to quickly assemble and boot an initial embedded Linux image
  • Minimal time spent setting up your development environment

Easy customization

  • Select from more than 2000+ packages and libraries in the LinuxLink repository (Factory) or from a whitelist of layers (Bakery / Yocto)
  • Enables you to start your project using tested BSPs based on software from mainline, semiconductors and board vendors


  • Factory update notification alerts you to updates for only the software components used in your particular configuration
  • LinuxLink does not force you to update; you choose whether to update or not

Commercial support

  • Timesys support available for both Factory and Yocto Project build systems, enabling you to get technical support from an expert when you’re stuck / when issues arise.
  • Support options available, enabling you to get support that fits your needs and budget

Choice of build system

  • Supports Timesys Factory and Yocto Project build systems, so you decide which build system you want to use
  • Start your project using tested BSPs based on software from mainline, semiconductors and board vendors


  • Generates both Factory and Yocto BSPs and SDKs, so application developers don’t have to learn a build system
  • Timesys’ TimeStorm IDE automatically recognizes Factory and Yocto SDKs

Security notification

  • Receive security alerts specific to components used in your application, eliminating the time spent on monitoring CVEs yourself
  • Provides you with an easy and efficient way to integrate patches into your device software, eliminating the time spent on addressing CVEs that are not applicable

If you’re looking for a framework to help you get your TI development board up and running quickly with an open source embedded Linux platform, give LinuxLink a try.

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Supported TI Processor Based Development Boards

LinuxLink is available for the development boards listed below. For the latest kernel and toolchain information, refer to LinuxLink.

AM1x Sitara™ Family

TI AM1808 EVM (AM1705 / AM1707 / AM1806 / AM1808 Processors)

AM335x Sitara™ Family

TI Sitara AM335x EVM
(AM3352 / AM3354 / AM3356 / AM3358 / AM3359 Processors)

TI Sitara AM335x Starter Kit (AM3358 Processor)

TI BeagleBone (AM3358 Processor)

TI BeagleBone Black (AM3359 Processor)

Critical Link MityARM-335x (AM3359 Processor)

PHYTEC phyCORE AM335x RDK (AM3359 Processor)

Variscite VAR-DVK-AM33 (AM3354 Processor)

AM35x Sitara™ Family

TI Sitara AM3517 EVM (AM3505 / AM3517 Processors)

AM37x Sitara™ Family


TI Sitara AM3715 EVM (AM3703 / AM3715 Processors)

Gumstix Overo EVM (AM3703 Processor)

AM437x Sitara™ Family


TI Sitara AM437x EVM (AM4379 Processor)

AM57x Sitara™ Family

TI Sitara AM572x EVM (AM5716 / AM5718 / AM5726 / AM5728 Processors)

DM3x DaVinci™ Family

TI DM355 EVM DaVinci

TI DaVinci DM365 EVM


TI DaVinci DM368 EVM

DM37x DaVinci™ Family


TI DaVinci DM6446 DVEVM


TI / Logic PD Texas Instruments Zoom™ DM3730 SOM-LV Development Kit


TI / Logic PD Texas Instruments Zoom™ DM3730 Torpedo Development Kit

TI Beagle Board xM (DM3730 Processor)

Gumstix Overo EVM (DM3730 Processor)

DM644x DaVinci™ Family

TI DaVinci DM6446 DVEVM

DM81x DaVinci™ Family

TI DM8148 EVM DaVinci

TI DM8168 EVM DaVinci

OMAP35x Family

Texas Instruments OMAP35x EVM

Gumstix Overo EVM (includes Overo Air COM, Earth COM,
Fire COM, Iron COM and Water COM)

Logic Texas Instruments Zoom™ OMAP35x Development Kit

Logic Texas Instruments Zoom™ OMAP35x Torpedo Development Kit

OMAP-L13x Family

Texas Instruments OMAP-L137 EVM

Texas Instruments / Logic Zoom™ OMAP-L138 EVM

Texas Instruments / Logic Zoom™ OMAP-L138 eXperimenter

Avnet Spartan-6 / OMAP-L138 CPDK

Critical Link MityDSP-L138F (also supports Mity DSP-L138)

OMAP4 Family

TI PandaBoard (OMAP4x Processor)

Don’t see your processor of interest listed?

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