LinuxLink Login   |   1.866.392.4897 |   sales@timesys.com

Timesys Embedded Linux Development Videos

Whether you’re looking for a quick “HowTo” or want to see samples of Timesys-built embedded Linux demos running on popular development boards, you can find it here. We have videos to help you — from short, educational “How To” videos that can guide you through an embedded Linux development process to videos that showcase Timesys’ products and service offering.

The videos listed on this page are free to view and are segmented into the following categories:

Timesys “How To” Videos

View Video List

Timesys-Built Demos

View Video List

Timesys Solutions

View Video List

Timesys “How To” Videos

How To Build LinuxLink Qt SDK

This video demonstrates: 1) how to configure a custom SDK with Boot to Qt, 2) how to download the SDK and SD card image, 3) advanced configuration in Desktop Factory and how to filter Qt modules by license, and 4) how to boot the demo on your board.

View the Video

Customizing your Linux Platform with the Desktop Factory Embedded Linux Build System

Take a tour of our award-winning Desktop Factory automated embedded Linux build system.

View the Video

Adding your value-add software to the root filesystem

This demo shows the basic process of adding your value-add software to the root filesystem using Desktop Factory.

View the Video

Building a minimal root filesystem (RFS) from scratch

This demo shows the basic process of building a custom, minimal Busybox-based root filesystem (RFS) using the Timesys Desktop Factory. It will guide you through:

  • checking your Host system for required packages,
  • selecting a Target board/architecture,
  • selecting Target packages, and
  • building a toolchain, the Linux kernel, and a complete RFS with a single command.

View the Video

Overview of the Desktop Factory directory structure

This demo gives a tour of the Timesys Desktop Factory directory structure. It will show you:

  • binary Target packages and their working directories,
  • where source packages are kept and how they are organized,
  • RFS image formats and their location, and
  • the location of the Host toolchain and how it is structured.

View the Video

Selecting, building and updating packages

This demo covers the basic process of selecting, building and updating packages using Desktop Factory. It demonstrates how to:

  • select and build additional packages for inclusion in an existing root filesystem (RFS),
  • build individual packages on the command line, and
  • update a Desktop Factory work order to take advantage of new package versions and patches.

View the Video

Adding custom patches to an existing package

This demo covers the basic process of rebuilding a package to include a custom patch using Desktop Factory. It demonstrates how to:

  • create a workspace to hold custom changes to a package,
  • create a patch that is compatible with the Timesys Desktop Factory,
  • update a Desktop Factory workorder to apply a custom patch to package, and
  • rebuild a package to include a custom patch.

View the Video

Using GDB

This demo covers the basic process of how to setup and use GDB and GDB Server using Desktop Factory. It demonstrates how to:

  • add GDB and GDB Server to an existing root filesystem project,
  • configure GDB Server on the Target system, and
  • debug a simple application remotely using GDB from the Host system.

View the Video

Videos of Timesys-Built Demos

Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Audio on the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7

This Timesys built demo using the Boundary Devices Nitrogen7 features:

  • Digital audio delay effects using the NXP i.MX 7 series applications processor
  • Cortex-A7 running embedded Linux OS with Qt 5 graphics
  • Corex-M4 running FreeRTOS which is running real-time digital audio effects

View the Video

Qt 5.2 based multi touch interface for NXP i.MX 6 processor based SABRE-SDP

This Timesys-built demo features a multi touch interface running on the NXPe i.MX 6 processor based SABRE-SDP. The application, which was written in Qt 5.2, allows users to load images, move them around within the display, scale them and rotate them.

View the Video

Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series

This video demonstrates the runtime image that comes with the Atmel SAMA5D3-XPLD Xplained Kit. This ©Atmel Smart Refrigerator reference design for SAMA5D3 Series hardware features a Qt GUI application that was designed and built by Timesys using Timesys tools and QtCreator.

The Qt GUI application features several custom widgets, including:

  • On-screen Keyboard
  • Temperature / Zones Control
  • User / Person Selector
  • Drag & Drop
  • Calendar
  • XML Parser

View Timesys Video     View Atmel Video

Atmel Home Automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series

This ©Atmel Home automation reference design for SAMA5D3 Series hardware features a Qt GUI application that was designed and built by Timesys. The Qt GUI application features several custom widgets, including:

  • On screen keyboard
  • Light control
  • Thermostat control
  • Dynamic overlay buttons
  • Video player

This video shows a portion of the runtime image that comes with Atmel SAMA5D3 Series evaluation kits.

View the Video

Qt GUI Project: Atmel reference design for SAMA5D3 Series

This ©Atmel Qt GUI project features an application launcher and Home Automation application was designed and built by Timesys.

This video highlights the runtime image that comes with Atmel SAMA5D3 Series evaluation kits.

View the Video

Timesys Theater Multimedia Demo on the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit

This demo, which features the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit and was built with Timesys LinuxLink tools, showcases:

  • Hardware accelerated (VPU) vs. non-accelerated 1080p video playback
  • Four i.MX 6 cores in action
  • Dual framebuffer with alpha-blending between Qt-based GUI overlay and accelerated video
  • i.MX 6 accelerated 3D features (GPU)
  • Live camera connected to the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X Development Kit

View the Video

Timesys Accelerometer Triggered Voice Commands Demo

This video higlights an accelerometer triggered voice commands demo for the Freescale TWR-MPC5125 Tower System Module that was built with the Timesys LinuxLink tools. The demo showcases the following:

  • Accelerometer triggered voice commands — Tip the Freescale TWR-MPC5125 Tower System Module to hear a voice message over external speakers
  • Fast boot from NAND flash

View the Video

Videos Showcasing Timesys Solutions

Warp!!™ for Embedded Linux Boot Time Reduction on the Digi ConnectCore 6 SBC

This video features Warp!!™ a solution for embedded Linux boot time reduction, on the Digi ConnectCore 6 single board computer (SBC). The demo shows a simple embedded Linux based Qt application running on the NXP i.MX6 series processor-based board. In this comparison video, the board with Warp!! boots and loads an application in seconds.

Warp!! is a licensed product that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. To learn more about Warp!! and Timesys’ services for boot time reduction, click here.

View the Video

Warp!!™ for Android™ Boot Time Reduction on the Digi ConnectCore 6 SBC

This video features Warp!!™ a solution for Android™ boot time reduction, on the Digi ConnectCore 6 single board computer (SBC). The demo shows a simple Android(TM) based application running on the ConnectCore 6 SBC which features an NXP i.MX6 series processor. In this side-by-side comparison video, the board with Warp!! boots and loads an application in only a few seconds.

Warp!! is a licensed product that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. To learn more about Warp!! and Timesys’ services for boot time reduction as well as Timesys’ services for the development of Android(TM) based applications, click here.

View the Video

Fast Boot for Microchip Atmel SAMA5D3 Series Microprocessor

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the Atmel Microchip SAMA5D33-EK with Warp!! boots and loads an application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

View the Video

Fast Boot for NXP Vybrid Controller Solutions

This video features boot time reduction with Warp!!™ — a licensed product for embedded Linux that can significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time. In this side-by-side comparison video, the NXP Vybrid TWR-VF65GS10 with Warp!! boots and loads an application in seconds while the board without Warp!! takes significantly longer to boot.

View the Video

Timesys Boot Time Reduction Demo on the Boundary Devices BD-SL-i.MX6 Board

This demonstration features boot time reduction on the Boundary Devices BD-SL-i.MX6 board which has a Freescale i.MX6Q processor.

The demo shows a simple embedded Linux based Qt application running on the board. Modifications were made to the underlying software, enabling the board to boot and the application to load/launch in only a few seconds.

View the Video

Don’t see a video for a topic in which you’re interested?

We’re here to help you with your embedded Linux project. If you don’t see a video listed and have a topic you’d like us to address, send a brief description of your topic to info@timesys.com, fill out our online form, or call us at 1.866.392.4897 (toll-free) or +1.412.232.3250.


Contact Us