Pittsburgh, Penn. - Timesys Corporation's LinuxLink is the first to deliver commercial Linux support for Texas Instrument Corporation's Sitara AM3517 and AM3505 MPUs, which are the industry's first ARM Cortex-A8 based solutions for the industrial market segment. LinuxLink customers can have their platform and development environment with integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 up and running in days.
LinuxLink customers can choose from the latest GNU-based toolchains enabled with uClibc and glibc libraries optimized for the Cortex-A8 core and the Neon instruction set. The initial release is based on the 2.6.31 Linux kernel and comes with support for many device drivers including Ethernet, Flash, LCD and USB, which are present on the AM3517 Evaluation Module from Texas Instruments. The complete list of drivers, Linux packages/middleware and other utilities can be found on the Timesys website at http://www.timesys.com/TI.
Customers who use LinuxLink to design around Linux on AM3517 MPUs benefit from the latest open source code. They can design a variety of applications by selecting from hundreds of packages/middleware offered through LinuxLink's online and desktop-hosted build tools (called Factory) that facilitate the process of building and integrating the custom Linux platform. The desktop version of the Factory build tool offers unique flexibility by allowing users to integrate third-party packages, custom applications and proprietary software.
Timesys frequently updates the Linux components offered in LinuxLink to provide the best open source alignment, and the company also adds new features/packages to LinuxLink on a regular basis. LinuxLink's update service automatically notifies customers of changes to any of the components used in their project.
Application developers will benefit from LinuxLink development tools, including the Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE and commonly used debugging tools. These tools help customers ensure the quality, reliability and performance of their final product. When needed, LinuxLink customers have immediate access to a vast suite of documentation and tutorials as well as support from Timesys' expert engineers.
For a limited time, developers can obtain free trial access to LinuxLink to configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the AM3517 MPU by registering at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/register/factory. Developers should enter promotion code PRAM3517 when completing the form.
Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for TI's AM35x can be found at http://www.timesys.com/TI.
For more information on LinuxLink in general, visit http://www.timesys.com.