SOFTWARE TOOLS: Timesys LinuxLink now supports Texas Instruments' DaVinci platform - Embedded.com

SOFTWARE TOOLS: Timesys LinuxLink now supports Texas Instruments’ DaVinci platform

Pittsburgh, Penn. – Timesys Corporation has announced that LinuxLink, the company's software development framework for building custom embedded Linux based products, now supports Texas Instruments' DaVinci DM6446 and DM355 processors. Supported DaVinci reference board device drivers include Ethernet, Serial, LCD display, Audio, USB and more.'

The LinuxLink framework features Factory, an award-winning build system that provides a wizard for creating an initial Linux starting image and a build engine that enables customers to design and build a completely custom and highly optimized Linux platform from source code.

The framework supports software engineering teams throughout their entire embedded product development process, including custom platform assembly, application development and final system integration.

The Factory wizard allows customers to choose from the latest GNU-based optimized toolchains enabled with uClibc and glibc libraries.

The framework allows for creation of a footprint-optimized root filesystem (RFS) with application-specific features selected from hundreds of available software packages. Package categories include multimedia, networking, storage, security, industrial and more.

For maximum flexibility, both an online build system and a desktop-hosted version are offered.'With either interface, customers leverage the best Linux code from Texas Instruments and the open source community.'

The desktop version allows users to integrate third-party packages and proprietary software.'LinuxLink's update service automatically notifies customers of changes to any of the components used in their project.

LinuxLink comes with commonly used development tools, including, but not limited to GDB, OProfile and mpatrol. These tools help customers ensure the quality of their final product. Customers receive technical support from expert Timesys engineers and have access to a vast suite of documentation.

For a limited time, developers can obtain free LinuxLink access to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on Texas Instruments' DaVinci processors by registering at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/register/factory. Developers should enter promotion code TI6446 when completing the online free trial registration form.

Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for Texas Instruments processors can be found at http://www.timesys.com/TI.

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