TimeSys LinuxLink Supports 2.6.21 Linux Kernel

TimeSys Corporation, the leading service provider to developers in the embedded Linux market, announced that LinuxLink by TimeSys is the first commercial embedded Linux offering to deliver support for the 2.6.21 Linux kernel. LinuxLink is a web-based subscription service that simplifies embedded Linux development by providing the optimized code, tools and support that organizations need to accelerate their development and reduce their time to market.

The release of the 2.6.21 Linux kernel is a significant advance for embedded developers interested in the predictable performance characteristics associated with real-time operating systems. Improvements in this release include the implementation of high resolution timers on top of the hrtimers infrastructure, as well as dynticks, which provides improvements in power savings and multi-tasking. One of the primary authors and contributors to this long-running effort was Thomas Gleixner, whose real-time development efforts are sponsored by TimeSys as a continuation of our long commitment to making Linux the best OS choice for a wide range of embedded applications.

The first LinuxLink to include an optimized version of the 2.6.21 kernel is designed for the AMCC 405EP processor. The included kernel adds integrated support for devices on the 405EP Taihu Evaluation Kit, such as serial, ethernet, and USB ports, as well as Flash memory.

Unlike other commercial embedded Linux solutions, LinuxLink connects customers with the latest advances from the Linux community as soon as they are stable and ready for production deployment – no need to wait for 18-24 month product for a new feature to be released. With the continuous stream of updates delivered from LinuxLink, additional processors will receive optimized 2.6.21 kernels in the coming weeks.

“The 2.6.21 kernel is a big step forward for real-time performance in Linux and TimeSys is pleased to be a leader in helping bring this technology into the mainline kernel, as well as incorporate into our product quickly so customer can take advantage of its capabilities,” said Atul Bansal, CEO of TimeSys.

About TimeSys Corporation
TimeSys is the leading service provider to developers in the embedded Linux market, delivering LinuxLink subscriptions that empower developers to rapidly and efficiently create their own commercial-grade custom Linux platform. The continuously updated cross-compiled components, information and systems offered through LinuxLink subscriptions are aggregated from the open source community, semiconductor manufacturers and TimeSys and hosted in the LinuxLink Developer Network.