TimeSys Offers LinuxLink Subscriptions for MIPS 74K Processor Cores

TimeSys Corporation, the leading service provider to developers in the embedded Linux market, announced the availability of LinuxLink subscriptions for the MIPS32® 74K(TM) family of processor cores. This high performance processor core is a new addition to the MIPS® 32-bit line of processor cores. Through the collaboration between MIPS and TimeSys, customers can build their own custom Linux software platforms using the MIPS32 74K core.

The combination of features available exclusively through LinuxLink provides subscribers with ongoing access to the most up-to-date embedded Linux resource throughout every stage of development. Features of LinuxLink for the MIPS32 74K core include:

  • A reference distribution for the MIPS Malta(TM) development board, which includes an optimized kernel with integrated drivers, a complete root filesystem, and a robust set of tools, all of which provide an excellent starting point for building a customized distribution
  • The Linux kernel optimized for the MIPS32 74K core, which allows developers to take advantage of the latest advances in the Linux community
  • Access to a repository of hundreds of source and binary cross-compiled packages
  • An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed to make embedded Linux development easier
  • Testing and profiling tools to streamline development processes
  • Tools for cross-compiling packages, enabling customers to easily add their own applications to their customized Linux software platform
  • An online environment that allows development teams to collaboratively design and build their distribution with weekly alerts to notify customers of new content and resources
  • Access to extensive resources and interactive support from TimeSys

In addition to the launch of LinuxLink for the MIPS32 74K core, TimeSys offers support for other MIPS 32-bit processor cores, such as the MIS32 4K® and 24K® cores.

“The MIPS32 74K core family provides compelling options for building high-end devices like cable set-top boxes and advanced network appliances,” said Atul Bansal, CEO of TimeSys. “Using LinuxLink, customers can tap into the innovation of the open source community and quickly build a customized Linux platform that allows our customers to realize the full potential of their devices.”

About the MIPS32 74K Processor Core
The MIPS32 74K core family is the industry’s first fully synthesizable processors to surpass 1 GHz using industry standard libraries and EDA flows. The 74K core family is based on MIPS’ next-generation superscalar microarchitecture with out-of-order instruction dispatch.

About the LinuxLink Subscription for the MIPS 74K
LinuxLink subscriptions for the MIPS 74K core are available now.

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 made available to subscribers through the LinuxLink web site.

MIPS, MIPS32, 4K, 24K and 74K are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc.