Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced the availability of a Free Board Support Package (BSP) for the Freescale i.MX27 multimedia applications processor. Additionally, the free Freescale BSP can be upgraded to a full LinuxLink subscription, providing a powerful suite of software, tools and support to accelerate the development of a custom Linux platform.
Ideal for rapid design validation, the free BSP enables application developers to boot Linux on the i.MX27 ADS Evaluation Board within a few hours. It includes a Linux kernel, relevant device drivers, toolchain and an initial root file system. Together with a full documentation set and basic support, this offering provides a ready-to-use solution to validate Linux with the Freescale i.MX27 processor.
By upgrading to a full LinuxLink subscription, developers can rapidly “roll their own” customized embedded Linux software platform with access to an expanded set of pre-compiled and tested Linux components, based on the new 2.6.24 Linux kernel. LinuxLink subscribers will also enjoy a rich suite of integrated device drivers and hundreds of glibc/uClibc packages. The LinuxLink subscription also includes a robust collection of open source and Timesys-developed tools, including the TimeStorm Eclipse-based IDE, as well as extensive documentation and support.
“We are excited to announce embedded Linux support for the i.MX27 processor,” said Greg Quiggle, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Timesys. “With LinuxLink, our customers can rapidly develop multimedia devices via access to a powerful suite of drivers and packages, including audio and video players, web browsers, image viewers, and a full graphical environment with touchscreen.”
LinuxLink for i.MX27 will be demonstrated in the Timesys booth (#946) at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA on April 15-17, 2008. Timesys will also be demonstrating the i.MX27 ADS Evaluation Board running a full suite of multimedia applications from LinuxLink.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a web-based software subscription for both first-time and experienced embedded Linux developers. LinuxLink provides the embedded software, tools, documentation and support needed to quickly optimize a custom Linux platform for a given processor. LinuxLink enables embedded development teams to unleash the innovation of Linux without sacrificing the quality, service and support of a traditional commercial embedded operating system.