Timesys Offers Embedded LinuxLink Support for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA

Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for Virtex®-5 FXT FPGAs, the new system-integration platform from Xilinx with embedded PowerPC® 440 processor cores. With this LinuxLink, subscribers will be provided with a ready to boot embedded Linux platform for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs. The Linux platform includes a 2.6.24 kernel, toolchain, full suite of integrated device drivers and an initial root file system; assembled to run on the Virtex-5 FXT platform’s embedded PowerPC® 440 processor cores.

Subscribers will be able to easily customize their embedded Linux platform for a given FPGA design via access to a regularly updated suite of kernel patches, hundreds of pre-compiled packages and TimeStorm development tools.

“Timesys is excited to expand LinuxLink support for Xilinx FPGAs with the Virtex-5 FXT platform,” said Greg Quiggle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Timesys. “With a full suite of Linux components, tools, documentation and support, developers can quickly customize a Linux platform that fully leverages the Virtex-5 family’s embedded PowerPC 440 processor cores and associated logic.”

“We have many customers developing embedded Linux system based on the kernel.org Linux kernel tree,” said Tim Erjavec, Director of Embedded and DSP Marketing at Xilinx. “With support from Timesys LinuxLink, these customers get a jump start in using the most up to date Linux kernel on the Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT platform.”

For more information about the Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA LinuxLink, come see us at the Timesys booth (#946) during the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA on April 15-17, 2008.

About Timesys
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 build and test 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.