Timesys Introduces Embedded Linux ReadyKits for ARM

Timesys Corporation®, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced general availability of embedded Linux ReadyKits for several popular ARM-based processors. Assembled by Timesys’ award winning Online Linux Factory, ReadyKits enable embedded developers to have a robust Linux platform up and running on their select processor within a few hours — ready to benchmark platform performance or prototype applications. Each ReadyKit comes complete with a pre-built, integrated and tested embedded Linux platform, including all sources.

Specific ReadyKit components include:

  • A recent Linux kernel, pre-configured for the given processor
  • Complete suite of device drivers for the associated development kit
  • GNU-based cross toolchain
  • glibc-based root filesystem complete with select development libraries

Initially, ReadyKits are available for the Freescale i.MX27, Freescale i.MX31, Texas Instruments OMAP 35x, Atmel SAM9260 and Atmel SAM9263 processors.

“ReadyKits are a great way to jumpstart an embedded Linux development,” stated Greg Quiggle, Vice President of Marketing for Timesys. “Developers can either boot the pre-built platform within minutes to begin benchmarking system performance, or quickly rebuild the kernel and packages from source to support early application prototyping.”

ReadyKits are purchased and delivered over the web via a very simple download and install process. Each purchase includes 14-days of technical support and access to a variety of web-based documentation.

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.