Timesys Offers LinuxLink Support for Freescale MPC8313E Processor

Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, announced LinuxLink support for the Freescale MPC8313E communications processor and its RDB reference board. Taking full advantage of the Freescale e300’s processing core, LinuxLink for the MPC8313E leverages a rich set of common features, including Gigabit Ethernet, High-Speed USB 2.0, and power management.

Subscribers can quickly customize an embedded Linux platform for the MPC8313E using the award-winning LinuxLink Factory. Factory-built Linux platforms for the MPC8313E can be based upon either the Freescale-enabled 2.6.23 kernel or the mainline 2.6.28 Linux kernel. In addition, each Factory built Linux platform will include a GNU-based cross toolchain, hundreds of application-specific root filesystem (RFS) package sources and a suite of commonly used open source development tools, such as GDB, OProfile and mpatrol. Subscribers also will be provided with technical support and a vast suite of documentation to customize and test their embedded Linux platform for a given communication application.

“The Freescale MPC8313E RDB provides a powerful suite of communication features, making it an ideal platform to prototype and evaluate networking applications on embedded Linux,” said Gregory Quiggle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Timesys. “We are excited to enable support for this platform with our award-winning Factory build system.”

For a limited time, developers can obtain free LinuxLink Factory access to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the MPC8313 by registering for a Factory TestDrive at linuxlink.timesys.com/factory/factory_feature_benefits_summary. Developers should enter promotion code PR8313 when completing the online TestDrive registration form.

About Timesys
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a Web-based software subscription for embedded Linux developers. By means of the award-winning Factory, LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through a powerful suite of regularly updated Linux sources, scriptable GNU-based build environment, properly configured development tools, and documentation/support. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources and risk associated with building a product based on open source Linux.