PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), provider of the industry's most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux products and professional services, today announced the availability of its award-winning LinuxLink framework for development on the Freescale i.MX6x SABRE Lite Board from element14. The addition of LinuxLink support for SABRE Lite further enhances Timesys's broad support for Freescale i.MX Applications Processors.
The SABRE Lite board from element14 is a low-cost, high-performance development platform featuring Freescale's i.MX 6Quad Application Processor. With LinuxLink for i.MX 6 Series, developers designing embedded Linux products around the SABRE Lite board will have access to an integrated board support package (BSP) that enables them to evaluate the i.MX 6 Series processor before committing to a custom design. The complete design solution will be available for purchase globally from element14 later this calendar year.
LinuxLink for i.MX 6 Series customers now have a comprehensive, east-to-use and cost-effective embedded Linux solution for creating, customizing, deploying and debugging embedded Linux software projects, including rich multimedia interface applications. They'll have access to award-winning and comprehensive Linux development tools, and expert support and professional services that will enable them to significantly shorten their time to market and reduce development costs.
Customers can start building custom Linux board support packages and matching software development kits (BSPs/SDKs) for their development kit in minutes using the LinuxLink FREE Edition for SABRE Lite which includes:
Kernel, toolchain and debugger
Wizard-based interface which enables developers to:
Easily choose their kernel, software packages and tools
Build a custom BSP/SDK ready to run on their development kit
First line of support by Timesys for build / boot issues
Free SDKs to help jumpstart application development
Demo code for a seamless out-of-the-box Linux experience
Access to hundreds of open source software packages
For advanced customization and integration needs, customers have the option to easily upgrade to Timesys's commercially supported LinuxLink PRO Edition which enables advanced platform and application development.
Through Timesys's commercial offering, customers can leverage all i.MX 6x Series hardware accelerated features, including media framework, in their custom embedded Linux design and can modify all aspects of it. Customers can also leverage integrated development tools and SDKs and easily develop state-of-the-art UIs using the Qt framework, available in Timesys tools.
"element14 is very pleased to partner with Timesys as embedded Linux supplier for the SABRE Lite board," said Jeff Jussel, Sr. Director of Global Technology Marketing for Premier Farnell. "With their depth of Linux knowledge, reputation for outstanding customer support, and the ease-of-use of LinuxLink, we believe SABRE Lite developers will get their Linux-based i.MX 6 Series projects to market faster and more cost-effectively than has been previously possible."
"Our customers are continually looking for easy-to-use, cost-effective development solutions for Linux-based multimedia applications," said Brian Gildon, VP of Business Development at Timesys. "Our partnership with element14 meets those needs. With the attractive price points of the SABRE Lite from element14, the power of the i.MX 6Quad processor, and the affordable cost and usability of LinuxLink, we believe this development solution meets our customers' needs in the rapidly growing embedded devices market for the right combination of scalability, cost effectiveness and time-to-market."
About Timesys Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, an embedded Linux software development framework and associated professional services that dramatically simplifies and speeds up platform and application development. LinuxLink enables development teams to easily build and maintain embedded applications and devices through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. For more information, visit www.timesys.com.
About element14 Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store specifically built for electronic design engineers. The community recently unveiled its element14 knode, a unique automated platform that enables engineers to quickly research, design, develop and prototype in a single, intelligent environment. element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel electronics distribution trading throughout Europe (Farnell), the Americas (Newark) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of £973.1m and underlying profits of £104.6m last year.