PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), provider of the industry's most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux products and expert professional services, today announced that Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is expected to offer Timesys LinuxLink PRO Edition as the default software development option for its Vybrid controller solutions. With this relationship, Vybrid controller solutions customers will have access to a full featured runtime software platform, including unmetered expert support.
Timesys LinuxLink PRO Edition is the industry's first and only offering that combines the power and flexibility of both a cloud-based infrastructure and desktop environment to enable developers to design, configure and deploy a hybrid embedded Linux and RTOS platform, utilizing Freescale's MQX™ real-time operating system (RTOS).
Freescale Vybrid controller solutions are designed to dramatically simplify development of applications that need rich, human-machine interfaces (HMI) and connectivity, as well as deterministic real-time control and response capabilities such as building/home automation and control; industrial automation; point-of-sale systems; medical devices, such as patient monitors; smart energy equipment, including energy meters and data concentrators; and appliances. With LinuxLink PRO Edition, Freescale customers will have the ability to leverage Vybrid's unique, asymmetrical multiprocessing architecture and easily build applications using both Linux and MQX RTOS. The cloud-based, innovative architecture provides an easy-to-use wizard that dramatically simplifies the development of a comprehensive, customized software platform for a multi-OS environment. The unmetered, expert support that is included with LinuxLink PRO Edition gives customers the timely help needed to resolve any issues in building and booting their custom applications.
Vybrid controller software developers will also have access to Timesys' complete array of professional services, enabling them to significantly accelerate their development schedules and reduce overall project costs.
The LinuxLink PRO Edition for Vybrid processors includes:
- Cloud- and desktop-based, easy-to-use system which enables developers to configure, build, and deploy a customized, hybrid Linux/Freescale MQX RTOS software platform
- Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE for target-based Linux application development and debugging
- Unmetered support for build and boot issues
- Free SDKs and demo code to help jumpstart application development
- LinuxLink Advice Engine and Update Engine to help developers stay up-to-speed on the latest code options
- Optional Premium Support and Software Development Services
"We are committed to providing our customers innovative solutions including hardware, software, tools and support, so they can maximize their productivity and minimize time to market," said John Weil, Segment Marketing & Operations manager for Freescale's Industrial Microcontroller & Multi-market business. "The availability of the LinuxLink PRO Edition from Timesys for Vybrid processors helps to ensure that our customers can build optimized applications using the unique architecture of the Vybrid controller series. Timesys's approach to building a custom Linux-based product is very intuitive and enables our customers to start value-add development work on their projects right away."
"Timesys has been supporting a wide variety of Freescale processors over the last few years to help engineering teams reduce development time, lower risks and the costs associated with building products around Freescale silicon," said Atul Bansal, CEO at Timesys. "Having LinuxLink as the default Linux option for Vybrid controller completely fits with our focus on providing innovative offerings designed to change how embedded Linux projects are built and delivered."
Availability: LinuxLink for Vybrid controllers will be available in December, 2012.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework that dramatically simplifies and speeds up embedded Linux application development. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux. For more information, visit www.timesys.com.
SOURCE Timesys Corporation