|| ||"TimeSys Corporation"<kim.booth-AT-timesys.com>|
|| ||TimeSys Introduces LinuxLink Subscriptions for Freescale's ColdFire(R) MCF547x and MCF548x Processor Families|
|| ||Wed, 30 Nov 2005 09:10:03 EST|
TimeSys Introduces LinuxLink Subscriptions
for Freescale's ColdFire(R) MCF547x and MCF548x Processor Families
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2005--
LinuxLink Subscriptions Include Hundreds of Cross-Compiled
Applications, Latest Linux from Freescale, Continuous Updates,
Developer Exchange Community Access and Tools for Customizing Linux
TimeSys(R) Corporation, the leading developer service provider for
the embedded Linux market, today announced the availability of two new
LinuxLink subscriptions for developers creating their own custom Linux
platforms targeting ColdFire MCF547x and MCF548x processor families
from Freescale(TM) Semiconductor. The LinuxLink subscriptions offer
commercially-supported Linux solutions for ColdFire processors.
Recently introduced LinuxLink subscriptions include hundreds of
cross-compiled applications, the latest processor-optimized Linux from
leading semiconductor manufacturers such as Freescale, Developer
Exchange community access and a cross-development environment to
significantly reduce the time and cost of customizing Linux.
LinuxLink by TimeSys(TM) is the first commercial offering to
support the majority of embedded developers who build and assemble
their own custom Linux platform through on-demand access to
ready-to-use processor-optimized Linux and components, development
environment and community support throughout the development cycle.
This is a significant departure from commercial Linux vendor
distributions that dictate feature sets and release schedules.
"LinuxLink makes the latest Linux optimizations developed by
Freescale for the MCF547x and MCF548x device families immediately and
continuously available to developers customizing Linux to meet the
requirements of any embedded device," said Jeff Bock, product
marketing manager, 16/32 Bit Consumer and Industrial Operation,
Freescale. "By teaming with TimeSys, we are providing a unique
enablement model for the large numbers of our customers who are
developing their own Linux platform to give their products a
"The availability of LinuxLink subscriptions for popular Freescale
ColdFire processors is the latest example of our commitment to offer
developers the most advanced and complete solution for creating any
commercial-grade custom Linux platform," said Larry Weidman, president
and CEO of TimeSys. "We are pleased to provide developers with the
only commercially-supported Linux for Freescale ColdFire processors to
support their efforts to get to market faster."
About New LinuxLink Subscriptions for the MCF547X and MCF548X
Each LinuxLink subscription includes:
-- Hundreds of cross-compiled, ready-to-use packages already
validated on either the MCF547x and MCF548x processor
families, which save weeks or months from the process of
gathering, cross-compiling and testing components
-- The latest Linux distributions from Freescale, optimized and
tested on reference boards for the MCF547x and MCF548x,
enabling developers to get started out-of-the-box with a
commercial Linux solution while receiving updates and patches
throughout the development cycle
-- Processor-optimized cross-development environment with
compilers, application and kernel debuggers and platform
development tools. This allows developers to focus on
application development and simplify feature, performance and
footprint optimization for their Linux platform.
-- Participation in the Developer Exchange for online,
interactive support from TimeSys, semiconductor vendors and
the Open Source community. This enables developers to leverage
community expertise for help, education, technical information
and best practices to support their embedded Linux project.
About the Freescale ColdFire MCF547x and MCF548x Processor
The MCF547x and MCF548x families are the first standard products
from Freescale based on the V4e ColdFire core. These processor
families offer the highest level of integration of a ColdFire product
to date. Both of these ColdFire families are well suited for
network-connected control applications that require a broad range of
communications peripherals and high performance to enable competitive
and cost-effective system solutions.
LinuxLink subscriptions for the MCF547x and MCF548x families are
available now and are licensed annually per-processor for $3,000. For
more information, visit http://www.timesys.com/freescale/coldfire.
About TimeSys Corporation
TimeSys is the leading developer service provider for the embedded
Linux market, delivering LinuxLink subscriptions that empower
developers to rapidly and efficiently create their own
commercial-grade custom Linux platform. The continuously updated
cross-compiled components, information and systems offered through
LinuxLink subscriptions are aggregated from the open source community,
semiconductor manufacturers and TimeSys and hosted in the TimeSys
Network. For more information, visit www.timesys.com.
TimeSys, LinuxLink by TimeSys, Developer Suite and TimeSys Network
are trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other
countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of
their respective owners.
Kimberly Booth, 412-325-6370
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