|| ||"TimeSys Corporation"<laurie.sims-AT-timesys.com>|
|| ||TimeSys Introduces LinuxLink Subscriptions for Freescale's i.MX31 Multimedia Processor|
|| ||Wed, 31 May 2006 08:43:14 EDT|
TimeSys Introduces LinuxLink Subscriptions
for Freescale's i.MX31 Multimedia Processor
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2006--Nissin Systems, Co.,
Ltd. (Horikawa-dori Shijo-kudaru Higashi-gawa, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto,
President: Harutaka Inoue) and Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd.
(1-8-1, Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, President: Tsuneo Takahashi)
announced LinuxLink by TimeSys(TM) support for Freescale
Semiconductor's i.MX31 applications processor at Embedded Technology
West. Nissin Systems demonstrated the new product, delivered and
developed in partnership with TimeSys in the U.S., in their booth
during the show (May 10 and 11, 2006 at My Dome Osaka).
LinuxLink by TimeSys(TM), a subscription-based Web service
provides a comprehensive source for embedded developers (e.g.,
kernels, tool chains, root file systems, and development tools)
supported by its service-oriented architecture. Subscribers can at
any time search for and download information and data required for
their embedded system development environment as well as up-to-date
contents for each type of processor. LinuxLink also provides via Web
Services, the Developer Suite, which contains the integrated
development environment (IDE), Linux migration test tools, and other
necessary tools, to greatly reduce development cycle and cost. In
addition, first-time engineers for Linux environment can start
development with ease because Nissin Systems provides support in
The i.MX31 applications processor is designed to deliver a longer
lasting mobile entertainment experience with richer multimedia
functionalities and advanced power management capability. Based on
ARM's ARM11 platform and enhanced with Freescale's Smart Speed(TM)
Technology, the i.MX31 applications processor maximize the effective
cycles per instruction (eCPI) and is ideal for mobile devices. The
i.MX31 applications processor also contains advanced security
functions to ensure higher level of security for operators, contents
providers, and consumers.
Collaboration of Nissin Systems and Freescale will enable
development of networking products using the state-of-the-art
technologies requiring video, audio and mobile technologies, including
a network-enabled camera, security camera, IP TV phone, media player,
biometrics authentication device and other business equipment. In
addition, communication equipment and appliance manufacturers can
efficiently develop their custom boards and application software,
significantly reducing procurement cost and speeding up development
cycle. Nissin Systems and Freescale not only combine their
technologies but also make full use of the marketing networks of both
companies so that they can put into market the high-performance
development platform that addresses future technology advance pace and
provide a standardized platform that is globally competitive.
Comments from the companies
Yoshikazu Takeuchi, executive director, Nissin Systems, Co., Ltd.
"We are much honored that LinuxLink by TimeSys(TM) further
supports the newest member of the i.MX family of high-performance and
cost-effective application processors, which address various
requirements. Based upon the achievements and success with i.MX21, we
also believe our success with i.MX31 business."
Akihide Usui, General Manager of the Consumer Business Group,
Freescale Semiconductor Japan
"Because our i.MX31 will be supported in addition to i.MX21, which
has been already supported by TimeSys and Nissin Systems, we can
enhance the environment to provide customers who require higher
performance, multimedia functionality and lower power with optimal
Linux-enabled solutions. We are very pleased with this."
Larry Weidman, CEO, TimeSys Corporation
"We are pleased to strengthen our long-standing and valuable
partnership with Nissin, by delivering the i.MX31 LinuxLink to the
Japanese market. TimeSys is honored to support Nissin's Embedded
Solution offering by extending the LinuxLink subscription service
to include the i.MX31 and further address customer requirements for
successful embedded development."
Inquiries from the readers should be directed to the following:
Nissin Systems, Co., Ltd.
Head Office, Western Japan Sales Division
Address: Horikawa-dori Shijo building,
Higashi-gawa, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8482
Tokyo Office, Eastern Japan Sales Division
Address: Takara building, 1-6-4 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016
Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd.
Technical Information Center
About LinuxLink from TimeSys(TM)
LinuxLink is a subscription-based Web service that is provided by
TimeSys Corporation and allows an embedded Linux developer who
subscribes, to build customized Linux development environment on-line
according to his/her requirement, utilizing the up-to-date technical
information (e.g., components and drivers) contributed by leading
semiconductor suppliers (including Freescale Semiconductor), TimeSys
and the Open Source community. LinuxLink is available as an annual
subscription. The service-oriented architecture enables subscribers to
search and download processor-specific Linux components at any time.
An on-line service for building a customized Linux development
environment as well as an off-line development tool that allows for
development, test, and debug in a GUI environment are available as an
upgrade to the LinuxLink subscription.
About Nissin Systems
Nissin Systems, a 100% subsidiary of Nissin Electric Co., Ltd.
(listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities
Exchange), is an embedded system development integrator known as an
Embedded Solution Partner with high competency for real-time control
and networking. As an embedded software developer, Nissin Systems
specializes in porting operating systems to custom boards as well as
developing device drivers and application software. Nissin Systems
acts as the master distributor for TimeSys Corporation to market and
support LinuxLink, which is a Web-based service for Linux developers.
In addition, Nissin Systems partners with Lantronix in the U.S. to
market and customize EmbeddedWorks family, middleware components such
as embedded TCP/IP protocol stacks and embedded file systems, as well
as XPort, a ultra-small Serial Ethernet converter. For more
information about Nission Systems, visit http://www.co-nss.co.jp/
About TimeSys Corporation
TimeSys (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 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 delivered via a
service-oriented architecture with the latest Linux contributions from
TimeSys, the Open Source community, semiconductor manufacturers. For
more information, visit http://www.timesys.com.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B) is a global
leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for
the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets.
Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more
than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based in
Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing
or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of
the S&P 500(R), is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies
with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD). Fore more information:
TimeSys(R) and LinuxLink from TimeSys(TM) are registered trademark
or trademark of TimeSys Corporation in United States and other
Linux(R) is registered trademark or trademark of Mr.Linus Torvalds
in United States and other countries.
XPort(TM) is a trademark of LANTRONIX, Inc. in United States.
Freescale(TM) and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc. All other product or service names are the
property of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Nissin Systems, Co., Ltd.
Megumi Tsuchikawa, (81-75) 344-7977
Freescale Semiconductor Japan
Koichi Yoshimura, (81-3) 5437-9350
Shinichi Sunohara, (81-3) 5437-9129
Laurie Sims, 412-232-3250
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