Commercial Linux support, feature-rich package selection, tools and flexibility enable fast development of high-performance custom Linux multimedia products based on NetLogic Microsystems’ Au1250 and Au1300 processors
Timesys® Corporation, provider of LinuxLink, the first commercial software development framework for building custom embedded Linux based products, today announced that LinuxLink customers can have their platform and development environment for NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy® Au1250® and Alchemy Au1300® ultra low-power processors up and running within days. The Timesys LinuxLink software development framework gives Au1250 and Au1300 processor users access to a competitively priced, intuitive environment for developing a wide range of Linux-based media and navigation products.
Customers who use LinuxLink to design around Linux on NetLogic Microsystems’ market-leading Au1250 and Au1300 processors benefit from the latest open source code. By providing access to hundreds of open source middleware packages, LinuxLink allows customers to accelerate their product development and makes it easy and convenient to create footprint-optimized Linux platforms with a rich set of APIs well matched to their end applications. LinuxLink’s award-winning online and desktop-hosted build tools (called Factory) facilitate the process of building and integrating the custom Linux platform. By allowing users to integrate third-party packages, custom applications and proprietary software, the desktop version of the Factory build tool offers unique flexibility compared to any other Linux build platform.
Timesys frequently updates the Linux components offered in LinuxLink to provide the best open source alignment, and the company also adds new features/packages to LinuxLink on a regular basis. As an added benefit, LinuxLink’s update service automatically notifies customers of changes to any of the components used in their project.
Application developers can benefit from LinuxLink development tools, including the Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE and commonly used debugging tools. These tools help customers ensure the quality, reliability and performance of their final product. When needed, LinuxLink customers have immediate access to a vast suite of documentation and tutorials and receive full access to technical support from expert Timesys engineers, who have extensive experience in developing, debugging and optimizing Linux platforms for a wide range of applications. When customers need additional assistance with specific development programs, they can engage with Timesys’ Professional Services team to develop the software for all, or part of, a Linux-based product.
"We are delighted that Timesys has delivered a robust Linux development environment and professional services for our Alchemy Au1250 and Alchemy Au1300 platforms," said Mike Wodopian, vice president of marketing, Alchemy Processor products at NetLogic Microsystems. "The combination of Timesys’ product, service and expert support makes them a valuable resource for our customers who want commercial support to complement their in-house capabilities and enable faster time to market."
"We are pleased to announce our support for NetLogic Microsystems’ Au1250 and Au1300 processors," said Maciej Halasz, Director of Product Management at Timesys. "The LinuxLink business model is well aligned with the requirements of NetLogic Microsystems’ customers, and we look forward to helping NetLogic Microsystems’ customers bring to market compelling products in both the multi-media and navigation markets."
LinuxLink software development framework is available now from Timesys Corporation. For a limited time, developers can obtain free trial access to LinuxLink by registering at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/register/factory and entering promotion code NETLAU1250 when completing the form. This trial access to LinuxLink allows developers to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the Au1250 and Au1300 ultra low-power processors.