November 18, 2004

TimeSys Offers Free 2.6-based Linux Board Support

Kim Booth writes "Pittsburgh, PA -- November 17, 2004 -- TimeSys® Corporation, a leader in embedded Linux® technologies and development tools, today announced the availability of free 2.6-based Linux Board Support Packages (BSPs) for PowerPC and x86 architectures. Written under the GNU General Public License, BSPs from TimeSys include a certified Linux kernel, more than 100 root filesystem packages and device drivers in a single downloadable, installable image.

"TimeSys is committed to accelerating the adoption of embedded Linux by making 2.6 Board Support Packages for popular PowerPC and x86 architectures freely available for download," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. "Over 10,000 developers have downloaded our BSPs over the years, and we are continuing our practice of making the latest Linux distributions and resources widely available."

For developers looking for additional features beyond what is included in free BSPs, TimeSys offers ready-to-run TimeStorm® Linux Development Kits (LDKs) for more than 90 of the most popular architectures. TimeStorm LDKs come complete with a hardware-optimized 2.6-based Linux distribution and preemptible kernel, and advanced real-time capabilities when applicable. All LDKs also include the Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm® Linux Development Suite (LDS), which enables developers to rapidly develop and debug applications or further optimize the Linux kernel and filesystems for their target platform.

How to Download Free Board Support Packages from TimeSys:

Reference BSPs are available for download at the TimeSys Learning Center, a free developer resource that contains Linux distributions and downloads, product demonstrations, white papers and other resources. Visit the TimeSys Learning Center at:

About TimeSys Corporation

TimeSys is leading the drive for widespread adoption of Linux for embedded systems development by delivering the tools and performance capabilities that developers need to reliably and cost effectively use Linux in embedded development projects. TimeSys products include hardware-optimized 2.6 and 2.4 kernel-based Linux Development Kits and the TimeStorm suite of Eclipse 3.0-powered development and testing tools for use with all Linux distributions. TimeSys products enable developers of embedded products to streamline the development, customization and validation of homegrown or commercial Linux-based embedded systems, shortening development cycles and reducing project costs. Visit for more information."


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