Timesys and Critical Link Announce Linux Solution for Sitara™AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8-based System on Module

2012-Aug-23 | Tags: COMother_linuxtexas

Linux on ARMSyracuse, NY and Pittsburgh, PA – August 23, 2012 – Critical Link (www.criticallink.com) and Timesys Corporation (www.timesys.com), today announced they are partnering to provide developers using the Critical Link MityARM-3359 System-on-Module (SoM) with an easy-to-use, affordable Linux software development framework that significantly speeds up time-to-market.

Based on the Sitara™ AM3359 ARM® Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments (TI), the MityARM-3359 is a highly configurable, small form factor SoM that offers support for many peripherals including integrated 3D-graphics.  The MityARM platform is used in a broad range of industrial, instrumentation, medical, commercial, transportation, and agricultural applications, integrated into benchtop, handheld, kiosk or mobile devices.

LinuxLink for MityARM-3359 enables Critical Link customers to cost effectively develop cutting-edge products with state-of-the-art UIs and 3D graphics while ensuring a short learning curve — even for customers new to the embedded open source Linux community.

“Given all the features of our boards, we have been looking for a strong commercial embedded Linux partner that is well-aligned with our customer base and the markets we target,” said Critical Link Vice President Thomas Catalino. “We are very pleased to partner with Timesys. With Timesys’s LinuxLink offering and expert support team, our customers will be able to successfully design their MityARM based next generation products.”

A free BSP/SDK for MityARM-335x reference boards is available at www.timesys.com/register. By registering, users can download an existing Linux BSP/SDK or quickly build a custom version using Timesys’s cloud-based LinuxLink FREE Edition, which includes:

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