Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
Embedded Linux Support for Tensilica Processor Cores
Pittsburgh, PA – June 2, 2008 – Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, and Tensilica, Inc. today announced a strategic alliance that will provide developers of innovative electronics products using Tensilica’s Xtensa configurable and Diamond Standard processor cores with embedded Linux via Timesys’ LinuxLink. The LinuxLink web-based software subscription will be available in July 2008 at www.timesys.com.
Upon release, the LinuxLink subscription will provide developers with a complete embedded Linux platform that has been integrated and tested for Tensilica processor cores, including an optimized kernel, drivers, toolchain, and initial root filesystem. When combined with the TimeStorm development environment and ongoing support, LinuxLink subscribers will be able to quickly customize and test an embedded Linux platform for their given application. LinuxLink utilizes a web-based delivery model to ensure that customers always have access to the latest Linux components from a trusted source.
“Our mutual customers will benefit from the strong synergy between Timesys and Tensilica,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “With Timesys’ comprehensive suite of Linux components, development tools and support, our mutual customers can eliminate the risk of stalling their project if they run into any technical issues and would otherwise need to rely on the open source community for help.
“Design teams using Tensilica regularly request LinuxLink because it enables them to fully leverage the power of their configurable cores,” stated Greg Quiggle, Vice President of Marketing for Timesys. “LinuxLink provides the flexibility and support required to quickly implement a custom Linux platform without sacrificing the innovation of the open source community.”
Timesys plans to release LinuxLink support for Tensilica Xtensa and Diamond Standard processor cores in July 2008.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a web-based software subscription for both first-time and experienced embedded Linux developers. LinuxLink provides the embedded software, tools, documentation and support needed to quickly build and test a custom Linux platform for a given processor. LinuxLink enables embedded development teams to unleash the innovation of Linux without sacrificing the quality, service and support of a traditional commercial embedded operating system. For more information, visit http://www.timesys.com.
Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty audio and video DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica's low-power, benchmark-proven processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica's patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks for SOC design, visit www.tensilica.com.