Debugging Timesys Linux kernel and applications, tracing and code optimizations made easy
PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2010 -- Timesys® Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), provider of award-winning embedded Linux solutions and support, and Lauterbach, leader in hardware-assisted microprocessor debugging and development tools, today announced a strategic partnership that enables software developers and system architects to easily and quickly develop embedded Linux products.
The partnership will provide Lauterbach JTAG assisted debugging for all Timesys LinuxLink supported ARM, MIPS, Power, SH and IA32 processor architectures, including support for multi-core systems.
Timesys' LinuxLink offering combines a high-productivity software development framework and world-class support for embedded Linux applications. LinuxLink includes the Linux kernel, cross-tool chain, application development IDE, an award-winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, and documentation. The framework includes expert technical support from Timesys to help developers easily navigate challenges associated with open source solutions.
Lauterbach's TRACE32® JTAG Debugger and tools are part of the company's modular development systems, enabling engineers to debug System on Chip (SoC) code during development and manufacturing.
"We are delighted to partner with Lauterbach, a leader in the field of JTAG assisted debugging," said Atul Bansal, Timesys CEO. "This partnership will help our customers bring embedded products to market faster using Lauterbach's JTAG for quick and easy debugging of all aspects of a Linux based product."
"Both Timesys and Lauterbach are committed to helping our customers build embedded Linux products with greater reliability, flexibility and speed," said Stephan Lauterbach, CEO at Lauterbach. "Timesys's extensive experience and knowledge of embedded Linux development and world-class support solution minimize the risk and uncertainty associated with Linux projects. We look forward to serving our common customer base together."
LinuxLink customers can find appropriate, processor-specific configuration files for the Lauterbach tools directly in LinuxLink -- along with additional information and whitepapers that guide in the setup and operation of the TRACE32 JTAG and Timesys provided development environment.
Additional information about the Timesys-Lauterbach alliance, along with further domain-specific documents such as "Run & Stop mode debugging" and "AMP & SMP Debugging," can be found at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/3/Linux/jtag_probes/lauterbach.
Developers can experience first-hand how to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on a reference kit of choice through a limited time free trial offer. Simply register at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/register/factory and enter promotion code PRLAUT0410 when completing the form.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework for embedded Linux applications. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award-winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux. For more information, visit http://www.timesys.com.
Lauterbach is the world's leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools with 30 years experience in the field of embedded designs. It is an international, well established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. Besides the Headquarters in Hoehenkirchen, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in United Kingdom, Italy, France, on the East and West coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries.
Further information is available from www.lauterbach.com.