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Timesys Corporation

August 16, 2016 11:35 ET

Timesys Adds LinuxLink 5.0 Yocto Support for the Microchip SAMA5D2-Based Xplained Ultra Kit

Embedded Linux Software Development Solution Enables Developers to Jump Start Yocto Project Based Development for Popular SAMA5 Series MPU Evaluation Platform

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - August 16, 2016) - Timesys Corporation (, provider of the award-winning LinuxLink suite of embedded Linux tools, today announced the addition of Yocto support for the Microchip SAMA5D2 ARM Cortex-A5-based Xplained Ultra kit to LinuxLink 5.0. This latest offering from Timesys further expands the company's support for the popular Microchip SMART SAMA5D2 series microprocessing unit (MPU).

Timesys' Yocto Project Compatible LinuxLink 5.0 offers both the Factory build system and Bakery, a Web wizard specifically designed to customize embedded Linux Board Support Packages (BSPs) for Yocto Project developers. Timesys' Bakery enables developers to quickly and easily jump start their embedded Linux development without any prior knowledge of Yocto Project technology.

The high-performance, low-power characteristics and security features of the Microchip SAMA5D2 ARM Cortex®-A5-based MPU, makes it ideal for the development of secure industrial, Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Timesys' LinuxLink leverages the Microchip SAMA5D2 reference Linux distribution, making it a powerful development option for building embedded Linux based applications. With LinuxLink, developers can fully utilize all of the features and capabilities of the SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra evaluation platform and design feature-rich applications for a variety of markets by selecting from the hundreds of packages and libraries available in LinuxLink.

Timesys' LinuxLink 5.0 offering is available to customers globally and is backed by Timesys' expert commercial Linux support, including support for Yocto Project based development. In addition, Timesys offers embedded software development services and an assortment of customized training options that include topics such as Yocto Project development, getting started with embedded Linux and device drivers. Combined, Timesys delivers solutions that enable customers to develop and maintain embedded Linux based products.

"Microchip is committed to providing our customers with an enhanced level of technology and products, and we are excited that Timesys has extended their LinuxLink offering to include Yocto Project based support for our SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra kit," said Jacko Wilbrink, Director of Marketing in Microchip's MPU32 business unit. "Timesys has been supporting Atmel (now Microchip) customers for years. LinuxLink, combined with Timesys' support, services and training offerings, facilitates the development and maintenance of smarter, feature-rich embedded Linux based applications."

"We are pleased to extend our easy-to-use LinuxLink tools to include support for Yocto Project based development on the popular Microchip SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra kit," said Maciej Halasz, Vice President of Technology at Timesys. "This latest addition to LinuxLink reinforces our commitment to providing development solutions that enable Atmel customers to get their products to market as quickly as possible and with a minimal learning curve."

Developers can register to use LinuxLink free at

About Timesys

Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in providing embedded Linux and Android solutions. Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development toolset that dramatically simplifies and speeds up embedded Linux application development and product lifecycle maintenance. A total solution that fits teams of all sizes and experience levels, LinuxLink includes a software repository, pre-tested BSPs, powerful suite of development tools for building and debugging feature-rich applications. LinuxLink enables developers to deliver high-quality, differentiated products based on open source Linux in a cost-effective, predictable manner. For more information, visit

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