February 3, 2009 -- Timesys Corp. has announced LinuxLink support for the Freescale MPC8313E communications processor and its RDB reference board. Taking full advantage of the Freescale e300ís processing core, LinuxLink for the MPC8313E leverages a rich set of common features, including Gigabit Ethernet, High-Speed USB 2.0, and power management.
Subscribers can quickly customize an embedded Linux platform for the MPC8313E using the LinuxLink Factory. Factory-built Linux platforms for the MPC8313E can be based upon either the Freescale-enabled 2.6.23 kernel or the mainline 2.6.28 Linux kernel. In addition, each Factory-built Linux platform will include a GNU-based cross toolchain, hundreds of application-specific root filesystem (RFS) package sources and a suite of commonly used open source development tools, such as GDB, OProfile and mpatrol. Subscribers also will be provided with technical support and a comprehensive suite of documentation to customize and test their embedded Linux platform for a given communication application.
For a limited time, developers can obtain free LinuxLink Factory access to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the MPC8313 by registering for a Factory TestDrive at factory_feature_benefits_summary. Developers should enter promotion code PR8313 when completing the online TestDrive registration form.