March 22, 2010 -- Timesys Corp. has announced LinuxLink support for the Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) TMS320DM365 DaVinci video processor. The new offering provides developers with tools and a pre-integrated build environment that allows them to take full advantage of the DM365 features and peripherals. The digital video software development kit (DVSDK) integration enables developers to design products that take advantage of TI's value-add video acceleration and codecs, including H.264 and MPEG-4, while the Linux GStreamer framework allows developers' Linux applications to take full advantage of hardware video acceleration in their value-add code.
With a LinuxLink subscription, developers can design around Linux on the DM365 DaVinci video processor and benefit from the latest open source code. Developers using LinuxLink have access to rich user interface graphic frameworks — such as Qt Embedded — and many different media playback frameworks and applications. They can quickly design a variety of applications with LinuxLink's award-winning online and desktop-hosted build tools (called Factory). By allowing users to integrate third-party packages, custom applications and proprietary software — including TI's DVSDK — the desktop version of the Factory build tool offers unique flexibility.
LinuxLink customers can start with the recent 2.6.32 Linux kernel which comes with support for many of the device drivers present on the DM365 evaluation module (EVM), including Ethernet, Flash, LCD, McBSP, TV in/out, USB and more. The complete list of drivers, Linux packages/ middleware and other utilities can be found in the TI DM365 Development Center, located on the Timesys website.
"LinuxLink from Timesys enables designers to speed development for a variety of Linux-based applications by providing access to the latest open source code. By offering LinuxLink support on TI's DM365 DaVinci this innovative solution lets developers leverage the video acceleration and codec support needed for video applications, including H.264 and MPGEG-4," says Sonia Ghelani, TI's DM3xx Marketing Manager.
For a limited time, developers can obtain free trial access to LinuxLink, to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the DM365 DaVinci video processor by registering at https://linuxlink.Timesys.com/register/factory. Developers should enter promotion code PRDM365 when completing the form.
Go to the Timesys Corp. website for details.