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TimeSys Introduces Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions for $499; Embedded Developers Can Configure and Order Custom Linux Distributions for Designs Targeting PowerPC, Intel, MIPS and ARM Using Web-based Configuration System.

PITTSBURGH -- TimeSys(R) Corporation, the leading provider of Linux Customization Solutions for the embedded device market, today announced the availability of Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions for embedded developers using Linux in device designs based on PowerPC, Intel XScale/IA-32, MIPS and ARM architectures. Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions provide a low-cost starting point for the thousands of "roll-your-own" embedded developers looking to customize Linux to the unique feature, footprint and processor requirements of their device design.

All Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions can be configured and ordered online at Every Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distribution includes full source code and pre-built binary packages (RPMs) for the following major components:

--Cross-development toolchain and development packages for the target embedded processor

--Pre-built target root filesystem (and corresponding sources) consisting of a wide range of packages that provide a feature-rich embedded Linux run-time environment

--Linux kernel configured for the specified processor/board

--Free 14-day evaluation of the Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm Linux Development Suite(R) (LDS) cross-development environment to facilitate application development as well as kernel and device driver platform customization

Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions provide an entry point into Linux Customization Solutions from TimeSys, the first Web-based, automated development, build and validation components and systems designed to empower and aid developers in their efforts to tailor Linux themselves. Linux Customization Solutions dramatically reduce the cost, effort and time required to customize Linux to the unique feature, footprint and processor requirements of any embedded device project. Customers of new Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions can easily upgrade at any time to Linux Customization Solutions.

"TimeSys is firmly committed to delivering innovative solutions designed to aid and empower developers in their efforts to go to market on-time with Linux platforms that meet their unique device design requirements," said Michel Genard, TimeSys executive vice president of marketing and business development. "Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions are the latest in a complete range of TimeSys offerings that enable developers to take advantage of the open source nature of Linux while maintaining complete control over their designs."

About Linux Customization Solutions from TimeSys

Using Linux Customization Solutions from TimeSys, developers can shave months off of development schedules while maintaining complete control over their custom Linux platform. For example, developers can start with a Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distribution, and then tailor that even further that to meet their unique design requirements using the Web-based, secure Linux Component Repository and Platform Builder along with local Eclipse-based development and testing tools. Developers also can aid their development efforts by tapping into a rich knowledge base and online community of embedded Linux developers through the Developer Exchange.


Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions can be configured and ordered online now at

More information about Linux Customization Solutions can be found at

About TimeSys Corporation

TimeSys empowers developers to create commercial-grade, custom Linux platforms that meet the unique feature, footprint and hardware requirements of their embedded devices. TimeSys provides processor-optimized reference Linux distributions, Eclipse-based development and test tools and Linux Customization Solutions delivered through the TimeSys Network. The continuously updated components, systems and information available through the secure, hosted TimeSys Network significantly reduce the time and resources required to produce and maintain commercial grade custom Linux platforms. For more information, visit

TimeSys and TimeStorm are registered trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.
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