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Cortex-A8-based SOM gains Linux support

Aug 5, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 5 views

Timesys is supporting Logic's latest SOM board and development kit with a LinuxLink software subscription. Logic Embedded Product Solutions's OMAP35x SOM-LV board is based on the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP35x system-on-chips (SoCs) and comes with Logic's Zoom-LV OMAP35x kit.

(Click for larger view of Logic's OMAP35x SOM-LV)

Announced in June, the OMAP35x SOM-LV baseboard and Zoom OMAP35x dev kit are primarily aimed at medical device developers. Logic also provides a Linux 2.6.22 BSP (board support package) with the products. The SOM-LV baseboard ships with any of the four recently released OMAP35xx models, which are based on ARM's Cortex-A8 core. The SoCs, some of which are equipped with HD digital video and/or OpenGL capabilities, are designed for a range of consumer electronics and embedded devices.

The LinuxLink subscription offers web-based access to a Linux platform that has been pre-compiled, integrated, and tested for the Zoom OMAP35x Development Kit, says Timesys. The subscription is said to include a 2.6.22 Linux kernel, toolchain, and hundreds of prebuilt, ready-to-use RFS packages. It also provides access to TimeStorm development tools, web-based support, and documentation aimed at a variety of multimedia applications.


The LinuxLink subscription for Logic's OMAP35x SOM is available now, here.

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