PHYTEC and Timesys Announce Embedded Software Solution for Products Designed With phyCORE Vybrid System on Module (SOM)

PHYTEC and Timesys Announce Embedded Software Solution for Products Designed 
With phyCORE Vybrid System on Module (SOM) 
Comprehensive Hardware and Software Solution Support for Freescale
Vybrid(TM) Family of Controller Solutions 
MUNICH, GERMANY and PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- 
PHYTEC ( and Timesys Corporation
(, today announced they are partnering to
provide a total hardware and software solution for developers
designing products around the phyCORE(R) Vybrid System on Module
(SOM). This partnership enables developers to leverage the unique,
asymmetrical multi-processing architecture of the Freescale Vybrid
controller solutions. The phyCORE Vybrid Development Kit ships with
access to a full-featured runtime software development platform that
includes unmetered, expert support. 
First to market supporting the Vybrid family of controller solutions
from Freescale Semiconductor, the PHYTEC phyCORE Vybrid SOM is a
feature rich and ultra-low cost SOM with heterogeneous dual core
support. With the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A5 for general purpose
application and the ARM Cortex-M4 core for low-power offload and
real-time responsiveness, the phyCORE Vybrid SOM is ideal for
customers building products requiring rich, human-machine interface
(HMI) design, multiple connectivity options, powerful peripherals,
and real-time control and response capabilities. 
The PHYTEC phyCORE Vybrid Development Kit is available now for only
$195.00. The kit includes the Vybrid SOM, carrier board, and Linux
and MQX software Board Support Packages (BSPs) with driver support
for all major Vybrid interfaces. The kit is bundled with a free
subscription to Timesys' LinuxLink PRO Edition and includes
unmetered, expert support during all phases of product development --
an approximate $5000 value. For software application development and
debugging, a free and unrestricted version of ARM Development Studio
5 (DS-5) is also supported on the PHYTEC phyCORE Vybrid Development
Timesys' LinuxLink PRO Edition is the industry's first and only
commercial software development offering that combines the power and
flexibility of both a cloud-based infrastructure and a desktop
environment to enable developers easily design, configure and deploy
a hybrid emb
edded Linux and real-time operating system (RTOS)
platform, utilizing Freescale's MQX(TM) RTOS. LinuxLink PRO Edition
for phyCORE Vybrid SOM includes ARM DS-5 with integrated TimeStorm
plugins for kernel configuration, kernel module and application
development and debugging. With access to more than one thousand
packages and libraries, including popular UI and multimedia
frameworks such as Qt for Embedded Linux and GStreamer, developers
using LinuxLink PRO Edition can easily build multi-OS applications
for devices requiring rich HMI design such as point-of-sale systems,
medical devices, smart energy equipment (including energy meters and
data concentrators) and appliances and for a variety of markets
including home automation and control, industrial automation and
medical. The unmetered support included with LinuxLink PRO Edition
gives customers the timely help needed to resolve any issues in
building and booting their custom applications. 
Software developers building products around the phyCORE Vybrid SOM
can utilize Timesys' complete array of professional services to
significantly accelerate their development schedules. 
"Timesys' LinuxLink software development framework dramatically
simplifies the development of a comprehensive, customized software
platform for a multi-OS environment and can enable customers to
shorten their time-to-market and reduce development costs," said Bodo
Huber, Chief Technology Officer, PHYTEC. "We are pleased to partner
with Timesys to provide our customers with a comprehensive solution
that enables them to leverage the features of a heterogeneous
dual-core hardware solution and bring highly-differentiated, multi-OS
HMI designs to market in a cost-effective and timely manner." 
"We're excited to partner with PHYTEC and to support phyCORE Vybrid
SOM customers. The uniquely combined PHYTEC phyCORE Vybrid SOM
hardware and Timesys LinuxLink PRO Edition software offering provides
Vybrid developers with a robust and cost-effective solution for
bringing to market multi-OS, next-generation HMI designs -- in the
quickest time possible," said Brian Gildon, VP of Business
Development at Timesys. "Developers can leverage our extensive UI
development expertise and open source and proprietary GUI framework
experience to reduce development risks and cost." 
PHYTEC is an end-to-end solution to OEMs through all stages of
product development, from initial concept and specification, to
design and development, to prototype, launch, and full production. We
offer systems integration support with hardware and software design
services, Windows Embedded, Linux, and Android expertise, System on
Modules, development kits, and manufacturing facilities.
Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, PHYTEC remains a privately-held
enterprise with operational subsidiaries in North America, France,
and India. PHYTEC products have been deployed in thousands of
embedded designs, ranging from industrial control, to medical,
automotive, avionic and data processing applications. For more
information about PHYTEC, visit 
About Timesys 
Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in providing embedded Linux
solutions. Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity
software development framework 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, the LinuxLink framework includes pre-tested
software, powerful development tools for building feature-rich
applications and debugging, and live, expert support. LinuxLink
enables developers to deliver high-quality, differentiated products
based on open source Linux in a cost-effective, predictable and
timely manner. For more information, visit 
About Freescale Connect Partner Program 
PHYTEC and Timesys are Proven Partners in the Freescale Connect
Partner Program. The Freescale Connect Partner Program is the
essential source for embedded designs based on Freescale solutions.
The program comprises a global network of independent engineering
companies that offer the vital tools, software, technology,
engineering services and training to speed your design. From
reference boards to optimized software, Freescale Connect provides a
powerful and comprehensive ecosystem that partners with you in making
the world a smarter, more connected place. For more information about
the Freescale Connect Partner Program, please visit 
phyCORE(R) is a registered trademark of the PHYTEC Technologie
Holding AG and PHYTEC America LLC. Freescale is a trademark of
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Timesys,
TimeStorm and the Timesys logo are registered trademarks of Timesys
Corporation. Vybrid is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
ARM and Cortex are trademarks of ARM Limited. Linux is a registered
trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries.
All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective owners. 
Timesys Press Contact:
Theresa Kisha
Tel: +1.412.232.3250
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