Düsseldorf, Germany: Toshiba Electronics Europe and open-source development and integration specialist Kernel Concepts have announced a range of free resources that they claim will simplify the design of Linux-based embedded systems built around ARM9 microcontrollers.
Incorporating board support packages (BSPs), drivers, and software, the resources target applications built on Toshiba’s TMPA9xx family of microcontrollers. They can also be used to speed the development of applications based on the ARM9 CPU module from specialist distributor Glyn.
Toshiba’s TMPA9xx microcontrollers feature a 32-bit ARM926EJ-S core and offer a variety of peripherals and interfaces that make them ideal for industrial multimedia and human machine interface (HMI) applications. The new BSPs are designed for use with the respective microcontroller starter kits and provide a complete environment for building the Linux system. Packages include the Linux kernel, bootloader, and ready-made root file system images.