Timesys Launches Embedded Board Farm, Providing Shared Remote Access to Hardware for Software Development, Test Automation, and Debugging

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 11, 2021


Timesys Launches Embedded Board Farm, Providing Shared Remote Access to Hardware for Software Development, Test Automation, and Debugging

Timesys Corporation announced the launch of their Embedded Board Farm (EBF)

Timesys’ Embedded Board Farm is designed to provide a secure, user-owned infrastructure solution for remote access to hardware for software development, test automation, and debugging across an organization.

The EBF and Board Support Packages (BSPs) for any embedded operating system (Linux, Android, QNX, FreeRTOS and others) provide secure remote access for developers, testers, support engineers, sales engineers, and others.

Unlike solutions that only provide access to simulated project hardware, the EBF provides remote access to live hardware, ensuring that teams are working with real products. This is done by using a centralized server that grants users full control of the devices, as if the live hardware were sitting next to them. Everything sits behind the company’s firewall, ensuring all products are secure even when accessed remotely.

According to Timesys, EBF users cut hardware-access-dependent development and testing costs by up to 80% with the EBF while accelerating time-to-market.

Timesys Embedded Board Farm allows users to:

  • Collaborate and work remotely on software development, test automation, debugging, and sales demos
  • See all inputs & outputs, live encrypted video/audio streaming, securely behind a firewall
  • Share boards with multi-user access to facilitate collaboration between team members on shared hardware
  • Stay in their preferred workflow for debugging and automate processes for testing with EBF command line interface

Embedded Board Farm allows users to streamline and accelerate testing and quality assurance with test automation framework plugins. EBF includes integration with test systems and frameworks such as Fuego, Squish, and the Timesys Test Project to enable test coverage including UI, and to allow for high efficiency and collaboration across geographies.

Timesys’ Embedded Board Farm is designed to eliminate hardware access bottlenecks for high efficiency, reduced budget, and schedule. As well as shorten test cycles with test automation framework plugins and allow teams to remotely develop and debug BSPs from anywhere.

Development teams can request a personalized Embedded Board Farm demo by visiting https://www.timesys.com/open-source-embedded/board-farm/#schedule-demo.

For more information, visit www.timesys.com

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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