Enea Linux is the most open and cost effective distribution available, providing the best in class Linux support for customized hardware.
When we develop embedded Linux at Enea, we start with the best embedded Linux software the open source community can offer - from The Yocto ProjectTM. We continuously test the distribution in our labs and add Enea’s long expertise as an embedded operating system provider, our world class support, and long term customer commitment. Finally we call it Enea Linux.
Most of our customers use the Yocto Project as their Linux base and therefore Enea can add value regardless of where they are in your product development. We guarantee that your Linux and the tools you are using will work on the hardware target of your choice not only today, but for as long as you sell your products.
With the open, automated test framework Ptest contributed by Enea to the Yocto Project, we can seamlessly add and test new packages. We are simply your best choice for a hardened and well supported Linux.
The standardized and open features and tools of Enea Linux, plus quick access to the latest Board Support Packages (BSPs), helps you to build mature, differentiated products in less time, without the restrictions of license managers and in a standardized and flexible environment.
What about real-time?
We have been a leading RTOS solution vendor for many years, and we are bringing that expertise to the open source world too. For use-cases with focus on latency and determinism, Linux still has room for improvement. Together with our customers we are addressing those special needs with innovations which significantly improve the real-time characteristics of a Linux system.
What about tools?
Enea Linux focuses on the open source tools that people actually use. The pace of development for the open source outshines that of the proprietary tools, and we believe that an investment in open source tools is much safer than a lock-in in proprietary development tools.
What about hardware support?
As an independent embedded Linux provider, we have a unique position to meet the needs of network equipment manufacturers and provide software solutions that are hardware vendor agnostic.
What about ARM and Linaro?
Linaro is the place where the world's leading technology companies define the future of Linux on ARM. We have provided software for ARM based architecture since the nineties and lately ARM has become the most important architecture for our software. Our membership in the Linaro Networking Group (LNG) reinforces our commitment to ARM and networking space.
We contribute resources to work in the following areas in the LNG:
- Virtualization support with considerations for real-time performance, I/O optimization, robustness and heterogeneous operating environments on multicore SoCs.
- Real-time operations and the Linux kernel optimizations for the control and data plane.
- Packet processing optimizations that maximize performance and minimize latency in data flows through the network.
- Dealing with legacy software and mixed-endian issues prevalent in the networking space.