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Xilinx joins Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group to work on open-source stacks

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Linaro Logo.jpg Today, Linaro Ltd announced that Xilinx has joined the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group, which is a collaborative working group of companies working to reduce fragmentation in operating systems, middleware, and cloud connectivity by delivering open-source device reference platforms to enable faster time to market, improved security, and lower maintenance costs for connected products.


LITE’s Director Matt Locke said: “Discussions between Linaro and Xilinx have ranged from LITE gateway and security work through networking, 96Boards, and Xilinx All Programmable SoC and MPSoC platforms. I expect initial collaboration will focus on the gateway, but I look forward to building on this relationship to bring the benefits of collaborative, open-source engineering to other areas in Xilinx’s broad range of product offerings.”


Today’s announcement focuses on LITE’s ongoing work in the IoT and embedded space. “Becoming a member of the LITE group will enable Xilinx to optimize the Linaro open source stacks with our All Programmable SoCs”, said Tomas Evensen, CTO Embedded Software at Xilinx.


The Linaro tools and Linux kernel have been running on the Xilinx Zynq Z-7000 SoC’s on-chip ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore APU processors for several years. For example, here’s a 4-year-old article from 2013 by Professor Dr. Rüdiger Heintz of DHBW Mannheim (Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim) titled “Development with Zynq – Part 4 – Boot Linaro from SD Card” that describes work with Avnet’s Zynq-based Zedboard and versions of this Analog Devices Wiki post titled “Linux with HDMI video output on the ZED, ZC702 and ZC706 boards” date all the way back to the middle of 2012.


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