Customized IoT operating systems based on Linux and Zephyr: Page 2 of 2

June 05, 2019 //By Peter Clarke
Customized IoT operating systems based on Linux and Zephyr
Foundries.io Ltd. (Cambridge, England), a company spun off from the not-for-profit Linaro engineering organization in 2017, is offering customized IoT operating systems – or microplatforms – based on Linux and Zephyr.

A second customer who can be named is Toradex AG (Horw, Switzerland), a manufacturer of single-board computers based on ARM processors. Foundries.io's Linux microPlatform (LmP) is included in Torizon, which is their Linux platform. LmP simplifies the process of developing and monitoring embedded software.

Brandon Shibley, CTO at Toradex, commented: "Foundries.io has been a valuable partner for Toradex in realizing our vision of Torizon: a secure, open, versatile and easy to use embedded computing platform based on the Linux microPlatform for Toradex System-on-Modules."

"Whereas ARM went for a license fee and a per-chip royalty model at Foundries.io we've decided to offer a fixed price subscription model. You pay between $10,000 and $30,000 per year per product and you get ongoing software security and OTA support. We are as agnostic as possible about the underlying hardware. The three architectures we are being asked about most are ARM, x86 and RISC-V."

One of the co-founders of Foundries.io is George Grey who had previously led the Linaro organization from its formation in 2010.

Drew said the company has raised $2 million to date from UK and US venture capital companies but already has $1 million of revenue booked for 2019.

Related links and articles:

www.foundries.io

The Linux and Zephyr microPlatforms are free at github.com/foundriesio

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