Energy Micro and Pengutronix today announced that they will be demonstrating µClinux for Cortex-M3, embedded Linux running on the energy friendly EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers at this year’s Embedded World Show in Nuremberg, Germany.
This new port of µClinux has the latest version 3.2 Linux kernel, giving embedded designers the cost and time-to-market benefits of using an open source embedded operating system, while maintaining low current consumption of just 1.6mA in idle mode. Energy Micro, a microcontroller and radio company, helped Pengutronix complete the port to the Giant Gecko MCU range of microcontrollers.
Using µClinux reduces design cycles and accelerates time-to-market by giving the designer access to ready-made system functions such as IP connectivity, file systems, and multi-tasking. Users can employ the broad range of free software and drivers available as open source within a robust, portable open source framework.
The Embedded Linux/Microcontroller project is a port of Linux designed for systems without a memory management unit (MMU). The OS is good for embedded use giving applications access to a set of free libraries and core OS services. Designers can choose the functionality to include in their systems, allowing them to trade sophistication with code footprint, a critical factor in embedded designs.
To watch the introduction video click here.