Xilinx joins Linaro IoT and Embedded Group

Linaro Ltd, the open source collaborative engineering organisation developing software for the Arm ecosystem, has announced that Xilinx has joined the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group.

LITE members work collaboratively in Linaro on reducing fragmentation in operating systems, middleware and cloud connectivity solutions, and delivering open source device reference platforms to enable faster time to market, improved security and lower maintenance costs for connected products. With a key goal to complete essential, non-differentiating, shared work as reliably as possible, Linaro relies on open source platforms – including Zephyr for Arm Cortex-M devices and EdgeX for Cortex-A gateways – to develop, continuously integrate and test code.

“We’re excited to welcome Xilinx as a member of LITE,” said Matt Locke, LITE director. “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.”

“Becoming a member of the LITE group will enable Xilinx to optimise the Linaro open source stacks with our All Programmable SoCs,” said Tomas Evensen, CTO Embedded Software at Xilinx. “We are looking forward to collaborating with the LITE community to enable end-to-end stacks in the IoT and embedded space.”



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