6/3/2005 - As of today SYSGO provides FreeToolbox as free downloadable version of the ELinOS productline. Thus the popular embedded Linux development environment is supplemented by a new product, that gives developers access to Linux for embedded systems.
"With the FreeToolbox we provide a free ELinOS version for the first time, that contains tested components and ensures quality," comments Knut Degen, CEO, the initiative of SYSGO. "Developers get access to a development environment with harmonised components based on our commercial products."
The FreeToolbox is a ELinOS project development environment with command line tools allowing to create embedded systems under Linux. Working with the FreeToolbox the target file system is build automatically and can be added directly to the boot image. Project related file management and CVS allow reproductable development solutions making Linux successful for embedded systems. Existing applucation software can be integrated easily into the new system.
The FreeToolbox is based upon Linux kernel versions 2.4.25 and 2.6.9. It includes a Cross Development Kit, supports several boot strategies and provides precompiled binaries and a demo program.
Corporate Profile SYSGO AG
SYSGO provides software solutions for Industrial Systems and Embedded Devices. The company’s product and service offering is focussed on the so-called "system software" (a.k.a. Firmware, Operating System, Device Drivers etc.) - one of the most important building blocks in any successful embedded project. It‘s the glue between the raw hardware and the upper application software layers. Here important decisions affecting the performance, stability and costs of a product are made. In this area SYSGO covers everything from the basic firmware to the operating system and up to the related middleware, thus providing the foundation for successful application development.
All this made SYSGO a leading company for safety-critical system software and Embedded Linux in Europe with 70 employees in 6 offices in Germany, France, Sweden and Czech Republic. Among its customers you will find OEMs like Siemens, DaimlerChrysler, Rockwell-Collins, EADS or Raytheon and hardware-vendors like Motorola, NEC or Kontron.
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