BRIX The BuildRoot based Linux by F&S
Why should I choose Embedded Linux?
Linux is a free operating system, similar to UNIX.
The system core offers all characteristics expected from a modern operating system:
- Real (preemptive) multitasking
- Virtual memory administration
- Hierarchic data administration
In control- and communication systems in automation usually a hardware and function optimized Embedded Linux is active. Its modularity and configuration ability eases the customizing of self-designed hardware and different tasks.
Linux supports all common interfaces as well as network protocols by default and is therefore perfect for networked systems. It unites a free operating system standard with open communication protocols in a technology. Drivers for several field busses are available as well.
Dynamically reloading drivers, real time add-ons and extensive independence from hardware and other features of modern operating systems, effect Linux to be a safe investment for many applications in automation. In addition Linux cannot be retired.