Linux is a popular OS in the embedded market, and the fastest growing area in IoT is the move toward open source Linux. Therefore, Advantech works with a wide range of Linux partners for the integration.
General Linux Distribution Consulting ServiceWe offer installation and verification for Yocto, Ubuntu, SUSE/openSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise, Fedora, and CentOS, depending on customer requirements. We also provide technical consultation for Application layer development by project request, and optimized kernels with simple applications for quick evaluation on RISC platforms.
Linux Driver Modification & Configuration ServicesWe offer SUSI software API/Driver development service based on the customer’s defined Linux Kernel or Distribution, including APIs for Watchdog, Timer, GPIO, SMBus, I2C, Backlight On/Off, and Brightness. For RISC platforms, we can also help configure the right parameters for graphic drivers, and network drivers, etc. In addition, value-added software support such as boot-up logo customization, AP integration and burn-in customized image support are provided.
Application Ready PlatformAdvantech leverages Wind River Linux with Intelligent Device Platform, Wind River Pulsar, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and Yocto Linux with a gateway software stack to provide gateway ready solutions. Among them all, Yocto Linux is our standard offering for RISC platforms, including boot loader, kernel with integrated drivers, and AP layer services and libraries. An Ubuntu image is available for GUI evaluation.
Advantech provides three major Linux integration services: general Linux distribution services, Linux driver modification and configuration services, and third party solutions.