Complete toolchain with cross compiler for development on Windows and Linux host systems.
Very convenient and fast to set up embedded Linux distribution.
Powerful feature-driven configuration with graphical wizards.
Library Dependency Resolver
Automated library detection and integration into the target image. No need to manually add shared libraries.
Small Memory Footprint
Focus on customer needs, no unnecessary services and drivers, fast boot time.
Secured target system against external or internal threats, 3rd party software monitoring and package updates.
Secure File System
Reduced attacker surface with a super-compact root file system.
One-Click Build and Deployment
Scriptable build and deployment on target allow one-click build-and-test scenarios.
5 years of maintenance and long-term support for +10 years possible.
Lightweight Embedded Linux for the Intelligent Edge
Our Embedded Linux ELinOS is the most versatile and convenient to use development platform for the intelligent edge! Developers for embedded applications benefit from a comprehensive toolchain and professional life cycle services. Fast time-to-market via intelligent design makes your project successful and your devices smart.
Setting up an embedded Linux system has never been more straight forward and faster: ELinOS’ Feature Configurator makes it convenient deploying a fully functional feature-rich yet extremely lightweight embedded Linux distribution to a target system.
Smallest Memory Footprint & Fast Boot Time
The ELinOS Library Dependency Resolver automatically detects any library dependencies and includes missing libraries without any manual effort. Instead of integrating all library parts of a package, the Library Dependency Resolver only integrates required libraries.
Combined with the compact root file system and all other efforts to minimize the footprint, ELinOS is the embedded Linux distribution with a very small memory footprint and a fast boot up time.
systemd Integration: Tailored and optimized configuration of the system unit and service files.
It takes less than five minutes to have a fully operational embedded Linux system running with every feature you need – but not a single dependency more. Due to its graphical wizards and handling configurations in the GUI, ELinOS is suitable for quick time-to-market of your custom-tailored embedded Linux.
Network support, graphics, etc. - the feature configurator automatically creates the kernel configuration, adds user space applications and their related libraries as well as default configuration files. When you change your mind, the feature configurator removes items and dependencies, always providing a lean system with no overhead.
Development & Debugging
The user application is the unique selling point of the system. Thus having a structured workflow from setting up the project, managing and compiling as well as debugging the code is key. ELinOS offers various tools to support the user to focus on the application. Project creation wizards help setting up the initial project.
The cross compiler allows the user to compile the application on the development machine without switching to the target. Transferring the application on-the-fly without switching the IDE is supported as well. Remote debugging, performance analyzes and tracing complete the workflow.
Operating System Independent
- Almost no dependency to the host operating system due to cross compilation
- Windows and Linux host OS support
- Seamless switch between GUI and command line interface (applies to the whole setup, configuration, build and deployment workflow)
- Independent of target architecture and board
- PikeOS development in the same environment
Embedded Linux Security
The embedded Linux ELinOS Security paradigm is simple but effective: Keep it small. Whenever plenty of services are running and libraries are involved there is much surface to attack. If you spare resources, you also reduce the amount of vectors, thus lowering the chance to be attacked by malware, viruses, worms and other cyber threats.
This is why Debian-based embedded Linux ELinOS comes with its unique approach to choose target features, configurating both, kernel and user space at once.
Optimized LTS Linux Kernel &
Real-Time Linux Support
Enhanced Security and
Graphical User Interfaces:
HTML5 / Wayland / Qt / GTK
Docker & Isolated Applications
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Ethernet
ELinOS is the first choice if you want to focus on developing for embedded devices – without any overhead or lack of features.
The Feature Configurator helps to easily get your device running.
We provide two types of product support: The Standard Support covers the basic questions on the product use (installation, tools usage etc.) via E-Mail. The Premium Support offers more customer-specific help with direct contact to a dedicated support engineer.
Life Cycle Updates
Customers can benefit from ongoing improvements by accessing the SYSGO customer portal, where the latest updates of target binaries, new Board Support Packages, and add-ons are available.
Training & Consulting
We want to make building your target devices as convenient as possible. However, SYSGO’s guided trainings boost the skills of your embedded developer team and maximizes the output – for efficient teams that love to develop for embedded devices.
About SYSGO's Roadmap
For standard products like PikeOS, SYSGO is performing continuous product development following the product roadmap as well as error corrections and feature enhancements. We provide customers regular product releases and updates as described in our roadmap.
Product versions and releases are identified by three-digit number A.B.C:
A = Major Release, B = Minor Release, C = Service Release
ELinOS End-of-Life (PDF)
Development environment consisting of an embedded Linux distribution for the target system and development tools for a development host computer
The tool lists all open sources licenses used in the project. This allows effectively manage (open source) licenses to keep your software closed
Notification about common vulnerabilities affecting ELinOS. Audit support, SELinux, ANSSI configuration and test suite, ASLR
Product Upgrade Tool
GUI tool to show available Security and package updates for the ELinOS distribution
Trainings & Support
User-oriented consulting to combine your acquired ELinOS and tools knowledge with your actual project requirements