ELinOS is equipped with features that empower developers to build state of the art embedded solutions. It comes with industrial grade drivers, connectivity stacks, real-time extensions, support for industrial hardware, a graphical development environment and support from engineers with experience in industrial applications. It provides a cross toolchain that is available for Windows as well as Linux hosts.
Regarding maintenance time, we support every version of ELinOS at least for 5 years.
Whenever required, a long-term support for 10 years and more is also possible.
Main Benefits at a Glance
Complete toolchain with cross compiler for development on Windows and Linux host systems
Very convenient and fast to set up embedded Linux distribution
Eclipse-based integrated development environment
Powerful feature-driven configuration
Small memory footprint
Reduced attack surface due to lightweight focus
Linux kernel with long term support and real-time capabilities
Long-term maintenance with Security and bugfixes on Debian-based open source packages
Free ELinOS Test Version
Are you interested and want to get your hands on our ELinOS Linux distribution? We offer a free and full version of ELinOS to get familiar with the features and possibilities.
Fast and convenient to use
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 (6 MiB), the ELinOS kernel (3 MiB), the usage of memory (2 MiB) and all other efforts to minimise the footprint, ELinOS is the embedded Linux distribution with a very small memory footprint that can boot in less than 2 seconds.
ELinOS comes with the versatile and most convenient to use build system. 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 especially suitable when it comes to getting your custom-tailored embedded Linux to the market quickly.
It works by enabling you to select the desired features such as network support, graphics, etc. Depending on the choice, 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 the items and dependencies again, always providing a system with absolutely no overhead.
If you need full control, it is still possible to override certain settings by means of the graphical kernel configuration editor and via direct access to the embedded root file system.
Setting up an embedded Linux ELinOS Instance
ELinOS is the first choice if you want to focus on developing for embedded devices – without any overhead or lack of features.
Watch the Feature Configurator Video how to easily get your device running.
Linux Embedded Professional Support
Our support provides a direct line to the ELinOS core team for your embedded Linux projects – one year for free via E-Mail for all SYSGO tools! We accompany your development process and help you fix problems quickly.
Customers can benefit from ongoing improvements by accessing the SYSGO customer portal, where the latest updates of target binaries, new BSPs, 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.
|Product||Version||Linked CODEO Version||Release||EOL|
|ELinOS||5.2||6.0, 6.1, 6.2||2012-07||2019-12|
|ELinOS||6.0||6.0, 6.1, 6.2||2014-07||2021-09|
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)
Automated library detection and integration into the target image
Scriptable build and deployment on target allows one-click build-and-test-scenarios
License manifest to effectively manage (open source) licenses to keep your software closed
Many Board Support Packages and the opportunity to use Yocto BSP's
Support for HTML5 / Wayland / Qt / GTK / Python
Strong software and hardware partner ecosystem