ELinOS Reference


ELinOS Reference

Embedded World, Nuremberg,

The B. Braun Space infusion system represents the latest technology available to manage complex infusion therapies. Innovative design has resulted in a single pump platform that covers the entire spectrum of infusion therapy types (eg. general infusions, PCA, TCI…). Designed to meet the demands of today’s hospitals and beyond, the B. Braun Space infusion system provides clinicians with a complete system.

For its new generation of SpaceCom system, B. Braun relied on SYSGO’s expertise at different stages of the project development:

  • First, to perform a detailed analysis on requirements and to propose a suitable hardware/software configuration

  • Then to fully design, document and develop a completely new reliable and scalable software application

Among the most significant contribution brought by SYSGO, there is the replacement of Windows CE by SYSGO’s Industrial Grade Linux ELinOS on the existing board, and the development of BSP and drivers for the MPC5200 based custom board chosen for the new generation of medical device.

“SYSGO built its reputation by providing the best of Linux to its customers”, said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing at SYSGO. “Our collaboration with B. Braun results from very fruitful exchanges between our respective technical teams. We are very proud that such a quality oriented company as B. Braun relies on SYSGO to participate to the new generation of their innovative infusion system”.

B. Braun SpaceCom makes interfacing easier and more comprehensive than ever before.

  • Data communication interface for up to 24 pumps can be optionally integrated into a SpaceStation.

  • Interfaces include Ethernet, RS232, USB master/slave, Wi-Fi, barcode scanner.

  • All conventional interfaces are available for linking B. Braun Space Systems via hospital network to SpaceServer or to Clinical Information System.

  • For use with any standard Internet browser to access infusion data or the servicing information of all Space workstations connected to the network.

About ELinOS
ELinOS is a Linux-based development environment for creating sophisticated intelligent devices. Unlike traditional Linux implementations and distributions, SYSGO’s ELinOS is purpose-built for demanding industrial applications. SYSGO’s 15+ years of field expertise ensures not only an embedded Linux offering ideally suited for real-world complex applications, but also the ability to back it up with unmatched world-class support.

Available on Linux or Windows hosts, ELinOS is easy to install and use by novices. Many BSPs (Board Support Packages) corresponding to the most successful boards on the market are included, as well as BSPs for virtualization engines such as QEMU and VMware, or for the other SYSGO flagship product PikeOS. In addition to the widely used x86 version, ELinOS also supports PowerPC-, ARM-, MIPS-, and SH-platforms. ELinOS includes CODEO, the Eclipse based development environment that provides guided configuration, remote debugging, target monitoring, remote application deployment, and timing analyses in addition to standard application development features such as compilers and assemblers. Since the release of the 5.0 version, ELinOS also includes support for Adobe’s Flash Lite®, specifically adapted by SYSGO to various embedded platforms/architectures.

About B. Braun
Every day, some 38,000 B. Braun employees in over 50 countries share their knowledge with colleagues and customers. The innovations developed in this way help to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance safety for patients, doctors and nurses. B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives. In 2008, the Group generated sales of approximately €3.8 billion.

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SYSGO provides operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the Safe and Secure Virtualization platform PikeOS, a paravirtualization operating system which is built upon a small, fast, and safe microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent operating system personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO’s embedded Linux distribution. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Transportation and Network Infrastructure. Customers include Airbus, Honeywell, Thales, Daimler, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Siemens, and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO has facilities in Germany, France, The Czech Republic and North America, and offers a global distribution and support network, including Europe and the Pacific Rim.

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Further information

Jacques Brygier

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