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ELinOS Reference

Mainz, Germany,

SYSGO, a leading supplier of software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security embedded applications, announced the involvement of its Industrial Grade Linux ELinOS in the new generation of built-in kitchen appliances from Miele, world leader in the field of premium domestic appliances.

Mid of January Miele presented their new generation of built-in kitchen appliances at the LivingKitchen trade show in Cologne. The presentation of the new Generation 6000 attracted wide interest among the audience. Products are ranging from ovens, steam cookers and coffee machines to microwave ovens. The new generation stands for even greater elegance, versatility and user convenience in the kitchen. New functionalities and a cross-product design are major improvements especially in terms of user friendliness.

With its Embedded Linux ELinOS, SYSGO delivered major components and provided important tools that could easily be integrated into the Miele software development environment. Short compilation times, the unique ”Embedded Linux Konfiguration” (ELK) tool and the ability to integrate Adobe Flash Lite into ELinOS were the main reasons that convinced Miele’s engineers. As Miele knew from the beginning that the development of their new product generation would take several years, the need of a reliable partner was mandatory. 

“We decided to go that long term development path with SYSGO as they have many years of experience with Linux used in industrial equipments. We have been pleased by the competence and reliability of the SYSGO team who provided excellent engineering services as well as the usability of the ELinOS product”, said Detlef Niehaus, Head of Electronic Component Development at Miele & Cie. KG.

“With the Generation 6000 Miele sets new standards in terms of design and handling. We are very proud that we could help to develop such a promising product generation and we are looking forward to continuing our successful collaboration in the future”, said Gregor Braun, Key Account Manager at SYSGO.

About ELinOS
ELinOS is a comprehensive development environment for embedded Linux software development. Unlike traditional Linux implementations, SYSGO’s ELinOS is purpose-built for use in demanding industrial applications. SYSGO brings 15+ years of field expertise to make an embedded Linux offering well suited for real-world complex applications, and to back it up with world-class support. Many BSPs 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. Besides the widely-used x86 version, ELinOS also supports PowerPC-, ARM-, MIPS-, SPARC and SH-platforms. ELinOS includes CODEO, the Eclipse based development environment that provides guided configuration, remote debugging (often down to the hardware instruction level), target monitoring, remote application deployment, and timing analyses in addition to standard application development features such as compilers and assemblers.

About Miele
Miele is the world leader in the field of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floorcare products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washer-extractors and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The company, founded in 1899, has 8 production plants in Germany and one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. 2011/12 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 3.04 bn with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries. The Miele company, now in the fourth generation of family ownership, employs a workforce of about 16,700 with two-thirds in Germany. The company headquarters are located in Gütersloh/Westphalia, Germany.
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SYSGO provides OS products and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability is the SSV (Safe and Secure Virtualization) platform PikeOS, a paravirtualization RTOS that is built upon a small, fast, and certified microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent OS personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO’s embedded Linux distribution. PikeOS is certifiable to safety standards like DO-178B/C, IEC 61508, EN 50128, IEC 62304 or ISO 26262, is MILS compliant, and is currently involved in security CC EAL certification projects. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Automotive, Railway, Medical, Smart Energy, and Security. Customers include Airbus, EADS, Thales, B. Braun, Raytheon, Samsung, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Nokia Siemens Network, and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO, majority-owned by Thales SA, 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
Tel.: +49 (6136) 99480
E-mail: jacques.brygier(at)

Miele & Cie. KG
Michael Prempert
Tel. no.: +49 (0)5241/89-1957
Email: michael.prempert(at)

SYSGO, ELinOS, PikeOS, CODEO, and other SYSGO products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYSGO. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.