Flex OS

A comprehensive commercial embedded Linux platform based on the Yocto Project

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Flex OS is a commercially supported, extensible, and customizable Linux® platform that enables teams to quickly and efficiently scale to productivity. Based on the industry standard and highly flexible Yocto Project®, this solution is integrated with advanced tools, complemented with proprietary technologies, and is extensively tested and supported by Siemens embedded Linux industry leaders. It is ideally suited for the consumer, industrial, medical, mil-aero, and consumer industries.

Flex OS

Flex OS is a commercially supported, extensible, and customizable Linux® platform that enables teams to quickly and efficiently scale to productivity. Based on the industry standard and highly flexible Yocto Project®, this solution is integrated with advanced tools, complemented with proprietary technologies, and is extensively tested and supported by Siemens embedded Linux industry leaders. It is ideally suited for the consumer, industrial, medical, mil-aero, and consumer industries.

Commercial Platform

Siemens Embedded Linux Flex OS provides a solution that fully empowers developers to create their own unique Linux-based products while leveraging a commercial Linux platform. The platform is enhanced with differentiated features, commercially tested, and integrated with powerful tools. Flex OS is a system integration tool that assists users in assembling a software platform and development environment that meets specific product requirements – out of the box. It is a powerful framework based on technology from the Yocto Project that creates Linux distributions for different processors in an automated and reproducible manner directly from validated source code. The platform eases the burden of cross-compiling many hundreds of packages for custom embedded platform.

Rich Development Tools

Flex OS is built upon the framework of Sourcery™ CodeBench, containing an industry-proven commercial quality toolchain and associated utilities. This removes the uncertainty of relying on a free unsupported toolchain. Highlights of Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery CodeBench integration include:

  • A fully integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Access to a performance-optimized compiler and libraries
  • Advanced software insight and analysis tools
  • Comprehensive debugging at the application, module, and kernel levels
  • Support for Arm®, PowerPC®, AMD x86, and Intel®x86

Focus on Security

Siemens understands that protecting your critical assets and those of your customer’s is business critical. Each customer project has unique requirements; therefore, we offer a wide range of security solutions customizable to meet the needs of any security risk profile.

  • Out of box Support for encryption, SSL, SSH, TLS/DTLS, firewall, and much more
  • Support for policy management and access control tools including SELinux and SMACK
  • Secure boot mechanisms
  • Secure update mechanisms

Wurldtech Achilles® Communications Certification Level 1 and Level 2 is the industry benchmark for securing connected industrial devices. The certification process is designed to assess the network robustness of industrial devices and certify that they meet a comprehensive set of requirements. This certification protects the critical embedded infrastructure, reducing risks of cyber security threats and attacks. Mentor security teams monitor US-CERT on daily basis to identify critical security vulnerabilities that may expose our customers’ products to critical security vulnerabilities. We provide patches via push notifications to address critical security vulnerabilities.

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