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Benjamin Zores
Day Sunday
Room Lameere
Capacity 500
Start time 13:00
End time 14:00
Duration 01:00
Track Embedded devroom

Introduction to OpenBricks, an Embedded Linux Framework

Whether it is for quick prototyping or designing a full blown system, board bring-up and embedded OS definition, customization and fine-tuning is a nightmare for each and every Linux embedded developer. This presentation will lighten up OpenBricks (, an enterprise-grade embedded Linux framework that provides easy creation of custom Linux distributions for industrial embedded devices. It features a complete embedded development kit for rapid deployment on x86, ARM, PowerPC and MIPS systems with support for industry leaders. One just has to pick his device, select his software bricks and cook his product !

Who is it for ? Individuals and companies that look for rapid board bring-up with fine-grain embedded Linux distribution setup with complete customization. Ever had to care about BSP and toolchain ? That’s now long gone history. OpenBricks either features supports for its own toolchain or allow you to reuse CodeSourcery and Linaro ones. If time to market means for you, OpenBricks will save your day.

Which hardware is supported ? OpenBricks supports a broad range of embedded devices and SoCs (including but not limited to ones from Intel, TI, nVidia, Freescale, Broadcom and Marvell), from low-end MIPS to high-end ARM Cortex-A9 MP through Intel ATOM. Whether you’re designing a smartphone, a SetTopBox, a NAS or a router, OpenBricks can optimize your code for multi-cores SMP, multi-threaded SMT, hardware cryptographic accelerators, various DSPs and SIMD extensions.

What does the software offer ? OpenBricks reduces development efforts by abstracting the low-level interface to your device. It supports all Khronos industry standards (OpenGL|ES, OpenVG, OpenMAX …) and major applicative frameworks (Qt, GTK, EFL, SDL) for you to only focus on your end-user application.

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