Toradex Launches a New Industrial Linux Software Platform Torizon

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Toradex platform was designed to provide the developers a chance to take benefit of the huge Linux ecosystem without the requirement to be a Linux BSP specialist

Toradex, a global leader in embedded computing, launched a new, Linux-based software platform – Torizon, that is designed to make developing and maintaining embedded software simpler and faster.

The platform, which is an open-source and built with the Yocto Project, is available for free with Toradex’s Arm-based system on modules (SoM).

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The new, easy-to0-use platform was designed to provide the developers a chance to take benefit of the huge Linux ecosystem without the requirement to be a Linux BSP specialist.

On the other hand, for those developers who are new to embedded Linux, the learning curve can be a challenge. The platform offers a secure, high-quality choice without many of the challenges traditionally linked with such a transition.

Benefits for developers

Torizon is designed to cover several needs of today’s embedded devices, including remote and security updates. The over-the-air update client is based on a safe automotive-grade solution – Aktualizr. The roadmap includes are various security features that let the developers take benefit of hardware-based security solutions in an easy way.

The main focus of platform is on a simple out-of-the-box experience, with a Debian container and a variety of forthcoming tools that can help with the development and system configuration.

Commenting on the development, Daniel Lang, CMO, Toradex, said, “We looked for alternatives for WinCE, and after an in-depth evaluation of many OSs, such as Android, Windows 10 IoT Core, Commercial RTOS, and different Linux flavours, we decided that for most of our target customers, a Linux-based system in the best choice. But that meant we had to improve on the ease-of-use. The result was Torizon.”

“The objective for Torizon is clear: we’re bringing simplicity back while leveraging the Linux ecosystem. All while, we’re providing the high quality required for industrial, medical, and other critical applications,” he added.

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