FoundriesFactory cloud infrastructure tool to customize own embedded distributions updated over the air, devices in the field, deliver Docker apps securely to any registered devices, provides turn-key services to develop, secure, deploy and maintain embedded, IoT or Edge product. Life long open source maintainers and contributors offering a solution to fragmented embedded software, an open platform which implements standards throughout. The goal being to enable product developers to build upon a common software base, and provide tooling to accelerate time to market. Secure Reference implementations for securing software using hardware root of trust, Custom Each factory provides a private space for product development Updatable Create and deploy incremental updates for your platform or applications FoundriesFactory Build on top of the Linux microPlatform using their infrastructure to manage the development, testing, deployment and maintenance of your next product. Foundries.io vision is to deliver an open, customizable, secure OS and firmware platform for an IoT/Edge product’s lifetime. Aiming for cross-industry adoption, with no lock-in, use industry standards and a new business model to disrupt the status quo of the fragmented IoT device market. Foundries maintains two free open source microPlatform distributions – one for SoCs running Linux, and one for microcontrollers using the Zephyr RTOS The commercial FoundriesFactory cloud service enables customers to tailor Linux to their own hardware, IP and use case, and to securely deploy and maintain software for their IoT and Edge devices over their product lifetimes Foundries.io business model FoundriesFactory has an annual subscription business model, priced per product. There are no per unit royalties, per transaction or per update fees For start-ups and small companies they offer a 50% discount for the FoundriesFactory for the first two years user can stop subscription at any time and will retain all the source code for product up to that time with no lock-in hardware support FoundriesFactory supports any hardware that can run Linux. It is specifically designed to enable customization to your own hardware and use case. For getting started we support a range of standard development boards for Arm, Intel and RISC-V.
Linux microPlatform is an open source, minimal, secure, updatable Operating System based on OpenEmbedded / Yocto Project. Toradex ports the microPlatform to its Arm-based System on Modules and it uses it as the basis for its future Software Planform called Torizon.
Linux microPlatform modularized the embedded software stack utilizing Docker Containers, and so it provides a robust and simple to update platform. It includes a secure Uptane-compliant over-the-air update solution using OSTree.
Founderies.io provides continuous updates to Linux microPlatform, as they believe the latest software is the most secure software.
Toradex also elaborates on its plans to simplify developers’ lives with its Torizon platform leveraging Linux microPlatforms, such as simplifying application development, enabling a modern DevOps workflow and easing migration from Windows-based systems.
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Open Source Foundries is a spin off company off of Linaro, composed of a talented group of engineers to work more directly with companies, OEMs, ODMs, small, medium to large companies to bring new open source products and solutions more rapidly to the market. Leveraging all the work done by Linaro and speeding up the time to market, enable rapid product development, here demonstrating some of the open source IoT solutions provided based on Zephyr on ARM Cortex-M and Linux on ARM Cortex-A using the Linaro Technologies Division (LTD) microPlatforms system.
The lack of a secure IoT solution has the industry scrambling. The Open Source Foundries team believes that a world can exist in which all connected devices can be secured and updated in a timely fashion. In this demonstration shown at the Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017, the team showcases its secure end to end FOTA (firmware over the air) solution implementing the latest in connected technologies.
At Open Source Foundries, software is their passion, hacking hardware is their favorite past time, so they have created the OSLight project to convert off the shelf hardware into secure connected devices. They have inserted a Red Bear NRF52 BLE Nano 2 into these lamps, to allow them to communicate over BLE with various cloud services. In the first demo, they demonstrate creating a secure BLE mesh network with these lamps. They show the ability to securely pass messages through the mesh network to control the state of the LED lamp. The next demo shows a set of 96Boards Nitrogens sending temperature data to the SoftBank IoT Cloud with the ONEM2M protocol using 6lowpan over BLE. The third and final demo introduces a variant of the OSLight project, a fully 3D printed light bulb. Instead of a simple LED array it has a 12 LED WRGB NeoPixel which is powered by line voltage, stepped down to 5VDC.
For microcontrollers, they offer their Zephyr microplatform, an open source software reference based on Zephyr RTOS and MCUboot. This software stack implements secure boot, unified microkernel, and IP (TCP or UDP) using 6lowpan over BLE. At the protocol level they’ve embraced industry standards such as LWM2M/ONEM2M/HTTPS/MQTT to provide an array of options for their customers, whilst ensuring no vendor lock in. Open Source Foundries subscribers are offered continuous validated software updates throughout the life of their product for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
On the gateway, they offer their Linux microplatform, which is again, an open source reference based on the latest Linux kernel version, and a minimal Yocto based userspace with a container runtime (Docker). By isolated the OS from the containers, each can be updated independently while providing limitless potential for the applications it can run. For updates they again implement standards, and stay vendor neutral to allow their customers to choose the solution that is right for them. Continuous validated updates for the OS and containers are also offered for this platform for a reasonable fixed monthly fee.