11 Aug 2022

Linux operating system optimised for ADI peripherals

Analog Devices Expands Linux Distribution with Over 1000 Device Drivers to Support the Development of High-Performance Solutions

As the Linux open-source operating system marks its 30th anniversary, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has expanded its Linux range by recognising over 1000 ADI peripherals supported by in-kernel Linux device drivers. These open-source device drivers streamline the ADI software development process, providing access to tested, high-quality software across industries, including telecom, industrial, military, aerospace, medical, automotive and security. The portfolio includes products from Maxim Integrated Products, now part of Analog Devices.

Analog Devices also released “Kuiper Linux,” a free Linux-based operating system based on Raspbian/Debian that is optimised for ADI peripherals and supports popular ARM-based systems such as Raspberry Pi, Xilinx Zynq, Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC, Intel Cyclone V SoC, Intel Arria 10 SX SoC, and Intel Stratix 10 SoC.

“With these drivers, we can streamline software development and make it more cost and resource efficient,” said David Babicz, director of engineering at ADI. “Using open-source, tested code that they know will work in lockstep with their hardware means customers can focus on innovating instead of building software from scratch, helping them get their products to market faster.”

For the last 15 years, engineers within Analog Devices and collaborating organisations have developed Linux kernel device drivers in a range of Linux subsystems across ADI’s product portfolio including: audio, battery charging and management, real-time clocks, power management, video, industrial input/output, accelerometers, amplifiers, A/D converters, D/A converters, beamformers, phased lock loop, gyroscopes, inertial measurement unit, input devices, networking, and universal serial bus.



Company info: Analog Devices