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Embedded Linux Development Services

Custom Linux distros. Performance optimization. Driver development.
What we do What’s included

What we do

Our team at Integra Sources has hands-on experience using Linux distribution as a base for building embedded Linux applications. We build custom Linux distros, modify and customize the Linux kernel, build device drivers, and integrate periphery. We admire the Linux operating system for its modular structure that offers great flexibility. We have followed all the releases of Linux, and have created a great number of hardware and software applications for embedded systems.


What's included?

Our services include customizing Linux distributions, optimizing Linux boot time, and developing and debugging the core kernel and various kinds of device drivers. We've worked with the most popular embedded Linux distros including Ubuntu, Debian, Buildroot, OpenWRT, Linux Mint, and Yocto.

Customizing Linux distros

A dedicated OS for your embedded hardware lets you get the most out of Linux. If you want your applications to run at its peak, we can help you compile your kernel specifically tailored to only the hardware of your existing system. We can tweak your installation of a distro, or make a custom distro for you.

Optimizing Linux performance

To keep your environment running as smoothly and effectively as possible, we will identify the bottlenecks and improve Linux. We optimize boot time, CPU, RAM, ROM and Flash memory, network I/O, and other components helping you achieve the required level of performance.

Peripheral integration

We build drivers for your various peripheral devices using kernel-mode and user-mode types of integrations. Kernel-mode drivers communicate directly with the operating system kernel and aren't isolated from other drivers. In user mode, the code accesses hardware or memory only through system APIs.


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Custom IP Camera for Monitoring Pets Remotely

The Wi-Fi camera allows pet owners to see what their pets are doing at any moment in time. We provided PCB design and developed a custom embedded Linux distro for the camera.

We've helped more than 40 companies and individuals build solutions used by millions of people

How we work

Check out the table below to learn more about how we work and where your involvement is most needed depending on the type of collaboration model.

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ENGINEERING

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read this information to better understand the process of embedded Linux development.

What is embedded Linux?

Embedded Linux is a specific type of Linux OS used in embedded devices such as mobile phones, cameras, navigation devices, industrial equipment, etc. It's quite different from the standard Linux OS in that it's smaller, has less processing powers, and doesn't provide all the features that Linux OS does.

When do I need embedded Linux for my device?

A complex embedded system that needs to control user interface and periphery require embedded Linux. For some simpler systems, firmware for microcontrollers that manages low-level tasks might suffice.

Does Linux work with any embedded systems?

No, it doesn't. Linux requires sufficient memory and processing powers. For some embedded systems RAM, ROM, and CPU performance might not be enough to run Linux.

Can I use a popular desktop distribution as a basis for my device?

Yes, you can. Some distributions support a wide range of architectures. Take Debian, for example. We can customize distros like Debian for your particular device.

How can the distribution be customized?

The distribution is a set of various programs and utilities. Typically, standard distributions are redundant but they don't contain all the necessary software to solve the required tasks. In addition, the memory for the OS image in the embedded device is rather limited. Therefore, we must customize the distribution by setting up the configuration files when building the distribution or by simply uninstalling the packages in the already assembled distribution. The software and utilities that aren't in the source distribution can be installed from packages or compiled from the source code.

What tools do you use to create a Debian distribution?

To create a basic file program we use Debootstrap or Multistrap tools.

What distributions have you worked with?

We've worked with Ubuntu, Debian, Buildroot, OpenWRT, Linux Mint, and Yocto.

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