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The Linux Foundation, which this week welcomed 34 new members including HP, also announced a project called Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) to develop open source tools and processes that help companies build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications and systems. Targeted applications include robotics, medical, smart factories, transportation, and autonomous cars.


ARC Web: Linux Foundation’s Civil Infrastructure Platform Announces New Super Long Term Support Kernel that Advances Automation

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The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Project hosted by the Linux Foundation announced the release of the Super Long Term Support (SLTS) Kernel. The new kernel expands architectural support for the 64-bit Arm Cortex, which enables developers to use it in a variety of use cases, including building automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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TechRepublic: Renesas’ 10-year Linux support for 64-bit CPUs make it a solid choice for long-term deployment

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The RZ/G2 series is the first 64-bit reference hardware for Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project, a Linux Foundation group that aims to provide long-term hardware solutions for civil infrastructure use cases, emphasizing security and maintainability of underlying code while addressing security vulnerabilities as they arise.

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EE Journal: Renesas Bundles 64-Bit Chips with 10-Year Linux

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Chip giant Renesas has created a whole new line of high-end microprocessors that sit at the tippy top of the company’s product range.

In a reversal of normal hardware protocol, Renesas is making a big deal about the software support for its new chips, with particular emphasis on the Linux port. It is a differentiating feature, just not one that most CPU companies talk about.

The new RZ/G2 processor family comes bundled with Linux that’s supported entirely by Renesas (as opposed to community support) and that comes with a 10-year guarantee of availability, support, and updates. Your hardware supplier is also your OS supplier – and your sole source of technical assistance, whether your problem is with NMIs or APIs.

The Linux in question comes from the new Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) foundation. CIP is a subgroup under the nonprofit Linux Foundation that aims to define, control, distribute, and support a version of Linux that users can rely upon to be stable and long-lived. As the name implies, their work is aimed specifically at civil-infrastructure users (power generation, police, fire, wastewater management, and the like) to provide them with “industrial-grade components that require super long-term maintenance.”

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Electronics Weekly: Embedded World: Industrial MPUs with 10 year Linux support

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The four new RZ/G2 MPUs are supported by the Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform for industrial applications, bringing increased performance, reliability, security, and long-term software support to mission-critical applications as well as standard applications with high quality requirements.

The RZ/G2 MPUs feature a combination of high-performance 64-bit MPUs, a comprehensive set of integrated interfaces, error checking and correction (ECC) protection on both internal and external memories, and a full Verified Linux Package (VLP) featuring a Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Super Long-Term Support (SLTS) Linux kernel, bundled with a software development environment that binds safety, security, and reliability across the software and hardware.

Read more at Electronics Weekly. CIP: Continuing the Light of Linux

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Today, modern civil infrastructure is everywhere – power plants, radar systems, traffic lights, dams and weather systems. These infrastructure projects have been around for decades, and these facilities will continue to provide longer service, so safety and longevity are critical.

And many of these systems are powered by Linux, which gives technology providers more control over these issues. However, if each provider is building their own solution, this can lead to fragmentation and rework. therefore,Civil infrastructure platformCivil Infrastructure PlatformThe most important goal of (CIP) is to create an open source infrastructure layer for industrial facilities such as embedded controllers or gateway devices.