Intel details embedded initiative
At its Developer Forum, Intel has released details of its Intelligent Systems Framework a broad technical specification for embedded systems covering everything from network appliances to gateways and end devices such as security cameras.
It also released software reference designs that implement new platforms based on the spec from its McAfee and Wind River subsidiaries.
The Framework requires use of an Intel processor and Ethernet controller as well as Wind River’s Linux and McAfee’s Embedded Control technology.
Other pieces of the architecture include Intel’s PC virtualization, trusted execution and management software and McAfee’s Deep Command and ePolicy Orchestrator.
The software aims to create a new layer of middleware above existing communications transports such as IPv6 or Zigbee.
Embedded reference designs for the framework will cover its Atom, Core and Xeon lines including support for its Ethernet and Wi-Fi chip sets.
The framework can work with Wind River Linux or Microsoft’s embedded operating systems. Intel aims to work with other embedded OSes, including Green Hills, in the future.
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