NI Announces Linux Foundation Membership and Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project Involvement

Publish Date: Nov 30, 2018 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 | Print


The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world.

Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project

NI joined The Linux Foundation as a Silver Member and as a Gold level contributor to the Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project in 2015, working closely with them towards upstreaming the PREEMPT_RT patchset that is used to make standard Linux real-time compliant. There is a strong need to incorporate the patch set into mainline Linux and NI has a vested interest in the long-term success of real-time Linux capabilities due to the mission-critical nature of many customers' applications. Linux continues to be a leading option for embedded system design due to its free, open sourced, and community grown and supported nature. 

To learn more about the Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project, see the Linux Foundation Project Homepage.


NI Linux Real-Time Distribution

NI created NI Linux Real-Time, a new Linux distribution intended for embedded systems, which leverages the PREEMPT_RT patchset. NI Linux Real-Time is available on select NI hardware and supports the same familiar LabVIEW software application development experience and the additional ability to reuse C/C++ code and access the ecosystem of IP and tools available through the Linux community.

To learn more about NI's distribution, read the Introduction to NI Linux Real-Time.


The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a worldwide basis.

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