Press release



16 March 2017 – PRETORIA – Keystone Electronic Solutions, a leading South African provider of rich and robust engineering and electronics solutions, today announces the availability of the company’s embedded Linux, “Guinnux” , on the industry leading NXP’s quad-core, 64-bit ARM-based processor for embedded networking and industrial infrastructure solutions.


The QorIQ® LS1043A processor is NXP’s first quad-core, 64-bit ARM®-based processor for embedded networking and industrial infrastructure solutions. The LS1043A Reference Design Board is therefore the perfect platform to port Keystone’s newly released Guinnux for Aarch64 onto. Guinnux unlocks the true networking and protocol handling capabilities of the NXP RDB which serves as a test bed for industrial IoT solutions.


John Eigelaar, Keystone Electronic Solution’s Founder and Guinnux developer, commented, “We had ported Guinnux to the Qemu Aarch64 VM, and wanted to try it on actual hardware.  We specifically chose the NXP platform because it is well-suited for industrial IoT applications. Porting Guinnux to NXP is a true testimony of Guinnux’s versatility when it comes to deployments onto vendor-specific platforms.”


Follow the instructions here to get Guinnux for Aarch64 onto the LS1043A RDB and unleash some Enterprise Embedded Linux over the 4 X Cortex-A53 cores.


About Keystone Electronic Solutions

Established in 2007, Keystone Electronic Solutions provides a range of electronic engineering research and development (R&D) services in order to assist customers with product development and preparing the product for the market.


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