Keystone creates Blue Penguin processor module

The concept of the Arduino board with a Made In South Africa stamp Keystone Electronic Solutions, provider of Electronic Engineering Research and Development solutions in South Africa, has developed their Blue Penguin CPU module that allows users to create computers and open-source platforms to fit their own specifications. Blue Penguin gives users complete control over how they develop and create solutions in a cost-effective and customisable environment. Relying on Keystone’s version of Linux, which they dubbed Guinnux, its operating environment closely follows desktop and server Linux environments in order to create a familiar and predictable Linux development experience. Guinnux provides access to an ever growing number of packaged applications and libraries, available for installation from the Guinnux web repository. Onboard support for scripting languages such as lua, PHP and Python allows for immediate onboard application development and deployment without the use of cross compilers. Further, the Guinnux cross compile tool chain and development libraries are available for customers from the Guinnux site. Further, Linux Device Tree support enables the quick and easy deployment of the Blue Penguin module on any custom hardware and allows Keystone to provide services such as the design and development of bespoke Blue Penguin mother board PCBs, customisation of the Linux kernel and drivers for specialised hardware as well as Linux application development and integration. Ivan Popov, Director and co-founder of Keystone Electronic Solutions commented, “The value of this technology is that it offers superb control, management and maintenance. The device is based on the principles open development and creativity that are inherent in Raspberry Pi and Arduino and we have designed it so that...