Software platform provider Enea has rolled out version 6 of Enea Linux, a comprehensive cross-development tool chain and runtime environment for common target architectures.

Enea Linux 6 is a networking profile designed for communications challenges, based on the latest Yocto Project version (2.1) and configured for the NXP QorIQ P2041 multicore communications processor. It is optimised for balanced throughput and latency, suitable for data plane acceleration (DPDK, USDPAA), and includes sRIO, IPsec, core isolation, among others, as additional functionality.

“The open source model lacks defined support and customer-specific adaptations, but Enea takes on the typical challenges faced by customers who build the distribution themselves,” said Daniel Forsgren, SVP product management, Enea. “Enea provides distribution and build systems with customer-tailoured Linux kernel configurations and BSPs, and offers a range of services addressing unique customer requirements on embedded Linux.”

Enea Linux is built with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) use cases in mind, where high throughput, low latency, determinism, and virtualization capabilities are important characteristics.