Stockholm, Sweden, and San Jose, CA. July 31, 2007 – Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, today announced that its LINX™ for Linux product is now freely available as an Open Source offering complete with source code, documentation, test programs, a startup guide, and a program build system guide. LINX for Linux is but one instance of the generic LINX protocol that is currently available for Enea’s proprietary RTOS offerings, OSE™ and OSEck, and LINX is also portable to any other operating system. LINX delivers transparent, reliable, high-performance interprocess communication services for complex distributed systems including those that employ multiple operating systems.
LINX provides a system-wide, high-performance IPC solution that eliminates the need to use multiple IPC services in the same system. Utilizing a high-performance, lightweight direct messaging-passing technology, LINX provides the performance and versatility needed to satisfy local and remote IPC requirements across all CPU, operating system and interconnect boundaries. It enables designers to mix Linux and OSE and OSEck, in one system. LINX has a small footprint that makes it ideal as an IPC for low memory devices, like DSPs. LINX for OSEck now supports several of the leading DSPs in the telecom infrastructure and wireless terminal markets.
“Recent analyst studies have shown that open source software is used by over 70 percent of developers worldwide which helps drive interoperability, collaboration and more open standards for data use,” said John Smolucha, vice president of product marketing and business development at Enea. “We are confident that offering this fundamental communications framework freely will increase access to this superior technology, and enable system designers to get higher quality products to market more rapidly.”
LINX makes it easier to conceptualize, model, partition, and scale complex distributed systems. LINX is media and protocol independent. The LINX protocol may run natively over any interconnect, but may also use other standard protocols such as TCP and UDP as “ bearer protocols”. The LINX addressing model supports any system topology (multiple hops, gateways, etc.) and its efficient connection-based algorithms allow LINX to scale well to very large systems.
Enea will continue to offer LINX for OSE and LINX for OSEck offerings under the standard Enea proprietary commercial license terms. LINX for Linux as Open Source is available now under a dual BSD/GPL license, and may be accessed at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linx.