Enea Announces Open Source LINX for Communication Services

Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA), a world leading provider of network software and services, 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 program build system guide. LINX for Linux delivers transparent, reliable, high-performance interprocess communication services for complex distributed systems that employ multiple operating systems.

LINX for Linux 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 for Linux 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 Enea’s proprietary RTOS offerings, OSE and OSEck, in one system. The LINX protocol has a small footprint that makes it ideal as a transport for low memory devices, like DSPs. LINX for OSEck now supports several of the leading DSPs in the telecom infrastructure and wireless terminal market. The LINX protocol is also portable to other operating systems.

“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 for Linux 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.

About Enea
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) is the leading supplier of real-time operating systems, middleware, development tools, database technology and professional services for high-availability systems such as telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation, and automobile control/infotainment. Enea’s flagship operating system, OSE, is deployed in approximately half of the world’s 3G mobile phones and base stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.