Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) recently announced that its LINX for Linux product is now freely available as an Open Source/ It includes 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.
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.
LINX for Linux as Open Source is available now under a dual BSD/GPL license. LINX for OSE and LINX for OSEck will be available under the standard Enea proprietary commercial license terms.