FoundriesFactory - the software platform that reinvents IoT

Secure, customizable, Linux-based platform and services for IoT & Edge Devices

FoundriesFactory is a cloud platform designed to both simplify and reduce the cost of developing, deploying and maintaining your secure IoT and Edge Linux-based devices. It accelerates your product firmware, OS and applications development; shortens your time to market; and provides you with the ability to monitor and update devices and fleets, keeping them secure over their product lifetime.

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The benefits of FoundriesFactory

  • Accelerated time to market
  • Substantial reduction in IoT & Edge product development, management and maintenance costs
  • Increased device and fleet security and interoperability
  • Secure, flexible software platform to build a wide range of products, services and applications
  • Unlimited secure OTA updates to devices & fleets
  • Simple per-project subscription with no per unit costs

Key Features

Software Development

  • Tailor the firmware, kernel, operating system and user space for your own hardware and application
  • Your own private source code for different builds, using Git management
  • Optional full support for Docker containers to simplify the development and orchestration of services and applications
  • Secure connection examples for public and private clouds
  • Comprehensive Cloud Build System with user defined tags for target builds; locally replicate builds if needed
  • CI Builds on every change; test on local or remote devices using OTA updates without re-flashing
  • Promote to releases when development is completed

Device and Fleet Deployment & Management

  • Provision secure devices with individual keys during or post manufacture
  • Optionally leverage OP-TEE, TPM and external Hardware Security Modules for secure protocols and trusted applications
  • Firmware, OS, User Space and Container updates use OSTree and Aktualizr-lite for incremental TUF-compliant minimum payloads
  • Update remote devices and fleets using the Factory CLI or REST API, or use third party device management platforms
  • Orchestrate and manage your device/fleet software platform, applications and services
  • Optional secure access to remote devices using WireGuard VPN

Maintenance and Update for Product Lifetimes

  • Secure configuration management for devices/fleets
  • Use our continuous Factory lifetime CVE patches and updates
  • Maintain your IP to keep your product software updated for lifetime (up to 20+ years)
  • Deploy updates as needed based on your use case, validation, compliance and market requirements
  • Or, use your Factory to manage traditional LTS maintenance on your shipping kernel

Latest Releases

79 (v. 1196)

23-02-2021

Highlights

  • Aktualizr-Lite updated to the revision be4532f (based on Aktualizr 2021.1+fio)
  • Binutils updated to the 2.35.1 stable release
  • Bitstream...

78 (v. 1168)

20-01-2021

Highlights

  • Aktualizr-Lite updated to the revision 3c2aa5b (based on Aktualizr 2020.10+fio)
  • Docker updated do the v20.10.2 stable release
  • Go...

77 (v. 1138)

07-12-2020

Highlights

  • Aktualizr-Lite updated to the revision dad2258 (based on Aktualizr 2020.9+fio)
  • Bluez5 updated to the v5.55 release
  • Containerd updated...

76 (v. 1123)

24-11-2020

Highlights

  • Release based on Yocto gatesgarth (3.2), meta-subscriber-overrides compatibility updates will be required
  • WIC based EFI image installer...

75 (v. 1102)

30-10-2020

Highlights

  • New image: lmp-base-console-image (console image with support for OSTree + OTA + Docker-ce)
  • New kernel recipes: linux-lmp-rpi (Raspberry...

74 (v. 1040)

18-09-2020

Highlights

  • ATF updated to the final 2.3 release
  • Aktualizr-Lite updated to the revision 56f8357 (better app management and config reporting) ...

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Software Stack

The FoundriesFactory service combines many open source projects to provide a complete software platform for your product. Your own Factory enables you to easily customize each of these to your own product requirements, and to add your own proprietary IP

  • Image of Linux kernel Linux kernel
  • Image of Yocto Yocto
  • Image of Docker Containers Docker Containers
  • Image of U-Boot U-Boot
  • Image of UEFI UEFI
  • Image of OP-TEE OP-TEE
  • Image of User space User space
  • Image of WireGuard WireGuard
  • Image of Connect to the Cloud Connect to the Cloud

Hardware Support

We support any hardware that can run the Linux operating system

To get started you can use a growing range of standard development boards for Arm, Intel and RISC-V SoCs. FoundriesFactory is designed to give you maximum flexibility to configure to your own hardware, add your own IP, and meet your customer needs

  • Image of Arm Corstone-700 Arm Corstone-700
  • Image of Intel NUC8 Intel NUC8
  • Image of NXP iMX6ULL-EVK NXP iMX6ULL-EVK
  • Image of NXP iMX8M-MINILPD4 EVK NXP iMX8M-MINILPD4 EVK
  • Image of Raspberry Pi4 Raspberry Pi4
  • Image of ST STM32MP157 ST STM32MP157
  • Image of TI Beaglebone Black TI Beaglebone Black
  • Image of Xilinx Avnet UltraZed-EG Ultrascale+ Xilinx Avnet UltraZed-EG Ultrascale+

FoundriesFactory Product Subscriptions

No per-unit fees

Get started with a free 30 day subscription to FoundriesFactory - no credit card required

If you'd like to continue, simply start a Personal or Enterprise subscription within 30 days to continue Factory access

Personal Factory

  • 30 day free evaluation
  • Single user
  • Code hosting for your Yocto build
  • Modify reference code and build in the cloud
  • Docker sample applications
  • Secure OTA update to target devices/fleets
  • Receive maintenance for CVEs and LmP updates
  • Manage up to 10 devices (100 for authorized educational use)
  • Limited to three builds per day
  • Shared support Slack channel and ticketing system

Enterprise Factory

  • All Personal Factory Features
  • Up to 100 developers
  • Local and Remote device CI and test
  • Secure WireGuard remote device access option
  • Support for external Hardware Security Module (HSM) devices
  • OSS license manifest and tarball for GPL compliance
  • Unlimited devices and fleets
  • Unlimited builds
  • Dedicated Slack channel, ticketing system and priority support

Contact us if you need an unlimited use corporate license, an on premises solution, or are a startup

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