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Pre-configured options guide you in the selection of modules, packages and features for an easy and fast build of your Linux system. Dependencies are automatically detected and feedback for a seamless configuration.

It is Eclipse-based and coming with a rich and comfortable GUI. Your project will benefit from our unrivaled experience in embedded Linux. Even cross-debugging of your application from the desktop is offered you to deliver a solid tested application.

Build, modify, debug, maintain your own Linux platform with no constraint. You can add, remove, cut every module, package or piece of code you need, even modifying the kernel, for an optimal embedded Linux platform.

You can share the same IDE and enjoy a unique project environment, whether you are a system or an application developer. You can quickly adapt your Linux system to your latest applications or streamline the delivery of optimized embedded platforms.

System Workbench for Linux The Development Tool That Eases The Build, Debug, Maintenance Of Your Embedded Linux System

Project ManagerAc6-Tools offers an extensive tool, ready to use and adaptable, to help you building your embedded Linux systems, from definition to image generation through application development and debug:

  • A complete graphical, user friendly environment based on Eclipse
  • Define your target platform with a predefined set of elements
  • Configure, compile and install your Linux kernel
  • Select, configure and install your user modules
  • Manage directly your target platform and its evolutions
  • Debug your applications on the target
  • Manage your own modules library
  • Generate your complete image
  • Increase your Teamwork efficiency

Download our Adobe PDF format file Flyer_System_Workbench_for_Linux_EN

System Workbench for Linux comes with technical support contracts providing:

  • Training to the tool, possibly in combination with a Linux training. please check out our calendar
  • Engineering services, ranging from turn-key projects for the supply of BSP, software platforms, drivers, ... to ports on specific requirements.

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Download the System Worklbench for Linux Quick Presentation Adobe PDF format file Ac6_System_Workbench_for_Linux-ShortForm.pdf


Last news from ac6-tools

Asymmetric debugging with System Workbench for Linux video presentation

In the following video we are going to launch two debug sessions

  • On Cortex M4
    • It runs without an operating system
    • To run and debug the application we are using the SW4STM32 tool
    • Debug is associated with the Linux running on the cortex A7
  • On Cortex A7
    • It is running on Linux kernel and rootfs generated using SW4Linux
    • It is a remote application debug session

The Demo example: sending and receiving messages

  • Send a message from Linux side to the Cortex M4 side
  • Receive the message on Cortex M4 and reply
  • Receive the message on Linux from Cortex M4

Download the video (registration needed) MP4 video file Debug-AMP.mp4

Motor control by gestures with System Workbench for Linux on STM32MP1 MCU (video presentation)

In the following video we showcase an assymetric application showing interaction between real-time and multimedia activities through OpenAMP:

  • On Cortex A7
    • We run a Linux kernel and rootfs generated using System Workbench for Linux
    • We capture images from the camera using gstreamer
    • We analyze it using OpenCV to detect the number of fingers raised
    • We display the camera output and the analysis output in a graphical interface built with QT
    • Depending on the fingers configuration, we send speed and direction orders to the Cortex-M4 through OpenAMP
  • On Cortex M4
    • We receive speed and direction orders from the Cortex-A7 through OpenAMP
    • We control a motor, using two timers of the Cortex-M4 configured to generate PWM control signals to the motor

Download the video (registration needed) MP4 video file Motor-controlled-by-fingers.mp4