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Steelrat - our dream of a unified embedded Linux landscape
Steelrat is Nomovok’s multi-purpose operating system based on Linux. It was created after realizing that in most embedded systems that we build for our customers, the requirements for the base platform are very similar, if not the same. We wanted to prevent reinventing the wheel. Thus, Steelrat was born.
Steelrat attempts to solve a universal problem encountered often in the field: we try to find the common denominators for embedded systems in existence today, be it mobile phones, tablets, automotive infotainment or industrial automation systems. Based on this understanding, we build a platform that meets the needs of most embedded systems, enabling fast product creation, regardless of the industry branch our customer operates in. Industry specific add-ons will be added or implemented on top of Steelrat core.
Steelrat core relies on open standards and open source technologies. In addition, we bring in our own building blocks to get the most value to our customers.
We use Steelrat in most of our customer deployments, from devices that fit into the palm of your hand, to systems that require four wheels to carry around.
Steelrat is and always will be based on an established open source Linux distribution.
On top of the base platform, we have chosen two major application technologies: Qt and HTML5. Steelrat offers extensive support for both.
In addition, NOMOVOK brings its own flavor to the mix, including WRATH high-performance graphics rendering framework, Steelgraph graphics stack, Steelbench testing framework and native build and integration tools. In addition, our builds are optimized for low power consumption and very fast boot-up times.
If Steelrat does not suit your needs for one reason or another, Nomovok provides tailored embedded software solutions as well. These deployments are also often based on established open source Linux distributions, such as Tizen, MeeGo or Ubuntu. Nomovok's build and integration infrastructure provides a native build service for each platform.
In addition, Nomovok hosts a quality assurance infrastructure, which is offered as a service as well as used in-house. The infrastructure is a mixture of code review, unit testing, system testing and integration testing. All individual components in the platform as well as the final platform image go through quality assurance.
What does it run on?
Currently, Steelrat runs on the following hardware platforms (click for more info):
- Acer ICONIA A500
- Freescale i.MX51
- Freescale i.MX53
- NOOK Color
- Renesas AP4
- Renesas R-Car M1A
- Renesas R-Car H1
- STE U8500
Is your hardware going to be next on the list? Please contact us and we'll get it done.