SOURCE: ADI Engineering; Arium

ADI Engineering; Arium

ADI Engineering; Arium

March 02, 2010 08:00 ET

AE Linux Is Available on Cinnamon Bay SBC Featuring Intel® Atom™ Processors

ADI Engineering and Arium Announce That AE Linux Is Shipping With the Cinnamon Bay SBC

NUREMBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  Embedded World (Germany) -- Arium (Tustin, CA) and ADI Engineering (Charlottesville, VA) today announced at the Embedded World Conference that Arium's AE Linux has been ported onto ADI Engineering's Intel Atom-based Cinnamon Bay Single Board Computer (SBC) platform. Arium's AE Linux distribution is targeted for headless designs requiring a small file system and kernel footprint. The Cinnamon Bay platform is targeted at OEMs and embedded device developers who desire high-performance, highly-integrated computing platforms where they can directly boot AE Linux from a microSD card, making for a very compact and low-cost solution.

The AE Linux root file system takes up just 117 Mbytes and the kernel image is 4.2 Mbytes for a total microSD memory requirement of 122 Mbytes. After boot, AE Linux utilizes just 10.6 Mbytes and 172 Kbytes of buffers and cache out of a total Cinnamon Bay capacity of up to 2GB of DRAM.

"For developers who are looking to build a low cost, headless system, AE Linux is a good choice," stated Larry Traylor, Arium CEO. "ADI Engineering's Cinnamon Bay is the perfect SBC platform for creating highly-integrated Linux solutions based on AE Linux, with low development costs per seat and a shortened time-to-market."

"ADI Engineering's Cinnamon Bay SBC platform is an ideal choice for embedded device designs which are governed by small size, high performance, and quick time-to-market," said Steve Yates, ADI Engineering's CTO. "Arium's AE Linux, with its small footprint and direct booting from microSD, is a great choice for systems designers wishing to create highly-integrated device designs."

To facilitate evaluation and creation of new products based on Cinnamon Bay and AE Linux, ADI Engineering will be providing an AE Linux distribution with certain Cinnamon Bay Development Kits. Contact ADI Engineering for more details.

About AE Linux
AE Linux is a package that is targeted to developers who want a fast and easy solution to run an embedded Linux kernel on their Intel-based platform. This distribution uses the standard Linux build flow and is made from unmodified public distributions so that migration to newer or different Linux components is unencumbered.

The distribution is very lean while providing complete support that may be used for an embedded product. This allows use of a small file system.

Included with the Cinnamon Bay SBC is an Arium package that contains:

  1. A complete tool chain to build both kernel and applications. This includes ready-to-run binaries
  2. A complete source tree with all make files, et cetera, to build a kernel
  3. Busy Box 1.14.1 target utility package
  4. A complete operational file system image for the target
  5. Scripts for operations such as copying a file system image
  6. Complete documentation on how to install the kit and get started
  7. A 2 Gbyte microSD card containing a ready to boot root file system and kernel

AE Linux is also available free for download at:

About Cinnamon Bay SBC

ADI Engineering's Cinnamon Bay product line of full function Single Board Computers (SBCs) is based on the Intel Atom processor Z5xx platform. Cinnamon Bay measures a mere 88x110mm, and is available in three SKUs targeted to a wide range of deeply embedded applications such as industrial controls, digital signage, interactive kiosks, general-purpose embedded computing, IP media display and processing, military, medical, gaming, and point of sale (PoS) terminals. ADI offers a -40C to +85C extended temperature range SKU of Cinnamon Bay to meet the rigorous demands of harsh industrial, military, automotive and outdoor applications. For more information on Cinnamon Bay, please visit

About ADI Engineering
ADI Engineering's mission is to improve the overall quality and time-to-market of embedded electronics devices. With our distinctively strong engineering team and unique Open IP business model, ADI Engineering sets itself apart by providing design certainty and production control to all of its customers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, ADI Engineering is a privately held company founded in 1990, and is an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance ( For more information about ADI Engineering, please visit

About Arium
Arium, a privately held company headquartered in Tustin, CA, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for Intel® Atom™, Intel® Pentium®, Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Core™, and Intel® Xeon® Processor Families, among others. Arium tools are used worldwide to debug software in embedded Linux applications, BIOS, device drivers, and OS kernels. Arium is a proud member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance and for over 15 years has teamed with Intel Corporation to develop hardware-assisted development tools. For more information about Arium, please visit

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    ADI Engineering
    Andrew Girson
    (301) 802-5527
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    Jeff Acampora
    (760) 815-9313
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