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Toradex Introduces the Torizon Platform Focused on Linux IoT Devices

Written by Stephen Vicinanza

Toradex introduces the Torizon Platform focused on Linux IoT devices. It’s all about simplifying the development and operation of the Internet of Things devices, that run on the Linux operating system.

Toradex has developed a platform they say will seamlessly integrate hardware, development tools, remote updating, an OS, and monitor the fleet. This will make a scalable solution for high security and reliability needs for IoT systems.

For modern development platforms, Torizon allows the development of products in an iterative and agile environment. There is a remote update feature, which allows the software to be deployed quickly and easily. Device monitoring help with giving constant and immediate feedback about performance.

The Linux distribution being offered here is the TorizonCore. It is reported to work right out of the box and works immediately. There is also an integration with Visual Studio Code for the development of a product. TorizonCore Builder allows customization of the Linux Distribution that comes with the platform. This does help with various hardware types and reduces the need for Yocto Project.

The entire platform has a large ecosystem within which it functions. The system utilizes Docker software, with access to the Docker Hub, which has thousands of premade containers for use in the products that are developed on the platform and help run those products.

The company is also offering an ecosystem of partners providing services and software to the Torizon Platform. Some of the third-party integrations include Crank, Uno, Codesys, and QT.

In the area of security and reliability, the Torizon Platform has a system of updating, in nightly, monthly, quarterly, and LTS releases tested on their System on Modules, for accuracy and reliability.

The update system is based on the Uptane standard, which is built for automotive applications. The company’s system is audited for security. The entire platform is built with critical, high-value systems in mind, including fault-tolerant recovery systems for extra levels of reliability.

The Torizon platform does use hardware security with secure boot integration on the Tordex SoMs which does simplify the use of secure boot (High Assurance Boot) and other hardware-based security features.

To find out more about the Toradex Torizon Platform, see the platform page at the Toradex website, here.

Toradex | toradex.com

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