The UEIPAC Linux Programming Toolkit provides the software tools necessary to create an embedded application targeting Linux on the PowerDNA’s PowerPC processor. This includes most popular version of Linux such as Fedora and Suse. The development environment runs on a Linux PC or in the Cygwin environment on a Windows PC.
You must purchase one copy of the UEIPAC Linux TK before you are able to write programs for the UEIPAC. However, you need only purchase one
package regardless of how many UEIPAC Cubes you are writing programs for or are planning to deploy.
The development environment provided includes:
- GCC to cross-compile and application targeting the PowerDNA PPC module.
- GNU toolchain tools such as make.
- Standard Linux libraries such as glibc.
- Runs Linux_rt preempt
patch or Xenomai extensions.
- PowerDNA library to access the various PowerDNA data acquisition devices.
The actual application runs as a regular Linux process giving you access to the standard POSIX API provided by the GNU C runtime library (glibc)
as well as any other library that can be compiled for Linux (for example: libxml, libaudiofile…).
The toolkit comes with a library dedicated to communicate with the PowerDNA I/O layers. It provides the same powerful yet straightforward
API as the standard, hosted PowerDNA library. This allows you to reuse existing PowerDNA programs developed to run on a host PC and communicate
with PowerDNA over the network. Programs designed to run on the standard hosted PowerDNA Cubes may be ported directly to the embedded
Linux with few modifications.