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The Zephyr Project, an open source project at the Linux Foundation, has added Adafruit Industries to its growing ecosystem.

Adafruit makes open source hardware, tutorials and code for makers to create DIY electronic products. With this development, Adafruit now joins member companies including Antmicro, Eclipse Foundation, Foundries.io, Intel, Linaro, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP, Oticon, SiFive, Synopsys, Texas Instruments and more to create an open hardware and software ecosystem using the Zephyr OS.

Last year, more than 500 contributors helped launch the 1.14 LTS release, which offers vendors a customizable operating system that supports product longevity, security and interoperability. Since then, the community has hit several additional milestones and now has more than 600 active contributors and support for more than 200 boards.

The Zephyr Project Technical Steering Committee is currently planning a 2.2 release later this month with new features such as: CAN support, LoRa support, as well as AArch64 architecture support.

Additionally, the Zephyr Project will be on site at Embedded World this week in Nuremberg, Germany.