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Laird Connectivity, teenage engineering Join Zephyr Project’s IoT Ecosystem


The Zephyr Project has announced continued momentum by marking milestones for security and product-ready maturity.

Laird Connectivity and teenage engineering have joined the Zephyr Project’s growing open source RTOS ecosystem. The new members join Adafruit, Antmicro, Eclipse Foundation,, Intel, Linaro, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP, Oticon, SiFive, Synopsys, Texas Instruments and more to create an open hardware and software ecosystem using the Zephyr OS.

Earlier this year, the NCC Group notified the Zephyr Project of a number of security issues found as part of their independent research into the security posture of Zephyr. The research found Zephyr to be a mature, and a highly active and growing project with increasing market share.

The May 2020 report outlines the issues discovered in detail and acknowledges the proactive work of the Zephyr Project Security Committee to fix these issues and follow-up on recommendations of the report. Priority fixes have been backported into Zephyr’s LTS and a maintenance release published.

Moreover, the Zephyr community of more than 700 contributors recently launched the Zephyr 2.3.0 release. The 2.3.0 release includes integration with the Trusted Firmware M open source Trusted Execution Environment framework. The framework is said to implement Arm’s Platform Security Architecture specification.

The Zephyr RTOS is vendor-neutral, with a scope from multi-architecture board support packages, to cloud connectivity for IoT products. Several high-profile products are said to have leveraged Zephyr including Intellinium Safety Shoes, ProGlove and HereO Core Box.

In April this year, Zephyr celebrated 40,000 commits on Github and has now completed more than 41,000 to date with support for more than 200 boards.

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