New embedded Linux solution

Introducing a new Siemens enterprise-class embedded Linux solution for embedded systems development.

With the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and other smart devices, it is becoming increasingly more complex and expensive for manufacturers to develop embedded, Linux-based applications.

With that in mind, Siemens introduces a new enterprise embedded Linux solution, Mentor Embedded Linux based on Debian which provides manufacturers with secure, scalable, and configurable distributions for industrial, medical, aerospace, and defence

applications. This commercially proven and configurable distribution includes a robust operating system (OS) platform for embedded systems development – the result of the continued integration between Siemens AG and Mentor, now a Siemens business.

The solution is based on Debian, a broadly utilised, enterprise-class, open source Linux OS.The new Siemens Mentor Embedded Linux based on Debian offering combines the stability, full features, and ease-of-use benefits of an enterprise solution with the performance, customisability, and footprint of an embedded OS.Originally developed by an internal team of embedded Linux experts for Siemens automation equipment, this commercially available solution helps embedded developers mitigate the costs and risks of moving to Linux.

Comprising numerous and integrated pre-built and fully tested binary packages, Mentor Embedded Linux based on Debian offering provides all the general features and parameters necessary to allow large numbers of users to apply it with ease and efficiency. The Siemens binary Linux solution includes a stable kernel, a robust toolchain, and broad community support, enabling high-development productivity and agility.In addition to Debian, Mentor Embedded Linux based on the Yocto Project, is also available.

Mentor, a Siemens Business, is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA), provides software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop better electronic and mechanical products faster and more cost-effectively.

The company offers innovative products and solutions that help engineers overcome the design challenges they face in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

Mentor, a Siemens Business, has the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class products and is the only EDA company with an embedded software solution.


Design-Through-Manufacturing PCB Systems Development

Mechanical Analysis

Functional Verification

Design to Silicon

New and Emerging Products

Integrated Electrical Systems


Electronic System Level (ESL) Design

Embedded Systems Design

Contact details

Mentor, a Siemens Business
Newbury Business Park
London Road
RG14 2QB
tel: +44 (0)1635 811411