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Embedded Systems Development Special Interest Group

An embedded system is a special-purpose system in which the computer is completely encapsulated by or dedicated to the device or system it controls. Unlike a general-purpose computer, such as a personal computer, an embedded system performs one or a few pre-defined tasks, usually with very specific requirements. Since the system is dedicated to specific tasks, design engineers can optimize it, reducing the size and cost of the product. Embedded systems are often mass-produced, benefiting from economies of scale. [1]


The goal of the Embedded Systems SIG is to make Fedora the number one choice for developers of embedded systems by providing the required tools neccessary to get started quickly.

We aim to accomplish this goal through a variety of activities:

  • Create high quality packages of cross-compilers and related tools.
  • Provide packaging guidelines.

If you are interested in helping out, connect to and join #fedora-embedded.



  • /CrossCompiling - Guidelines for packaging cross-compilers.

Targeted Platforms and tools

Atmel AVR

The AVR is a 8 bit microcontroller created by Atmel , and is supported by open-source tools:

Available packages

  • AVRdude - In-system programmer.
  • avr-binutils
  • avr-gcc

Work in progress


Atmel AVR32


Analog Devices Blackfin







Probably just one of these. Or both?

  • [7] (this site just has mainline GCC and binutils, with instructions on how to build)
  • [8] (version of GCC and binutils with ARM-specific patches that eventually get merged into mainline)

Work in progress

Mingw Cross


SDCC - Small Device C Compiler

Maintainer: TrondDanielsen

SDCC is a Freeware, retargettable, optimizing ANSI - C compiler that targets the Intel 8051, Maxim 80DS390, Zilog Z80 and the Motorola 68HC08 based MCUs.


  • Tue Mar 13 2007 - Trond Danielsen

- Group created.