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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.



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

Work in progress

  • None


Atmel AVR32

Analog Devices Blackfin




Probably just one of these:

  • (this site just has mainline GCC and binutils, with instructions on how to build) might be dead
  • (version of GCC and binutils with ARM-specific patches that eventually get merged into mainline)
  • GCC ARM embedded


Bare metal ARM without any operating system

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.

Macro Assembler AS

AS is a portable macro cross assembler for a variety of microprocessors and -controllers. Though it is mainly targeted at embedded processors and single-board computers, you also find CPU families in the target list that are used in workstations and PCs.

AS is provided by the asl package.

Zilog Z80

8048 and 8051 families

  • d52 - disasssemblers for 8048 and 8051 families (and Z80 also)




- Group created.