The use of Linux is becoming increasingly common in the development of modern embedded medical devices for various reasons - including the high level of security it offers. Discover how embedded developers can ease development of advanced Linux-based medical devices for reliability and safety.


Electronics and software going into medical devices has become increasingly more sophisticated. Platforms utilizing embedded Linux are also common these days. Likewise, safety and security remain paramount for medical devices.

Electronic Design's Bill Wong talked with Scot Morrison, Platform Business Unit G.M. of Mentor’s Embedded Systems Division, a Siemens Business, about medical device development using Linux, managing security and safety, to ensure product performance success.