While Linux continues to be the leading choice for embedded device operating systems, whether or not to choose it for use in a medical device setting includes the additional considerations of patient safety and data security.

This white paper will help designers understand Linux, including:

  • Medical safety, and device security
  • How to address security Issues when they arise
  • Medical device certification
  • Mixed-safety critical systems
  • The hardware platform
  • The optimum use of hardware