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SageBIOS™: A COREBOOT® Distribution
SageBIOS™ is a distribution of the open source coreboot® project. Designed to replace the proprietary firmware used in most computers, it eliminates the cumbersome issues associated with traditional BIOS. Sage's extensive coreboot® configurations can scale from custom applications that run directly in firmware to complete operating systems running in flash. With SageBIOS™, loading custom bootloaders like PC BIOS services is a breeze. Even implementing firmware standards like UEFI is achievable.
When it comes to solutions, SageBIOS™ is a big step above traditional boot firmware (aka BIOS) used in x86 systems.
- Boot Firmware for x86 architecture
- Boots Fast
- As little as 250ms to POST
- OS boot in less than a second
- 100% Free Software
- No royalties or license fees
- Full source code availability
- Modular Open Architecture
- Runs in 32-bit protected mode
- Written in C
- Boots to Anything
- Linux, Windows, RTOS, BSDs
- Solaris, Legacy, BareMetal
- Boots from Anything
- FLASH (NOR or NAND)
- IDE or SATA HDD
- USB (Floppy, Optical or HDD)
- Ethernet, plus Custom Sources
- Designed for Customization
|“Our engagement with Sage has led to a much higher-quality product and real revenue generation.” Kevin Tanguay, Sr. Marketing Manager, AMD|
Sage Electronic Engineering is at the forefront of embedded development, helping clients worldwide improve performance and enjoy more freedom to customize. SageBIOS™ is vital to these solutions, enabling clients to achieve the perfect fit for each purpose-built design while tapping into the numerous benefits of open source code.
Sage offers a comprehensive set of development and debug solutions for all AMD platforms and many other platforms. Tools and services include:
SageBIOS™ and Sage Design Center
The engineers at our Sage Design Center are ready with the technical expertise required to turn your concept into reality. We offer a broad range of hardware and software development services designed to help you build better products and get them to market faster.
SmartProbe® for AMD Platforms
SmartProbe® by Sage provides the developer with a comprehensive hardware interface for controlling the system under development with zero system overhead. The SmartProbe® works well in standalone environments, such as GDB, EMACS and VIM, but provides maximum benefit when used in conjunction with the Sage EDK.
Sage Embedded Development Kit (EDK)
The Sage EDK is an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) optimized for use with AMD processors and chipsets. This IDE encompasses the entire development process, including editing, building and debugging, in a streamlined graphical user interface that can operate standalone or in conjunction with SmartProbe® by Sage for maximum debug viability.
Would you rather just finish a job to meet a deadline … OR do a GREAT job while meeting or beating your deadline AND operating within budget?
At Sage, we believe that having the right tools and expertise is the difference between these very different outcomes. Tools don’t take the place of the developer, but they offer essential support to:
- Increase the creativity, productivity and consistency of any engineer or technician.
- Enable development teams to meet and even beat schedules without sacrificing deliverables.
- Empower project members to efficiently accomplish more with less.
Sage is committed to enabling embedded developers through the right development tools. Our top-quality tools, which are provided at a sensible cost, facilitate better solutions for our customers. What's more, our technical staff can customize design solutions for you to propel your product to the next level!
Contact Sage today for a free consultation:
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At Sage Electronic Engineering, we continuously strive to give customers the exact solutions they seek. Whatever your platform or environment, the Sage Design Center can help you build more efficiently and customize to meet your specifications. We specialize in embedded design and open source solutions that can bring you the benefits you're looking for.
Contact us whenever you need support with design, development, integration, debug, training, optimization or testing. Sage’s unique tools and expertise can open up a whole new range of possibilities for your next design. Choose from ad hoc services to turnkey porting, or even ongoing maintenance. What’s more, with SageBIOS™ your development costs will likely go down because there are no royalties or licensing fees.
Ready to discover how SageBIOS™ can help you?
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DOCUMENTS available from Sage's technical library:
- Coreboot® Overview
Introduces the basic concepts of coreboot® including what it is and where it came from, how it benefits a growing community of developers, and ways in which Sage engineers have shaped the technical landscape of open source development. Discusses features, capabilities and benefits of coreboot® along with how it differs from a traditional boot firmware approach (BIOS). After going over the basic nuts and bolts of code development and structure, the document finishes with coreboot® payloads and licensing considerations.
- Virtual Amp Demonstration
This document outlines a Virtual Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Demonstration that shows developers how to apply Xen to construct a complete open source solution for inter-OS synchronization. Included are step-by-step instructions for configuring and building the coreboot® installation to allow data to be passed between a Linux OS running on core0 and RTOS running on core1
- Coreboot Presentation to the Free Software Foundation
This slideset contains a high-level overview of the coreboot project and discusses the hardware and vendor support, the current status and future directions of the coreboot initiative as presented to the Free Software Foundation in 2008.
- Coreboot Summit 2008
A slideset from the Coreboot Development Summit, 2008, which investigates the pros and cons of AGESA (AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture).
- SageBIOS™ Product Brief
SageBIOS™ marketing brochure
- Sage EDK Product Brief
Sage EDK marketing brochure
- SmartProbe® Product Brief
Sage SmartProbe® marketing brochure
- Coreboot® Summit 2008
AMD coreboot® development slide set from the 2008 Coreboot® Summit (April 3, 2008). Discusses coreboot® features and capabilities and how they align with AMD embedded development needs.