Signing Up

To begin using FoundriesFactory®, start with creating an account with us.

signup form

Fig. 1 This is the beginning of your journey.

Creating Your Factory

FoundriesFactory is the start of your embedded OS, tailored specifically for your product. When you create a Factory, we immediately bootstrap the CI build process. This generates an unmodified Linux microPlatform OS Image, which is from this point onward, owned by you.

When your account is created, it is not associated with any factories. Create one by clicking New Factory.

no Factories screen

Fig. 2 Your journey begins empty handed

Selecting Your Platform

Choose a hardware platform from the dropdown menu in the Create Factory wizard and continue. Click Create Factory once your details are entered.


Once a Factory is created, the chosen platform/machine and Factory name cannot be changed. Create a new Factory or contact support if a mistake is made.

The Linux microPlatform supports a wide range of platforms out of the box. This includes QEMU images for ARM and RISC-V architectures. To run an x86-64 image, select Generic x86-64, which works for intel-core-i7-64 and can be used by QEMU.

platform selection and factory name

Fig. 3 Create Factory


Your chosen platform determines the value for the machines: key for your builds.

Watching Your Build

Once you have created your Factory, the initial artifacts from the™ Linux® microPlatform (LmP) will be generated. This is the base to build your product. You can monitor the progress in the Targets tab of your Factory. Additionally, you will receive an email once the Factory initial setup is complete.

Targets view showing prebuilt target

Fig. 4 FoundriesFactory Targets

Targets are a reference to a platform image and Docker applications. When developers push code, FoundriesFactory produces a new target. Registered devices then update and install Targets.


If you would like to learn more, we wrote a blog about what Targets are and why we made them the way they are.

The Targets tab of the Factory will become more useful as you begin to build your application and produce new Targets for the Factory to build.