The Fastest Way to Boot Your Linux System

As embedded devices become more complex, boot times increase. But this doesn’t have to be true in your devices. NitroBoot™ can wake devices up nearly instantaneously, enabling full functionality right away.

With NitroBoot, manufacturers can develop automotive (IVI), mobile devices and digital home electronics that can be instantly launched from zero standby power. This is accomplished by preferentially restoring the memory areas necessary for booting the system. This technology helps device manufacturers produce unforgettable user experiences and distinguish themselves from the competition. 

Fast Boot Linux Systems with NitroBoot                                   

Is NitroBoot for Me?



My boot time is slowed by applications starting up

My application requires all of the storage bandwidth during startup

My drivers can hibernate, or I have source code for them

I have drivers which can't be made to hibernate

I'm using an ARM 32 or 64 bit processor

All of my storage space is already allocated for other things 

I have storage space available for the snapshot image


NitroBoot Key Features

Secure Boot Compatibility

Secure Boot processes can be used to verify NitroBoot, while verification of the Snapshot Image can be handled within NitroBoot to provide robust security alongside dramatically shortened boot times.


The optimization tools provided with the NitroBoot SDK allow customization of the Snapshot Image. Developers can provide a seamless user experience by adjusting NitroBoot behavior.

Multi-Core Support

Customize your design by implementing threads which run concurrently with NitroBoot. Now you can update the display, play audio or control the CAN bus while utilizing NitroBoot to bring up the rest of the system.   

Storage Media Support

NitroBoot supports the latest eMMC and SD standards. The High Speed Modes (HS200/HS400/UHS-I) can deliver the fast boot times that customers expect from devices.

NitroBoot Demos