No limits with your ARM

Run Intel x86 applications on ARM-based mini PCs

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ExaGear Desktop schematic view

With Eltechs ExaGear Desktop you can run Intel x86 application on your ARM-based Mini PC simultaneously with common native applications. ExaGear is a virtual machine that implements virtual x86 Linux container on ARM and allows you to run Intel x86 applications directly on ARM. It is like QEMU but 5 times faster! You can even run Windows applications on your ARM Mini PC if you install Wine.

ExaGear is user friendly software with transparent operation so you don’t notice a difference between running x86 applications on x86-based or ARM-based platform. Use your favorite applications on ARM-based devices and overcome platform compatibility

Device support

You can run ExaGear Desktop on ARM-based Mini PCs with Linux such as Raspberry Pi 1, Raspberry Pi 2, ODROID, CubieBoard, CuBox, Utilite, Jetson TK1, Wandboard, Banana Pi etc. Also you can run ExaGear Desktop on your ARM-based Chromebook with Linux.

To view details on how to check system requirements refer to Eltechs Tech Forum.

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ODROID, Cubox, Jetson, Banana Pi etc

Application support

Eltechs ExaGear Desktop allows you to run user space 32-bit Linux x86 applications. Current version does not support applications that require kernel modules. There is no 3D hardware support for x86 applications.

Also you can run 32-bit Windows applications if you install x86 Wine.


ExaGear is extremely fast! Running x86 applications on ARM delivers close to native run.

ExaGear is super scalable and does not impact parallelism of multi-threaded applications.

For benchmarking we used SysBench and GeoBenchmark. To view numbers click here.


ExaGear 5 times faster then QEMU

ExaGear Desktop was reviewed by Tobias Schaaf in ODROID Magazine for February 2015, page 6, “X86 Emulation: A Look into Exagear “.

ODROID Magazine issue 201502

ExaGear Desktop for Raspberry Pi 2 has been reviewed in the official Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi, issue 35, July 2015.

The MagPi issue 35

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