News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Identifying Secure Firmware Update Mechanisms and Open Source Options for Embedded Linux devices

Today, a new class of field software updates is arising that has been fueled by security concerns but also allows engineers to add new features and fix bugs. With regards to embedded devices, the firmware update mechanism must be not only secure, but also reliable in that it either succeeds in the...
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Android Oreo
Google has announced new requirements in Android 8.0 (Oreo) to build on Linux kernels no older than kernel 4.4. (Image source: Android.com)

Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly...
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How Open Source is Transforming the Automotive Industry

One key benefit of open source is its ability to enable rapid innovation. Collaborating on non-competitive pieces of technology frees up resources, enabling companies to focus more on developing new products and services. We are seeing this play out now in the automotive industry as automakers are...
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Android Oreo: Google Adds in More Linux Kernel Security Features

Google has outlined four key kernel hardening features its engineers have backported from upstream Linux to Android kernels on devices that ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. They will benefit "all Android kernels supported in devices that first ship with this release", according to Sami Tolvanen, a...
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Embedded Linux survey
Embedded survey indicates that open source operating systems like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to dominate while proprietary platforms are declining.

Linux and Open Source on the Move in Embedded, Says Survey

AspenCore has released the results of an embedded technology survey of its EETimes and Embedded readers. The survey indicates that open source operating systems like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to dominate, while Microsoft Embedded and other proprietary platforms are declining. Dozens of market...
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A History of Microprocessor Debug, 1980–2016

Since the dawn of electronics design, where there have been designs, there have been bugs. But where they have been bugs, there inevitably was debug, engaged in an epic wrestling match with faults, bugs, and errors to determine which would prevail -- and how thoroughly. In many ways, the evolution...
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MQTT for IoT Communication

MQTT stands for Message Queue Telemetry Transport. As its name suggests, it’s a protocol for transporting messages between two points. Sure, we’ve got Messenger and Skype for that; but what makes MQTT so special is its super lightweight architecture, which is ideal for scenarios where bandwidth is...
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Daqri smart eyewear
Daqri Smart Helmet and Smart Glasses are among the intriguing eyewear devices examined in this roundup. Image: Courtesy of Daqri.

10 Linux or Android Based Smart Eyewear Devices

Recently, Google umbrella firm Alphabet announced a new enterprise version of the Google Glass smart eyeglasses. Over the past two years, Glass Enterprise Edition (Glass EE) has been tested at more than 50 companies including Boeing, DHL, GE, and Volkswagen, and is now more widely available via a...
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raspberry Pi 3
A total of 1,705 Linux.com and LinuxGizmos readers voted for their favorite Linux-driven, community-backed SBCs in this survey.

Hacker Board Survey Results: More Raspberry Pi, Please

The results are in for the 2017 Hacker Board survey. A total of 1,705 Linux.com and LinuxGizmos readers voted for their favorite Linux-driven, community-backed SBCs under $200 out of a catalog of 98. As with last year’s jointly sponsored survey, as well as the 2015 and 2014 polls, a Raspberry Pi...
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TurtleBots
TurtleBot 3 Burger runs Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi 3 while the larger TurtleBot 3 Waffle integrates a more powerful, Atom-based Intel Joule computer-on-module.

Open Source TurtleBot 3 Robot Kit Runs Ubuntu and ROS on Raspberry Pi

The TurtleBot 2, which Open Robotics calls the “world’s most popular open source robot for education and research,” has long been the de facto development platform for the open source Robot Operating System (ROS). Many TurtleBot developers run ROS from Ubuntu, but Windows is also available on the...
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