News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Wind River Linux offers containers and cloud-native approaches for embedded computing software development

Wind River Systems is introducing enhancements to the Wind River Linux software to ease the adoption of containers in embedded computing systems. Enhancements provide resources such as pre-built containers, tools, and documentation, and support for frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes. With...
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embedded Linux
Check out recent highlights in the world of embedded Linux software, including news from Google, The Linux Foundation, Wind River, and more.

Embedded Linux Software Highlights from Embedded World

In my day job at LinuxGizmos, I’ve been neck deep recently in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty of new SBCs and compute modules -- many based on NXP’s newly shipping i.MX8M Mini -- as well as a new Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, more IoT...
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Linux SoC
The new SoC, which is aimed at industrial, consumer, smart home, health, and wellness applications, runs a new “mainlined, open-sourced” OpenSTLinux distro with Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded underpinnings.

ST Spins Up Linux-Powered Cortex-A SoC

STMicroelectronics has announced a new Cortex-A SoC and Linux- and Android-driven processor. The STM32MP1 SoC intends to ease the transition for developers moving from its STM32 microprocessor unit (MCU) family to more complex embedded systems. Development boards based on the SoC will be available...
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It's a Linux-Powered Car World

Linux is everywhere including your car. While some companies, like Tesla, run their own homebrew Linux distros, most rely on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for connected cars with over 140 members. This Linux Foundation-based...
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New Raspberry Pi A+ Board Shrinks RPi 3B+ Features to HAT Dimensions

A HAT-sized, $25, Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will soon arrive with the same 1.4GHz quad-A53 SoC, dual-band WiFi, and 40-pin GPIO of the RPi 3B+, but with only 512MB RAM, one USB, and no LAN.As promised, Raspberry Pi Trading has revived its old mini-size, four-year old Raspberry Pi Model A+ SBC with a...
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New IoT Security Regulations

It falls upon lawmakers to create laws that protect consumers. While the US government is largely absent in this area of consumer protection, the state of California has recently stepped in and started regulating the Internet of Things, or "IoT" devices sold in the state­ -- and the effects will...
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IBM’s Call for Code Prize Goes to a Team with 'Clusterducks'

It’s an intractable problem during natural disasters: telecommunications networks and power grids are often damaged or overwhelmed; without them, first responders struggle to help survivors, coordinate evacuations, and even count the dead. Project Owl proposes an elegant solution: an AI-powered...
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EdgeX dev kit
EdgeX Foundry has released its first developer kit, an Ubuntu-based kit built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board.

EdgeX Foundry’s First Dev Kit Runs Ubuntu on an Artik Board

The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project for developing open source edge computing middleware has released its first developer kit. The Ubuntu-based kit is built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board. Future kits will include an Artik 530 kit, and...
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Xen
The Xen Project is now one of the most popular open source hypervisors and amasses more than 10 million users, and this October marks our 15th anniversary.

Celebrating 15 Years of the Xen Project and Our Future

In the 1990s, Xen was a part of a research project to build a public computing infrastructure on the Internet led by Ian Pratt and Keir Fraser at The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. The Xen Project is now one of the most popular open source hypervisors and amasses more than 10 million...
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Raspbian Linux Distribution Updated, But with One Unexpected Omission

New distribution images for the Raspberry Pi's Raspbian operating system appeared on their Download page a week or so ago. The dates of the new images are 2018-10-09 for the Raspbian-only version, and 2018-10-11 for the NOOBS (Raspbian and More) version. In a nutshell, this release includes: a...
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