News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Raspberry Pi-based ZeroPhone Promises 'an Open-Source, Linux-Powered' Handset

A project to build the $50 phone has been launched on Crowd Supply, promising to deliver "an open-source, Linux-powered" handset with "no carrier locks, bloated apps, or data mining" and that "doesn't depend on big companies". Android smartphones have hit the headlines recently, first for Google...
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Zephyr
Zephyr is now certified to run 100 boards spanning ARM, x86, ARC, NIOS II, XTENSA, and RISCV32 architectures.

Zephyr Project Embraces RISC-V with New Members and Expanded Board Support

The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded support for developer boards. Zephyr is now...
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edge computing
The recent port of TensorFlow to the Raspberry Pi is the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers.

TensorFlow Pi Port Is Strategic Move in Edge Analytics Game

Google’s recent announcement that it had ported its open source TensorFlow machine intelligence (ML) library for neural networking to the Raspberry Pi was the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers....
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NASA’s Open Source Rover Lets you Build Your Own Planetary Exploration Platform

Got some spare time this weekend? Why not build yourself a working rover from plans provided by NASA?  The spaceniks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have all the plans, code, and materials for you to peruse and use — just make sure you’ve got $2,500 and a bit of engineering know-how. This thing...
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An Introduction to Using Linux on Embedded Single-Board Computers

Most of the more powerful compact form-factor single-board computers (SBCs) run one of the popular Linux distributions designed for use with these embedded boards. While there isn’t a specific version of the Linux kernel for embedded applications, the difference from a PC or desktop device running...
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ELC
Share your expertise and speak at ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe taking place October 22 - 24, 2018 in Edinburgh. Submit your proposal by July 1.

Speak at ELC + OpenIoT Summit EU - Proposals due by Sunday, July 1

Share your expertise! Submit your proposal to speak at ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe by July 1. For the past 13 years, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) has been the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. ELC has become the preeminent...
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ACRN
ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety in mind.

Crack Open ACRN – A Device Hypervisor Designed for IoT

As the Internet of Things has grown in scale, IoT developers are increasingly expected to support a range of hardware resources, operating systems, and software tools/applications. This is a challenge given many connected devices are size-constrained. Virtualization can help meet these broad needs...
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Tesla
The Tesla GitHub repository contains the code for the Model S/X 2018.12 software release. Image courtesy: Tesla

Tesla Starts to Release its Cars' Open-Source Linux Software Code

It's an open secret: Tesla cars are powered not only by batteries but by open-source software. Until recently, though, Tesla hasn't lived up to its obligations under open-source licenses, but now Tesla is finally releasing some of its Linux source code for the Model S and X cars. The Tesla GitHub...
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2018 Top Embedded Innovator – Dan Cauchy, Automotive Grade Linux

Vehicles are increasingly software-defined networks on wheels. In response, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has exploded in popularity. Dan Cauchy, a 2018 Top Embedded Innovator and Executive Director of AGL offers insight on trends in open source software and the automotive market. Today, Linux is...
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Linux-Friendly Arduino Simplifies IoT Development

Arduino’s support for Linux IoT devices and single-board computers (SBCs) announced at the Embedded Linux Conference+Open IoT Summit NA in March cemented Arduino’s focus on cloud-connected IoT development, extending its reach into edge computing. This move was likely driven by multiple factors —...
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