News Category: Embedded/Mobile

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Cedric Bail
Cedric Bail, a long-time contributor to the Enlightenment project who works on EFL integration with Tizen at Samsung Open Source Group, discussed some of the lessons learned in optimizing wearable apps for low battery, memory, and CPU usage.

Optimizing Apps for Wearables With Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

Developers looking to add GUIs to their embedded devices have a variety of open source and commercial options, with Qt generally leading the list. If you’re operating in severely constrained environments, however, especially for battery powered devices like wearables, the open source Enlightenment...
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This Mega-Sensor Makes the Whole Room Smart

Gierad Laput wants to make homes smarter without forcing you to buy a bunch of sensor-laden, Internet-connected appliances. Instead, he’s come up with a way to combine a slew of sensors into a device about the size of a Saltine that plugs into a wall outlet and can monitor many things in the room,...
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Walt Miner AGL
At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Walt Miner provided an AGL update and summarized AGL’s Yocto Project based Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment.

Automotive Grade Linux Looks Forward to Daring Dab and Electric Eel in 2017

After working for seven years at Tier 1 automotive suppliers that were members of the GENIVI project, Walt Miner, the Community Manager for the Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project understands the challenges of herding the car industry toward a common, open source computing...
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Huawei’s $239 HiKey 960 Wants to Be a High-End Alternative to Raspberry Pi

Hoping to tap into the highly lucrative and popular Raspberry Pi market – 12.5 million sales in five years – Linaro and Huawei have unveiled a high-end (read: expensive) rival.  The HiKey 960 96Boards are designed as alternatives to Raspberry Pi, using ARM mobile technology specifically for Android...
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Patrick Ohly
Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel, discusses integrity protection schemes and system update mechanisms at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel...
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Apache IoT
We provide a look at some highlights of the Apache IoT track at ApacheCon North America, to be held in Miami from May 16-18.

Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who...
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Linux Foundation Launches EdgeX Foundry for IoT Edge Interoperability

There is a new internet of things (IoT) project launching at the Linux Foundation today—EdgeX Foundry. Dell is contributing its Fuse IoT code base as the initial code for EdgeX Foundry, providing an open framework for IoT interoperability. "We lack a common framework for building edge IoT solutions...
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Zephyr ELC
Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device with Zephyr at Embedded Linux Conference.

Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of...
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Internet of Cars
Alex Agizim looks at the importance of creating a security-first approach with open source software.

How to Look at Mission-Critical Safety in the Internet of Cars

Alex Agizim is CTO of Automotive and Embedded Systems at EPAM. The autonomous car will redefine how we travel, ship inventory, and design infrastructure. As physical objects become more deeply integrated into the Internet of Things, the connected car will soon become an essential component of the...
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Automotive Linux Summit
Automotive Linux Summit takes place May 31-June 2 in Tokyo, Japan.

Dive Into Connected Car and Open Source at Automotive Linux Summit 2017

Next month, the world’s leading automotive experts and engineers will gather at Automotive Linux Summit in Japan to discuss the future of connected cars and collaborate on the open source technologies driving innovation in the automotive arena.   Automotive Linux Summit, taking place May 31-June 2...
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