News Category: Embedded/Mobile

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Automotive Linux Summit
To realize smart-connected vehicles, the automotive industry needs a hardware and software architecture that guarantees security, simplified systems management, high processing/networking performance, open standards, interoperability, and flexibility.

Virtualization: The Smart-Connected Vehicle Enabler

The automotive electronic industry is now, more than ever, facing cybersecurity, connectivity, and software time-to-market challenges. Recently, in fact, vehicles have been hacked in several ways (e.g., physical and remote unlocking/control) and by different means (i.e., CAN bus, OBD-II, emulated...
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Kalonji Bankole
IBM IoT/Mobile software engineer Kalonji Bankole describes OpenWhisk, the company's spin on serverless, at Embedded Linux Conference.

IBM’s OpenWhisk Stirs up Serverless IoT with Watson

With the Internet of Things, the realms of embedded Linux and enterprise computing are increasingly intertwined, and serverless computing is the latest enterprise development paradigm that device developers should tune into. This event-driven variation on Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) can ease...
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Google Wants to Solve the Android Update Problem Once and For All

In a post on its developer’s blog, Google unveiled a sneak peek at Project Treble, which it says is “the biggest change to the low-level system architecture of Android to date.” In a nutshell, it aims to significantly lessen the burden on third-party smartphone manufacturers so they can deliver...
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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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