News Category: Embedded/Mobile

This Tiny Chip's 'Quantum Shot Noise' Could Revolutionize Mobile and IoT Security

Engineers at South Korea’s SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices. The chip is just 5 millimeters square—smaller than a fingernail—and is capable of generating mathematically provable random numbers. Such...
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John Hawley
John “Warthog” Hawley, Intel’s evangelist for the MinnowBoard SBC, surveyed key open hardware trends at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers. At the Embedded Linux...
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Valve Launches SteamVR Support for Linux

Valve has been giving Steam users Linux love since 2012, and it's not stopping with VR. The company just launched SteamVR for Linux, letting developers create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR headset, trackers and other hardware. The program is in beta, meaning developers must use an NVIDIA...
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Why is IoT Popular? Because of Open Source, Big Data, Security and SDN

If you think the IoT is a new thing, think again. The term Internet of Things has been around since the late 1990s. Devices other than computers and phones have been connecting to the Internet for decades. Neither the concept nor the substance of the IoT is very novel. Yet it has been only in the...
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An Overview of Open Standards for IoT Communication Protocols

In its simplest terms, an IoT solution is a collection of sensors combined with a centralized management application permitting the user to modify the environment in some way. Examples include being able to monitor the temperature of your home and adjust it based on occupancy; and being able to...
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Marc Kleine-Budde
In this talk from Embedded Linux Conference, Marc Kleine-Budde of Pengutronix described the architecture and strategies of a recently developed verified boot scheme for a single-core, Cortex-A9 NXP i.MX6 running on the RIoTboard SBC.

Verified Boot: From ROM to Userspace

Amid growing attacks on Linux devices, the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference demonstrated a renewed focus on security. One well-attended presentation at ELC Europe covered the topic of verified boot schemes. In this talk, Marc Kleine-Budde of Pengutronix revealed the architecture and strategies of a ...
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Scripting IoT
At the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, Paul Sokolovsky will discuss some of the challenges of using scripting languages in embedded development.

Using Scripting Languages in IoT: Challenges and Approaches

Scripting languages (aka Very High-Level Languages or VHLLs), such as Python, PHP, and JavaScript are commonly used in desktop, server, and web development. And, their powerful built-in functionality lets you develop small useful applications with little time and effort, says Paul Sokolovsky, IoT...
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Practical Approaches to IoT Test Challenges

For engineers working on wireless-enabled IoT system designs, a variety of design challenges and tradeoffs transpire from start to finish. Moving efficiently through the process requires a good test-and-measurement strategy and proper instrumentation to ensure that you make timely and correct...
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IoT security
At ELC + OpenIot Summit, Adam Englander will discuss some practical steps developers can take to make their devices less vulnerable to attackers.

Practical Steps for Protecting IoT Devices

The security of IoT devices is a high priority these days, as attackers can use Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks to target them and wreak havoc on a system. “Due to the sheer volume of unconnected devices, it can take hours and often days to mitigate such an attack,” says Adam...
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Remix OS
Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience.

Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?

Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren’t any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of  work to implement many desktop-centric features such...
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