News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Tiny, Rugged IoT Gateways Offer 10-Year Linux Support

Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC.Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered...
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Amber Case
“The right amount of technology is the minimum amount to solve the problem,” said Amber Case at Embedded Linux Conference.

7 Axioms for Calm Technology

By 2020, 50 billion devices will be online. That projection was made by researchers at Cisco, and it was a key point in Amber Case’s Embedded Linux Conference keynote address, titled “Calm Technology: Design for the Next 50 Years” which is nowavailable for replay. Case, Author and Fellow at Harvard...
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​Google Fuchsia Is Not Linux: So, What Is It and Who Will Use It?

Google has been working on this open-source operating system since the summer of 2016. At first, we thought Fuchsia was for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We now know it can also power Chromebooks and smartphones. Is it a replacement for Android and Chrome OS? Good question. It's not clear what...
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Automotive LInux
Share your knowledge and expertise with industry-leading developers, architects and executives at Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan. Submit your proposal by March 18.

Speak at Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan — 4 Days Left to Submit a Proposal

Automotive Linux Summit (ALS) connects the developers, vendors, and users driving innovation in Automotive Linux. Co-located with Open Source Summit Japan, ALS will gather over 1,000 attendees from global companies leading and accelerating the development and adoption of a fully open software stack...
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The Shift to Linux Operating Systems for IoT

IoT devices are considered embedded devices, which in short means a computer attached to something else, whatever that something else might be. This is in contrast with laptops, desktops, and servers, for which the computer in them is the end and not just the means. While these terms are not formal...
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Postage-Stamp Linux

We’ve come a long way from the early days of big iron, and few things demonstrate that better than Microchip’s new SAMA5D27. What’s a SAMA5D27, you ask? It’s a postage stamp that runs Linux. Well, not literally a postage stamp, but a fully realized microcontroller that measures about 1½ inches (...
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AMD Ryzen
Eric Brown rounds up some recently announced processors along with news from this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Embedded World in Nuremberg. (Image courtesy AMD)

Hot Chips Face Off at MWC and Embedded World

This week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Embedded World in Nuremberg are primarily designed to showcase smartphones and embedded systems, respectively. Yet, increasingly the shows are focused on the processors that drive them. The only major chip announced in conjunction with this week’s...
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Amazon's Alexa Takes Open-Source Route to Beat Google Into Cars

Amazon engineers are working with Nuance Communications Inc. and Voicebox Technologies Corp. to write code that makes in-vehicle apps compatible with several speech-recognition technologies, eliminating the need for developers to make multiple versions.  The catch is that the cars must use ...
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Mentor Embedded Linux Gains Cloud-Based IoT Platform

Mentor announced a “Mentor Embedded IoT Framework” platform that builds on top of Mentor Embedded Linux with cloud-based IoT cloud services ranging from device authentication and provisioning to monitoring and diagnostics. Mentor’s Mentor Embedded IoT Framework (MEIF) extends its Yocto Project...
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Custom Embedded Linux Distributions

In the past, many embedded projects used off-the-shelf distributions and stripped them down to bare essentials for a number of reasons. First, removing unused packages reduced storage requirements. Embedded systems are typically shy of large amounts of storage at boot time, and the storage...
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