News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Open Source Drone Controller has an FPGA-Enhanced Brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 OcPoc drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems, describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on...
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Google Fuchsia Eyes Non-Linux Things

Google’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that the platforms vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes,...
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The Top 10 IoT Application Areas – Based on Real IoT Projects

As part of a larger effort to track the IoT ecosystem, we set out, mining hundreds of homepages, and managed to assemble and verify 640 actual enterprise IoT projects (Note: We did not include any consumer IoT projects such as wearable devices or hobby projects). In a second step we took the time...
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Intel Unveils its Joule Chip Module for the Internet of Things

Joule is the latest product in Intel’s family of all-in-one chip modules for the Internet of Things. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off the new Joule module during a keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The module is a follow-up to Edison, the prior IoT module introduced...
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Linux Bug Leaves 1.4 Billion Android Users Vulnerable to Hijacking Attacks

An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to terminate connections and, if the connections aren't encrypted, inject malicious code or content into the parties' communications, researchers from mobile security firm Lookout said Monday...
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IoTiivity 2
Vijay Kesavan describes plans for IoTivity 2.0 to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems and explore usage profiles in automotive and industrial domains.

IoTivity 2.0: What’s in Store?

In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec. We also looked at how the OCF has evolved from the ...
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The Onion Omega2 Lets You Add Linux to your Hardware Projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon?The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more. This tiny board is Arduino-compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get...
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Google Waves Goodbye to Linux for New IoT OS Fuchsia - Coming Soon to Raspberry Pi

Google has started building a new open-source operating system that doesn't rely on the Linux kernel. While Android and Chrome OS have Linux at their heart, Google's new OS, dubbed Fuchsia, opts for a different kernel to create a lightweight but capable OS, suitable for running all Internet of...
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MediaTek has revealed the upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017.

MediaTek’s 10nm Mobile-Focused SoC Will Tap Cortex-A73 and -A32

MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC will also be one of the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A73 successor to the Cortex-A72, according to PhoneRadar,...
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KDE Kirigami UI Framework Makes First Debut

The previously talked about KDE Kirigami UI framework has now experienced its first public release. The Kirigami UI framework is designed for mobile and convergent applications written in Qt. Today's announcement explains, "Kirigami is not just a set of components, it is also a philosophy that...
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