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Linux-Friendly Arduino Simplifies IoT Development

Arduino’s support for Linux IoT devices and single-board computers (SBCs) announced at the Embedded Linux Conference+Open IoT Summit NA in March cemented Arduino’s focus on cloud-connected IoT development, extending its reach into edge computing. This move was likely driven by multiple factors —...
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Develop your Linux Apps on This RISC-V Board

The “news” is that Microsemi and SiFive have collaborated on an expansion board that’s based on Microsemi’s RISC-V-based Polarfire FPGAs. The expansion board makes it easier for developers to write Linux-based applications targeting RISC-V using the Mi-V RISC-V ecosystem. RISC-V is a free and open...
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Survey Shows Linux the Top Operating System for Internet of Things Devices

The results are in from the latest IoT Developer Survey and again this year, Linux is by far the most used operating system for Internet of Things devices. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Linux rules the roost in all areas of computing, so why should IoT be any different? The online survey is...
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Android Things
Eric Brown has details on newly announced Android Things features and related products.

Android Things 1.0 Offers Free OTA Updates — With Restrictions

A year and a half after Google announced that its stripped down, IoT-oriented Brillo version of Android was being recast as Android Things, the platform has emerged from Developer Preview as Android Things 1.0. The good news is that Google is offering customers free automated updates for three...
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Did You Know Linux Is in Your TV?

From humble beginnings, Linux has been adopted for everything from low-power electronics to supercomputers running in space. It is able to do this because of its versatility and the openness of the Linux community to entertain new use-cases. The multiplier effect of community software development...
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In-Vehicle Computers Run Linux on Apollo Lake

Lanner’s Linux-friendly V3 Series of Apollo Lake based in-vehicle computers includes V3G and V3S models with -40 to 70°C and MIL-STD-810G ruggedization. The V3S adds a third mini-PCIe slot and 4x PoE-ready GbE ports for IP cameras.Lanner has launched the first two models in a rugged new V3 Series...
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Linux device driver authors will need to ensure that their drivers play nice with RT-enabled kernels.

Developers: Prepare Your Drivers for Real-Time Linux

Although Real-Time Linux (RT Linux) has been a staple at Embedded Linux Conferences for years -- here’s a story on the RT presentations in 2007 -- many developers have viewed the technology to be peripheral to their own embedded projects. Yet as RT, enabled via the PREEMPT_RT patch, prepares to be...
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Azure Sphere
Microsoft has unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel; Eric Brown has the details. (Image: Microsoft)

Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT

The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel. The correct response? 1. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You’re killing me! 2. Good one, dude, but April 1st was weeks ago. 3. Hallelujah! Linux and open source have finally beaten the evil empire. Can...
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Automotive Linux
Hear from industry leaders at Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan, happening in Tokyo June 20-22.

Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan

The first round of keynotes for Automotive Linux Summit & Open Source Summit Japan have been announced. Join us June 20 – 22, 2018 in Tokyo to hear from these speakers and more: Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Dan Cauchy, Executive Director, Automotive Grade Linux Seiji Goto, ...
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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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