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New HA clustering on MicroK8s eases path to clustered edge appliances

Nov 15, 2019

Canonical announced high availability clustering in MicroK8s, its single-node Kubernetes environment for prototyping k8s applications and running edge containers on IoT gateways. The feature is enabled using Dqlite.
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Wind River Simics embedded sim platform gets easier and faster

Nov 5, 2019

Wind River has released a major update to its Wind River Simics simulation and testing platform for Wind River Linux. The new Simics offers ease of use and performance enhancements, including 20 percent faster simulation times.
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Ubuntu 19.10 on the edge: Raspberry Pi 4 support and MicroK8s

Oct 17, 2019

Ubuntu 19.10 debuts “strict confinement” support for MicroK8s — Canonical’s snap-deployed, single-node Kubernetes environment — enabling easier deployment of k8s containers on edge gateways. MicroK8s can even run on the newly supported RPi 4.
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Tiny edge-container platform targets BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi

Oct 2, 2019

Nubix.io’s free, lightweight “Nubix” edge-container platform for IoT initially supports the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone with a library of preconfigured sensor packages, analytics tools, and “tiny services.”
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Open source version of OPC UA spec for M2M launches

Sep 27, 2019

OSADL announced OPC Foundation certification of its open source, C-developed “open62541” v1.0 implementation of the TSN-enabled OPC UA standard for M2M Ethernet communications. Kalycito has launched an open62541 starter kit that runs on a Linux-ready TQ gateway.
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Linux-powered NVR can stream and analyze 12 HD cam feeds without a cloud connection

Sep 19, 2019

[Updated: 3:45PM] — A new “Camect” camera hub and 1TB NVR that can aggregate up to 12 HD streams has funded on Indiegogo. The $279 device runs Linux on an Apollo Lake SoC and provides AI algorithms to analyze video without a cloud service.
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3rd gen kit for embedded linux self-training is Raspberry Pi B-based

Sep 13, 2019

The 3rd generation Embedded Linux Learning Kit from Intellimetrix includes a Raspberry Pi 3B board, a Pi HAT with peripherals, power supply, cables and Linux software. It also features a manual tailored specifically for teaching yourself embedded Linux.
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Shipping schedule released for Linux-driven Librem 5 phone

Sep 9, 2019

Purism has revealed its shipping schedule for its privacy-oriented Librem 5 smartphone running PureOS. Comprised of six iterations, the shipping schedule spans from this month into Q4 2020. Meanwhile, the Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has launched its 3rd gen phone, the Fairphone 3 running Android 9.
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Cloud-based OTA manager for IoT is now free for up to three Linux devices

Aug 28, 2019

UpSwift is offering a free lifetime subscription to makers and developers who want to manage up to three Linux-based devices with the UpSwift cloud-based IoT management and micro-updating platform.
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Automotive Grade Linux update clusters up — and IBM’s OpenPower opens up

Aug 22, 2019

The Linux Foundation’s AGL released UCB 8.0 with new improved profiles for telematics and instrument cluster and launched an Instrument Cluster Expert Group. The LF also gobbled up IBM’s OpenPower Foundation as IBM unveiled a royalty-free Power ISA.
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Linux-driven Librem 5 phone is on pre-order for $699

Aug 1, 2019

Purism has opened $699 pre-orders for its privacy-oriented Librem 5 smartphone, with Q3 shipments. The phone runs the Linux-based PureOS on a quad -A53 i.MX8M with 3GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, a 5.7-inch IPS touchscreen, and a 4G modem.
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Arm expands Pelion IoT platform

Aug 1, 2019

Arm released a “Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0” platform for mobile network operators with a new automation engine to scale IoT with real-time triggers and eSIM provisioning.
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LG buddies up with Qt to expand webOS in autos, smart home, and robots

Jun 25, 2019

The Qt Company and LG are collaborating to integrate LG’s Linux-based webOS Open Source Edition with the Qt development platform for automotive, smart home, and robotics.
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DJI spices up Matrice drones with 2nd Gen Manifold computer running Ubuntu with snaps

Jun 17, 2019

Canonical announced Ubuntu snaps support for DJI’s second-gen Manifold companion computer for its Matrice drones. The Manifold 2 offers a choice of Jetson TX2 or Intel Coffee Lake-U chips.
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