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Toradex spins a distro for embedded Linux newbies

May 2, 2019

Toradex’s “Torizon” embedded Linux distro is built on Foundries.io’s Linux microPlatforms and aimed at Windows migrants and other Linux newcomers. It features Visual Studio integration, security features, OTA updates, and an optional Docker runtime.
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Purism’s Librem One and Mozilla’s WebThings focus on privacy for phones and home automation

Apr 30, 2019

Purism unveiled a “Librem One” service that brings privacy focused, encrypted chat, email, VPN, and social networking to Android and iOS phones. Meanwhile, Mozilla launched a privacy-focused WebThings Gateway 0.8 home automation stack for the Pi.
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Raspberry Pi add-on targets openHAB users

Apr 26, 2019

The $68 “ionware sdk1” is a home automation controller board add-on for the Raspberry Pi Zero W with 7x universal inputs and 7x digital outputs plus a OpenHABian Linux stack with graphical Ladder Logic programming.
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Eclipse IoT survey reveals growing role for Linux and Arm

Apr 17, 2019

The Eclipse Foundation released the results from its latest IoT Developer Survey of 1,717 Eclipse developers, finding growing use of Linux (76 percent), Arm (70 percent), and MQTT (42 percent).
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Firms partner to integrate NASA cFS on space-ready cPCI SBC

Apr 11, 2019

Aitech and EFSI have teamed up to integrate NASA’s cFs (core Flight System) using Aitech’s latest space-ready CompactPCI SBC called the SP0-S, and EFSI’s Linux distribution.
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ZigBee hub builds on Raspberry Pi

Apr 10, 2019

Dresden-Elektronik has launched two ZigBee home automation gateways: an RPi-based “Phoscon Gateway” and a “ConBee II” USB stick. The gateways run the company’s deCONZ Zigbee Gateway software paired with a new mobile app.
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First open source MIPS code is released

Apr 5, 2019

Wave Computing has released its first open source MIPS ISA without license fees or royalties. The MIPS Open release includes the latest R6 version of the MIPS 32-and-64-bit ISA plus an IDE for embedded Linux and RTOSes and support for the free MIPSfpga core.
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Linux continues advance in smart TV market

Mar 29, 2019

Linux dominates the smart TV market, which continues to grow despite concerns over privacy. A Strategy Analytics report pegs Samsung’s Tizen as the leading platform at 21 percent followed by LG’s WebOS at 12 percent.
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Rugged computers run Linux on Jetson TX2 and Xavier

Mar 18, 2019

[Updated: Mar. 20] — Aitech is offering RedHawk Linux RTOS for its rugged, compact, Jetson TX2-based A176 Cyclone and new A177 Twister systems. There’s also a similar new Jetson Xavier based A178 Thunder computer.
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Linux-driven, 4K-ready thin client starts at $204

Mar 14, 2019

VXL’s compact “Itona IQL2-64” thin client runs Linux on a dual-core Celeron N3350 with 2GB RAM, and offers 4K-ready HDMI and mini-DP, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.1, and support for Citrix, RDP, VMWare, and more.
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Linux software news from Embedded World

Feb 27, 2019

Software news from Embedded World includes an open source Google Cloud IoT Device SDK, the LF’s safety-first ELISA project, a binary Debian version of Mentor Linux, and new distros from Wind River and MontaVista.
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Wind River Linux and VxWorks team up for new Helix Virtualization Platform

Feb 26, 2019

Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform combines Wind River Linux and VxWorks under a common, cloud-managed edge computing platform. Features include virtualization and safety certified functionality, and support for guest OSes and mixed-criticality workloads.
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Renesas unveils 64-bit Arm SoCs with 96Boards dev boards

Feb 22, 2019

Renesas unveiled an “RZ-G2” family of up to octa-core Cortex-A53 and -A57 SoCs with an updated RZ/G Linux Platform with the 64-bit Arm CIP SLTS kernel for 10 year+ availability. There are also two 96Boards dev boards.
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ST announces Cortex-A7/M4 hybrid SoC and OpenSTLinux distro

Feb 21, 2019

[Updated: Feb. 23] — ST unveiled a Linux-driven “STM32MP1” SoC with dual Cortex-A7 cores and a Cortex-M4 core. The SoC will be available in April with several Raspberry Pi compatible dev boards.
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