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Open source Zephyr RTOS snuggles up to RISC-V with new members

Aug 17, 2018

The Zephyr Project announced six new members including RISC-V boosters SiFive and AntMicro, and expanded development support to more than 100 boards.
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TensorFlow Pi port is latest salvo in battle for edge analytics

Aug 13, 2018

The recent port of TensorFlow to the Raspberry Pi is the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers.
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Arm acquires data management firm and unveils IoT platform

Aug 3, 2018

Arm has acquired Treasure Data and is integrating its DBMS technology in a new “Pelion IoT Platform” SaaS service built around Arm Mbed Cloud plus wireless gateway technology from its acquisition of Stream Technologies.
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Latest EdgeX IoT middleware release gets smaller, faster, and more secure

Aug 2, 2018

[Update Aug. 9] —EdgeX Foundry’s “California” release of its EdgeX IoT middleware adds security features and is rewritten in Go for faster boot and a smaller footprint, enabling it to run on the Raspberry Pi and other small footprint computers.
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Reunited with LEDE, OpenWrt releases stable 18.06 version

Aug 1, 2018

The OpenWrt project released version 18.06 of its router-oriented Linux distro, representing the first stable release since the reunification with the forked LEDE project. OpenWrt 18.06 moves to Linux 4.9.111 for some targets and adds Spectre and Meltdown fixes.
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Google tips AI co-processor and IoT framework for Linux and Android Things gateways

Jul 25, 2018

Google unveiled a stripped-down “Edge TPU” version of its Tensor Processing Unit AI chip plus a Cloud IoT Edge stack for Arm-based IoT gateways that run Linux or Android Things. An NXP-based dev kit is due in October.
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Streamlining build environment management with Linux containers

Jul 20, 2018

At the Open Source Summit, Daynix Computing’s Yan Vugenfirer demonstrated his company’s open source “Rebuild” framework, which uses Docker containers to help streamline the management of build environments.
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As EU tightens screws on Android, Google focuses on a Fuchsia future

Jul 19, 2018

[Updated: July 22] — Google plans to replace Android with Fuchsia beginning with a smart speaker in 2021, says Bloomberg. Fuchsia could help Google sidestep Android-related legal threats from Oracle and the EU, which just slapped Google with a $5.1 billion fine.
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IIoT platform extends from the cloud to the depths of a mine

Jul 17, 2018

Advantech announced an IoT platform initially targeting mine safety that combines BTI’s “MIOTY” LPWAN sensor solution running on an Ubuntu-powered Advantech ARK-2250L gateway connected to a Hitachi IoT Service Hub running on Microsoft Azure.
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CAN-based passive telematics software hitches ride on the Raspberry Pi

Jul 11, 2018

On Indiegogo, Network Sorcery is pitching “UCAN” software for a CAN-equipped Raspberry Pi board that enables passive, real-time decoding of automotive telematics data over the CAN Bus. UCAN initially supports GM, Infiniti, and Nissan cars.
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Snapdragon 820 board gains Linux BSP

Jul 9, 2018

VIA has released a Yocto Project based Linux BSP for its previously Android-only SOM-9X20 module, which is sold along with a carrier board for $569. The module features a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS.
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AGL reveals virtualization stack for the software defined vehicle

Jul 4, 2018

The Automotive Grade Linux project has unveiled plans for a virtualization framework for its Linux-based automotive distribution that provides a flexible, mixed criticality bus architecture to plug in multiple existing hypervisors and partitioners.
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Raspbian wizard and app store toss a lifeline to newbies

Jul 2, 2018

Raspbian has been updated with a setup wizard and an app store. Meanwhile, Alpine Linux has added RPi 3 B+ support, BusyBox 1.29 has improved router support, and SUSE Linux has been sold again.
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Timesys launches security services for embedded Linux

Jun 29, 2018

Timesys has launched a “TRST” security solution for embedded Linux IoT devices to reduce the attack surface of products, harden devices, and and “maintain security at IoT scale.”
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