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Skylake module aces OSADL’s real-time Linux tests

Jun 21, 2018

Congatec has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab, which has certified that the real-time Linux stack for the Skylake Xeon-E3 based Conga-TS170 COM Express module offers “excellent response times.”
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Automotive Grade Linux joins the Van Life with Mercedes-Benz Vans deal

Jun 21, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans has tapped the Linux-based AGL infotainment stack for next-gen vehicles equipped with cutting-edge connectivity and robotics technology.
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Google’s Fuchsia OS will support Linux apps

Jun 20, 2018

Google’s non-Linux-based Fuchsia OS has added an emulator for running Debian Linux apps. Like its upcoming Linux emulator for Chrome OS, Fuchsia’s “Guest” app will offer tighter integration than typical emulators.
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Debian variant offers safe homeland for systemd haters

Jun 13, 2018

[Updated: June 20] —The Devuan project has released a v2.0 ASCII version of its Devuan fork of Debian that replaces the systemd init with OpenRC, and let’s you load other inits of your choice. The release supports several major Linux hacker boards.
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NXP’s EdgeScale IoT management suite tapped for Linux gateways

Jun 7, 2018

NXP announced partnerships with Alibaba and six embedded equipment companies that are deploying its EdgeScale middleware for secure edge computing device management on Linux-driven devices based on NXP QorIQ Layerscape SoCs.
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Robotics dev kit runs new Isaac SDK on octa-core Xavier module

Jun 7, 2018

Nvidia announced an “Isaac” software developer platform for robots and other autonomous machines that runs on its Linux-friendly octa-core, ARM64 “Jetson Xavier” module with integrated high-end Volta GPU. A $1,300 dev kit is due in August.
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Android Things exits beta with OTA goodies and licensing restrictions

May 9, 2018

Google released Android Things 1.0 with new ARM-based production platforms and a surprise gift: three free years of OTA support. But commercial production over 100 units requires a licensing deal.
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Linux still rules IoT, says survey, with Raspbian leading the way

Apr 30, 2018

The Eclipse IoT Developer Survey shows Linux (led by Raspbian) is the leading IoT platforms at 71.8 percent, with FreeRTOS pressing Windows for second place. AWS is the leading IoT cloud platform.
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Prepping device drivers for Real-Time Linux

Apr 25, 2018

At Embedded Linux Conference 2018, NI’s Julia Cartwright told device driver authors how to ensure their drivers will run without a hitch on Real-Time Linux.
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Why Microsoft chose Linux for Azure Sphere

Apr 19, 2018

Why did Microsoft choose to launch an Arm/Linux SoC design with device-to-cloud security? A VDC analyst suggests that Azure Sphere is all about competing with Amazon FreeRTOS.
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Microsoft unveils secure MCU platform with a Linux-based OS

Apr 16, 2018

[Updated: April 17] — Microsoft announced an “Azure Sphere” blueprint for hybrid Cortex-A/Cortex-M SoCs that run a Linux-based Azure Sphere OS and include end-to-end Microsoft security technologies and a cloud service. Products based on a MediaTek MT3620 Azure Sphere chip are due by year’s end.
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The best way to build with Yocto Project and BitBake

Apr 11, 2018

At the Embedded Linux Conference, Intel’s Stephano Cetola offered tips and tricks for getting the most of Yocto Project and its BitBake build system, from using layers and SSTATE cache to exploring package feeds and BitBake scripts.
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Open source Linux automotive stack runs on Raspberry Pi and new Intel ARP

Apr 10, 2018

Luxoft has released an open source version of its Linux- and GENIVI-based PELUX automotive development platform, which runs on an RPi 3 and Intel’s ARP platform, based on an Atom-driven Conga-SA5 COM and a Cyclone V SoC FPGA.
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Intel sheds Wind River

Apr 4, 2018

Investment firm TPG has acquired Intel’s Wind River software subsidiary, which develops the Wind River Linux and VxWorks embedded development platforms.
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