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Amazon spins an Ubuntu-driven “AWS DeepLens” cam

Dec 4, 2017

[Updated: Dec. 8] — Amazon unveiled a 4MP, HD-ready, $249 “DeepLens” machine learning camera with AWS hooks, that runs Ubuntu on a Cherry Trail SoC.

Automotive Grade Linux plumbing reveals familiar Linux faces

Nov 30, 2017

At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Konsulko’s Matt Porter and Scott Murray dig into AGL plumbing — and it turns out it’s not so scary after all.

NXP’s open source OpenIL Linux distro has Xenomai and OpenTSN support

Nov 28, 2017

NXP unveiled an “Open Industrial Linux” (OpenIL) distribution with real-time Xenomai extensions, crypto security, and support for OpenTSN networking.

Intel debuts “Arduino Create” software on a new UP Squared Grove kit

Nov 2, 2017

[Updated: Nov. 7] — Intel unveiled a version of the “Arduino Create” toolkit for Intel-based systems running Linux. It debuts on a new “UP Squared IoT Grove Development Kit.”

Embedded Linux Conference Europe videos posted for free streaming

Nov 2, 2017

The Linux Foundation has posted 13 videos of Open Source Summit Europe keynotes and 57 videos of Embedded Linux Conference Europe sessions on YouTube.

NXP’s “crossover” Cortex-M7 chip gains uClinux BSP

Nov 1, 2017

Emcraft unveiled a uClinux BSP for NXP’s new i.MX RT1050 EVK and up to 600MHz i.MX RT chip, which NXP calls the fastest Cortex-M processor yet.

Renesas taps new 10-year SLTS kernel from the Civil Infrastructure Platform

Oct 16, 2017

Renesas upgraded the Linux stack for its RZ/G SoCs to use CIP’s 10-year SLTS kernel. Meanwhile, the standard LTS kernel will expand from 2 to 6 years.

New mobile Linux contenders keep the dream alive

Sep 29, 2017

[Updated: Oct. 2] — The open source Linux phone movement is heating up again with new ZeroPhone and Librem 5 launches and software projects like Halium OS and PostmarketOS.

Android Oreo adds Linux kernel requirements, debuts Project Treble

Sep 7, 2017

[Updated: 11:41AM] — As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security.

Survey shows Linux and FreeRTOS out front in embedded tech

Aug 29, 2017

AspenCore’s 2017 survey of embedded tech developers reveals that open source OSes like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to grow as proprietary platforms decline.

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

Aug 28, 2017

[Updated: Sep. 9] — The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 2MP, 720p camera, plus WiFi, BT, and optional 3G, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad -A7 SoC.

Adlink gear to showcase VMWare’s Liota based IoT framework

Aug 24, 2017

Adlink will offer the new VMware Pulse IoT Center service and Linux-friendly Liota (Little IoT Agent) to Adlink customers as pre-integrated solutions.