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Cutting Linux down to size

Apr 14, 2017 — 5,476 views

New tools like musl, toybox, and Clang are offering new techniques for shrinking the Linux kernel, file-system, and user space for IoT.

Ubuntu convergence implodes

Apr 6, 2017 — 2,130 views

With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Canonical will replace Ubuntu’s touch-enabled Unity8 “convergence” desktop with GNOME, thereby abandoning its mobile ambitions.

Building a secure bootloader for the Quark D2000 and SE

Apr 5, 2017 — 441 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Daniele Alessandrelli related how his team built a QM-Bootloader for Intel’s MCU-like Quark D2000 and SE with secure firmware upgrades.

Open source OTA software targets Linux devices

Mar 31, 2017 — 1,193 views

Mender’s open source, Yocto-optimized OTA updater for embedded Linux devices features a dual A/B rootfs partition layout with automatic rollback support.

Linux, meet DisplayPort

Mar 31, 2017 — 2,642 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream.

OpenGL accelerated x86 games come to Raspberry Pi

Mar 30, 2017 — 3,476 views

Eltechs released v2.0 of its ExaGear Desktop VM for running x86 apps on ARM/Linux devices. It adds OpenGL hardware graphics acceleration for the Pi 2 and 3.

Consortium aims to unify Linux and Android IoT

Mar 17, 2017 — 1,304 views

Advantech and nine firms, including Retronix, ThunderSoft, Canonical, and Timesys, launched an Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) for IoT standards.

Ubuntu snaps expand to Orange Pi SBCs and a QorIQ SoC

Mar 16, 2017 — 1,832 views

Shenzhen Xunlong is launching an Ubuntu snap app store for its Orange Pi SBCs. Canonical also ported its snap-based Ubuntu Core distro to NXP’s LS1043A SoC.

NXP aims new MCUs and QorIQ SoCs at IoT

Mar 16, 2017 — 911 views

NXP announced a Linux-ready, dual ARMv8 QorIQ LS1028A SoC with TSN Ethernet, and unveiled several new MCUs including a tiny, 4x4mm MC9S08SUx.

MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Mar 6, 2017 — 306 views

MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology.

Virtual thin client builds on Raspberry Pi 3, offers HD streaming, dual displays

Mar 1, 2017 — 2,613 views

NComputing’s RPi 3-based “RX300” thin client can be used as a client for its vSpace Pro 10 virtualization platform, as well as in standalone Raspbian mode.

Ubuntu Core ported to an i.MX6 COM, a Dell IoT gateway, and a LimeNET base station

Feb 28, 2017 — 1,253 views

Ubuntu Core is available on Technologic’s i.MX6-based TS-4900 COM, will run on Dell’s Edge Gateway 3000, and will soon appear on a LimeNET base station.

Protecting Linux devices with verified boot, from ROM to Userspace

Feb 16, 2017 — 1,655 views

Amid growing concern regarding escalating attacks on Linux-based devices, a well-attended talk at ELC Europe 2016 focused on the topic of verified boot schemes.