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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.

Open comm protocol for AUVs embarks with BeagleBone based modem

Aug 15, 2017

NATO’s open source JANUS standard for underwater communications is first appearing in a BeagleBone-based acoustic modem running Linux.

Free security service scans open source Linux IoT binaries

Aug 14, 2017

[Updated: Aug. 22] — Insignary unveiled TruthIsIntheBinary, a free, cloud-based version of its Clarity binary code scanning software aimed at open source Linux IoT code.

Final Android Things preview adds RPi3 features and new i.MX6 UL target

Aug 11, 2017

Google released Developer Preview 5 of Android Things, adding Android O, OpenGL ES, and WebView on the RPi 3, and support for an i.MX6 UL based “SprIoT” kit.

IoT cloud service adds Linux support via free BeagleBone BSP

Aug 4, 2017

Anaren released v2.1 of its Anaren Atmosphere cloud-based IoT development platform, for the first time adding Linux support via a free BeagleBone Black BSP.

Arduino announces developer workshop following Musto ouster

Aug 3, 2017

Arduino opened registration for an Arduino Core Developers Workshop following a shakeup in which controversial CEO Federico Musto left the company.