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Embedded Board Farm service enables remote testing and development

Jun 10, 2021

Timesys has launched an Embedded Board Farm service that provides secure remote access to embedded hardware and BSPs for Linux, Android, QNX, and FreeRTOS for software development, test automation, and debugging.

Sensory’s custom voice assistant debuts on a Linux-based microwave

May 6, 2021

Sensory announced that its 100 percent locally processed TrulyHandsfree technology can be used to create custom voice assistants without sacrificing privacy, as demonstrated in a new Linux-based Farberware FM11VABK microwave.

SiFive reveals X280 core and AndeSight RISC-V IDE moves to v5.0

Apr 26, 2021

SiFive revealed its RISC-V-based SiFive Intelligence X280 core IP with RVV extensions for AI/ML edge computing. Andes, meanwhile, unveiled its Linux-ready AndeSight IDE v5.0 with new RVP and RVV support.

Ubuntu goes all-out for Wayland

Apr 22, 2021

Canonical released Ubuntu 21.04, featuring Wayland enabled by default plus a Flutter SDK and native Microsoft Active Directory integration. Meanwhile, Linux 5.12 will drop on Sunday.

MicroK8s footprint shrinks by a third for easier Pi and Jetson clusters

Apr 15, 2021

Canonical released MicroK8s 1.21, featuring a 32.5 percent smaller footprint to enable Kubernetes deployments of 540MB, thereby easing clustering on platforms such as the Raspberry Pi and Nvidia Jetson.

Nvidia launches TAO software for easier AI model training

Apr 12, 2021

Nvidia unveiled a GUI-based “TAO” framework that eases AI model training for GPU-equipped platforms such as Jetson. There is also an upcoming “Grace” CPU plus improvements to Nvidia’s Jarvis voice agent, Maxine video SDK, and other AI tools.

Linux Foundation boosts security with crypto signing and ID credentialing groups

Mar 10, 2021

The Linux Foundation has launched a “sigstore” project for improving software security via crypto software signing and transparency logs. The LF also announced new members for OpenSSF and launched a “DizmeID Foundation” for digital ID credentialing.

Adlink announces pre-certified Ubuntu and Altium Upverter design tools

Mar 3, 2021

Adlink and Canonical announced they will pre-certify Adlink systems with Ubuntu. Adlink also says it is offering Altium’s Geppetto-infused Upverter board customization service for its I-Pi carriers for SMARC modules based on the Rockchip PX30, i.MX8M, and i.MX8M Plus.

Khronos and EMVA collaborate on embedded camera standards

Feb 24, 2021

The Khronos Group and the European Machine Vision Association have formed an Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group to explore open, royalty-free API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors.

EdgeX Foundry based edge software adds AI support

Feb 11, 2021

IOTech announced v1.8 of its EdgeX Foundry “Hanoi” based “Edge Xpert” edge computing platform that adds OpenVINO support for computer vision and edge AI.

Open source Linux debugging tool focuses on IPC

Feb 10, 2021

Guardicore has released an open source debugging tool called “IPCDump” for tracing and visualizing interprocess communication on Linux. Features include tracing IPC between short-lived processes.

Ubuntu Core 20 adds secure boot and startup service

Feb 2, 2021

Canonical has released Ubuntu Core 20, an embedded variant of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, adding secure boot and full disk encryption. There is also a Smart Start service to help launch Ubuntu Core based products.

Zededa cloud/edge framework builds on Linux-based EVE-OS

Jan 28, 2021

Zededa has launched a cloud-native stack for orchestrating distributed edge computers based on the open source, Linux-based EVE-OS. Zededa supports Docker, Kubernetes, and VMs, and features an app store and zero trust security.

Open Automation Software Platform now runs on Raspberry Pi

Dec 23, 2020

Open Automation Software OAS has announced that its OAS Platform supports the Raspberry Pi 4, enabling low-cost, remote Pi-based data logging devices on multiplatform OAS automation networks.