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Open source ACRN hypervisor debuts on an industrial edge platform

Dec 9, 2020

TTTech’s Linux-based “Nerve Blue’” industrial edge computing platform is the first commercial implementation of the open source ACRN hypervisor. Nerve Blue includes a node stack that runs on Intel based systems plus a cloud management stack.

Ubuntu 20.10 release showcases Raspberry Pi support

Oct 23, 2020

Canonical released Ubuntu 20.10 with optimized Raspberry Pi images for all major Pi SBCs and modules, including a full Desktop version that runs on higher-end models. There is also improved micro cloud support, including the Pi-ready MicroK8s 1.19.

The future of data in robotics

Oct 2, 2020

( Circuit Cellar article) Distilling Insights from Tomorrow’s Digital Exhaust — Modern robotics data works on a whole different scale these days. They need to by ingest, process and transmit lots of complicated data. Jeff Linnell explains this transformation.

Geppetto carrier design service licensed by Toradex for Arm Linux modules

Sep 24, 2020

Toradex has licensed Altium’s online Geppetto embedded board prototyping and design tool for customers using its Arm-based, Linux supported Verdin and Colibri modules.

Microchip releases open source GUI kit for its SAMA5 and SAM9 chips

Sep 22, 2020

Microchip has introduced a free, open source “Ensemble Graphics Toolkit” running on Linux for building C++ based GUIs for its Cortex-A5 SAMA5 and Arm9 SAM9 SoCs.

Arm Linux version of J-Link debugger lets the Raspberry Pi play host

Sep 11, 2020

Segger has ported its J-Link debugging software to Arm Linux hardware such as the Raspberry Pi for use with its J-Link Debug Probes. The news follows the release of the compatible Eclipse Embedded CDT for Arm and RISC-V.

Automotive HMI software debuts free Raspberry Pi runtime SDK

Sep 1, 2020

Elektrobit released v6.10 of its EB Guide automotive HMI software for Android and Windows plus a free EB Guide GTF runtime SDK for the Raspberry Pi. EB Guide 6.10 enhances namespaces, tag filtering, editing, and more.

Smart vision system combines 8th Gen UP Xtreme with AOTU.AI’s BrainFrame software

Aug 24, 2020

Aaeon’s “UPX-Edge BrainFrame Dev Kit” is based on the Whiskey Lake powered UP Xtreme SBC and Myriad X AI modules and provides AOTU.AI’s Linux-based BrainFrame smart vision software.

The Future of Linux Security: Securing Linux-Based Systems in 4 Steps

Jul 30, 2020

(Circuit Cellar article)The intricacies of maintaining today’s Linux-based platforms make it very challenging for developers to cover every potential entry point. In 2019 there was an average of more than 45 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) logged per day. How does a development organization keep up with that?

Robotics controller runs Ubuntu on AGX Xavier

Jul 24, 2020

Adlink’s rugged “ROScube-X” robotics controller runs Ubuntu, ROS 2, Adlink’s Neuron SDK, and AWS RoboMaker on a Jetson AGX Xavier with 2x GbE, 5x USB 3.1, 2x M.2, and optional PCIe, CAN, LTE, and time-sync’d GMSL2 camera I/O.

SiFive speeds up RISC-V cores as Codasip releases first Linux-ready IP

Jul 23, 2020

[Updated: July 24] — SiFive has upgraded its RISC-V Core IP, including its Linux-enabled U5- and U7-series CPUs, with a “20G1” release that boosts performance and reduces power. Meanwhile, Codasip unveiled a Linux-ready “Bk7” RISC-V core.

Open source ACRN v2.0 hypervisor focuses on IoT

Jul 21, 2020

Project ACRN has released v2.0 of its open source IoT and automotive hypervisor with a new hybrid-mode architecture for simultaneous deployment of safety critical and resourcing sharing VMs. ACRN v2.0 also adds OpenStack and Kata support.

Zynq UltraScale+ SBC sells for $259, offers Baidu AI tools

Jul 1, 2020

MYIR’s $259 “FZ3 Card” SBC runs Linux with Baidu AI tools on a Zynq UltraScale+ via its MYC-CZU3EG module with 4GB DDR4 and 8GB eMMC. Specs include mini-DP, GbE, 2x USB, PCIe, 2x 40-pin GPIO, and CSI and BT1120 cam links.

MontaVista adds continuous integration support

Jun 29, 2020

MontaVista announced v3.1 of its Carrier Grade eXpress 3.1 embedded Linux distro based on Linux 5.4 LTS and Yocto 3.1 LTS. CGX 3.1 improves support for CI/CD and is more closely aligned with the Yocto Project.