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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.

Home Assistant 2020.12 ships on an Odroid-N2+ bundle

Dec 16, 2020

The Home Assistant project unleashed a major 2020.12 release featuring “blueprint” templates. The open source home automation software is available on a $140 to $160 Odroid-N2+ Home Assistant Blue bundle with enclosure.

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.