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Embedded/Devices Linux News for October-November 2013





  • Qseven COM runs Linux on AMD G-Series SoC
    Hectronic will soon begin sampling a Linux-compatible Qseven computer-on-module based on AMD’s dual-core, 1GHz G-Series SoC. Claimed as the first Qseven COM to use the new AMD SoC, the H6069 is equipped with 2GB of soldered DDR3 RAM and an optional 32GB SSD, and features dual display support, 12 Watt power consumption, and optional industrial temperature range operation.


  • Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a home server


  • ARM/FPGA hybrid SoC taps Cortex-A53, 14nm process
  • Your car is about to go open source
    Automakers want to standardize on a Linux-based OS that would make vehicle infotainment systems act more like smartphones
  • Automotive-oriented hypervisor taps ARM TrustZone


  • AMD Gizmo SBC gains open source bootloader
    Sage Electronic Engineering, has released a free board support package for AMD’s community-backed Gizmo SBC equipped with the open source, Coreboot-based SageBIOS bootloader. SageBIOS BSP for Gizmo further supports the $189, G-Series-based Gizmo board with “free payloads and drivers to enable peripherals,” says the company.


  • Qt embedded GUI supports Android and Linux
    Digia announced an Android and Linux-targeted embedded version of its cross-platform Qt GUI framework called Qt Enterprise Embedded that combines a Qt Creator based IDE with a new embedded Boot to Qt stack. The Digia-backed Qt project also released the beta of Qt 5.2 with a new Scene Graphic renderer and the first production-ready support for Android and iOS.
  • Wind River Linux adds 64-bit ARM, adopts Yocto 1.5
    Wind River announced Wind River Linux 6, featuring Yocto Project 1.5 Linux kernel and toolchain, and expanded multi-architecture hardware support including 64-bit ARMv8. Wind River also announced a faster new Yocto-compatible version of its carrier-grade Wind River Open Virtualization software.
  • Yocto Project Adds Mac and Windows Cross-Compiler for Intel’s Linux-Based Galileo Board
    But the less obvious engineering feat was achieving cross compatibility between the board’s custom Linux OS and Arduino’s application development software necessary to port C code to the device from Windows and Mac, as well as Linux.
  • 3 Embedded Linux Projects Built With the Yocto Project
    In August Intel launched the Yocto Project Innovation Challenge to help showcase developers who are building – or simply imagining -- Yocto-based embedded Linux applications and devices.


  • Multi-core MIPS SoCs add Linux support
    Wind River announced Wind River Linux support for Cavium’s newly shipping Octeon III system-on-chips. Aimed at high-end networking applications, the 28nm-fabricated Octeon III SoCs offer as many as 48 MIPS64 cores clocked up to 2.5GHz, support MIPSr5 architecture features like hardware virtualization, and integrate accelerators for deep packet inspection (DPI), packet processing, security, search, and QoS.


  • Trio of Bay Trail-I boards includes Nano-ITX SBC
    Portwell announced a computer-on-module along with a pair of single-board computers built around Intel’s new embedded-specific Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) system-on-chips. The three Linux-friendly boards include a Type 6 COM Express Compact COM, a Mini-ITX style embedded motherboard, and an SBC implemented in the rarely seen Nano-ITX form factor.


  • How to attend a robotics show robotically
    Suitable Technologies is offering $50 rentals of its “Beam” mobile telepresence robot, so 50 robotics enthusiasts can remotely attend the RoboBusiness conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Oct. 23-25. The Ubuntu- and ROS-based Beam will be available to the first 50 applicants, letting them explore the show at up to 1.5 meters/sec and interact with others via video conferencing.


  • Tiny SBC runs Linux on 2GHz TI OMAP SoC
    ISEE announced a highly compact single board computer powered by a 2GHz dual-core Cortex-A15 based Texas Instruments OMAP5432 system-on-chip. The IGEPv5 SBC ships with a Yocto-built Linux stack, but also supports Android, and is packed with I/O including five USB ports, mSATA, microSD, HDMI, DisplayPort, audio in/out, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth wireless, and more.


  • PicUntu 4.5 installer loads Ubuntu onto Rockchip RK3188 devices
  • 3 Embedded Linux Projects Built With the Yocto Project
    In August Intel launched the Yocto Project Innovation Challenge to help showcase developers who are building – or simply imagining -- Yocto-based embedded Linux applications and devices.


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