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Arm on Arm with David Rusling, Linaro CTO

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2018

Linaro CTO David Rusling talks about some of the latest things Linaro is focusing on, to enable Arm development on Arm, working with companies to bring Arm Powered developer desktops and laptops standardizing systems with an Architecture for the Embedded Space (EBBR). He also talks about Automotive, Machine Learning and more.

$50 eduMIP with 96Boards, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, with Thomas Bewley (UCSD Professor)

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2018

UC San Diego Professor Thomas Bewley discusses his Segway-like educational robotics kit, eduMIP, based on the BeagleBone Blue at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018. This inexpensive kit (available online, for $128, at Renaissance Robotics https://www.renaissancerobotics.com/eduMIP.html) is used in his Embedded Control & Robotics course at UCSD, which Prof Bewley is currently working on taking online as a MOOC. It is also beginning to be used by a community of researchers and educators at other universities around the world. In this video, Prof Bewley also introduces his early efforts in developing new (and, significantly higher-power) motor-control daughterboards in the 96boards and Raspberry Pi formats. He also discusses eduMIP v.2 and some other advanced prototypes in his lab, as well as the Robot Control (RC) software library that drives this hardware, and will ultimately enable easy porting of control codes across the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, and 96boards linux-based product lines, in addition to deployment onto very-low-cost custom targets based on Cortex M based processors running an RTOS. His ultimate goal with this ambitious effort is to facilitate a much more seamless pathway from lab prototype to commercial product.

ARM desktop for everything, Daniel Thompson uses it for everything

Posted by Charbax – September 16, 2018

Daniel Thompson has exclusively been using the ARM developerbox you can read more about it here: https://www.96boards.org/product/developerbox/ and you can see Daniel Thompson's keynote at Linaro Connect here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAfpd3qFOZg

Sanechips (ZTE subsidiary) NB-IoT RoseFinch7100 ARM Cortex-M0

Posted by Charbax – September 16, 2018

RoseFinch7100 has passed the certification of China Mobile and China Telecom, and it has been widely deployed in gas meters, household appliances, municipal management (parking, manhole cover, street lamp, environmental monitoring) and other industries.

The demonstration will show the RoseFinch7100 running the Zephyr RTOS with integrated IP/TCP/UDP/COAP/MQTT/LWM2M protocols, IoT Cloud Engine and FOTA services. Sanechips has worked closely with the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) group to enable upstream Zephyr support for the chip. The Sanechips Development Environment (SDE), based on OpenOCD (Open On-Chip Debugger) and Eclipse, will also be demonstrated.

Produced on a 55nm ultra low power technology process, the RoseFinch7100 is specifically designed for intensive low power IoT applications, such as cellular LPWA (low power wide area). The chip integrates the low power/high performance CEVA-X1 DSP IP for baseband and offers low sleep current of 2uA at 2V, which can provide an extended battery life. It also offers Cloud-Chip Global Security based on Trusted Zone, up to 30 GPIOs and all R14 Frequency Bands, and no need for an external MCU as the RoseFinch7100 can provide strong connectivity for most LPWA applications independently.

Self-driving rover using the 96Boards Carbon development board

Posted by Charbax – September 16, 2018

At the Linaro Connect, Sahaj Sarup, Applications Engineer at 96Boards, based on the IoT Edition Carbon Development Board powered by the STMicroelectronics STM32F401RE ARM Cortex-M4 running Zephyr. There are 6 ultrasonic sensors preventing it from bumping into things, 4 IR sensors preventing it from falling down, there are LED's also representing the distance to the objects on each side of the self-driving rover.

New iPhone sucks! Buy Gemini PDA or Vernee Mix 2 instead

Posted by Charbax – September 14, 2018

To be honest, I watched 1 video about the new iPhone, as I can see it's pretty much still a hugely overpriced shitty notch phone. Good job from the Trillion dollar fruit gadgets company. (I mean of course their new 7nm ARM processor surely is interesting..) The Gemini PDA is my daily driver phone, I use my Gemini PDA every day as my main phone for over 6 months now (since I filmed this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTU28QgYHdQ&t=203s ), Gemini PDA is amazing for me to be productive, to be able to type texts with my phone nearly as fast as I would on a laptop, and here I also show a properly great value $150 Vernee Mix 2 phone available at around $150 here https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_906061.html?wid=1527929 (thank you Gearbest for sending me this one!) There are some newer Bezel-less phones that have been released since, some perhaps slightly lighter, with better GPS positioning accuracy, better camera and brighter display. Check back later for more videos on these.

Avnet shows $249 Ultra96 Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

From idea to design and from prototype to production, Avnet supports customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle. A comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology.

Avnet has a very strong, technical community focus and is now home to such entities as Premier Farnell, Element14, MakerSource, hackster.io, and Raspberry Pi.

Avnet is Xilinx’ global distributor and technical partner. Xilinx has awarded Avnet a Premier partnership level in their Alliance Program. In addition to distributing Xilinx devices, Avnet also designs development boards, creates and delivers training, and also customizes and manufacturers Xilinx-based boards for customers around the world.

The Ultra96 is an example of this closer partnership, as Xilinx and Avnet have worked together to bring the board to market. Both companies will continue to support the board into the future.

Shiratech 96Boards LTE Mezzanine with LTE and context awareness

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Shiratech LTE and Sensor Mezzanine adds LTE connectivity and full context awareness to devices includes Quectel EC25 LTE Cellular Modem with LTE CAT 4 Max 150Mbps (DL) 50Mbps (UL), LTE category 4 module optimized for M2M and IoT applications, Worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage, Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment, MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication system, On-Board Sensor Key Features the Bosch BNO055 with fused sensor data - Quaternion, Euler angles, Rotation vector, Linear acceleration, Gravity, Heading. 3 Sensors in one device - triaxial 16bit gyroscope, triaxial 14bit accelerometor and full performance geomagnetic sensor.

Linux Kernel Functional Testing (LKFT) Remote Labs

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Linux Kernel Functional Testing (LKFT) build uses OpenEmbedded to build a userspace image, along with the kernel, for each board and branch combination under test.

You can also watch a keynote by Thomas Gall at the Embedded Linux Conference about Linux Kernel Functional Testing (LKFT) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc92uw3m-SI

Bero shows Android phones on new kernel

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Bernhard Rosenkränzer of the Linaro Mobile Group shows some Android phones with updated Linux kernels on production devices, and those are working perfectly.