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  • Free, Open Enea Linux taps Yocto and Linaro code

    Linux on ARMEnea launched a free, community-backed Open Enea Linux platform, with Yocto and Linaro contributions, and plans to target various community-backed SBCs.

  • First Public Evidence Of Samsung’s 64-bit SoC Surfaces But It’s Light On Details

    Linux on ARMAs the majority of our readers should be aware of, Apple’s A7 processor is the first mobile SoC to have adopted the 64-bit architecture. While this doesn’t offer a ton of benefits at this point in time, it’s still quite an achievement, and with the passage of time, you can be certain that more smartphones will feature 64-bit processors under the hood.

  • Unregisterised GHC HEAD build for ARM64 (ARMv8/AArch64) platform

    Linux on ARMI’ve thought I’ll have some ARM/GHC fun again after a while and thought to give a try to ARM64 port. I mean AArch64 mode of ARMv8 platform as the ARM64 of course.

  • Yacy P2P Non-Tracking Search Engine and YaCyPi Linux Distribution for Raspberry Pi

    Linux on ARMWith the revelations by Edward Snowden of NSA’s large scale spying programs, people have become more and more aware that there’s very little privacy online, and in 2013 several companies have tried to solve this online privacy issue, by launching services and products such as Onion Pi and Safeplug Tor Server, or even the recently announced privacy-focused Blackphone.

  • Linux Support for TI Devices

    Linux on ARMLinux is a free and open-source software (F/OSS) operating system. TI and its partners provide a complete spectrum of Linux software and services (see: Distributions below). TI provides Linux Software Development Kits (SDK) to ensure developers an easy set up and out-of-box development experience.

  • Intrinsic Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Dragonboard

    Linux on ARMThis new Intrinsic (http://www.intrinsyc.com/) Dragonboard uses as Snapdragon 800 processor and has an optional display. The Dragonboard is capable of playing 4k video. The Dragonboard can even run Ubuntu. The dragonboard is already available for a price of 499 USD. INTRINSYC makes both system on module designs for 200 USD as well as development boards.

  • $149 Inforce IFC6410 Qualcomm MSM8064 S4 Pro Development Board Computer

    Linux on ARMhttp://inforcecomputing.com is an embedded Pico-ITX development kit maker using Qualcomm, here their latest 8064 chip with 2GB RAM in a compact dev board retailing at $149. The boards come with basic connections like micro hdmi, micro sd, and ethernet.

  • Free seminar unravels mysteries of ARM hacking

    Linux on ARMEmbedded developer Robert Feranec, founder of Slovakian-based Fedevel Academy, is giving a free seminar on ARM board and software design at the Hacker Dojo hacker community center in Silicon Valley on Dec. 14. The seminar will cover embedded development details ranging from DDR3 layout to building a Linux kernel.

  • VIA Launches Its Own ARM Development Board

    Linux on ARMThe latest company now offering low-cost ARM development boards for pushing their platform to ARM Linux and Android developers is VIA Technologies. VIA claims their new Springboard platform is "the fast path from prototype to production" and only costs $100 USD, but the specifications aren't all that impressive.

  • LLVM Picks Up Support For ARM's Cortex-A57

    Linux on ARMThe LLVM compiler infrastructure has now received support for the Cortex-A57, ARM's highest-end 64-bit AArch64 processor.

  • Linux Still Working On Power-Aware Scheduling

    Linux on ARMARM and other Linux stakeholders are still working to bring power-aware scheduling to the kernel.

  • Combining the Linux Device Tree and Kernel Image for ARM

    Linux on ARMBack in 2010, I wrote two articles about a SystemC model used to load the Linux kernel and its various artifacts into memory for ARM virtual platforms. The first was A SystemC TLM 2.0 ARM Linux Boot Loader and the second was More on the SystemC ARM Linux Boot Loader. At the time I covered the kernel, Linux kernel command line, and RAM-based file system.

  • The State Of Open-Source ARM GPU Drivers

    Linux on ARMRob Clark of the fast-growing Freedreno project provided a status update earlier this week at the X.Org Developers' Conference concerning his open-source ARM Qualcomm graphics driver, the Lima driver for ARM' Mali, GRATE for NVIDIA's Tegra, and Etnaviv for Vivante graphics hardware.

  • Undo and ARM Agreement Delivers First Commercial Reversible Linux and Android Application Debugger for ARM Processors

    Linux on ARMCAMBRIDGE, UK, September 24, 2013—Undo Software, a supplier of Linux and Android software development solutions, today announced that ARM has entered into an agreement to integrate UndoDB in its flagship software development tool suite, ARM® DS™-5 Development Studio.

  • Introduction to Porting And Optimising Code

    Linux on ARMRecently I was asked to go and present on porting from 32-bit ARM to 64-bit ARM at Campus Party Europe at the O2 Arena in London. This occurred early in September and it can be watched on YouTube* and the slides are also available here.

  • Comparing Linux/Arm JVMs Revisited

    Linux on ARMIt's been about 18 months since we last compared Linux/Arm JVMs, and with the formal release of the much anticipated Java SE Embedded for Arm hard float binary, it marks a good time to revisit JVM performance. The information and results that follow will highlight the following comparisons:

  • Change.org petition, ARM SoC changes for Linux 3.12 invite Torvalds’ fury

    Linux on ARMLinus Torvalds, in response to a petition on Change.org to remove RdRand from /dev/random, has lambasted the petitioner by called him ignorant for not understanding the code in Linux Kernel.

  • About Cross compiling environment setup for ARM Architecture pedora OS

    Linux on ARMIn this article, I’m using raspberry pi hardware, and using pedora 32-bit target OS, Scientific Linux 6.1 64-bit as host OS, crosstool-ng as cross compiling tool. I will give a brief introduction steps about how to build binaries and shared/static libraries, and in the process, some building depends on third party libraries

  • Universal ARM/x86 COM standard gets a boost

    Linux on ARMElectronics distributor Avnet has added Taiwan-based TechNexion’s computer-on-modules to its board-level embedded products portfolio. The deal raises the profile of TechNexion’s open EDM (Embedded Design Modules) standard that defines three COM sizes usable with both ARM and x86 CPUs, and which incidentally forms the computing core of the open hardware Wandboard SBC.

  • Open SBC runs Linux on Altera ARM+FPGA SoC

    Linux on ARMArrow Electronics and Terasic have announced a $249, Linux- and Android-ready SBC development kit built around Altera’s hybrid ARM+FPGA Cyclone V SoC, supported by a RocketBoards.org community site. The Sockit Development Kit offers 2GB RAM plus I/O interfaces including VGA, audio, gigabit Ethernet, and USB, plus high speed on-board expansion via off-the-shelf or custom expansion cards.


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