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Connected Devices and Product Engineering

A previous article was dealing with recommendations concerning the set up Linux RT and its application software. This article will provide an industrial use case and focus on the performance measurement on a dedicated hardware.   A Practical Demonstration SFL performed tests to demonstrate these principles on a custom board containing a Cirrus Logic EP9302 […]

Using Linux with the PREEMPT_RT option can make it possible to run a modern, secure kernel on an older, limited performance single board computer (SBC), perhaps avoiding a costly hardware upgrade campaign. This topic will be addressed in two parts. The first article will consider Real-Time Linux implementation in the kernel. The second article will […]

The first article in this series presented the motivations and advantages of embedding a container image into a Linux embedded system and considered the challenges that this new paradigm brings up. The second article presented different approaches to embed a container into the Yocto build system, with Docker engine installed on the target machine. A […]

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Key takeways: The PREEMPT_RT patchset enables Linux to meet real-time requirements. Different settings allow compromise between latency and data throughput. A minimal Board Support Package (BSP) and distribution can improve latencies. Kernel security hardening measures have a limited impact on latencies. Real-time systems and Linux Systems that are required to guarantee a response to an […]

In the previous article, we talked about the motivations and upsides to embed a container image into a Linux embedded system as well as the challenges this paradigm brings up in a general way. In this article, our perspective is focused on different approaches based on the Yocto build system with Docker engine, installed on […]

The use of containers is not a new idea and nowadays several container solutions for Linux embedded systems are available such as BalenaOS, Linux microPlatform or Torizon from Toradex. These projects provide a Linux system with a Docker based infrastructure to run and manage containers along with many tools to provide an easy developer user […]

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Industrial products have become immensely more complex and require much more interaction and connectivity. It is now very common to control a device from a dashboard provided by an internal web application. Over the last decade, frontend web development drastically migrated to emerging open-source frameworks pushed and maintained by big players such as Google (Angular) […]

Recently, our ‘AI Robotics Programming’ Team has delivered a proof-of-concept robot used to explore and map unknown industrial and residential spaces while identifying floor types. The robot (with the exception of its Roomba chassis) is fully built from open-source (OS) hardware and software components. The result is an elegant blend of genetic algorithms and neural […]

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