Author Archives: Alexandre Belloni

About Alexandre Belloni

Alexandre is an Android, kernel and embedded Linux engineer at Free Electrons, which he joined in 2013. His experience with embedded systems started much earlier! More details...

Linux 4.8 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.8 has been released on Sunday by Linus Torvalds, with numerous new features and improvements that have been described in details on LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. KernelNewbies also has an updated page on the 4.8 … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook

We were kindly provided a copy of Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook, written by Alex González. It is available at Packt Publishing, either in an electronic format (DRM free) or printed. It is written as a cookbook so … Continue reading

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Free Electrons registered as Yocto Project Participant.

Earlier this month, Free Electrons applied and was elected Yocto Project Participant by the Yocto Project Advisory Board. This badge is awarded to people and companies actively participating to the Yocto Project and promoting it. We have mainly contributed to … Continue reading

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Atmel SAMA5D4 support in the mainline Linux kernel

Atmel announced its new ARM Cortex-A5-based SoC on October 1, the SAMA5D4. Compared to the previous Cortex-A5 SoC from Atmel, the SAMA5D3, this new version brings a L2 cache, NEON, a slightly different clock tree, a hardware video decoder, and … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project

We were kindly provided a copy of Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project, written by Otavio Salvador and Daiane Angolini. It is available at Packt Publishing, either in an electronic format (DRM free) or printed. This book will help you … Continue reading

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Crystalfontz boards support in Yocto

The Yocto 1.5 release is approaching and the Freescale layer trees are now frozen. Free Electrons added support for the various Crystalfontz boards to that release as you can check on the OpenEmbedded metadata index. First some preparative work has … Continue reading

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Starting Linux directly from AT91bootstrap3

Here is an update for our previous article on booting linux directly from AT91bootstrap. On newer ATMEL platforms, you will have to use AT91bootstrap 3. It now has a convenient way to be configured to boot directly to Linux. You … Continue reading

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