Category Archives: Hardware

Power measurement with BayLibre’s ACME cape

When working on optimizing the power consumption of a board we need a way to measure its consumption. We recently bought an ACME from BayLibre to do that. Overview of the ACME The ACME is an extension board for the BeagleBone Black, … Continue reading

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A Kickstarter for a low cost Marvell ARM64 board

At the beginning of October a Kickstarter campaign was launched to fund the development of a low-cost board based on one of the latest Marvell ARM 64-bit SoC: the Armada 3700. While being under $50, the board would allow using … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux training update: Atmel Xplained, and more!

We are happy to announce that we have published a significant update of our Embedded Linux training course. As all our training materials, this update is freely available for everyone, under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA) license. This update brings the … Continue reading

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ISEE working on IGEPv5 board with OMAP5

Our partner ISEE is famous for their IGEPv2 board that we use in our embedded Linux course. This board is both powerful (running at 1 GHz) and featureful (on-board WiFi and Bluetooth, many connectors and expansion capabilities). The good news … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux practical labs with the Beagle Board

Get valuable embedded Linux experience using our practical labs on a Beagle Board. We were asked to customize our embedded Linux training session with specific labs on OMAP 3530 hardware. After a successful delivery on the customer site, using Beagle … Continue reading

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CALAO boards supported in mainline U-Boot

I’m happy to announce that a couple days ago, support for the CALAO SBC35-A9G20, TNY-A9260 and TNY-A9G20 boards made its way into the U-Boot git repository. Sadly, it’s not possible to boot from an MMC/SD card with the SBC35 yet, … Continue reading

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The Bifferboard: tiny, low power embedded x86 board

A nice, cheap and tiny x86 embedded board that runs Linux and just consumes 1W. It has all the basic connectivity you need in an embedded system. As you may already know, we maintain a list of attractive and Linux … Continue reading

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Building Android on Beagle

Note: these instructions are now out of date and refer to URLs which no longer exist. See the elinux.org wiki for more recent instructions. These instructions are derived from Embinux.org’s Android Porting Guide to Beagle Board (the corresponding web page … Continue reading

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Beagle board MMC boot myths?

Booting a Beagle board from an MMC/SD should be easier than what people tell you At the time of this writing, most documentation that you can find on the web about the Beagle board will tell you that you need … Continue reading

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USB-Ethernet device for Linux

Useful device when you work with an embedded development board For our Embedded Linux training sessions, I was looking for a USB to Ethernet device. Since Linux supported devices are often difficult to find, I’m glad to share my investigations … Continue reading

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