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Free Electrons at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe

The next Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place from October 11 to October 13 in Berlin, Germany. As usual, the entire Free Electrons engineering team will participate, which means this time 10 participants from Free Electrons! The schedule for … Continue reading

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Linux 4.7 statistics: Free Electrons engineer #2 contributor

LWN.net has published yesterday an article containing statistics for the 4.7 development cycle. This article is available for LWN.net subscribers only during the coming week, and will then be available for everyone, free of charge. It turns out that Boris … Continue reading

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“Understanding D-Bus” talk at the Toulouse Embedded Linux Meetup

A few months ago, in May, Free Electrons engineer Mylène Josserand presented a talk titled Understanding D-Bus at the Toulouse Embedded Linux and Android meetup. In this talk, Mylène shared her experience working with D-Bus, especially in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Linux 4.7 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.7 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 4.7 … Continue reading

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Buildroot training updated to Buildroot 2016.05

Almost exactly one year ago, we announced the availability of our training course on Buildroot. This course received very good feedback, both from our customers, and from the community. In our effort to continuously improve and update our training materials, … Continue reading

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Free seat in Android training session

At Free Electrons, we owe a lot to the Free Software community, and we’re doing our best to give back as much as we can. One way of doing that is welcoming community contributors in our public training sessions about … Continue reading

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Linux 4.6 released, with Free Electrons contributions

The 4.6 version of the Linux kernel was released last Sunday by Linus Torvalds. As usual, LWN.net had a very nice coverage of this development cycle merge window, highlighting the most significant changes and improvements: part 1, part 2 and … Continue reading

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Linux kernel support for Microcrystal RTCs

Thanks to Microcrystal, a Switzerland-based real-time clock vendor, Free-Electrons has contributed support for a number of new I2C and SPI based real-time clocks to the Linux kernel over the last few months. More specifically, we added or improved support for … Continue reading

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How we found that the Linux nios2 memset() implementation had a bug!

NiosII is a 32-bit RISC embedded processor architecture designed by Altera, for its family of FPGAs: Cyclone III, Cyclone IV, etc. Being a soft-core architecture, by using Altera’s Quartus Prime design software, you can adjust the CPU configuration to your … Continue reading

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Article on the CHIP in French Linux magazine

Free Electrons engineer and Allwinner platform maintainer Maxime Ripard has written a long article presenting the Nextthing C.H.I.P platform in issue #18 of French magazine OpenSilicium, dedicated to open source in embedded systems. The C.H.I.P has even been used for … Continue reading

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