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Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni co-maintainer of the Linux RTC subsystem

The Linux RTC subsystem supports the Real Time Clock drivers for a large number of platforms and I2C or SPI based Real Time Clocks: it contains about 140 different device drivers, plus the RTC core itself. The current maintainer, Alessandro … Continue reading

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Linux 4.0 released, Free Electrons #6 contributing company

Linus Torvalds has released 4.0 a few days ago, deciding to increment the major number version just because he cannot count up to 20 with his fingers and toes. As usual, LWN gave an excellent coverage of the merge window … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux Conference slides from Free Electrons

The Free Electrons engineering team is back from a busy week at the Embedded Linux Conference 2015 in San Jose, California, last week. During this conference, we presented several talks, a BoF, and participated to the technical showcase with a … Continue reading

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Linux 3.19 released, overview of Free Electrons contributions

It’s been a while that Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.19 and we already know that the next version of Linux will be called 4.0. It’s not too late though to learn more about the 3.19 release, by reading the … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux Conference schedule announced, several talks from Free Electrons

The schedule for the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference, which takes place on March 23-25 in San Jose, has been announced and is available publicly at http://elcabs2015.sched.org/, together with the Android Builders Summit schedule. As usual, there are lots of talks … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at FOSDEM 2015

For many open-source developers based in Europe, the FOSDEM is probably the most useful, interesting and exciting conference. Once again this year, several Free Electrons engineers will attend the conference: Maxime Ripard, mainly involved in Allwinner related kernel development, as … Continue reading

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Meet us at Embedded World 2015!

Free Electrons will be present at Embedded World 2015 in Nüremberg, Germany on February 24-26. We will be present on the Atmel Corporation booth (4A-220) to demonstrate our Atmel-related developments and offerings. Four people from Free Electrons will be present: … Continue reading

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2015 Q1 newsletter

This article was published on our quarterly newsletter. The Free Electrons team wishes you a Happy New Year for 2015, with plenty of optimism and energy! Free Electrons is happy to take this opportunity to share some news about the … Continue reading

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Linux 3.18 released, Free Electrons 13th contributing company

Linus Torvalds has recently released the 3.18 version of the Linux kernel. As usual, LWN.net made an excellent coverage of the merge window: part 1, part 2 and part 3. As of 3.18-rc6, LWN.net gathered some statistics about the 3.18 … Continue reading

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DMAEngine Documentation: Work (finally) in Progress

While developping a DMA controller driver for the Allwinner A31 SoCs (that eventually got merged in the 3.17 kernel), I’ve realised how under-documented the DMAEngine kernel subsystem was, especially for a newcomer like I was. After discussing this with a … Continue reading

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