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“Porting Linux on ARM” seminar road show in France

In December 2015, Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni gave a half-day seminar “Porting Linux on ARM” in Toulouse (France) in partnership with french organization Captronic. We published the materials used for the seminar shortly after the event. We are happy … Continue reading

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Initial support for ARM64 Marvell Armada 7K/8K platform

Two weeks ago, we submitted the initial support for the Marvell Armada 3700, which was the first ARM64 platform that Free Electrons engineers contributed to the upstream Linux kernel. Today, we submitted initial support for another Marvell ARM64 platform, the … Continue reading

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Factory flashing with U-Boot and fastboot on Freescale i.MX6

Introduction For one of our customers building a product based on i.MX6 with a fairly low-volume, we had to design a mechanism to perform the factory flashing of each product. The goal is to be able to take a freshly … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributes Linux support for a first ARM64 platform: Marvell Armada 3700

Over the last years, Free Electrons has become a strong participant to the Linux ARM kernel community, with our engineers upstreaming support for numerous ARM 32 bits platforms. Now, with ARM64 becoming more and more mainstream, our focus in 2016 … Continue reading

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ELCE 2015 conference videos available

As often in the recent years, the Linux Foundation has shot videos of most of the talks at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015, in Dublin last October. These videos are now available on YouTube, and individual links are provided … Continue reading

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Seminar “Porting Linux on an ARM board”, materials available

On December 10th 2015, Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni gave a half-day seminar on the topic of Porting Linux on an ARM board in Toulouse, France. This seminar covers topics like porting the bootloader, understanding the concept of the Device … Continue reading

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Device Tree on ARM article in French OpenSilicium magazine

Our French readers are most likely aware of the existence of a magazine called OpenSilicium, a magazine dedicated to embedded technologies, with frequent articles on platforms like the Raspberry Pi, the BeagleBone Black, topics like real-time, FPGA, Android and many … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at FOSDEM and the Buildroot Developers Meeting

The FOSDEM conference will take place on January 30-31 in Brussels, Belgium. Like every year, there are lots of interesting talks for embedded developers, starting from the Embedded, Mobile and Automotive Devroom, but also the Hardware track, the Graphics track. … Continue reading

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Linux 4.4, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.4 has been released, a week later than the normal schedule in order to allow kernel developers to recover from the Christmas/New Year period. As usual, LWN has covered the 4.4 cycle merge window, in two articles: part 1 … Continue reading

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Linux 4.3 released, Free Electrons contributions inside

The 4.3 kernel release has been released just a few days ago. For details about the big new features in this release, we as usual recommend to read LWN.net articles covering the merge window: part 1, part 2 and part … Continue reading

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