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Free Electrons at the ARM Kernel Summit, the Embedded Linux Conference and the Buildroot Developers Meeting

Late october will be a busy moment for all the embedded Linux developers meeting in Edinburgh, UK. The Linux Foundation is organizing a number of conferences here, including the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (October 24-25) and LinuxCon Europe (October 21-23), … Continue reading

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Free Electrons the top #18 contributor to the 3.11 kernel

The 3.11 Linux kernel has now been released by Linus Torvalds, and as usual as thousands of patches coming from a large number of companies and contributors. For this release, Free Electrons has contributed a total of 128 patches (yes, … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributions to the 3.10 kernel

The 3.10 Linux kernel has been released a few days ago. According to LWN, with almost 13.500 non-merge commits, the 3.10 has been the busiest ever, and also the fastest. Free Electrons engineers again contributed to this release, with 99 … Continue reading

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Workshop on the Altera SoC FPGA platform

On June 25, 2013, Altera and some partner companies where organizing a workshop in Toulouse (where some of the Free Electrons offices are located) about the Altera SoC FPGA platform. For $99, I participated to this full-day workshop, with a … Continue reading

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GSoC: Buildroot gaining improved ARM multimedia support

The Buildroot project is participating for the first time to the famous Google Summer of Code. This program, operated by Google, allows open-source projects to have students working on specific tasks for the summer, and the students get paid for … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributions to the 3.9 kernel

A few months ago, we published a blog post showing our contributions to the 3.8 Linux kernel. With 128 commits merged in 3.8, Free Electrons was ranked as the 17th company in terms of kernel contributions. The 3.9 kernel has … Continue reading

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FIQ Handlers in the ARM Linux Kernel

Part of the work on the CFA-10036 and its breakout boards was to write a driver that was using the FIQ mechanism provided by the ARM architecture to bitbang GPIOs on the first GPIO bank of the iMX28 port controller. … Continue reading

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Linux kernel 3.8 released, Free Electrons top #17 contributor

Early last week, version 3.8 of the Linux kernel has been released by Linus Torvalds. The KernelNewbies web site, has, as usual, a great summary of what’s new in this release, together with lots of links to the relevant LWN … Continue reading

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Super fast Linux splashscreen

Here’s a simple trick that I recently rediscovered when I worked on a boot time reduction project for a customer. It’s not rocket science, but you may not be aware of it. Our customer was using fbv to display its … 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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