Embedded

Reducing Boot Time in Embedded Linux Systems

Using some reasonably simple techniques, you may be able to reduce dramatically the boot time of your embedded Linux system. more>>

Introduction: a Typical Embedded System

It's not always clear what separates ordinary Linux from embedded Linux. This article takes a look at the parts that make up a typical embedded system, starting with the bootloader and ending with end-user applications. more>>

Controlling the Humidity with an Embedded Linux System

Using an inexpensive embedded Linux board and a few extra devices, you can control things like room humidity. more>>

Linux Makes Phones Even Cheaper

Purple Labs, a company based in France with a multinational management team, is pushing Linux mobile phones outward in capabilities and downward in price. more>>

FreeRTOS - A Mini Real Time Kernel

If you're having trouble getting Linux to run on that 8-bit processor with 32KB of memory don't despair, there are open-source alternatives. FreeRTOS is an open source real time kernel that has been ported to a number of microprocessors. The website lists ports to over 40 different processor/compiler combinations. more>>

System Minimization

Strategies for reducing Linux's footprint, leaving more resources for the application or letting engineers further reduce the hardware cost of the device. more>>

GCC for Embedded Engineers

Read along to understand how GCC works, find out what all those other programs in the toolchain directory do, and learn some tips and tricks to become more comfortable with most indispensable tool in your project. more>>

Standard Operating Procedures for Embedded Linux Systems

Follow these procedures for the smoothest path to great embedded Linux. more>>

Beachhead - Waysmall

An appliance approach is ideal for Asterisk. more>>

Combine uClinux and Asterisk on a Card

Embedding Asterisk on a Digikey Blackfin STAMP card. more>>

SMP and Embedded Real Time

As embedded real-time applications start to run on SMP systems, kernel issues emerge. more>>

Choosing a GUI Library for Your Embedded Device

Evaluating two very different GUI libraries, Qtopia and Nano-X. more>>
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