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Raspberry Pi Leaps into 64-bit Computing with Model 3

by on  Feb 29, 2016

Today, the Raspberry Pi foundation launched their Model 3, with a 64-bit processor and on-board WiFi and Bluetooth support. InfoQ looks at what this means for the embedded device community.

Rust 1.6 Brings Stable Support for OS and Embedded Development

by on  Jan 25, 2016 1

In keeping with their release model, the Rust development team has announced the first Rust release of 2016, 1.6. The biggest new feature that Rust 1.6 brings is libcore stabilization, which aims to make it possible to use stable Rust for OS and embedded software development.

From the Google Ubiquity Dev Summit 2016: Brillo, Weave and Beacons

by on  Jan 15, 2016

Google has organized this week the Ubiquity Dev Summit 2016 with sessions on their IoT technologies - Brillo, Weave, Beacons – and other technologies for wearable, TVs and Auto.

Startup Afero Platform Addresses Internet of Things Communications Security

by on  Jan 13, 2016

Tech startup Afero has launched a new platform that addresses both hardware and software necessities for securely connecting the internet of things (IoT). The platform interfaces IoT devices with a secure Bluetooth smart module, which communicates with a mobile phone that interfaces with the Afero cloud. All communications between the Bluetooth smart module node and the cloud are encrypted.

Nest Opens Up Weave

by on  Oct 02, 2015

Nest has made available to developers the Weave protocol used to connect various IoT devices.

Facebook Parse Adds New Platforms to its IoT SDK

by on  Sep 18, 2015

Parse for IoT, the line of SDKs that Parse announced at F8 2015, has been extended to include support for four additional microcontrollers.

ARM Open Sources mbed, an IoT OS

by on  Sep 18, 2015

The ARM mbed OS has entered beta and a number of components have been or will be open sourced in the following weeks.

Software – Is it "Engineering" Yet?

by on  Jul 16, 2015 49

At the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference Mary Shaw talked about progress towards an engineering discipline of software. She explored what it means to have an engineering discipline, how far we have progressed toward having one for software, and what can be the next steps.

BBC MicroBit Aims to Make Computing Cool for Kids

by on  Jul 08, 2015

Yesterday the BBC unveiled the final plans for the BBC MicroBit, a system-on-a-chip-on-a-board with a 5x5 LED matrix aimed at getting children interested in programming. Announced in March 2015, the BBC MicroBit is now finalised and will be given to children in year 7 across the UK, and available for purchase towards the end of 2015. InfoQ looks at what it will provide.

MODE: An IoT Platform for Managing Smart Devices

by on  May 14, 2015 2

MODE is an IoT platform deployed in the cloud and providing support for registration, management and control of smart devices.

Azul Announces Zulu Embedded, based on OpenJDK

by on  Mar 31, 2015

Azul Systems has released Zulu Embedded, a new open source embedded JDK, based on OpenJDK. It is targeted at companies that have embedded Java-based products such as mobile and IoT devices. Examples include routers and switches, ATM machines, avionics systems, automotive electronics and Point of Sale (POS) systems.

JavaScript on a Toaster: Embedded JavaScript with Duktape

by on  Dec 10, 2014 1

Duktape takes JavaScript beyond the confines of the browser or server with a full ECMAScript 5 compliant engine that can be embedded into any C/C++ project.

Java ME 8.1 on 256KB RAM

by on  Oct 27, 2014

Oracle has released Java ME Embedded 8.1 Early Access #3, which supports the Freescale FRDM-K64F board running the mbed RTOS. The Freescale FRDM-K64F is an ultra-low-cost hardware and development platform which utilizes Kinetis K64 MCUs based on ARM Cortex-M4 cores. This early access release adds support for the ARM Cortex-M architecture.

Testing Machine to Machine Systems

by on  Oct 23, 2014

Devices are becoming increasingly interconnected through the internet where they are communicating directly with each other. Testing such machine to machine (M2M) systems can be difficult due to their complexity and the usage of different platforms, as Peter Varhol explained in his talk about testing in the M2M world at the QA&Test 2014 conference.

Testing the Internet of Things

by on  Sep 25, 2014

Testing embedded software and systems for the Internet of Things has to involve physical, sensory and emotional interactions says Gerie Owen, Business Solutions Analyst from Northeast Utilities. InfoQ interviewed Gerie Owen and Peter Varhol about how testing differs for the internet of things and embedded software and systems, and on dealing with expectations and experiences of people in testing.

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