Imagination Technologies has set up an open-source effort that mirrors ARM's Linaro group and cut a deal with Oracle for Java optimization.
ARM has launched the -R version of its v8 architecture, targeting applications in automotive and industrial systems and possibly spawning a new generation of Linux-oriented microcontollers.
Half the price, a 1GHz processor, 2GB of integrated storage and some 'interesting' plug-in capes. All for $45. Let the wild Linux-Making begin.
Embedded hardware and software are experiencing exciting advances but free, open source technologies only go so far in connecting them. Help is on the way.
The Yocto Project brings the 'ecosystem' concept to embedded Linux and the tool vendor's launch builds that idea out nicely.
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