Mind Newsletter - Q2 2015
1. Next Linux and Android trainings
2. New training: Embedded Linux Update
3. Implementing Real-Time Linux
4. Embest MarS Board ported to Android 4.4.3 (Kit Kat)
5. Driver for Melexis MLX90614 sensor
Due to the growing success of our trainings, we have planned a number of additional sessions for the coming months.
A 5 day training which is intended for developers who want to build an Embedded Linux system from scratch or from commercial Embedded Linux solutions.
Next sessions: May 18th - 22nd 2015 & Sep 21st - 25th 2015.
A 5 days training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to write or improve Linux Kernel Drivers for Embedded Linux platforms and Linux in general.
Next sessions: May 18th - 22nd 2015 & Sep 28th - Oct 2nd 2015.
A 5 days training which teaches Linux users how to do C Programming, specifically on the Linux operating system.
Next sessions: Jun 15th - 19th 2015 & Oct 12th - 16th 2015.
A 3 days training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to write Android applications.
Next sessions: May 27th - 29th 2015 & Sep 16th - 18th 2015.
A 5 days training which is intended for developers who want to port Android to new hardware, to change default boot-up animations, logo's and background.
Next sessions: Jun 8th - 12th 2015 & Oct 5th - 9th 2015.
A 1 day training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to use Git.
Next sessions: Upon request.
For additional dates and information, please check our trainings page.
This 3 days training is intended for developers who are looking for an update in current evolutions in Embedded Linux. The training covers various subjects such as: Embedded Android, Linux Kernel with Device Tree, Yocto, Git, etc.
During this training all participants get the opportunity to build and experiment with a multifunctional small-footprint embedded target with an LCD touchscreen interface, which can be kept after the training.
This training can be given in English, Dutch, French or German, depending on the preference of the attendees.
Next planned Embedded Linux Update Training: June 17th to June 19th 2015
To register, or to check availability for dates and locations, contact us.
The Embest MarS Board is an affordable development board featuring the latest Freescale i.MX6 Dual SoC. With HDMI and LVDS interfaces, it packs enough horsepower to experiment with graphics-intensive operating systems.
Unfortunately, the board only comes with support for Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) running on an outdated 3.0 kernel. To get the most out of our board, we have ported it to the latest Android 4.4.3 (Kit Kat) provided by Freescale. The work involved writing a device tree for the newer 3.10 kernel, and porting the Android board configuration.
True to our open source spirit, we are happy to make the result freely available at https://github.com/essensium-mind/marsboard_android.
The Melexis MLX90614 sensor is an I²C contact-less IR thermometer. Since version 3.16, the Linux kernel has had basic support for it as part of the industrial input/output (IIO) subsystem. For one of our clients, we have extended the driver with support for dual-sensor devices, emissivity setting, and power management. Part of the changes are readily available in 4.1 release candidates, while the rest is queued for the 4.2 merge window.
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