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Today software installation is facing lot of issues and many problems to overcome, especially into the expandable world of IoT devices. The firm Canonical is aiming to fix this with the snapcraft project (https://snapcraft.io). Snaps are containerised software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

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The emSBC-Neon is a single board computer with the emstamp-neon module. This module is powered by the STM32F469 from STMicroelectronics and run FreeRTOS. In this blog post, we are going to see how we can add a simple task (or thread) using the set of free tools from STMicroelectronics. If you are not already familiar with the tools, please read the
“emSTAMP-Neon Software Manual Developer Kit” available on our Support page.

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Today it’s important that the systems we use all day are functioning properly and constantly. Sadly, they also need constant electricity which can fail sometimes. To prevent a system to immediately crash with such a power fail, a UPS can be really helpful, especially when it comes to servers, data storages or even life supporting systems. A UPS, as his name describes, is an Uninterruptible Power Supply and provides emergency power to a load when the main power source fails. It guarantees to provide power for a defined amount of time so the supplied system can save critical data and shut down properly. And now comes the question how such a UPS function can be used in today’s embedded segment.

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Internet of Things is a very present topic today. We want everything connected and monitored when and where we like. And just like everything, we want to keep it simple. Therefore, we have our SBC-SAMA5D36 IOT_EXT developer kit. It provides ready to use WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity and  six I/O connectors that comply with the Grove sensor system from Seeed.

The following article gives a short overview on how to use and customize the product to your own needs.

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Today there are various demands on a system regarding safety, security, energy efficiency as well as performance, connectivity or real-time capability, especially within the scope of the Internet of Things. Heterogeneous multicore systems provide structures and mechanisms to comply with these demands on a single SoC.

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In December 2016, Google presented its new operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT), called Android Things.

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