The SBC-SAMA5D36 is based on the Microchip ATSAMA5D36 processor and supports the Linux operating system. The previous Linux version Yocto Dizzy (1.7) has now been replaced by the current version Yocto Sumo 2.5.3. Read the details in the following article.
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.
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.
We recently released our new mainline-Kernel based Debian and Yocto BSPs for our i.mx6 based System on Modules. In this article we'll give you a short overview of the advantages of the new BSP era! Beside the recent Kernel Versions delivered, new userspace APIs have to be used to access peripherals.
Today we released a beta version of a new root file system for the SBC-SAMA5D36. The main changes are a new Kernel Version and the use of systemd as init system. The Kernel version is 4.9 and is a longterm maintained kernel (see this page for more information). Systemd has some advantages over sysv like parallel start of services (if possible), delaying of the start until a service or device is really needed, and it is compatible to the old sysv init scripts. Systemd also has some other advantages like builtin monitoring of running services and restart of them if they crash or stop working and also better dependency handling of services.
Use this beta release at your own risk. There are some known issues and mabye also some unknown ones. We will stabilize this release during the next weeks and bring out a stable release. Please find the release under following link: