Linux ARM and VIA

  • VIA’s first ARM COM runs Linux on a 1GHz dual-core i.MX6

    Linux on ARMVIA revealed its first ARM based computer-on-module: the “QSM-8Q60,” which is also its first COM of any kind to adopt the 70 x 70mm Qseven 2.0 form-factor.

  • A tiny Linux with Buildroot

    Linux on ARMRecently I've been reading up on doing Linux development on embedded and ARM devices, and came across a bunch of slides by Thomas Petazzoni at Free Electrons, and in particular his talk, Rootfs made easy with Buildroot (there's apparently also a video of the talk).

  • Enabling Arch Linux ARM on Springboard

    Linux on ARMArch Linux is my favorite Linux distribution of the half the dozen I've used. It has cutting edge packages, a rolling release (instead of fixed releases it keeps everything always up to date), the best package manager I've seen (pacman), an amazing community & wiki -- and also ARM support. This last point does matters for Springboard and is the main topic of this post.

  • A survey of ARM operating systems

    Linux on ARMA piece of hardware without the software to run on it does not do much good. I can have the best piece of computing equipment if there's no operating system to boot it. With all their advantages, each ARM CPU still requires some effort on the side of operating system maintainers before the hardware and software can work well together. Fortunately there's a very active community, lots of accumulated developer knowledge, and many choices.

  • VIA VAB-1000 Pico-ITX Board Features VIA Elite E1000 Dual Cortex A9 SoC, Targets Embedded Android and Linux

    Linux on ARMVia has introduced VAB-1000 Pico-ITX board at Embedded World 2014. This new embedded board features VIA Elite E1000 dual Cortex A9 SoC together with 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4GB eMMC Flash memory, and numerous I/Os. The board targets interactive kiosk, digital signage and HMI (Human Machine Interface) applications running Android or Linux.

  • VIA Launches Its Own ARM Development Board

    Linux on ARMThe latest company now offering low-cost ARM development boards for pushing their platform to ARM Linux and Android developers is VIA Technologies. VIA claims their new Springboard platform is "the fast path from prototype to production" and only costs $100 USD, but the specifications aren't all that impressive.

  • Arch Linux ARM - New armv6h repo and RPi image

    Linux on ARMToday we are opening the new armv6 hard-float repositories to the public, with all packages built to support the VFP floating-point unit available in the Raspberry Pi and Via APC-IO. Because there is no upgrade path between the armv5 soft-float repository and the new armv6h repository, we have also released a new installation image for the Raspberry Pi.

  • VIA Announces VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX Board Based on Freescale i.MX537 Processor

    Linux on ARMVIA Technologies has announced the VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX board powered by a Freescale i.MX537 (ARM Cortex A8) processor clocked at 800MHz or 1GHz depending on the requirements, with 1GB DDR3-800 SDRAM and support for eMMC Flash with a capacity of up to 64 GB. The VIA VAB-800 is an industrial board that can operate in a wide temperature range and targets high-end industrial and in-vehicle embedded applications.

  • VIA APC: A $49 Android computer with an ARM11 CPU

    Linux on ARMVIA Technologies is entering Raspberry Pi territory with its latest product — the APC. It's a $49 barebones computer designed to run Google Android. The system includes a processor, memory, storage, and a range of ports for connectivity — but no case.


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