February 10, 2013
This weekend I attended the Historical Carnival of Ivrea. During our tour of the old city center, I stumbled upon this street with a familiar name… One of Arduino‘s founding fathers, Massimo Banzi, was a teacher in Ivrea, and chose a famous historical figure of the city as the name of their open source project.
February 1, 2013
Sticky Bits » Blog Archive » Developing a Generic Hard Fault handler for ARM Cortex-M3/Cortex-M4. This is a very informative post on Cortex-M fault handling. It covers basic handling up to examination of the context that produced the fault.
January 17, 2013
Free Electrons recently posted the following resources: Videos of the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012 Videos of the Embedded track at FOSDEM 2012 As usual the conferences are full of interesting projects and information. My highlights for personal interest are: Wolfram Sang (Pengutronix e.K.) Maintainer’s Diary: Devicetree and Its Stumbling Blocks Slides; Video (49 minutes): full HD (329M), 800×450 (160M) Peter […]
October 21, 2012
This week I made an error that I already repeated at least twice in my career; it doesn’t seem to stick in my brain. I’m going to write about it here, so that maybe I will stop doing it, and maybe it will prevent the same kind of error for my readers. Let’s see if you can spot […]
June 20, 2012
Free Android training materials – Free Electrons blog. Free Electrons publishes another set of extremely useful materials that include instructional slides, source code and documentation. The objective of the course is to familiarize with Android from its lowest levels, using also this Devkit8000 embedded board. The (383) slides and the (24-pages-long) hands-on lab exercises are […]
April 7, 2012
Free Electrons posted the videos of the last Embedded Linux Conference 2012. Unfortunately most of the videos have really bad audio quality, so maybe this time reading the slides will be more effective. The most interesting topics for me are the following: The Kernel report Binary Blobs Attack!!! Status of embedded Linux Experiences With Device […]
March 31, 2012
This is a tutorial to: 1. Get Linux kernel 3.2 source code 3. Configure and compile for Versatile Express ARM Cortex-A9 platform 4. Prepare and create a ramdisk using initramfs schema 5. Emulate kernel boot and ramdisk execution using QEMU
February 19, 2012
There’s a simple way to include binary data inside an executable, when using a GCC toolchain. The trick relies on using objcopy to transform the binary blob of data into an object file that can be linked. In this example I am creating a binary blob of 16 bytes of random data in file “blob.bin“: […]
January 23, 2012
For anyone interested, the schedule for the next Embedded Linux Conference, held in San Francisco bay on the 15-16-17 of February, is out: 2012 Embedded Linux Conference | Schedule | Linux Foundation Events.