Embedded Development

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/16/microsoft-built-its-own-custom-linux-kernel-for-its-new-iot-service/ Microsoft announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices. At the core of Azure Sphere is a new class of certified MCUs. MediaTek is producing the first set of these new MCUs (single-core ARM-A7 systems that run at 500MHz). Interesring twist is that for the first time ever,

Hot wheels speed sensor

I built a Hot Wheels toy car track speed sensor using Arduino and metal detector. The main processing unit is Arduino Uno + sensor shield on top of it.  The display is cheap LCD display that connects to I2C. The sensor is metal detector kit I tested and converted to Arduino sensor in Metal detector

Embedded Conference Finland 2018

Embedded Comference Finland 2018 was on Helsinki today.Security was still hot topic again this year because many companies have not fixed their Internet of Threats products.The outcome was that the trend is that third parties will almost always make your IoT products less secure than you made them to be. Siemens keynote More security AI

Postage-Stamp Linux Board

EEJournal reports that Microchip’s new SAMA5D27 is almost a postage stamp that runs Linux. It is a fully realized microcontroller module that measures about 40mm on a side. It costs about $39 in small quantities. I wrote about this board in Finnish to Uusiteknogia.fi magazine.

From Arduino Prototype to Manufacturable Product – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/from-arduino-prototype-to-manufacturable-product-cbfa533a7702 Creating a prototype based on an Arduino is an excellent start to bringing a new electronic hardware product to market. The Arduino is almost an ideal platform for proving your product concept. However, there is still a lot of engineering work required to turn it into a product that can be manufactured and sold. This article tries

The Amazing $1 Microcontroller – Jay Carlson

https://jaycarlson.net/microcontrollers/ In 2017, we saw several new MCUs hit the market, as well as general trends continuing in the industry: the migration to open-source, cross-platform development environments and toolchains; new code-generator tools that integrate seamlessly (or not so seamlessly…) into IDEs; and, most notably, the continued invasion of ARM Cortex-M0+ parts into the 8-bit space.

To Secure the Internet of Things, We Must Build It Out of “Patchable” Hardware – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/to-secure-the-internet-of-things-we-must-build-it-out-of-patchable-hardware  For several years now, the number of things connected to the Internet—including phones, smart watches, fitness trackers, home thermostats, and various sensors—has exceeded the human population.   For the most part, this development promises great excitement and opportunity for engineers and society at large. But there is a dark cloud hanging over the IoT: the