Jolt Awards: Mobile Development Tools

Mobile tools today fall into several broad categories: those that are involved with the coding, building, and testing of the app; and those that provide secondary services such as monitoring usage, providing back-end connections, and pushing ads. Being hard-core developers, we focus only on the first category

FPG, Eh?

March 04, 2014 The specs are impressive: A dual core Cortex A9 CPU that can run at 1GHZ Some time ago, my friends at Xilinx sent me a ZedBoard to evaluate. This board has a dual core ARM processor on it along with a lot of interesting peripherals. However, the big attraction is that the processor also has FPGA onboard …

Linux Kernel Source Code and Chromium OS Overlay for Rockchip RK3288

A few days ago, we’ve seen Chromium OS running on Rockchip RK3288 development platform. I’ve been informed the source code could have already been released via the newly registered rkchrome github account with Linux kernel 3.10.30 and the overlay files to build Chromium OS for RK3288. There’s also a u-boot repository but it is currently empty.  This Linux kernel can …

Zynq Part 2: The Adventure Starts

March 11, 2014 I can’t overemphasize how much work the tools are doing on our behalf I’ve been excited to play with the new Zedboard I mentioned last week. It’s a very capable board with a Xilinx Zynq 7000 device at the center of it. I said device, because the Zynq chip isn’t just a CPU nor is it just …