Your New ARM SoC Linux Support Check-List – ELCE 2012

Thomas Petazzoni, embedded Linux engineer and trainer at Free Electrons, describes the steps he followed to add a new Marvell SoC to the mainline kernel at ELCE 2012. Abstract: Since Linus Torvalds raised warnings about the state of the ARM architecture support in the Linux kernel, a huge amount of effort and reorganization has happened in the way Linux supports …

Porting Android 4.0 to a Custom Industrial Board Based on TI OMAP 3 – ELCE 2012

Home > Android, Programming, Texas Instruments OMAP 3, Video > Porting Android 4.0 to a Custom Industrial Board Based on TI OMAP 3 – ELCE 2012 Matthias Brugger, embedded engineer at ISEE, describes the steps the company had to follow (referred to as a “war story”) to port Android 4.0 to a custom industrial board at ELCE 2012, Barcelona, on …

HDMI-To-MHL Transmitter Chip Puts Mobile Content On The Big Screen

Thank you for recommending “”. Your recommendation has been successfully processed. Date Posted: October 04, 2012 04:18 PM Wouldn’t it be a great if you could display your mobile content on a big-screen HDTV? It hasn’t been easy, but the Parade Technologies PS5101 HDMI-to-MHL chip now makes it happen. The PS5101 targets smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, and …

Ubuntu 11.10 on GK802/Hi802 mini PC with 2D/3D and Video Hardware Acceleration

You may remember an Ubuntu 11.10 image was released via Geekbuying early January, but this image would not boot on my Hi802, lacked 2D/3D acceleration, and to my knowledge there hasn’t been any update since then. So hope of proper Linux support on the device was fading, until the community discovered Freescale released patches for i.mx6 HDMI dongles, developers setup …

Reduce SoC device/package leakage/power with improved power management protocols

To reduce the design and packaging cost, SoCs are usually developed satisfying a superset of demands of multiple customers. To target the customers who do not need the complete functionality the usual solution is to offer them only a subset of that functionality through the judicious use of packaging and pin out options. This, however, leads to inclusion of logic …