Embedded bits, a Witekio company, is growing fast and is currently recruiting two Embedded Linux Software Engineers and one Sales Engineer to join our UK team. For more information please see our careers page.
At this years Embedded Linux Conference we learnt about kernelci.org – a project that performs automated testing of upstream kernels. We were so impressed that we immediately got involved and are now contributing our resources to perform automated boot tests of the latest kernels within our board farm.
The Linux kernel supports a large variety of platforms yet there is limited coverage in its upstream testing. Thus when developers add new features to the kernel it’s very difficult to ensure that those new features don’t break support for existing platforms – especially as it’s impractical/impossible to expect those developers to have access to the full range of devices the kernel supports. The kernelci.org project aims to improve upstream testing and to allow bugs to be detected as early as possible. In this post we’ll find out a little more about how it all works.
Last week Embedded Bits attended the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) held this year in Dublin, Ireland. Attending the 3 day event provided our engineers with an excellent opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments and to collaborate with those shaping its future.
Throughout the conference we shared our highlights as they happened via our Twitter feed, in this post we will provide a summary.
A few weeks ago the engineering team of Embedded Bits attended the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) held this year in Düsseldorf, Germany. As described by The Linux Foundation: “The conference is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in it’s 8th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELCE is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELCE consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions.”
Attending the event provides our engineers with a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with the ever changing Linux landscape and to mix with the community shaping its future.
This year we also presented a talk titled ’12 Lessons Learnt in Boot Time Reduction’, slides for this talk are available here with videos expected to follow in due course.
Embedded Bits is proud to be sponsoring a group of 6 British undergraduates from Aberystwyth University to enter their team ‘Aber SailBot‘ into the 2014 International Robotic Sailing Regatta held next month in San Francisco.
The ‘SailBot’ International Robotic Sailing Regatta is a robotic sailing competition in which teams of university and college students compete. The goal is to create an unmanned sail boat that navigates through a variety of challenges with limited, if any, human control. The event outline describes events such as fleet racing, station keeping, autonomous navigation, judges evaluation and a long distance run (10 km!). When you consider the hurdles that must be overcome to succeed in these challenges you’ll quickly see how the regatta provides a great opportunity for it’s participants to develop a broad range of multi-disciplinary skills.
Bournemouth – 11th November, 2013 – Embedded Bits, a leading provider of optimized embedded solutions today announced it is a new member in the ARM Connected Community, the industry’s largest ecosystem of ARM-based technology and services. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Embedded Bits will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable developers to get their ARM Powered® products to market faster.