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The Toradex blog encapsulates key insights and updates from our developers that would help provide an in-depth understanding of our product portfolio and its many advantages. Additionally, trends and tools are outlined in order to keep you abreast with developments at Toradex.

First Steps Developing Embedded Applications using Heterogeneous Multicore Processors – Compiling and Deploying Applications on the Cortex-M core is easy!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This is a series of articles aiming to demystify the development of embedded systems using Heterogeneous Multicore Processing architecture powered SoCs. Through a practical approach and presentation of several demos, this will provide to you a quick start to your development.

Patching Kernel in OpenEmbedded


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Linux

Despite OpenEmbedded/Yocto being nice tools to generate your image, using the build system to compile and test tiny alterations applied to independent packages, although possible, can become confusing and slow. Read this post for details on the author's suggestion on how to alter the kernel and add the changes to OpenEmbedded/Yocto.

Azure IoT Hub on a Toradex Colibri VF61 – Part 3: Using cloud services to collect business intelligence


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Colibri

This is the third – and final – part of a series of articles introducing how to start developing an IoT solution. It focuses on using the cloud services provided by Azure to provide easily understandable data visualization and business intelligence. The embedded system chosen for this purpose was a Toradex customized SBC solution: the Colibri VF61 SoM + the Iris Carrier Board.

Using Cameras in Embedded Linux Systems


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Camera

This blog post explores various ways to view and record videos using Toradex Colibri VF61 Computer on Module (CoM) running Embedded Linux. Various operations such as video recording, video playback, video streaming, etc. are demonstrated in this post.

Azure IoT Hub on a Toradex Colibri VF61 – Part 2: Interfacing sensors and the IoT Car


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Colibri

This is the second part in a series of three articles focused on the development of an IoT application. It goes on about the reading of sensors and sending of gathered data to the cloud. The embedded system chosen for this purpose was a Toradex customized SBC solution: the Colibri VF61 SoM + the Iris Carrier Board.

Azure IoT Hub on a Toradex Colibri VF61 – Part 1: Sending data to the cloud


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Colibri

The concept of the Internet of Things is intrinsically related to the sending of data to the internet and its so called cloud services. People from the electronics field are everyday more easily connecting devices to the cloud as the evolution of technology is allowing the use of smaller and less power-consuming electronics as time goes by. Still there is an unanswered question for many of these electronics developers: how to make all of the gathered data useful? Because that is what the Internet of Things is about.

Using Node.js and the Express Framework to Access the Colibri VF61 GPIO via Web


Monday, April 25, 2016

ColibriThis article is meant for anyone who wishes to quickly start developing an embedded Linux web application with access to the hardware GPIO, so that the user can control and/or monitor a system remotely. The application developed here, is based on the Colibri VF61 CoM (Computer on Module) by Toradex + the Iris Carrier Board, and a PCB with LEDs and switches. The main goals are to walk the reader through the process of developing Node code for accessing the GPIO via filesystem, building a simple yet user-friendly UI, and using the Express framework for hosting a minimal webserver that communicates with the client-side application by AJAX calls.

Application development on Windows Embedded Compact 2013


Thursday, March 10, 2016

WindowsWindows Embedded Compact 2013 is the latest product release in the Microsoft Embedded Compact family. It was launched in 2013 and will be supported until 2023, when the end of its life cycle is scheduled.

A major advantage of using the new Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is having the .NET Compact 3.9 and this is what we will be testing in this blog post.

Real Time Scheduler on Windows Embedded Compact


Thursday, February 18, 2016

WindowsA key distinguishing feature that makes the Windows Embedded Compact different from all other versions of Windows is its real-time scheduler. This is a very important feature to consider when developing embedded systems. It is always nice to remember the meaning of real-time in the engineering context.

Embedded Linux Boot Time Optimization


Friday, November 6, 2015

Fast BootSome applications have stringent requirement on boot time. In this post, I will cover various boot time optimization techniques that can be employed on Toradex System on Modules running Linux.

Is Windows CE / Windows Embedded Compact the right choice for a new project? Which version?


Monday, August 3, 2015

WindowsKnow about the evolution of various versions of Windows CE/ Windows Embedded Compact and Toradex support for these versions. Also, explore the suitability of these various versions for your embedded product development.

The Yocto Project's Reference Distribution “Poky” on Toradex Hardware


Friday, June 19, 2015

LinuxPresenting a short overview of the differences and relationship between the Toradex default BSP based on the Ångström distribution and the Yocto projects reference distribution “Poky”.