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Sysmocom 3.5G Starter Kit

Community Round-Up: Sysmocom 3.5G Kit, Shrinking Linux, MIPS for Sale, Google’s Open Source Site and TPU Cloud, Signal/Power Isolation, Microsoft on IoT Security, and Kickstarter’s Hardware Studio

Open source cellular specialist Sysmocom has announced a limited-edition kit offering an all-in-one 3.5G cellular network with base station, femtocell, and ten pre-provisioned SIM cards. Offering an open platform and designed for everything from Internet of Things (IoT) network deployments to local or extended voice network coverage, the SysmoNITB 3.5G kit is based around the…

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My Time at AB Open

Over the course of starting intern at AB Open and undertake this project, I’ve learned more here than I did in my whole time in formal education. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but only slight.

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SiFive HiFive1 Development Board

Community Round-Up: RISC-V GCC, Book, Workshop and Licensing, Mentoring GSOC, Linux 4.11 and EdgeX, BrickerBot, and an Open-Source Rigol Firmware

The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has hit version 7.1 and now includes support for the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), three decades after the toolkit’s initial 1.0 release. That support for the burgeoning RISC-V open instruction set architecture was coming to GCC was no secret, following the acceptance by the GCC Steering Committee of a port…

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SiFive RISC-V processor

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Improvements, Caffe2, PCBA Visualisation, Solar Supercapacitors, Arduino Sigfox, Intel Developer Forums, IoT Requirements Guide, and the Vinduino LoRa Project

Researchers at Princeton University have helped boost the robustness of the burgeoning RISC-V architecture, having developed a tool which has picked up on data storage and retrieval ordering problems that could otherwise have derailed attempts to use it in high-reliability applications. “Incorrect memory access orderings can result in software performing calculations using the wrong values,”…

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Nordic Semiconductors' nRF52832

Community Round-Up: Bluetooth 5 in Apache Mynewt, Microsoft’s Sopris MCU and CodePlex Closure, ARM Compute Library, Canonical’s IoT Push, Embedded World Videos, Sinclair Spectrum Flashing, and Bomb Squad Academy

The Apache Mynewt open-source embedded operating system has received support for Bluetooth 5, Runtime has announced during the Bluetooth World 2017 conference, with ports already under test for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 and nRF52840 system-on-chips (SoCs). “Last year at Bluetooth World 2016, Runtime announced the world’s first open source, controller-level BLE protocol stack for microcontroller-class (MCU)…

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AB Open Names SME Cohort Participating in LPWAN Technology Programme

Eight businesses selected to participate in IoTUK LPWAN Boost. Halifax, West Yorkshire, 3rd April 2017 — Open-source and technical communities consultancy AB Open has released the names of businesses chosen to participate in a free long-range wireless communications network testbed built with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) in mind, as part of…

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ARM DynamIQ

Community Round-Up: ARM DynamIQ, GAP8, RISC-V Survey, BeagleBone Blue, Intel tinyTILE, Flow Batteries, Vint Cerf on Security, Employee IP Agreements, and an IoTUK Boost Extension

ARM, now under the ownership of Japanese technology giant Softbank, has announced a new microarchitecture for its next-generation processors, built with many-core and deep-learning projects firmly in mind: DynamIQ. “DynamIQ technology is a monumental shift in multicore microarchitecture for the industry and the foundation for future ARM Cortex-A processors. The flexibility and versatility of DynamIQ…

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IoTUK Boost hardware

Community Round-Up: IoTUK Boost Deadline, RISC-V Workshop, Nvidia’s TX2, Microchip’s CEC1702, Cypress PSoC4 Hacked, DPS5005 Firmware, OpenScope Success, a Goodenough Battery, RF Modules, and Bunnie’s Book

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. Applications for the IoTUK Boost innovation programme, run in Calderdale by AB Open in partnership with IoTUK, RS Components, The Things Network, and Calderdale…

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DoES Liverpool's LoRaWAN Gateway

Community Round-Up: Liverpool LoRaWAN, RISC-V Events, SHAttered, Linux 4.10, DeviceHive, FPGA Tips, Kaspersky OS, and LimeNET

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. Community wireless effort The Things Network is a little larger today thanks to the official launch of The Things Network Liverpool’s first permanent gateway,…

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