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Posted on Jan 25, 2023 by Andy Doan

4 min read

Containers provide a widely used framework for the rapid development of embedded applications. A container is an enclosed environment for running a Linux® process, loosely isolated from the Linux kernel. This makes the implementation of new features and applications for a secure and connected embedded device quicker and easier. With containers, development teams avoid the need for tortuous negotiations with the operations team before deploying any new feature or application. This is thanks due to a new container being isolated from other processes on the system. Containers are expected to become even more popular in the embedded world in the future. And this means that developers are paying more attention than ever to the container support provided by their chosen development solution. This is a strong suit for FoundriesFactory®, because containers are not an add-on feature—they are tightly integrated into the whole DevSecOps workflow.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2023 by John Weil

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Every engineering team lead at an embedded device OEM will have experienced their version of that scene in the movie Toy Story, when Rex the anxiety prone dinosaur is urged to calm down in the face of imminent mortal danger with the advice that “this is no time to panic”. “But this is the perfect time to panic!” counters Rex. When a Common Vulnerability or Exposure (CVE) makes the headlines on CNN or the BBC, embedded software engineers have discovered their perfect time to panic. From the CEO downwards, everyone wants to know, “Are we affected?” and if so, “What are we going to do about it?”. There are many reasons to maintain a Software Bill-of-Materials (SBOM), but a security breach is the most immediate and powerful.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2023 by Mykhaylo Sul

7 min read

Part one walks you through our path towards container applications on IoT & Edge devices.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2022 by John Weil

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Linux® platform maintenance is important work. But it's also complex and expensive work . It’s time consuming, and requires advanced technical knowledge and skills .

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Posted on Dec 13, 2022 by Raul Muñoz

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The cost of developing and maintaining an operating system for a device is challenging.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2022 by Ian Drew

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IoT is broken as an industry and will not fulfill its potential until there are structural changes to the ecosystem.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2022 by Andy Doan

4 min read

Bringing connected products to market is really hard. Many years back, the Cloud world figured out that if you want to run something in the Cloud, there is a series of things you must always do .

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Posted on Nov 22, 2022 by John Weil

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Key rotation limits information being exposed or unknowingly compromised, and it also ensures that systems are more resilient in inevitable breaches.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2022 by John Weil

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The moral of the story you’re about to read is that there are two ways to implement Secure Boot in an embedded device running a Linux® operating system: the really hard way, or a much easier way.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2022 by Raul Muñoz

8 min read

Finding information and instructions on installing Chromium with graphics hardware acceleration for iMX devices can be difficult.

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