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Yocto Project on NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

In this article we discuss how to get started with Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier and build a minimal custom Linux distribution using the Yocto Project (YP) and OpenEmbedded (OE). At KOAN we are long time developers and users of the Yocto Project (since 2012) and OpenEmbedded (since 2009). Those open source projects are our favorite tools for creating customized distributions for IoT and AI.

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Linux embedded development after the lockdown

We are currently working to complete activities started before the lockdown but more surprisingly we started new projects too, because companies that want to remain competitive must take advantage of this moment for a rapid recovery.
With our services we help companies as always and more than before by offering solutions to speed up their time to market.
Here you can learn what we have been doing.

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Yocto Project online training course

This week we started teaching Yocto Project in our first online training ever.
In our virtual class we have seven participants attending the lesson through our teaching platform Whereby.
We are preparing the training calendar that will start in April stay tuned to get the latest updates or contact us if you are interested to participate to one of our online courses.

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Covid-19: KOAN offers online training courses

KOAN is now offering all training as online courses.
Our goal is not to reduce our teaching service to providing a mere seminar where participants listen passively, but rather continue to follow our participatory teaching style.
For this reason, the sessions will still have ‘hands-on’ workshops although more limited and compatible with the material available from each. Read below for more details.

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Covid-19: KOAN update from Italy’s hardest-hit city

Our headquarter in the heart of Bergamo is still open and operative. Our engineers are actively working from home and supporting our customers on the ongoing tasks.

We applied the protection rules before the decrees arrived and we implemented the best possible solution in every working environment in which we operated. This is thanks to each of the colleagues who has been responsible and acted with discipline, strength and creativity. This is thanks to the resilience of our staff.

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Marco Cavallini nominated Yocto Project ambassador

KOAN CEO Marco Cavallini has been nominated the first european “Yocto Project ambassador” in recognition of the continued support, promotion and help for the growth of the Yocto Project community.
A Yocto Project Ambassador actively promote, create and deliver assets that drive technical audiences to adopt the Yocto Project.
Nominations are made based on activity as education and teaching, contribute to social media or other online channels which promote the project.

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Yocto Project with Artificial intelligence & ML on NXP I.MX

KOAN an Yocto Project Participant since 2010, is pleased to announce the participation to the “Artificial intelligence & ML on NXP I.MX families” roadshow in collaboration with NXP and EBV Elektronik where will be illustrated some types of existing CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) in order to give you the bases to understand which could be the most suitable for your next application.

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Autobuilder2 talk at the Yocto Project summit 2019

Marco Cavallini presented a talk during the Yocto Project summit 2019 in Lyon, France.
This presentation described how to strenghten the Yocto Project deployments using the Autobuilder2.
Autobuilder2 is a project based on Buildbot which is a software development continuous integration tool which automates the compile or test cycle required to validate changes to the project code base.

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Yocto Project new features survey

Yocto Project can nowadays be considered the ‘de facto’ standard among the automated generation systems of embedded linux distributions.
Experienced users appreciate the features offered by Yocto Project and its complete customization that allows to adapt it to any specific requirement.
However, from the beginner’s point of view, the situation is a bit more complicated due to the Yocto Project’s particularly steep learning curve.
The tools that can support the development with Yocto Project are Toaster, that allow the configuration of the builds through a web interface, and the ‘extended SDK’ (eSDK), based on Devtool which allows the system to be tuned or extended without editing configuration files.

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Secure Boot and Chain of Trust

Ensure your device is not running tampered software by verifying its authenticity before execution. Establish software authenticity all the way from the bootloader to user applications. Our secure boot services help implement:

Verified bootloader (NXP i.MX / QorIQ, Qualcomm Snapdragon, TI Sitara, Atmel SAMA5, Xilinx Zynq and more)
Kernel verification (FIT image, SoC specific mechanisms)
Root filesystem verification (dm-verity, IMA/EVM, FIT image)
Filesystem cryptography, Filesystem-level encryption (dm-crypt)

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Koan at KDE Akademy 2019

KDE e.V. organize every year the KDE Akademy. The goal of the conference section of Akademy is to learn and teach new skills, and share our passion around what we’re doing together at KDE and KDE is one of the largest active Free Software communities and is built on top of the Qt toolkit.

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