Inforce Insights March 2017: Vol.3 Issue 2 – Inforce Computing Newsletter

As we finish our first quarter of the year, we are happy to share insights on all the new products, hardware, and software updates since our last newsletter in January with even more on the horizon. In this newsletter, we share details about enabling RTC on your Inforce platform and how to roll your own Linux build system with Open Embedded.  Lastly, we bring you all the way to Germany where we share our experience partnering with Qualcomm, Basler, and Arrow at Embedded World 2017.

Warm wishes from the Inforce Team!

New Products

  • The much anticipated Inforce 6640, the first Snapdragon™ 820 SBC, is now available on the Inforce store along with display, camera, POE, and Ultra HDMI input accessories.
  • ACC-1H10, a 5MP MIPI-CSI camera with both a 41-pin and 51-pin connector, launched yesterday.
  • We have also launched ACC-1S70, a PoE adapter card, for Inforce 6640 and Inforce 6309, providing power over Ethernet through one single cable.

Product and Software Updates

What you need to know about enabling RTC on your Inforce platform

The purpose of an RTC or a real-time clock is to provide precise time and date which can be used for various application use-cases. Similar to a watch, it runs on a battery and keeps time for you even when there is a power outage on your system! Using an RTC, you can keep track of long timelines, even if your system is disconnected from the power plug.  Read more>>

Roll your own Linux distribution with Open Embedded

Product makers would find it hard to pick up off-the-shelf Linux distributions for use in their systems directly owing to the combination of bootloader, kernel, application, and development tool components not being compatible for their peripherals and hardware. Thus, a ‘roll your own’ approach to Linux is preferred and the Open Embedded (OE) build environment provides exactly that through a methodology to reliably build customized Linux distributions for your embedded devices. Open Embedded is not a Linux distro but a build system using which a Linux distro can be created. Read more>>

Event Spotlight: Inforce Computing at Embedded World 2017

Inforce Insights EventsFrom robots cooking sausages to an augmented reality BMW® i8™ test drive, Embedded World showed the latest and greatest the embedded world had to offer.  Internet of Things was no doubt at the center of the show and we were thrilled to see so many eager developers with such unique applications for Snapdragon™ technology ranging from surgical devices to industrial automation and smart city management.

Inforce Computing had a big presence this year in Nuremberg, partnering with big names such as Basler AG®, Arrow Electronics®, and Qualcomm® to show our diverse and growing roadmap of Snapdragon-powered platforms and Inforce services.  Read more>>