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10 10, 2017

Keep ongoing support for Windows Embedded Compact with Triton-TX6UL

By | 2017-10-10T11:52:10+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Compact 7, Embedded Compact, System on Module|0 Comments

If you’ve invested and have a large knowledge base around Windows Embedded CE/Compact, why not extend the life time of the present product or even re-use it for new projects? Moving from Windows CE/Compact to Linux can be a daunting and rocky road. It can require a different engineering skill set. Plus the choices and [...]

2 08, 2017

Building a Debian 8 (Jessie) Root Files System use with a Triton TX6 module

By | 2017-08-02T14:43:17+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|LInux, System on Module|0 Comments

This article describes how to build and install a Debian 8 (Jessie) Linux distribution on a Direct Insight Triton TX6 i.MX6 based SOM using Debian Debootstrap. You can find more information on debootstrap here: https://wiki.debian.org/EmDebian/CrossDebootstrap. This is an ideal platform for evaluation purposes because you can very easily install any Debian packages using the Debian Advanced [...]

16 03, 2017

Boaty McBoatface uses ARM based System on Module from Direct Insight

By | 2017-05-19T13:11:59+00:00 March 16th, 2017|System on Module, Windows Embedded|0 Comments

After many years working with and supporting engineers at National Oceanography Center (NOC) in Southampton, UK. Their Autosub Long Range now named "Boaty McBoatface" has been prepared to dive into the abyss on its first Antarctic mission. The support has included initial design of the mission control board which uses a low power ARM based [...]

7 12, 2016

Choose Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and save on your BOM cost

By | 2017-05-19T13:11:59+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Windows 10 IoT, Windows Embedded|0 Comments

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is the successor to the WES7 (Windows Embedded Standard 7) and WE8S (Window Embedded 8 Standard) operating systems. The products under the banner of Windows Embedded have a long history of deployment outside of the traditional desktop, laptop and personal computer. They are well known to power checkout tills in supermarkets, kiosks, [...]

1 03, 2016

Secure Boot Service for i.MX6 TRITON-TX module

By | 2017-05-19T13:11:59+00:00 March 1st, 2016|System on Module|0 Comments

Freescale / NXP High Assurance Boot secures modules Hacking of production embedded systems in the field should be an immediate concern to all projects. Happily, for i.MX6 family processors (and some earlier i.MX family devices too), Freescale / NXP provides a system call High Assurance Boot or HAB for short. And it's the basis [...]

21 12, 2015

TX6 (i.MX6 based module) Support for Yocto and Qt5

By | 2016-03-01T16:03:00+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Application Notes, LInux, System on Module|0 Comments

Application note: i.MX6 TRITON-TX module Yocto setup how-to Setting up with a Yocto build is a frequently asked question, and so I've compiled the steps into an Application Note. The first paragraphs are below, but you need to go to our Application Notes page to read in  full or download... Requirements For Yocto a Linux [...]

4 11, 2015

Do we really need standard pinouts for ARM modules?

By | 2017-05-19T13:11:59+00:00 November 4th, 2015|LInux, New Products, System on Module|2 Comments

Our recently-announced quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 module, the A31-uQ7 is based on a standard Qseven pinout - something we've not felt necessary over the last 15 years of pioneering the system-on-module market. So has something changed? While standard pinouts find good use in the x86 world, there have been 3 reasons why they are less prevalent on [...]