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Konsulko Group engineers to speak at ELC Seattle

Embedded Linux Conference, September 27- 30, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle | Seattle, Washington + Virtual

For over 15 years, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) has been the premier, vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Recent ELCs have expanded the scope to include both the user-space developers building applications on embedded Linux as well as the architects and developers working to deliver smart connected products and industrial IoT solutions.

At the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference, September 27- 30, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle (with a virtual option available), Konsulko Group engineers will give detailed technical talks on building RISC-V Linux systems, and Linux A/B upgrades.

Building a Low-key XIP-enabled RISC-V Linux System

Tuesday, September 28 • 4:00pm – 4:50pm

Principal Software Engineer (and GM Konsulko AB) Vitaly Vul (aka, Vitaly Wool) will discuss new hardware designs based on RISC-V, an open standard instruction set architecture. In modern times, RISC-V SoCs quite often have QSPI flash onboard which makes them perfect candidates to use XIP (eXecute In Place) technology to execute directly from flash without copying the code to RAM first. That allows to optimize memory footprint very tightly and thus opens up to really low-power IoT Linux appliances. Vitaly will present a demo how to run a mainline kernel configured for XIP on a RISC-V board, and discuss extending XIP support for RISC-V to 32-bit and MMU-less systems for low-key battery-powered RISC-V systems with RAM shortage.

Practical Experience with Linux A/B Upgrades

Wednesday, September 29 • 1:30pm – 2:20pm

Senior Software Engineer Leon Anavi will discuss deploying software upgrades to fleets of embedded Linux IoT devices, using A/B redundant systems with two identical partitions using popular open source solutions (like Mender or RAUC). Although they provide great features out of the box there are still plenty of technical obstacles to overcome for real-world use cases. In this presentation, we will walk through practical experiences using both Mender and RAUC with Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded. Leon will discuss BSP integration and porting efforts for new devices, bootloader requirements and configurations, tips and tricks for ARM and x86-64 systems, read-only file systems, partition layouts, storing persistent data during upgrades, managing single-file artifacts, simultaneous setup with Docker and other containers.

Join us in Seattle or virtually for this always informative, educational and fun conference for commercial and community embedded Linux developers.

Local support for Nordic customers, announcing Konsulko AB

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Konsulko Group extends local support for Nordic customers
Announces Konsulko AB, a new branch in Malmö, Sweden

MALMÖ, Sweden. – Oct. 1, 2018 – Konsulko Group, an experienced leader in community and commercial Linux development, today announced the formation of Konsulko AB, based in Malmö.

“As the demand for Konsulko’s services and solutions continues to grow, the new branch in Malmö will allow us to better serve local customers in Sweden and throughout Northern Europe,” said Vitaly Wool, managing director of Konsulko AB.

“We welcome the opening of Konsulko AB, and the valuable addition of Vitaly to the team,” said Matt Porter, Konsulko Group CTO. “We also look forward to working with the brilliant Linux engineers in the Nordic region on a wide range of commercial and open source community projects.”

About Konsulko Group
As an independent trusted advisor providing engineering and training services, Konsulko Group develops complete product solutions based on best-of-breed open source projects. The Konsulko team of embedded Linux and RTOS experts has delivered numerous embedded Linux-based products in telecom, automotive, networking, industrial automation, medical devices, audio/video, and consumer electronics since the 1990s. Today, Konsulko leverages community and product experience to deliver the best value for customers seeking to leverage open source software in their products.

For more information, please visit www.konsulko.com.

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