Do you need “software update” functionality in your Embedded Linux system?

In this day and age, most embedded systems include a way for users to easily update software once the device has been deployed.  This article discusses the requirements for a field update mechanism along with pointers for how to implement. Update Mechanism Requirements Requirements for a field update mechanism might be: easy for users to […]

Adding software to a Moxa UC7408 using OpenEmbedded

One of the big advantages of using Linux in embedded systems is the thousands of applications and drivers available for it (http://bec-systems.com/web/content/view/35/37/ ).  One of the challenges of Embedded Linux is building these applications.  Building applications for an embedded system often involves cross-compiling which is frustrating on a good day.  This article details how to […]