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How to build an embedded system?
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Summary: Click boards are a flagship hardware product line of MikroElektronika with over 600 add-on boards ranging from wireless connectivity clicks to Human Machine Interface clicks for interfacing with peripheral sensors or transceivers. Most of the Click boards use the common protocols like SPI,I2C or UART to communicate with the Beaglebone and thus the support for them now is accomplished via device tree overlays via the bb.org-overlays repository.
Summary: This project aims to provide an API for different programming languages to load firmware, start/stop and communicate with the BeagleBone PRUs (Programmable Realtime Units) from user space using the RemoteProc, RPMsg drivers. Example firmware and user space software are provided to demonstrate the use of the project.
Summary: The idea behind the project is to make Xen hypervisor available and easy to use on beagleboard-x15. This implementation will allow users to experiment on embedded virtualization and in related fields like automotive, critical systems prototyping and processor’s resources sharing.
Reference Design For A GPIO-based Parallel Bi-Directional Bus#
Summary: Create a hardware/software design will incorporate shift registers (and potentially logic level converter solutions as appropriate) to allow BB.org hardware to communicate with hardware via a parallel, bi-directional bus.
Contributor: Pranav Kumar
Mentors: Andrew Henderson, Hunyue Yau, Kumar Abhishek