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Requirements of a successful OTA update mechanism

With the proliferation of embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of industry verticals, a host of assets are scattered globally across terrain, geography, or customer locations. Support for remote software updates is inevitable for effective operations. Industry verticals such as transportation, energy, consumer, smart building and manufacturing rely heavily on a potent...

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As we move toward a more software driven world, industry after industry is up for a strong shake up. Probably no industry, except from the governmentally protected or monopolies, should feel safe. The shift from a physical read-only world (produce a product, ship it, never change it), to a virtual writable world (offer a service, keep improving it) imposes massive challenges to incumbents.


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A quick dive into k3s and the Mender Update Module for Kubernetes

All of you know about Kubernetes, the open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. Over time, it is becoming the de-facto standard to automate the deployment, scaling, and operations of container-based workloads in the cloud. The Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is responsible for the certification of the Kubernetes distribution...

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Over-the-air (OTA) software updates in embedded MCU based applications

Many MCU based embedded systems are used in a variety of IoT applications which are typically deployed in the field on a large scale. These devices coupled with the rapid software development cycle, cause many systems to require support for over-the-air (OTA) updates. In this process, an OTA update replaces the software and firmware on the microcontroller (MCU) of the embedded system with a new so...

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Raspberry Pi support for robust system level updates

The boards with binary distros are very popular in the development of IoT projects, such as Raspberry Pi. Depending on product goals, a large share of devices in early phases of product planning and prototyping could be based on Linux of one form or another due to their prevalence of low-cost with ready-made Linux distributions and their relatively quick access and setup. However, when it comes...

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