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What is OTA Update?

13th Jul 2021

OTA update management is the process of remotely updating the entire root file system, performing a firmware update, or an application update over the air. This means that the update does not need to be locally managed by an on-site technician with a USB key or other method requiring physical proximity to the device in the field. In automotive where you have CAN-bus-connected devices, performing a...

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What is the right strategy for IoT update management?

13th Jul 2021

When designing and provisioning OTA software updates in IoT update management, it is important to think about the right strategy for deploying the updates to your device fleet. This is an essential step in figuring out how to build a management workflow for your IoT fleet. It is important to understand the distinct nuances of system updates and application updates and which ones are most suitable...

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Live webcast: Troubleshoot and configure your embedded devices remotely with Mender 2.7

8th Jul 2021

We recently launched Mender 2.7 which introduced optional add-on packages, containing a set of features for solving other device management use cases. These packages include device Configuration and Troubleshooting features. With Configuration you can customize each device to its environment and with Troubleshooting you can resolve issues with your devices in real-time, all securely and effi...

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Debugging the Yocto build

5th Jul 2021

There was a very interesting talk at the recent Yocto Summit about how you can do debugging on hardware. Sergio Prado, a consultant and trainer from Embedded Labworks, explains how to leverage the Yocto Project to debug an embedded Linux system . It is a very impressive talk and this is something that we would really recommend that you look into. If you were going to do serious debugging on hard...

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Efficient Yocto development and OTA updates

5th Jul 2021

There are some special considerations if you want to get efficient Yocto development and your OTA update system. The most important is managing the time it takes to build the whole image when using the Mender client with Yocto. Even when making a one line change somewhere, it will take at least 2 minutes to get the new image. If your team is doing a lot of iterations to the image, then two minut...

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