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Zephyr Demo Videos from Linaro, Nordic and NXP

By March 6, 2020No Comments

Last week at Embedded World 2020 more than 900 exhibitors and 1,500 speakers and participants from 46 countries made it to Nuremberg, Germany. There were around 13,800 visitors this year and most of them had positive feedback about the show. However, this number was significantly lower than previous years as many companies decided to pull their participation at the last minute as a result of new travel restrictions.

The Zephyr Project canceled our participation in order to keep our member company volunteers and spokespersons healthy and safe. But the show must go on, so we’ve teamed up with some our members to showcase the demos that would have been showcased at Embedded World. Check them out below!

Linaro and its members are developing a set of software components and tools to help with a system approach to multiprocessing. This short video shows a multiprocessing demo running on the STM32MP1 from STMicroelectronics.

Featured Linaro work in this demo includes:

  • Devicetree – an on-going area of work in Linaro
  • OpenAMP – a Linaro Community Project
  • 96Boards specification – Avenger96 Community Board and mezzanine expansion
  • Zephyr – Linaro is a contributor and member of the Zephyr project

For more details of these technologies, please see our previous blog on heterogeneous multicore systems.

In this video, Nordic Semiconductor demonstrates how to build the Zephyr RTOS twice in order to generate two images, one for each of the two cores inside Nordic’s flagship nRF5340 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. It describes how the two cores communicate using OpenAMP (using the RPMsg protocol) to connect the Bluetooth LE Host running in the Application core with the Bluetooth Controller running in the Network core. Finally, it also shows how to analyze and decode Bluetooth traffic generated by the open source Bluetooth Low Energy stack built-in in Zephyr. Read about the nRF5340 here: https://www.nordicsemi.com/Products/L…

This NXP video demonstrates Bluetooth mesh functionality – specifically controlling either the RGB lens and/or color intensity on multiple development boards while highlighting the capabilities of i.MX RT1050 crossover MCU.

If you have feedback or questions on our Slack channel or Mailing List.

Additionally, we invite you to try out Zephyr 2.1. You can find our Getting started Guide here.  If you are interested in contributing to the Zephyr Project please see our Contributor Guide.