Several OMAP/Beagle patches land upstream for Linux 2.6.33

I’m feeling pretty happy and excited today looking at the patches Linus Torvalds has recently merged into the Linux kernel mainline, such as a huge patch set from Tony Lindgren[1]. I’m particularly happy to see that DSS2 is there[2], so there shouldn’t be any more confusion about what display driver to use on OMAP. The USB EHCI (host port) driver also finally got merged[5]. I also see a large number of power management patches being included. Baseline support for several OMAP3 systems has also been included, including the Always Innovating Touch Book[3], AM3517 EVM[6], IGEPv2[7], CM-T35[8], OMAP3630 Zoom-3[9] and some … Continue reading Several OMAP/Beagle patches land upstream for Linux 2.6.33

NEON training

One of the most important aspects of the community is that I’m mostly irrelevant. This means that I’m not a bottleneck to the important things that happen in the community. Unfortunately, it also means that I’m also not always in-the-loop on great events coming up that utilize the BeagleBoard and getting the word out to everyone on-time. Even so, I imagine a lot of you are going to the ARM Techcon3 and can make use of this nice litte bit of hands-on training using the BeagleBoard that I learned about from Ken Havens: Turning the NEON Light On (Hands-on … Continue reading NEON training

A pair of EDN Innovation winners

The “OMAP35x Application Processor” and the “Beagle Board Embedded Linux Development Board” were both winners of tonight’s EDN Innovation 2008 awards for their respective categories of “Microprocessors” and “Software/Embedded Tools”. It was a great evening, with several great products recognized and it was nice to have our products among those. It was a great way to follow up a successful day of hands-on classes at the Embedded Systems Conference on the BeagleBoard. Too bad Boris wasn’t there to accept the honors himself. 🙂 Continue reading A pair of EDN Innovation winners