Posts Tagged ‘ARM’

RISC-V[1] is something that I’ve been aware of via the Open Source Hardware Users Group (OSHUG) for a little while, and their most recent meeting was a RISC-V special, with talks on core selection and porting FreeBSD to the platform. Suddenly it seems that RISC-V is all over the news. A sample from the last […]

Update (13 Mar 2014) – this presentation is also available on YouTube I did a presentation at the open source hardware users group (OSHUG) last night. Click to the second slide to get the TL;DR version: With more time I’d like to get some quantitative material on the memory footprint of various cipher suites and […]

One of the things that attracted me to buying a Chromebook was reports I’d read that it would run Ubuntu (and run it fast). Today my 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHD card arrived, so I set to work installing ChrUbuntu – Ubuntu 12.04 packaged up for the Chromebook[1]. Like some others I hit an issue […]

I got my Chromebook a week ago, so it’s time to reflect on my experiences so far (beyond my initial first impressions). The good parts Blogging – it’s pretty much a perfect blogging tool, and I’ve managed to get a lot of posts done in the past week. The holiday may have had something to […]

Netbook mort?


Over the past few days I’ve seen a few articles about netbooks. One was declaring that 2012 was the year the Netbook Died, another saying the netbook isn’t dead — it’s just resting (with perhaps an even more interesting Hacker News comments thread). So what’s really going on? A couple of years ago I wrote that […]

I’ve been without a laptop for a few weeks[1], and whilst tablets are fine for consumption and the occasional comment I’ve missed having a keyboard for proper creative work. I’ve been tempted by Lenovo’s Black Friday sale for the X230[2], various Ultrabooks and Netbooks[3], but by the time I’d got an SSD[4] I’d be looking at £400-£500. […]

The STM32F3 is the latest in the lineup of Discovery boards from STMicroelectronics. There’s a smaller/cheaper board – the STM32F0 and a more expensive board with a higher spec CPU – the STM32F4. The F3 would be pretty boring on its own, so it’s been spiced up with some interesting onboard peripherals: A compass 3 axis accelerometer 3 axis gyroscope […]