Indeed Prabhakar - and that was a bit of a surprise to me, but Yocto seems to be making quite a difference for the board makers. Running the same applications across different embedded boards with different controllers is quite compelling.
The virtualization for microcontrollers is coming with the new MIPS Warrior M class controller IP and ARM's Cortex-R which will start showing up as new devices later this year - Virtualization pushes into microcontrollers and this ties up with the LInux theme when they support both an RTOS and Linux on the same chip
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.