Leonardo Arduino board shows at Rapid

Educational charity Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a version of Linux optimised for the £25 computer's ARM11 processor, writes Steve Bush. Based on the ATmega32U4 MCU, which offers 32k of flash memory, the Leonardo board has built-in USB communications. As a result it can be connected to a computer the board appears as both mouse and keyboard at the same time, enabling much more complex programming.

Linux for electronic medical systems

Using Linux in medical devices is becoming common-practice, but there are important factors which developers and manufacturers need to consider, writes Ken Herold, senior systems engineer at Wind River

Green Hills launches Autonomous Vehicle Open Platform

Here's a story from our sister site Flight Global about a new open software platform from Green Hills Software's Integrity Security Services. It's aimed at enabling developers to more easily program applications for the control and management of autonomous vehicles.