Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015


Porting Tizen to open source hardware devices

DIY open source hardware devices with open source software

This presentation will reveal the process of porting Tizen:Common to open source hardware developer boards with SoC manufactured by Allwinner, Rockchip or Intel such as OLinuXino, Radxa Rock, Minnowboard. The following topics will be covered: - Building Tizen ARMv7 and x86 images from scratch, - Adapting the Linux kernel, bootloader and Tizen:Common to popular single board computers, - Do it yourself (DIY) open-source hardware Tizen tablet or laptop, - Sharing knowledge and experience of the community.

The presentation will discuss the Tizen project and the efforts for porting it to open source hardware devices with ARM or Intel processors. Guidelines for making your own DIY device to be part of an Internet of Things (IoT) based on Tizen:Common.

The following show cases will be demonstrated: - Tizen:Common for A20-OLinuXino-MICRO with Allwinner A20 SoC (Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali400-mp2 GPU) - Tizen:Common for Radxa Rock with Rockchip RK3188 SoC (Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and Mali400-mp4 GPU) - Tizen:Common for Minnowboard Max (64-bit Intel Atom CPU)

The presentation will also provide information about U-Boot, Yocto project, the Linux-Sunxi and Linux-Rockchip, Minnowboard communities.

This presentation should help and encourage more developers to experiment with Tizen and to port it to new devices. A comparison between different single board computers as well as hints how to select hardware devices that fit your needs best will be also shared.

No previous experience with the Tizen platform is required. Attendees should expect to learn what is open-source hardware, how to build the Linux kernel and Tizen platform images from scratch.

Note this lecture will be shared with Tizen community's member Leon Anavi. He is the founder and maintainer of Tizen-sunxi, Tizen-rockchip.


Phil Coval (rzr)