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Tuesday, February 21 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Enabling New Hardware in U-Boot - Jon Mason, Broadcom Ltd.

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As a popular open source bootloader, U-boot is frequently used for embedded devices. This presentation covers the trials and tribulations of enhancing and upstreaming U-boot with Broadcom’s Northstar SoC product line. After a brief overview of U-boot, its features and uses, the discussion will cover the methodology employed in enabling the new hardware, the process of upstreaming the changes into mainline u-boot, and any complexities encountered during the entire development process.


Jon Mason

Software Engineer, ARM
Jon Mason is a Software Engineer in Broadcom Ltd's CCX division. Jon's day job consists of enabling, bug fixing, and upstreaming the Linux and u-boot software for Broadcom's ARM/ARM64 iProc SoCs (StrataGX). Outside of work, Jon maintain's NTB and a few other drivers in Linux.

Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Skyline II

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