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debugging

Warrior’s Guide to Embedded Debugging – Part I

There is nothing more frustrating than having a problem and feeling helpless while some oracle on the other end of a nebulous contact form decides your fate. In the ideal world you would be able to solve your own problems without ever needing outside help, right? Our goal at NetBurner is to make the product in such a way that you rarely need support; not because we don’t want to help you, but to get you farther, faster. We still have a way to go and that’s why we take pride in the quality of our support, blog posts and community forums to fill those remaining gaps.

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release

Release the Hounds! NetBurner’s Latest Software Update

At NetBurner we’re continuously improving our products and working to deliver practical and empowering technologies to our customers. This latest NetBurner software release is packed with useful code examples, enhanced SSL/TLS and FTP functionality, extended SSL capability for WebSockets, added USB communications device class and mass storage libraries (BETA), as well as lots of other goodies and bug fixes to keep your dogs from scratching. Read our full release notes in this post for details.

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ARM

Sneak Peek from the NetBurner Product Nebula – The Birthplace of Stars

We read you loud and clear! NetBurner’s new Embedded Core Module is our answer to your call for an ARM® Cortex®-Powered processor for your next masterpiece. We can hardly contain ourselves so we’re providing a preview before we Supernova! The all-new NetBurner ARM® Cortex®-Powered Core Module is here to accelerate and de-risk your product development path for serious IoT and embedded applications!

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Protocols

Part II: WebSockets for Real-Time Web and IoT Applications – Controlling Your NetBurner with WebSockets Interface

In this article, we will make a WebSockets dashboard application that provides real-time monitoring AND control of a NetBurner Core Module from a web browser. Previously in Part 1, we discussed the benefits of using WebSockets and demonstrated how to make a WebSockets application to remotely monitor the state of DIP switches on a NetBurner Core Module Development Kit. Next, we will build on the same example to show how we can also control the NetBurner Dev Kit’s integrated LED array in real-time from a browser using WebSockets.

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Protocols

Cover Your Data Assets with TLS

Getting Started with Transport Layer Security for Your IoT and Connected Devices The Internet of Things has become an increasingly popular and susceptible attack surface

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Protocols

Part I: WebSockets for Real-Time Web and IoT Applications

Have you ever wanted to display your real-time sensor data on a webpage that can be viewed on any device with a modern web browser? How about a web page that serves as a dashboard for controlling and monitoring your embedded device in real-time? With WebSockets, you can do exactly that! In this article, we will briefly review what a WebSocket is, how it works, its benefits, and dive into a system-monitoring, dashboard-type application tutorial.

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AVC

Epic Race at the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Challenge 2017 – Part I

It’s amazing what can be done with a NetBurner Embedded Core Module, creativity, and some ingenuity. The digital and analog world can ALL be yours… or at least you can
do something super cool! At NetBurner we feel the annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (AVC) is a perfect opportunity to do something we as a team love – making robotic vehicles and putting the NetBurner products through some punishing field testing! A big shout out to SparkFun for making this their 9th annual event – its concentrated awesome on many levels.

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AVC

Epic Race at the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Challenge 2017 – Part III

After a harrowing but somewhat successful first day of racing at the SparkFun VC 2017 I
needed to regroup and literally do some hacking. I spent the afternoon cannibalizing
some aluminum angle from one of the people working on the manned AVC car. I
hacksawed off a chunk, drilled and tapped here and there, added some strategic zip-ties
and repaired the broken bracket that was badly damaged in a collision earlier
that day on the white car. In general, the build and wiring quality of the
white car was better than for the black Car (I built the black car first). This
left me feeling pretty good about Sunday and I went out for a pre-race dinner
with my wife and my sisters-in-law. (One flew out with us, and the other lives
near Denver).

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IoT

MQTT: The Go-To Protocol for Distributed IoT and Tutorial

Imagine you have to deploy a dozen various devices throughout a factory floor. These consist of Linux PCs, low power embedded devices, a mobile phone app, simple sensors, and a remote database. Some devices are connected through Ethernet, while other more remote devices utilize a cell network to occasionally phone home. The problem you now have is, how do I get these devices communicating with each other in real time? MQTT is an ISO standard protocol used to solve this problem.

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