Sage Is On The Road Once More Giving Embedded Development Presentations Through RTECC
If you're in the Seattle, WA or Portland, OR areas, take note: Sage Electronic Engineering is participating in the next two RTECC events. Stop by and say hello to our reps, Kerry and Terry, and take a look at what Sage offers. Attend our hands-on session called "GizmoSphere 101: Leveraging Open Source For Your Next Product." During the workshop, you will have a chance to learn how to use the Gizmo board at the heart of the GizmoSphere open-source initiative along with the Sage development tools to create a truly custom embedded product. Attend RTECC-Seattle on November 5th or RTECC-Portland on November 7th. Both events are free and offer outstanding workshops along with the opportunity to learn what's new in embedded computing.
LinuxGizmos.com Covers SageBIOS™ BSP For Gizmo
The information website known for keeping developers informed about Linux and its derivatives in embedded applications, LinuxGizmos has published an article about Sage's board support package for Gizmo. Read the article written by editor Eric Brown.
Sage Helps Gizmo Become The Most Open Source x86 DIY Development Board Available Today
This week Sage Electronic Engineering released the SageBIOS™ Board Support Package (BSP) for Gizmo. This distribution has been specifically configured and tested for the current GizmoSphere platform. Included in the BSP is the source code for the demo payload that comes pre-installed on the Gizmo board along with two pre-compiled ROM images ready to be flashed onto the board. Feel free to access the download and read our full press release. Sage has created SageBIOS BSPs for a number of other processor platforms including the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC and the Intel Sandy Bridge. If you'd like to tap into the benefits of open source coreboot but don't have the time or expertise to develop full solutions yourself, contact us. As the creators of SageBIOS, a coreboot distribution, and the SageBIOS Board Support Packages, we can help you maximize your development resources through custom BSPs that meet your needs.
Electronic Design Magazine Covers New Release Of Sage EDK
Read about multicore debug capabilities and other features of Sage EDK 3.0, as reported in one of the most reputable, trusted magazines in the industry.
Embedded Developers Can Attend FREE Workshop Presented At RTECC By Sage Electronic Engineering
Our Sage team is headed to RTECC in Southern California next week to hold an informative hands-on workshop aimed at embedded developers. We'll be in La Jolla (San Diego) on October 15 and Garden Grove (Orange County) on October 17. Kerry Brown will guide you through a practical exercise that will give you working knowledge of our development tools, the Sage EDK graphical interface (which has just been updated with new features) and the SmartProbe® JTAG probe. You'll also be introduced to the Gizmo board, the powerful DIY board built upon the AMD Embedded G-Series APU. Sage Electronic Engineering is a founding partner of GizmoSphere, the x86 community for open source embedded development. Register for one or both of these events here. Get complete details from our press release. In addition to attending our workshop, be sure to stop by the AMD table where Sage representatives will be happy to talk with you about your specific project and custom firmware/bootloader needs.
Newest Sage EDK and SmartProbe® Release Brings More Features, Multicore Debugging To The Embedded Development Process
Sage has just released updated versions of its time-saving, features-rich JTAG probe and IDE graphical interface, giving embedded developers unprecedented control and visibility into the operation of their entire system. Release 3.0 improves the developer’s experience thanks to several major updates, most notably the delivery of all target information in one convenient list and support of multicore debugging. Developers can manipulate each core individually to focus on a single execution thread or all cores simultaneously for greater automation. The Sage EDK 3.0 is based on Eclipse Kepler, the latest generation of trusted Eclipse™ products. “We are the only IDE solution that has a KConfig tool,” notes Sage tools developer Jason Litton. “Everyone else has been content with allowing configuration on the command line, but we allow you to do it in your IDE. It is faster and easier than trying to do it from the command line and doesn’t require the installation of any special tools beyond the EDK.” Read more about the updates in this press release.
Intel Developer Forum Is In Full Swing And Sage Is Demoing Its Board Support Packages (BSPs) At Booth 707
We're in beautiful San Francisco as an Intelligent Systems Community exhibitor at IDF, and we're enjoying talking with attendees about our latest products, the SageBIOS™ Board Support Packages (BSPs), boot solutions provided as commercial distributions of open source coreboot®. We'll be here through September 12, so come on by, watch our cute demo, and talk with our reps. Be sure to read our product briefs to learn more about our exciting new BSPs.
Sage To Exhibit At IDF13 San Francisco
This month, Sage Electronic Engineering is preparing to participate in the Intel Developer Forum, a technical event that brings together developers, engineers and managers to share ideas and learn what's new. As an Intelligent Systems Community exhibitor, Sage will present information about its boot code optimization solutions that leverage open source development. Sage will be making announcements, so stay tuned. Plan to attend IDF13 in San Francisco, September 10-12, and stop by Sage's booth (#707) to talk with our representatives, watch a short animated video, and learn more about our latest products and services.
Google Summer Of Code Going Strong With Three Mentors From Sage Electronic Engineering
Students are coding away for open source coreboot® through the Google Summer of Code program (GSoC 2013), and three Sage developers are serving as mentors. The following Sage mentors are assisting with these GSoC student projects:
- Martin Roth, Infrastructure for automatic code checking
- Dave Frodin, Test set-up for the coreboot distributed firmware test environment featuring greater extensibility, enhanced automation, concurrent high speed firmware flashing and decentralized operation
- Marc Jones, Prepare for the lack of super-io UARTs and serialports on new mainboards
Best of luck to all the students on their Summer of Code projects!
Flashrom Community Benefits From Sage Support
Sage Electronic Engineering supports the flashrom community by giving access to the company's test department. The flashrom community thus has access to a broader selection of boards and chips for its testing purposes. Flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying, and erasing flash chips. To learn more about this utility, visit flashrom.org. As an advocate of the open-source model, Sage is committed to supporting the flashrom project for the benefit of the community as a whole and its customers in particular.
Sage Releases EDK Update (2.09.00)
Our newest Sage EDK version is available for download. Significant changes include addition of a memory viewer tool to select memory types, addition of a KConfig tool that allows for configuration within the EDK, and miscellaneous bug fixes. Please refer to the instructions on the Sage wiki to upgrade to the newest version. If you experience any difficulties with either the Sage EDK or the SmartProbe, please visit our support forums.
Sage To Present Informative GizmoSphere Technical Session At Free RTECC Event In North Denver
As a founding member and partner of GizmoSphere, an initiative that connects embedded developers around the world and provides accessible development boards and tools, Sage Electronic Engineering is presenting an informative session about the Gizmo board at RTECC next Tuesday, June 18, in the Westminster suburb of Denver. You can register online or at the door. The event is completely free, including complimentary parking and lunch. Kerry Brown, VP and COO of Sage, will present "The New GizmoSphere Open Source Embedded Development Environment - Hands-on Training Workshop" at 10:30 AM and again at 1:15 PM, where participants will have the chance to try out the Gizmo board. Attend and see for yourself how the Gizmo Explorer Kit can facilitate your embedded development projects.
AMD Embedded Solutions Guest Blog Post Lauds Sage's Key Role In GizmoSphere Initiative
"Sage Electronic Engineering LLC is a founding member of GimzoSphere and a key contributor in helping bring the Gizmo board to reality along with some internal AMD Embedded Solutions engineers, all of whom were equally committed to this project. Sage not only brings hardware expertise to the table, but they also have advanced bring-up tools that are an important part to any embedded project." Read the rest of this blog post here.
"Fast Track Embedded Systems Development" Article In Desktop Engineering Praises Sage Electronic Engineering
"No conversation on x86 embedded design would be complete without mentioning Sage Electronic Engineering, a company that provides everything from development tools to full design services. Sage is a partner of GizmoSphere, and offers tools that work hand in hand with GizmoSphere offerings to ease embedded system development. One of Sage’s claims to fame comes in the form of its SageBIOS, which is a distribution of the open source coreboot project. SageBios replaces the proprietary boot firmware found on x86 systems with an open source implementation that is fully customizable." Read the rest of the article by Frank J. Ohlhorst here.
Sage Is Looking For A Couple Of Good Engineering Grads To Join Our Team
If you've recently graduated with a degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, congratulations ... and we'd like to talk with you, especially if you have an aptitude or interest (better yet, both) in developing embedded systems. Check out our Jobs page, then send us your resume. Good luck!
East Coast RTECC Events Offer Opportunities To Learn More About Embedded Development Process And Tools
Sage's Kerry Brown is on the road again. This time he's headed to two East Coast RTECC events where he will lead hands-on workshops demonstrating tools that can simplify the embedded developer's job. Learn how use the Sage EDK and SmartProbe to build and debug an open source ROM image for an AMD G-Series APU. Sign up at RTECC.com for a guest pass to the Nashua, NH event (May 7) or the Boston, MA event (May 9). Plenty of other great speakers, presenters, and vendors will be there, too, to help you with your embedded development projects.
An update package for the Sage SmartProbe® is now available (firmware version 2.05.50). New features include support for the just-announced AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform as well as improved virtual port performance, improved target flash performance, support for I2C Console Output as a debug option, and more. Visit the Sage Wiki today for instructions on updating your SmartProbe. Technical release notes are available here.
This month AMD introduced its newest member of the x86 platform, the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC. Sage is pleased to announce that SageBIOS as well as the Sage EDK and SmartProbe are compatible with these new processors. Read the press release and a blog post for details.
Design West Demo By Sage: Twist On Classic "Ball & Beam" Control Systems Challenge
When you attend Design West in San Jose this month (April 22-25) visit Sage Electronic Engineering at AMD Embedded's table and check out the demo Sage developed, a version of the classic "ball & beam" control systems challenge. You'll see a multicore asymmetric multiprocessing solution in action, with both human-machine interface (HMI) and real-time control elements. The demo incorporates the Gizmo and Explorer boards, available through GizmoSphere. Interact with the demo through a touchscreen monitor. Bring your questions and say hello to the Sage, AMD, and GizmoSphere teams. See you at Design West!
Sage's Marc Jones Serves As The GSoC Administrator For Coreboot®
Firmware developer and coreboot® expert Marc Jones is the go-to guy for coreboot projects with the popular hands-on educational program Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Students earn a stipend while generating open source code under the guidance of volunteer mentors. The student application period opens this month. Read about this unique opportunity at the GSoC, coreboot, and GizmoSphere sites.
This Week Sage Electronic Engineering Is Headed To IDF2013 Beijing April 10-11
If you're attending the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) this week in Beijing, China, stop by Sage's table to learn more about what we're developing and how it can benefit you. We'll be happy to answer your questions about coreboot®, SageBIOS™, and open source development. See you at the conference!
Sage Electronic Engineering Named in DigiTimes Article Exploring AMD's Role In Embedded Market
DigiTimes, the IT industry news source for Taiwan and Greater China, names Sage Electronic Engineering as a GizmoSphere collaborator in the article Innovating Long-Term Solutions With AMD.
Sage Electronic Engineering To Develop Coreboot Solutions For Intel Processors
As the developer of SageBIOS™, a distribution of coreboot®, Sage is joining forces with Intel Corporation to expand open source firmware options for embedded applications. (Read the rest of the announcement)
Upcoming Workshop by Sage At RTECC Texas
This month Sage's Kerry Brown will travel to Texas to lead hands-on workshops at RTECC (Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference) detailing the features and capabilities of the Gizmo board. The first event will take place in Dallas on March 19; the second will be held in Austin on March 22. The event is completely free and you'll learn how the Gizmo board can help with your embedded development projects. Sign up for your free guest pass and plan to attend this informative hands-on training session.
Sage Presents Free Seminars At Embedded World 2013
Are you attending Europe's biggest conference and exhibition for embedded developers? If so, stop by AMD's stand at Hall 4, #540, and say hello to the Sage people there. Attend a free session presented by Kerry Brown, Vice President and COO of Sage Electronic Engineering. Microcontroller Meets Supercomputer is a hands-on intro to the Gizmo board. Open Source Software to Create Customer Value, Lower Costs and Increase Revenue shows how Open Source software projects can be leveraged in the embedded product development process. Check the schedule here.
Embedded World 2013, February 26-28, Germany
Sage Electronic Engineering will be on hand at Embedded World 2013 to answer your questions about SageBIOS, the Sage EDK, the SmartProbe, GizmoSphere, or anything else that's on your mind. Embedded World 2013 is an impressive event with nearly 900 exhibitors plus over 22,000 visitors from 57 countries. Visit the Embedded World 2013 website to learn more and register for this informative, exciting conference. For a glimpse into the event, watch this video with scenes from Embedded World 2012.
GizmoSphere Officially Launches, With Sage As Key Partner
At RTECC last week, GizmoSphere was launched with Gizmo boards awarded and embedded developers attending hands-on workshops. Four partners are behind GizmoSphere: Sage, AMD, Viosoft, and TMT. But the GizmoSphere is driven by a worldwide community of embedded developers involved in a variety of applications. Join GizmoSphere and take part in the growth, dialogue, and future design direction.
Sage Electronic Engineering Featured In Electronic Design
As a development partner that has co-created GizmoSphere, the open source embedded development portal, Sage Electronic Engineering is featured alongside AMD in Bill Wong's "Embedded GizmoSphere APU Delivers Over 52 GFLOPS" in Electronic Design. Sage's development tools, the SmartProbe® and the Sage EDK, are covered along with the Gizmo Explorer Kit. A big thank you goes out to to Bill for his detailed, informative piece.
Sage Presenting at RTECC This Week
A reminder to everyone that this Thursday (Jan. 24th) Kerry Brown will run a hands-on workshop at RTECC in Santa Clara. "The New GizmoSphere Open Source Embedded Development Environment - Hands-on Training Workshop" shows participants how to come up to speed on the Gizmo development board. Sign up now for this free event at RTECC Registration. Kerry will present in the morning (9:00 AM) and again in the afternoon (1:30 PM); arrive early for the chance to win a Gizmo.
We've Moved To A New Location
After an exciting year of growth in projects, contracts, development, clientele, and personnel, Sage has moved to a bigger location to accommodate our expansion needs. Moving is never a simple endeavor, and doing so during the holiday season adds extra challenges, but all of us at Sage are pleased with our new location and the blessing of space it offers. If you're in the area, feel free to stop by and say hello. We're still in Longmont just two miles from our previous location.
All of us at Sage Electronic Engineering wish you and yours a prosperous and peaceful New Year!
Sage to Present at RTECC in Santa Clara, CA, Jan 24
Kerry Brown, Vice President and COO of Sage Electronic Engineering, will be running a hands-on workshop at RTECC on January 24th, 2013, in Santa Clara. "The New GizmoSphere Open Source Embedded Development Environment - Hands-on Training Workshop" shows participants how to quickly come up to speed on the Gizmo development board. Attendees will learn how to bring up and use the Gizmo Explorer Kit, with opportunities to try out Sage's powerful development tools, the SmartProbe® and the Sage EDK. This event is free and includes a complimentary lunch, but registration is required. Sign up now at RTECC Registration. Kerry will present in the morning (9:00 AM) and again in the afternoon (1:30 PM). RTECC = Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference.
Take a Look at Our New Page Featuring Endorsements
We've just added a page to the Sage site with a sampling of what leaders are saying about our company, our tools, and our services. Take a look when you have a moment. As always, we are here to serve you. Whether you need full-service custom designs, training, or development tools, we aim to save you money and help you obtain better results.
Join Sage as a GizmoSphere Partner
Along with AMD, Sage is a GizmoSphere partner, supplying time, talent, resources and funding to make this exciting new portal a reality. If your company is involved or interested in embedded development and believes in the open source approach, we invite you to explore partnership possibilities.
Sage and AMD Introduce GizmoSphere (Pre-release)
What in the world is GizmoSphere? It's a community, an environment, an initiative and a resource center all in one convenient portal. At the heart of GizmoSphere is the Gizmo board, a compact development board that offers embedded designers the performance of a supercomputer and full I/O capabilities of a microcontroller at a very affordable price. What will you design with the Gizmo board?
Visit Sage At RTECC Seattle Nov 6 and Portland Nov 8
Sage is offering a training workshop at November's RTECC events in the Pacific Northwest designed to show embedded developers the power of open source development. We will be co-presenting "How to Get Started With Coreboot® Hands-On Workshop" with AMD. Morning and afternoon sessions are available at both locations. The events are facilitated by the Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference and are free to attend, including the technical workshops, exhibitors' hall, parking and even lunch. Can't beat that! Register for the Seattle or Portland events here. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a free intro to Coreboot® and SageBIOS™. Learn how to develop with powerful open source BIOS replacements for all your embedded designs. And here's another reason to stop by: To learn about an innovative new initiative called GizmoSphere. Pick up a flyer and learn more about this exciting new portal for embedded developers.
Sage Electronic Engineering Releases Sage EDK 2.05
You spoke. We listened. And now, the Sage EDK is that much better for it. In fact, we're glad you told us exactly what you need. We're fully committed to providing embedded developers with the best development tools possible. That's why we took your input and added exciting new features to the Sage EDK to make your job easier. Features that improve flash operations. Features that expand virtual port visibility. Plus so much more. We just have one favor to ask: Keep it coming. Keep giving us feedback. Your input is valuable. It helps us develop better tools to help you develop more efficiently. Visit our forum today and share what's on your mind. We want to hear from you.
Attention Developers: It's Time To Upgrade Your SmartProbe® To V3
Has your service contract with us expired? Renew for another year and get the SmartProbe® V3 hardware upgrade free of charge! Contact your rep or distributor today to extend your technical support contract with Sage and receive your free hardware upgrade. By renewing your contract you will continue to receive ongoing support from our knowledgeable technical staff along with free downloads. In addition we will ship you the SmartProbe® V3 with new features we're certain you'll love, including expanded JTAG interface support and improved remote debug capabilities. Why wait? Renew today to continue to receive support and get your free hardware upgrade.
Sage Electronic Engineering Is Recognized As Part Of "Rich Ecosystem Of Software, Solution And Tool Partners" by AMD Embedded Solutions
AMD counts Sage as a valuable partner in embedded technology, listing it among the companies that support embedded customers for complete solutions. Sage helps customers rapidly, successfully and cost effectively develop embedded projects based on AMD processors and open source content.
Sage Electronic Engineering Welcomes ORBSTAR As Our New Distributor In Taiwan!
ORBSTAR International Co., Ltd. has become the exclusive distributor of Sage development tools and open source solutions in Taiwan. Founded in 1997, Taipei-based ORBSTAR markets and sells embedded solutions. Sage Electronic Engineering is proud to share our vision with ORBSTAR, and we look forward to meeting the needs of the embedded development community in Taiwan through our signature offering, SageBIOS™, and our time- and cost-saving development tools.
Coming Soon ... People Are Talking About Sage, And We Want You To Know What They're Saying
We're continuously growing and improving our site to make it easier for you to find what you need. And we know that what others say about us carries weight. So we're putting together a page that features what leaders from top companies are saying about Sage and our technical team. Stay tuned!
A Chance To Try Out Sage Development Tools At RTECC In San Diego, CA, August 23
Embedded product developers will have the chance to try out the Sage EDK and SmartProbe® software development tools at the Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC) in San Diego, California this month. Participants of Sage’s hands-on workshop will go through a real-world scenario using open source software. Register for the conference now to attend this free training session: August 23, San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel, 10:30 AM to Noon.
Open Source Software & Sage Development Tool Training: RTECC, Irvine CA, August 21
The Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC) is coming to Irvine, California, and participants can take part in a free breakout session presented by AMD and Sage Electronic Engineering. “How To Get Started With Coreboot®” offersopen source software training along with hands-on guided use of Sage’s powerful development tools, the Sage EDK and SmartProbe®. Register for the conference to attend Sage’s free workshop: August 21, Hilton Irvine / Orange County Airport Hotel, 10:30 AM to Noon.
Sage Electronic Engineering Presents At RTECC
Partnering with AMD, Sage is presenting a hands-on workshop, “How To Get Started With Coreboot®,” as part of the Open-Door Technical Seminars at the Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC). Upcoming event locations include Denver CO (7/31), Irvine CA (8/21), and San Diego CA (8/23).
Sage, AMD, and Linux Named In Open Source Article
A general-public article that describes the benefits of open source software names Sage as a key coreboot® developer.
Sage Engineer Makes Another Technical Contribution To OpenEmbedded Project
Sage’s own Raymond Danks constructed a new layer to facilitate building Xen in OpenEmbedded.
Sage and AMD Present At RTECC in Texas
Together with AMD, Sage presented a hands-on workshop, “How To Get Started With Coreboot®,” at the Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC) in Houston and Dallas, TX, where participants used the Sage SmartProbe® and EDK to build a coreboot® ROM image for an AMD G-Series APU, flash the ROM device, and debug and correct errors.