.NET Micro Framework 4.4 is now available!

The .NET Micro Framework team is pleased to announce the release of .NET Micro Framework 4.4. We fixed several long outstanding issues as well as improved the reliability of lwIP network stack and debugging experience through Visual Studio 2015. The 4.4 version also features several types from Windows.Devices namespace in the UWP API and experimental…


LLILUM roadmap and latest additions

We just finished pushing several changes that enable multi-threaded applications to work on M3 and M4 Cortex processors, including FP support. We are now supporting System.Threading namespace, on par with NET MF, and also System.Threading.Tasks. We will shortly add cancellation to Tasks and interrupt dispatching for peripherals. Please take a look at our roadmap and…


LLILUM SDK is now available for Visual Studio 2015

We published today the first cut of the Llilum SDK for Visual Studio 2015. The build and installation experience is still a bit cumbersome, but you can now build and debug Llium code entirely in Visual Studio 2015. We also started cleaning up the LLVM bitcode generation by providing a managed wrapper for LLVM3.6.1, fixed…


AOT Proof of Concept available for comments

We published this morning a Proof of Concept (POC) for applying Ahead of Time (AOT) compilation techniques to MSIL and target MCUs. We will grow this project side by side with .NET Micro Framework 4.4 and eventually integrate the .NET MF stack into the LLILUM tool chain to achieve both a smaller code size and higher execution speed….


4.4 Beta 2 is here!

We just released 4.4. Beta, please find it on our Github repo.  With this release we provide major improvements in reliability for the lwIP TCP/IP stack as well as lots of bug fixes. Please check our backlog on the older Codeplex issues list, and if you find that any issue you care about has not been…


Changing of the Guard

It has been a busy eight months since I rejoined the team to see if I could contribute to getting some wind back in the NETMF sails.   Since then we have started participating in conferences again (Build and Maker Faire among others), we have planned and demo’d major portions of version 4.4 which will be…

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Addressing Codeplex issues

As mentioned in the GitHub announcement, we will be replicating and triaging the issues that are in CodePlex as we move them to GitHub  where we will continue to address them.  We will be looking at the number of votes each issue has to help us prioritize this work so if you have a favorite, make sure…

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NETMF at \Build

There is a lot of news coming from Microsoft’s \\Build conference going on this week.   Much of this is around Windows 10, Office 365, HoloLens, and other large investments.  In the IoT space, the focus is on the announcement of Windows IoT Core (code named Athens) which is the Windows core applied to embedded devices.  Of special…

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Quail board: A new addition to the NETMF family

 I just got word that the Quail board from the MikroBus.NET team is now shipping.  This is a new development board built around the popular STM32 that supports the ‘click’ modules that use MikroBUS connections.   MikroBUS is a connector definition created by MikroElektronika that covers ‘most of today’s accessory boards’ and provides simple integration with a…

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NETMF 4.4 Beta out on GitHub

There are a number of improvements planned for NETMF 4.4 and one of them is migrating the repository from CodePlex to GitHub.   The new repository can be found at http://netmf.github.io/; In conjunction with the move, we have done some cleaning up.   The binaries have been separated out so the syncing the code is less costly. …

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