.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…


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 Applications: Sytech Designs a Heating Project

One of the key values of .NET is in handling complex projects.  This next project is a good example of this.  The project is a control system for domestic and industrial underfloor heating.  The system allows each room to be defined as a separately controlled zone.  Each zone has one or more remote temperature sensors…

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NETMF Applications: Smart Gateway for a range of heating/power generation plants

A question that I am frequently asked is where NETMF is used commercially.  This would be an easy question to answer if we charged for the platform, because then we would know who our customers are.  But as an Open Source project, we only hear anecdotally what people are doing.  This is the second in…

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