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Archive for May, 2000

Linux/RT 1.1 adds priority inheritance support

May 31, 2000

Pittsburgh, PA — (press release) — TimeSys Corporation today announced an upgrade to the real-time features of TimeSys Linux/RT, a real-time version of the Linux Operating System. The additional features include: priority inheritance support within the kernel; TimeTrace support for detailed visualization of operating system internal events; and Rate-Monotonic Analysis-based (RMA) mathematical analysis… (more…)

Firstlinux.com: I’ve installed Linux: What Next?

May 31, 2000

Steve Emms of FirstLinux.com sent us this announcement about a new series of articles intended to help ease the transition of newcomers to Linux . . . (more…)

Byte.com: QNX, Linux, and Windows

May 30, 2000

Jon Udell, writing at Byte.com, looks at some of the possible advantages of using QNX, the real-time multi-tasking POSIX OS that recently took on a “Linux-like” market stance. Udell writes . . . (more…)

OS extension simplifies developing hot swap support

May 30, 2000

Netanya, ISRAEL — (press release) — Jungo Ltd. has announced GO Hot-Swap, a unique OS extension technology that enables fast and simplified development of hot swap support for systems utilizing CompactPCI compliant hardware. GO Hot-Swap supports Linux and several other OSes. (more…)

New CompactPCI peripheral processor runs Linux

May 30, 2000

Teknor Applicom Inc. has introduced a multiprocessing peripheral processor designed for mission critical datacom and telecom applications such as voice over IP (VoIP). The Teknor Pentium III based cPCI-MXP64 is CompactPCI (CPCI) bus and form-factor compliant, and meets the CPCI hot swap spec. (more…)

ISDCorp and ARM announce strategic agreement

May 30, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release) — Integrated Software & Devices Corporation (ISDCorp) announced a strategic agreement with ARM through which ISDCorp will provide Royal Linux for ARM partners. The agreement follow ISDCorp's successful port of the Linux kernel 2.2 to the ARM7 processor. (more…)

NY Times: Gateway/AOL Internet appliance uses Linux

May 30, 2000

The NY Times reports today that Gateway and America Online have collaborated on a home Internet appliance that is built around a Transmeta Crusoe processor and an embedded Linux operating system. The device, which is likely to be priced at under $500, is expected to hit the market later this year. (more…)

Article: An interview with Red Hat CTO, Michael Tiemann

May 29, 2000

LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum recently interviewed Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann, with a focus on three embedded Linux topics: (1) Red Hat's current intentions for eCos, an open source embedded OS that Red Hat inherited through its acquisition of Cygnus (Tiemann's former company); (2) the status of EL/IX, a Red Hat proposal for an embedded Linux version of the POSIX API (also produced by Cygnus);… (more…)

An interview with Red Hat CTO, Michael Tiemann

May 29, 2000

LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum recently interviewed Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann, with a focus on three embedded Linux topics: (1) Red Hat's current intentions for eCos, an open source embedded OS that Red Hat inherited through its acquisition of Cygnus (Tiemann's former company); (2) the status of EL/IX, a Red Hat proposal for an embedded Linux version of the POSIX API (also produced by Cygnus);… (more…)

Net handhelds speak out

May 29, 2000

Roger Howorth of IT Week reports that Lernout & Hauspie (L&H) demoed its prototype speech recognition engine for handheld devices at the Internet Show in London last week. The technology is based on a StrongARM CPU and Linux. Howorth writes . . . (more…)

PICMG-compliant Pentium III SBC has dual Ethernet

May 29, 2000

Teknor Applicom Inc. has announced a new Pentium III based single-board computer in a PICMG-compliant form-factor. The PCI-948 has dual Ethernet interfaces and aimed at OEM datacom and telecom applications. Teknor supports the PCI-948 under Linux as well as several other operating systems. (more…)

Initial release of GNU telephony server “bayonne”

May 27, 2000

Bayonne is the telephony server of the GNU project. The first cvs milestone for Bayonne has been made available for immediate download. Bayonne, which is based on the ACS project, offers a multi-line interactive voice response telephony server which may be scripted and directly extended thru modular plugins. (more…)

New version of available-source embedded webserver

May 25, 2000

Bellevue, WA — (press release) — GoAhead Software announced the release of GoAhead WebServer 2.1, the latest version of GoAhead's available-source, royalty free, standards-based embedded webserver software. WebServer 2.1 supports embedded Linux applications. (more…)

T1/E1 streaming server is powered by embedded Linux

May 25, 2000

Laurel, MD — (press release) — Computer I/O Corporation, a provider of communications servers, embedded software, and services, has announced the Easy I/O T1/E1 Streaming Server, a Linux-based high performance communications server specifically designed for data insertion, capture and analysis applications. (more…)

StrongARM reference design to be offered for free download

May 25, 2000

Accelent Systems has announced plans to make the board design of the company's new full-featured SA-1110/1111 Development Platform available for free download. The board includes an extensive set of system functions and is based on Intel's 200 MHz StrongARM SA-1110 processor. Accelent Systems designed the board to serve as a reference for customers developing a broad range of embedded products and… (more…)

Embedded Processor Forum to highlight embedded Linux

May 24, 2000

There's something different about this year's Embedded Processor Forum. Recognizing the burgeoning interest in embedded Linux, organizers of the highly popular technical conference have this year added a unique “affinity session” devoted to embedded Linux. In the Embedded Linux Affinity Session, a panel of experts assembled by the Embedded Linux Consortium will offer a no-holds-barred opportunity for… (more…)

Intel adds LynuxWorks to “Applied Computing” partner list

May 24, 2000

Intel's embedded division (Chandler, AZ) has added LynuxWorks (formerly Lynx Real-Time Systems) to the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider (ACPP) program. LynuxWorks becomes the first supplier of Embedded Linux — or any Linux, for that matter — to gain entry into the partnership program. (more…)

Developer of popular embedded Linux GUI joins MontaVista

May 24, 2000

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release) — MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded applications, today announced the appointment Gregory Haerr as the company's Chief Strategist, GUI Technologies. As the leader of the open source Microwindows Project, Haerr brings tremendous expertise in development and deployment of scalable GUIs and graphical APIs for mobile and… (more…)

Article: An interview with Lineo CEO, Bryan Sparks

May 23, 2000

In this interview with Lineo CEO Bryan Sparks, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum talks with Bryan about . . .

  • Lineo's perspective on the wide range of embedded Linux solution strategies
  • Lineo's approach to supporting the full spectrum of embedded applications
  • Lineo's open-source philosophy
  • Lineo's business and revenue models
  • Lineo's corporate growth and the… (more…)

Programmable Intel Compute Appliance (PICA) gets a Hard Hat

May 23, 2000

Santa Clara, CA — (press release) — MontaVista, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded applications, today introduced support for the Programmable Intel Compute Appliance (PICA). The PICA, an Intel Celeron-based platform, targets a variety of Internet Appliance applications, including home networking and network security. (more…)