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Archive for July, 2000

OnCore announces real-time Linux for PowerPC 405

July 31, 2000

OnCore Systems has unveiled real-time Linux support for the IBM PowerPC 405 series of system-on-chip microprocessors. The support derives from OnCore's Microkernel Foundation real-time kernel, which can host a standard version of Linux and normal Linux application programs or processes, along with real-time processes. (more…)

SiliconPenguin.com partners with LinuxDevices.com for news services

July 31, 2000

Pittsboro, NC — (press release) — SiliconPenguin.com, a website dedicated to gathering and presenting the most comprehensive index of embedded Linux information on the Internet, is pleased to announce its partnership with LinuxDevices.com to provide relevant, current news on the companies, hardware, software, and projects operating and influencing the expanding embedded Linux marketplace. (more…)

Coollogic intro’s new Linux-based set-top box

July 31, 2000

Coollogic Inc. today announced the Internet Ready 7200, a Linux-based set-top box that offers easy-to-use Internet access with advanced audio and video technologies for improved Web surfing on TVs. The device, which begins shipping immediately, is powered by the company's Coollinux operating system with Java Virtual Machine technology that enables access to and operation of Web-based applications. (more…)

Are QNX style messaging tools for Linux “SIMPL”?

July 30, 2000

Robert Findlay reports that SIMPL, a one year old open source effort to bring QNX style message passing tools to Linux, is beginning to show results in a number of real world Linux based applications. (more…)

Article: Inder Singh on the merger of LynuxWorks and ISDCorp

July 29, 2000

Today, two prominent embedded Linux providers — LynuxWorks and ISDCorp — disclosed plans to merge. In this interview, LynuxWorks chairman Inder Singh speaks with LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum about the significance of the merger to the two companies, the benefits to embedded Linux customers, and how the idea for the merger… (more…)

Inder Singh on the merger of LynuxWorks and ISDCorp

July 29, 2000

Today, two prominent embedded Linux providers — LynuxWorks and ISDCorp — disclosed plans to merge. In this interview, LynuxWorks chairman Inder Singh speaks with LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum about the significance of the merger to the two companies, the benefits to embedded Linux customers, and how the idea for the merger… (more…)

August TuxTalk from the Embedded Linux Consortium

July 28, 2000

A new issue of TuxTalk is on the street. The August issue of TuxTalk, the official newsletter of the Embedded Linux Consortium, is now in circulation, offering new stories as follows:

  • ELC seats the board
  • 45 Charter members named
  • Formation Committee to receive thanks
  • Here's Proof is launched
  • Logo contest winner demonstrates advertising skills
  • Should we share… (more…)

Bluepoint develops embedded Linux for Chinese set-top box

July 28, 2000

Bluepoint Linux Software Corp. (China) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to develop an embedded Chinese Linux operating system for a set-top box to be manufactured by Beijing Sun and Sea Data Communication Co Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridge Group. Bridge Group is building a broadband multimedia network with nation-wide coverage throughout China. (more…)

The Shrinking Future of Linux

July 28, 2000

Aron Hsiao, at About.com, looks at the increasing use of Linux in systems of decreasing size. Hsiao surveys embedded Linux OS alternatives, offers a perspective on some interesting new embedded Linux applications, and predicts where Linux will end up in the future. Hsiao writes . . . (more…)

Red Hat completes Wirespeed acquisition

July 28, 2000

Research Triangle Park, NC — (press release) — Red Hat completed the acquisition of privately-held WireSpeed Communications Corporation, a developer of network and telecommunications components for embedded systems software. WireSpeed will scale Red Hat's embedded systems business, which is enabling top companies worldwide to quickly create and deploy next-generation Internet infrastructure solutions,… (more…)

LynuxWorks and ISDCorp announce merger

July 28, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release) — LynuxWorks, Inc., (formerly Lynx Real-Time Systems), a leader in embedded Linux and a pioneer in the open standards real-time operating system (RTOS) industry, today announced a definitive merger agreement with Integrated Software & Devices Corporation (ISDCorp), a leading supplier of system software, intellectual property, and software services for the embedded computing… (more…)

Open Group announces real-time POSIX test suite

July 28, 2000

Menlo Park, CA — (press release) — The Open Group, a vendor and technology-neutral consortium dedicated to enterprise integration, announced today availability of two new test suites for POSIX Realtime. These test suites are the first deliverables in support of the Open Group's new Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum which is establishing a test and certification for real-time and embedded systems. (more…)

Embedded PowerPC Linux Boot Project now at SourceForge

July 27, 2000

Raphael Bossek provided the following announcement about the Embedded PowerPC Linux Boot Project (PPCBOOT), which has recently been transferred to SourceForge. The project seeks shared sponsorship of its development activities. (more…)

Lineo announces GPL real-time networking for Linux: RTnet

July 27, 2000

Lineo has announced RTnet, an open source modification to the existing Linux networking subsystem that enables hard real-time networking over standard IP networks. Although real-time networking capability is currently provided by a number of proprietary operating systems, hard real-time networking has not previously been available for Linux. (more…)

When It Absolutely, Positively Shouldn’t be Running Windows

July 27, 2000

Michael Hall, of AllLinuxDevices, submitted this excerpt from his article about several efforts to support Linux operation on PDAs and handheld computers that were originally designed to run WindowsCE. Hall writes . . . (more…)

New Zealand’s “1st Internet Appliance company” embeds Linux

July 27, 2000

Kiwi-Classifieds (New Zealand) has announced the launch of its first family of Internet Appliance solutions — the “eKa – Plug 2 Surf”. The product family consists of a set-top box manufactured in Taiwan (see picture), combined with Lineo's Embedix Linux operating system and Embedix Browser. (more…)

Partnership to develop networking and storage solutions

July 26, 2000

Los Gatos, CA — (press release) — XStream Logic, an innovator in the development of next-generation network processors, today announced that it has signed a development partnership agreement with MontaVista Software, supplier of Hard Hat Linux for embedded applications, to provide an optimized Linux implementation and Linux development tool support for XStream Logic's network processor family. (more…)

Intel’s dream: A penguin in every home?

July 26, 2000

ZDNet's John Spooner takes a look at some of Intel's plans to conquer the home entertainment network. From an integrated DVD/TV/Web set-top box, to appliances for video-conferencing, Intel sees the home as a ripe market. (more…)

Axis releases Internet / Wireless Appliance development platform

July 26, 2000

Lund, Sweden — (press release) — Axis Communications, a leader in network connectivity and mobile Internet solutions, announced today the release of the Axis Developer Board. The new offering gives developers of networked embedded systems a powerful, flexible and economical platform for rapid prototyping, development and deployment. (more…)

The FUD-Defying Embedded Penguin

July 25, 2000

Michael Hall, of AllLinuxDevices, submitted this excerpt from his creative story about recent Embedded Linux news and events . . . (more…)