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Archive for April, 2001

Update on teeny weeny Linux SBCs

April 30, 2001

After attending the recent Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum put together this article (including photos) about some tiny single board computers that you can take advantage of to simplify the task of embedding Linux in your next creation. Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

One week away: “Linux for Industrial Applications” conference

April 29, 2001

The organization team is proud to announce the talks of several well known people from the embedded Linux community (David Schleef, Comedi; Nicholas McGuire, Mini-RTL; Wolfgang Denk, PowerPC; and others). (more…)

Embedded GNOME project in Japan?

April 28, 2001

According to this recent posting at gnome.org, there is a new embedded GNOME project in Japan aimed at supporting handheld computers (PDAs, etc.) . . . (more…)

New Linux-based PVR software solution

April 26, 2001

Fort Lauderdale, FL — (press release excerpt) — Metro Link demonstrated a new Linux-based Metro-Media Personal Video Recorder (PVR) application during the recent Embedded Systems Conference held in San Francisco. Metro Link's demonstration consisted of PVR/DVR software displaying its capability to play, stop, rewind, and record programs. (more…)

Sony tests Linux on PlayStation 2

April 26, 2001

Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reports that in response to consumer pressure (including an online petition) Sony has decided to produce 1,000 copies of a PS2 Linux Kit — but the kits will only be available in Japan . . . (more…)

iomojo GPLs its camera server software

April 26, 2001
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Palo Alto, CA — (press release excerpt) — iomojo has announced that the first release of its camera server software (version 1.0.0) is now available for free public download, here. (more…)

Bayonne milestone #6 released

April 25, 2001

David Sugar, maintainer of the Bayonne Project, writes . . .

Bayonne is the freely licensed multi-line voice response telephony server of the GNU project and a component of GNU Enterprise. (more…)

OpenTV announces Linux support commitment

April 25, 2001

Mountain View, CA — (press release excerpt) — OpenTV today announced an expansion of its technology roadmap to support the Linux OS. OpenTV's technology group announced their commitment to make available the company's key embedded products to integrate with the Linux operating system, including OpenTV's interactive television (iTV) middleware solution; OpenTV's Device Mosaic browser technology; and… (more…)

Netgem launches open platform for interactive TV

April 25, 2001

Paris, France — (press release excerpt) — Netgem has announced a design platform to accelerate development of interactive services for digital TV viewers worldwide, integrating IBM chipset technology. Netgem and IBM will provide a complete reference design platform incorporating the power of IBM's advanced PowerPC-based STB032 set-top box integrated controller, with an embedded Linux port and Netgem's… (more…)

Call for papers at upcoming Microprocessor Forum

April 24, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Cahners MicroDesign Resources (MDR) announced today that it is accepting presentation proposals for the 14th annual Microprocessor Forum, to be held October 15-19, 2001, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. The deadline for proposals is June 18, 2001. (more…)

Multimedia chip support for Linux-based set-top boxes

April 24, 2001

Ft. Lauderdale, FL — (press release excerpt) — Metro Link, Inc. and Sigma Designs, Inc. have announced a strategic agreement whereby Metro Link will provide customer integration services for set-top boxes utilizing the new Sigma Designs EM8400 MPEG decoder chips. Metro Link will also be developing drivers and a multimedia package for Sigma Designs MPEG-2/DVD decoder, which is optimized for streaming… (more…)

MontaVista and Netgem collaborate on digital TV platforms

April 21, 2001

Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software and Netgem have announced the launching of a technical and marketing collaboration with the goal to integrate and promote Netgem's interactive software platform for digital TV and Montavista's Hard Hat Linux. (more…)

First conference dedicated to Jabber messaging

April 21, 2001

JabberCon 2001, a new conference dedicated to Jabber will be held this coming August 20th and 21st in Keystone, Colorado (about 75 miles from Denver). (more…)

Embedded Linux flexes its muscles at ESC 2001 (Part 1)

April 19, 2001

In my writings about past Embedded Systems Conferences, I've characterized the impact of Linux on the embedded market as a “disruptive technology” that was rewriting the rules of the game. Not any more — the disruption now appears to be complete! Linux is now a full-fledged, mainstream participant in the embedded market, judging by the software, hardware, and tools exhibited at this year's annual… (more…)

RTLinux now supports NetBSD

April 19, 2001

Socorro NM — (press release excerpt) — FSMLabs announced today that its RTLinux operating system is now available with a NetBSD component. RTLinux is a high speed, efficient and small real-time kernel based on the POSIX 10003.13 PS51 specification. (more…)

G.Mate announces special YOPY development kit offer

April 19, 2001

G.Mate (Korea) has announced a special promotion of the YOPY Development Kit (YDK) in order to encourage the development of application programs and to enlarge the YOPY's developer community. Accordingly, the YDK-1000 will be offered at a special sale price (US $590, not including shipping charges) for a limited time, from April 11 to May 10, 2001. (more…)

Battle for the Unseen Computer

April 19, 2001

Claire Tristam, west-coast bureau chief of MIT's Technology Review, has written a comprehensive and entertaining article about the current state of embedded software and the growing impact of open source on the embedded market. The article is oriented toward nontechnical folks, who aren't necessarily immersed in the embedded arts. Tristam writes . . . (more…)

Open-source development drives innovation

April 19, 2001

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as published an article (via CNET) about the apparent benefits of open source development with respect to innovation, and the implications of this growing trend . . . (more…)

Embedded Linux flexes its muscles at ESC 2001

April 19, 2001

This is Rick Lehrbaum's “traditional” report on “all things Linux” at the Embedded Systems Conference which took place during the week of April 9, 2001 in San Francisco, California. Lehrbaum briefly describes many of the Embedded Linux oriented exhibits, takes us on a photo tour of some cool Embedded Linux based devices that were being shown off, and offers his assessment of the current state of the… (more…)

Lineo and Samsung formalize “Lineo Korea”

April 18, 2001

Lindon, UT — (press release excerpt) — Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, and Lineo Inc. today formalized their joint venture under the name Lineo Korea. (more…)