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Archive for May, 2001

ELC-Europe formation rushes forward

May 31, 2001

Murry Shohat, Executive Director of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has provided a status update on the formation of a chapter of the ELC in Europe (see related news item). Shohat writes . . . (more…)


May 31, 2001

Tempe, AZ — (press release excerpt) — Motorola Computer Group today announced its new Low Profile Embedded Controller (LoPEC) board based on the PowerPC processor. This ATX form-factor embedded controller is designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEM) of digital printing and imaging equipment gain competitive advantage by reducing time-to-market while containing costs. (more…)

Embedded Linux Expo and Conference announces program

May 30, 2001

San Clemente, CA — (press release excerpt) — The Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC) announces two days of technical conferences addressing a variety of new advancements in the application of embedded Linux; the the addition of a two-day Technical Tutorial covering fundamentals and advanced embedded Linux development; and two special events addressing issues foundational to the future of Linux. (more…)

Net2Phone adds Tux-tone dialing service

May 30, 2001

Jerome Calvo of Net2Phone sent the following brief announcement about the launch of a new Net2Phone service that runs on the company's Linux-based Aplio/RAVE Internet phones. The Aplio/RAVE, (see device profile) was formerly called “Aplio/PRO”; Net2Phone acquired Aplio last summer. (more…)

FSMLabs announces real-time and embedded Linux courses

May 30, 2001

Socorro, NM — (press release excerpt) — RTLinux specialist FSMLabs today announced the availability of JumpStart training courses on embedded Linux, RTLinux, and MiniRTLinux. These two-day, hands-on, on-site classes are designed for groups of five or more students, and will be taught by FSM developers expert in both core real-time technology and practical real-time applications. (more…)

Agenda begins delivering its VR3 Linux-PDAs (finally!)

May 30, 2001

Good news: the Agenda's VR3 Linux-PDA has begun shipment. The following brief announcement was made today in a post to the VR3 news-list by Agenda's Vice President of corporate Communications, Angela LeWinter . . . (more…) releases open PC/104 I/O board design

May 30, 2001

Huntsville, AL — (news release) — has released a new free hardware design under the GNU general public license (GPL). The Grits board is a fully programmable I/O board for embedded processor systems based on the PC/104 bus standard. All of the source files have been released, including the CAD files for the schematic and board, manufacturing files for the printed circuit board, programming… (more…)

SMSC releases open source Linux Ethernet driver

May 30, 2001

Hauppauge, NY — (press release excerpt) — Standard Microsystems Corporation announced availability of a Linux (Red Hat v7.0) and a VxWorks driver for its LAN91C111 Non-PCI 10/100 Mbps Single Chip Ethernet MAC+PHY Controller. The Linux driver, written for the x86 architecture, is open-source under the GNU public license and can be downloaded from the SMSC web site at (more…)

Article: Guest editorial: Why you should participate in the ELC

May 29, 2001

This call for participation is addressed primarily to individuals, rather than companies — to readers, members of the Embedded Linux Community, students, faculty, and anyone interested in using Linux within Embedded Systems and smart devices. I want to call attention to the exciting opportunity to be actively involved in the important activities of the (more…)

Guest editorial: Why you should participate in the ELC

May 29, 2001

In this guest editorial, Greg Wright, who is the Embedded Linux Consortium's “Non-Corporate Director”, explains why individuals, not just companies, should participate in the activities of the ELC. Wright writes . . . (more…)

Motorola unveils lightweight GUI toolkit

May 29, 2001

Austin, TX — (press release excerpt) — Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector today anounced availability of a graphical user interface (GUI) extension for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) implementations. Motorola's Lightweight Windowing Toolkit (LWT) can be added to any implementation of J2ME that is compliant to the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) specification. (more…)

System-on-chip family gains BlueTooth technology

May 29, 2001

San Diego, CA — (press release excerpt) — Silicon Wave Inc. and Cirrus Logic Inc. today announced a licensing agreement that adds wireless connectivity to Cirrus Logic's Maverick microprocessors for Internet electronics. (more…)

LinuxWorld announces keynotes and feature presentations

May 29, 2001

Framingham, MA — (press release excerpt) — IDG World Expo today announced the keynote line-up and feature presentations for this summer's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, to be held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco August 26 – 30, 2001. The show, which is the premiere event focusing exclusively on Linux and Open Source solutions, is expected to be the largest ever. (more…)


Linux-based killer robot at Battlebots? Not quite!

May 29, 2001

Dallas based “Team TuxBot” went to the recent BattleBots competiton in San Francisco with high hopes of being one of the first — if not the first — competitor in the popular rough-and-tough gladiator-style robotic event to boast Linux-based embedded intelligence. (more…)

TUXIA opens another U.S. facility

May 29, 2001

Bloomfield, NJ — (press release excerpt) — TUXIA today announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas, to provide increased support for its embedded Linux software line, TASTE (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology). The opening of the Austin office comes only five months after TUXIA opened its first U.S. (more…)

ESC keynote: “Embedded Shall Inherit The Earth”

May 29, 2001

San Francisco — (press release excerpt) — CMP Media today announced that best selling author and television personality, Robert X. Cringely, will deliver the keynote at the Embedded Systems Conference Chicago. In a speech titled, “How The Embedded Shall Inherit The Earth,” Cringely will share his insights about the embedded systems industry's explosive growth and future markets. (more…)

Red Hat announces Linux 7.1 for Itanium

May 29, 2001

Research Triangle Park, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat, Inc. today the availability of Red Hat Linux 7.1 for the Itanium Processor, which features the new 2.4 kernel. This configuration supports the very large address space of Itanium-based systems and scales efficiently to eight or more Itanium processors running as a single system image. (more…)

Software for a diskless Linux Kiosk system

May 28, 2001

This article by Jamie Zawinski gives a detailed, step-by-step account of the software side of creating a diskless Kiosk system based on Linux, XFree86, GNOME, BusyBox, and other open source software. Zawinski writes . . . (more…)

Atlanta Linux Showcase moves to Oakland, CA

May 28, 2001

The Linux conference/expo formerly known as the “Atlanta Linux Showcase” has moved out of Atlanta and changed its name to the “Annual Linux Showcase” (ALS). This year's ALS will take place November 5-10, in Oakland, California. Below is an excerpt from the ALS 2001 announcement and call for papers. (more…)

Embedded Linux sessions at Open Source Conference

May 26, 2001

Bob La Quey writes . . .

At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention being held in San Diego, CA from July 23-27, 2001 there will be two interesting embedded Linux presentations:

  • Creating a Development Environment for Embedded Linux — by Dr. Richard Sevenich and Stuart Steiner, Eastern Washington University; Friday, July 27 from 3:45pm to 4:30pm. (more…)