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Archive for June, 2001

Report from Advanced Embedded Linux Tutorial

June 29, 2001

Kevin Dankwardt of K Computing sent us the following report on the recent advanced Embedded Linux Tutorial which was held the day following the Embedded Linux Expo and Conference . . . (more…)

IBM boosts Linux performance

June 29, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; special to ZDNet News . . .

In a move that shows the increasing corporate involvement in Linux, IBM released several software components Thursday to improve the open-source operating system's performance on high-end computer setups. (more…)

VME SBC available for free online Linux “test drive”

June 28, 2001

Phoenix, AZ — (press release excerpt) — For developers interested in evaluating its CompactPCI and VME single board computers running embedded Linux for the Power PC, ACTIS-Computer has setup a development and target system that can be operated seamlessly from the Internet. The system is accessible using a simple telnet and ftp client program from any computer connected to the Internet. (more…)

OSGi suite supports Linux-based system development

June 28, 2001

San Diego, CA — (press release excerpt) — PTSC (Patriot Scientific Corp.) today announced the completion of its OSGi Suite, providing developers with the capability to rapidly prototype gateways architecture in existing or new platforms. (more…)

Honey, I shrunk the Linux system!

June 28, 2001

In this LinuxDevices.com device review, Embedded Linux developer Jerry Epplin takes a look at Intrinsyc's “CerfCube for Linux” — a tiny Linux system that occupies just 0.015 cubic foot! Epplin describes its internal Embedded Linux software architecture, reviews its development tools, and… (more…)

Pint-sized server device uses Intel’s new XScale CPU

June 28, 2001

San Diego, CA — (press release excerpt) — Team ASA Inc. today announced the Npwr Server, a compact, self-contained Linux-based server that is roughly the same size as an external disk drive expansion box. The device, which is based on Intel's new XScale RISC processor, comes equipped with 128 MB of SDRAM and 4MB of flash ROM, and provides a built-in high performance SCSI hard drive and a Gigabit… (more…)

Embedded Browser maker integrates BlueTooth stack

June 27, 2001

San Francisco and Tokyo — (press release excerpt) — ACCESS Co., Ltd. introduced AVE-Blue, a wireless communication protocol stack for embedded information appliances based on the Bluetooth version 1.1 specification. By seamlessly integrating with ACCESS NetFront browser, AVE-Blue can be used to easily create a wireless network for devices such as PDAs, car navigation systems and digital cameras. (more…)

Article: Honey, I shrunk the Linux system!

June 27, 2001

The onward march of embedded Linux

If you've followed the progress of Linux in embedded systems you've seen it evolve in stages. Originally, it was strictly a desktop operating system, with critics laughing at suggestions that it might be useful in embedded systems. Gradually, it progressed to where those same critics acknowledged its usefulness for certain restricted high-end… (more…)

FreeIO.org GPLs PC/104 extender board design

June 27, 2001

Diehl Martin of FreeIO.org supplied the following announcement about a new open hardware design . . . (more…)

VA Linux quits hardware, refocuses on software and services

June 27, 2001

In a radical change, VA Linux Systems announced it will stop selling Linux computers on July 10, abandoning a business central to the company since its founding in 1993 and its phenomenal initial public offering in 1999. CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland writes . . . (more…)

San Francisco LinuxWorld on track for record attendance

June 27, 2001

Framingham, MA — (press release excerpt) — IDG World Expo announced today that it expects to see attendance records shattered at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. With registration soaring for the event, LinuxWorld is expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees. LinuxWorld will be held for the first time at San Francisco's Moscone Center and the San Francisco Marriott, venues better able to… (more…)

FreeBSD co-founder joins Apple

June 27, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; special to ZDNet News . . .

Apple Computer has hired Jordan Hubbard, founder and leader of the effort behind the open-source FreeBSD version of Unix, to work on Apple's operating system, derived in part from FreeBSD. (more…)

An Inferno comes to the iPAQ

June 27, 2001

York, U.K. — (press release excerpt) — Vita Nuova will be demonstrating a Compaq iPAQ running the Inferno operating system at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference 2001 in Boston on June 28th-29th. (more…)

Online embedded software development contest begins

June 27, 2001
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[updated June 27, 2001] Tempe, AZ — (press release excerpt) — DevelopOnline has launched a software development contest which runs from today through August 29 of this year. 15 winners will each receive a $1,000.00 check and international recognition. A grand prize of $10,000.00 will also be awarded. (more…)

.Net to support Linux?

June 26, 2001

eWEEK's Peter Galli asks: “Is Microsoft preparing to port part of its .Net platform to Linux?” Apparently references to Linux and other non-MS OSes have turned up in lists of planned platforms to be supported. Galli writes . . . (more…)

Red Hat announces embedded support for Hitachi SuperH

June 26, 2001

Research Triangle Park, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat, Inc. announced today that it will extend its Embedded Linux, eCos RTOS, and RedBoot firmware support offerings and engineering services to include support of Hitachi, Ltd.'s SuperH architecture. The SuperH family of processors represents a powerful, low-cost family of microprocessors that address a variety of target markets including… (more…)

Epson embeds QNX in new retail interactive terminal

June 26, 2001

Ottawa, ON — (press release excerpt) — QNX Software Systems announced today that Epson America has selected the QNX real-time operating system to be embedded within a new intranet-based customer marketing system. The Epson Zeleon is an interactive terminal based on thin-client architecture and network-centric management. (more…)

Toshiba selects Hard Hat Linux for TX39/49 processors

June 26, 2001

Tokyo and Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Toshiba and MontaVista today announced an alliance whereby the two companies will port MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux to Toshiba's TX39 and TX49 embedded processor families. In addition, Toshiba will designate Hard Hat Linux as one of the standard operating systems for its TX39 and TX49 processors. (more…)

Intel gains Alpha technology and big Itanium design win

June 25, 2001

By Melanie Austria Farmer and Joe Wilcox; special to ZDNet News . . .

In a major boost to Intel's Itanium chip, Compaq Computer will license its Alpha chip technology to Intel and will use Itanium in its servers as the PC giant looks to consolidate its operations to focus on software and computer services. (more…)

Lineo announces high availability “vertical clustering”

June 25, 2001

Paris — (press release excerpt) — Lineo Inc. today announced the availability of Lineo Availix Vertical Clustering 1.0, an innovative solution to provide Internet data centers, large Internet service providers and access providers with high scalability and performance for non-stop access services. (more…)