LinuxDevices.com Archive Index (1999-2012) | 2013-current at LinuxGizmos.com | About  
Follow LinuxGizmos:
Twitter Google+ Facebook RSS feed

Archive for July, 2003

eCos and RedBoot to support SuperH SH-4 development platform

July 24, 2003

eCosCentric Ltd. announced plans to provide the open source eCos real-time operating system and RedBoot firmware form SuperH RISC CPU cores. Specifically, the company will supply eCos and RedBoot for SuperH's SH-4 MicroDev platform, which is used to develop system-on-chips and software based on the SH-4 RISC processor cores. (more…)

Using embedded Linux in residential gateways

July 24, 2003

This article at CommsDesign examines the growing use of Linux as an embedded operating system in residential gateway devices. Long the domain of proprietary embedded operating systems, residential gateway designs are now moving toward Linux, which is excelling there due to its “exceptional stability, scalability, suitability to task, access to source code, and overall value,” the article says. (more…)

IBM toolkit targets “multimodal” apps to Sharp Zaurus 5600

July 24, 2003

IBM announced the availability of a new toolkit for developing multimodal (XHTML + voice) applications for mobile Linux-based devices. Developers can use the toolkit to create multimodal applications — programs that combine GUI, speech recognition, and text-to-speech functions within a single application — and deploy them on the Linux-based Sharp Zaurus 5600, IBM said. (more…)

Atheros announces GPL driver for 802.11x chipsets

July 23, 2003

Wireless chipset maker Atheros Communications announced the release of what it calls “the first open source Linux and FreeBSD software drivers” for 802.11b/g and universal 802.11a/b/g products. Created by Open Source developer Sam Leffler, the 802.11a/b/g Linux driver is intended to be used as a building block for creating fully featured Linux-based 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g products such as network… (more…)

Free Linux reference design for PowerQUICC II

July 23, 2003

Arabella Software announced a free Linux reference design for the Motorola PowerQUICC II microprocessor. The free Linux package supports Motorola's PQ2FADS-ZU evaluation board (and also the earlier 8260FADS boards). The Arabella Linux CD-ROM is included with Motorola's evaluation boards, and is also available directly from Arabella on request, the company said. (more…)

Qt 3.2 released

July 23, 2003

Trolltech announced the release of Qt version 3.2. the popular C++ multiplatform application framework. According to Trolltech, the new version of Qt includes hundreds of enhancements and features that enable developers to build high-performance, low maintenance multiplatform applications. (more…)

Debian Linux powers MIT’s “Audiopad”

July 23, 2003

The Audiopad is a musical composition and performance instrument which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. The system, which is powered by Debian Linux, combines a set of electronically tagged objects on a tabletop… (more…)

Last chance to vote in Linux Journal’s 2003 Readers’ Choice Awards

July 23, 2003

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards voting will end July 25. Categories include Favorite Programming Language, Favorite Embedded Linux Distribution, Most Indispensable Linux Book, Favorite Processor Architecture, Favorite Development Tool, Favorite Linux Website (uhm, may we suggest one?), and many more. (more…)

Worldwide handheld sales continue decline

July 22, 2003

Market analyst firm IDC reported today that the worldwide market for handheld devices continued to decline in the second quarter of 2003 “due to seasonality and sluggish demand from businesses and consumers alike.” According to IDC's quarterly handheld market report, Worldwide Handheld QView, worldwide handheld device shipments fell by 10.7% in Q2-03 over the same quarter a year ago, and dropped… (more…)

Sony unveils low power, high integration handheld processor

July 22, 2003

Sony Corporation announced the development of a new application processor which will serve as the heart of its upcoming “Clie” PDAs. The new processor, dubbed “Handheld Engine”, will initially be show up first in the Clie PEG-UX50, a new PalmOS-based handheld set debut in Japan next month (shown in the photo below). (more…)

3U CPCI SBC features 1.6 GHz Pentium M, supports Linux

July 22, 2003

Kontron announced a 3U CompactPCI single-board computer (SBC) based on an Intel 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor. Although the board performs comparably to one with a 2.4 GHz desktop-class Intel Pentium 4, it requires roughly 50 percent less power and can be cooled passively, the company said. (more…)

Mot unveils low-power PowerPC processor, embedded Linux support

July 22, 2003

Motorola announced a new low-power PowerPC processor aimed at a broad range of embedded applications including gateways, industrial controllers, automative telematics and GPS, instrumentation, and image processing. The MPC5200 is based on a 400MHz PowerPC 603e core (with Floating Point Unit) that performs at 760 MIPS (million instruction per second) while consuming less than 850 milliwatts of power,… (more…)

TimeSys boasts of embedded Linux design wins in networking devices

July 22, 2003

TimeSys Corp. announced several customers in networking, datacom, and broadband server applications, today. The company said its “carrier-grade embedded Linux real-time operating system (RTOS)” and associated development tools have been selected for new projects by Astrodesign, Memotec, Panasonic, Sanyo, and SeaChange International. (more…)

O’Reilly Open Source Convention wrap-up

July 22, 2003

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention provided the following summary from the just-completed event . . . (more…)

M-Systems unveils USB-interfaced Flash-disk for embedded apps

July 21, 2003

M-Systems, the company that achieved notoriety in the embedded market through its invention of the chip-like “DiskOnChip” embedded Flash-disk, has announced a next-generation modular embedded Flash module standard — one that plugs into embedded boards via a USB 2.0 signal interface implemented on a dual-inline connector. (more…)

Red Flag Software: Embedded Linux in China

July 21, 2003

LinuxDevices.com recently contacted Red Flag Software to learn about the company's embedded Linux business activities in China. We received replies to our questions from Danny Huang, Vice President and General Manager of Red Flag's “Embedded Product Division,” and are pleased to share the following short interview with the Embedded Linux community . . . (more…)

Secure gateway/router SOC gains embedded Linux support

July 21, 2003

Marvell Semiconductor announced embedded Linux software support for its secure gateway reference design based on its “Link Street 88E6318” single-chip gateway/router system-on-chip (SOC) processor. (more…)

New book explains how to effectively and successfully apply UML

July 21, 2003

O'Reilly publishing announced the release of a new book, Learning UML, about the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a visual language which is used for modeling and communicating about software systems. (more…)

SJ Mercury News looks at embedded Linux, MontaVista, Wind River

July 21, 2003

This article published by the San Jose Mercury News takes a look at the growing impact of Linux on the embedded software market, and provides market analyst data on the overall market size, MontaVista Software's market share, and Wind River's recent performance. (more…)

Samsung high-speed SOC for handhelds supports Linux

July 21, 2003

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled a new system-on-chip (SOC) processor for handheld devices today, calling it “the world's fastest mobile CPU.” The chip boasts a processor clock rate of 533MHz, and is aimed at enabling new services, functions, and multimedia capabilities for mobile handheld devices such as PDAs and smartphones, the company said. (more…)