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Archive for August, 2003

ProSyst revs remote management software for OSGi service gateways

August 29, 2003

ProSyst Software AG is shipping version 3.2 of its mPower Remote Manager (mRPM) for all OSGi-compliant (Release 3) service gateways. (more…)

HART Master Driver Now Available for SIXNET Linux IPm Controllers and RTUs

August 29, 2003

A new HART Master Driver option called “SXIPM-HART” enables SIXNET's IPm line of embedded Linux based controllers and remote terminal units (RTUs) to gather variables and other data directly from HART compatible smart transmitters and devices. (more…)

Mozilla.org fund drive

August 29, 2003

Individuals and corporations can now make tax-deductible gifts to the Mozilla Foundation, thanks to an arrangement with the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF). (more…)

Embedded Linux puts sump pump on the Web

August 29, 2003

Tad Truex grew tired of his basement filling up with water each spring. So, he installed a sump pump and an online pump monitor based on embedded Linux (and a neat custom electronic sensor gizmo). (more…)

ARM9-based gateway reference design includes Linux

August 28, 2003

Micrel Semiconductor has introduced its Centaur KS8695P integrated multi-port PCI gateway system-on-chip processor solution with hardware and software reference designs meant for use in wired and wireless residential/soho gateways. (more…)

gcc / glibc cross toolchains for embedded development

August 28, 2003

Building a gcc / glibc cross-toolchain for use in embedded systems development used to be a scary prospect, requiring iron will, days if not weeks of effort, lots of Unix and Gnu lore, and sometimes willingness to take dodgy shortcuts. This is a problem not only for individual users, but also for the gcc project as a whole, since the gcc team relies on users to test upcoming releases of gcc, and the… (more…)

CELF at IFA: great embedded Linux PR

August 28, 2003

The recently formed Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) has generated terrific PR for embedded Linux at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. (more…)

Two prominent PC/104 module vendors merge

August 28, 2003

Utah-based Parvus Corp. and Italian SBC company EuroTech SpA announced that they have merged their two companies. According to the announcement “the merger establishes a global leader in products for embedded PC/104 computers, which are increasingly used in aviation, industrial, medical, military, and transportation electronics equipment.” No financial terms were disclosed. (more…)

Article: gcc/glibc cross toolchains for embedded development

August 28, 2003

Building a gcc / glibc cross-toolchain for use in embedded systems development used to be a scary prospect, requiring iron will, days if not weeks of effort, lots of Unix and Gnu lore, and sometimes willingness to take dodgy shortcuts. This is a problem not only for individual users, but also for the gcc project as a whole, since the gcc team (more…)

Writing portable, adaptable code using CompLib

August 27, 2003

There may be no such thing as completely portable code, but with the release of a new Linux version of a component library, writing portable, adaptable code just got easier. This article, written by two Intel software engineers, examines a noncommercial product, the Intel operating system independent (OSI) library implementation called CompLib, that is available to any software engineer wanting to create… (more…)

MIZI takes on Microsoft with 3G Smartphone Linux

August 27, 2003

MIZI Research appears to be taking on the largest players in the emerging third-generation smartphone software market with an integrated solution based on its MIZI Linux 2.0 distribution. Furthermore, the Korean embedded Linux specialist is rumored to have a development deal with an unidentified major consumer electronics… (more…)

eCos based development kit for low cost TCP/IP communication solutions

August 27, 2003

Arcom has released a development kit for its 25MHz 386EX based MERLIN single-board computer (SBC) running the eCos embedded operating system. (more…)

Article: Writing portable, adaptable code using CompLib

August 27, 2003

There may be no such thing as completely portable code, but with the release of a new Linux version of a component library to developers, writing portable, adaptable code just got easier. A noncommercial product, the Intel operating system independent (OSI) library implementation called CompLib has been used by Intel developers to port their applications from one platform to another. (more…)

Columbitech adds Linux support, aims for automotive telematics market

August 26, 2003

Wireless security software developer Columbitech today announced the availability of a Linux client for its Columbitech Wireless Suite. (more…)

Qt 4 to feature better embedded performance

August 26, 2003

The next version of the Qt window manager, expected within a year, will run better on embedded systems, according to Qt Development Director Matthias Ettrich speaking at the KDE Developer's Conference. (more…)

Linux ported to Metagence’s META RISC/DSP multi-threaded processor

August 26, 2003
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Embedded product designers building real-time entertainment and communication devices around Linux have a new processor platform to evaluate, as Imagination Technologies division Metagence has a Linux 2.4.18 kernel running on its single core, multi-threaded family of META processors. (more…)

EDC survey updated: Linux strengths/weaknesses, Open Source v. Free Software

August 25, 2003

EDC has supplied new analysis from its Aug. 18, 2003 Embedded Developer Survey. The new data address the following:

  • Perception of Linux's Greatest Strengths for Embedded
  • Perception of Linux's Greatest Weaknesses for Embedded
  • What Percent Expect to Release an Open Source Program This Year?
  • What Percent Expect to Use… (more…)

VDC awards Platinum and Gold PC/104 vendor rankings

August 25, 2003

Market research firm Venture Development Corporation (VDC) announced its year 2003 “Platinum” and “Gold” vendor rating awards for makers of PC/104 and PC/104-Plus modules. PC/104 (and PC/104-Plus) is a board-level form-factor standard which defines a compact, stackable, modularly expandable implementation of the PC architecture for embedded… (more…)

Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 review

August 25, 2003

It looks like a laptop for Silicon Valley Barbie, but Sharp's Zaurus SL-C760 is no toy, according to a review published at Brighthand. While Sharp does not market the device in the U.S., Americans can buy one for approximately $750 from (more…)

EDC survey updated: processor choice, Linux weaknesses, embedded databases

August 22, 2003

LinuxDevices.com has updated its article featuring key findings from Evans Data Corp.'s August, 2003 Embedded Developer Survey. Graphs and analysis have been added to address the following points:

  • Microprocessor choice
  • Perception of Linux's Biggest Technical Difficulties for Embedded
  • What Type of Application Most Uses Embedded… (more…)