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Archive for November, 2003

An approach to solving the “device driver crisis”

November 21, 2003

This whitepaper describes an approach to solving the “device driver crisis” that plagues both the embedded and non-embedded computer system markets. SciTech, the developer of the “System Neutral Access Protocol” device driver architecture (“SNAP”), says the SNAP approach to device driver development is radically different from traditional methods, and can drastically reduce the complexity of OS- and… (more…)

Report plots emerging global telematics market

November 21, 2003

ABI's newest OEM telematics report: “The Digital Car: OEM Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities In Global Consumer Telematics,” delineates global OEM efforts to drive a new generation of telematics services and applications, and gives recommendations on how new opportunities may be exploited to benefit all members of the telematics value chain. (more…)

Device profile: Toto networked betting terminals

November 21, 2003

Linux is being used as the embedded operating system platform for lottery terminals located at thousands of sporting arenas throughout Korea. The devices, called “Toto,” leverage commodity hardware, open source technology such as X and Java, and, in recent models, Sangoma WAN cards to produce unobtrusive, inexpensive, and reliable gaming terminals. (more…)

Article: An approach to solving the “device driver crisis”

November 21, 2003

Foreword: This whitepaper describes an approach to solving the “device driver crisis” that plagues both the embedded and non-embedded computer system markets. SciTech claims its System Neutral Access Protocol (“SNAP”) device driver architecture, the result of over a decade of research and development, represents a new paradigm for device driver development that is radically different from… (more…)

uClinux development kit boasts WiFi, CompactFlash support

November 20, 2003

Embedded Solutions and FS Forth say they have introduced a developer's kit that supports Wifi wireless networking and data storage using CF cards, running under the LxNETES uCLinux distribution. (more…)

Hot Topic reading list: Mono and DotGNU

November 20, 2003

The Mono and DotGNU projects are Open Source projects that, after several years of development, are beginning to bear fruit. Mono aims to create an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET application frameworks and services. (more…)

Mono Project publishes two-year roadmap

November 20, 2003

Novell has released a roadmap for the Mono project, a community initiative to develop an open source version of Microsoft's .NET development platform. The roadmap specifies project milestones over the next two years. Also available is a discussion-level “Mono Hacking Roadmap” from Mono project originator Miguel de Icaza. (more…)

HOT TOPIC: Mono and DotGNU

November 20, 2003

The Mono and DotGNU projects are Open Source projects that, after several years of development, are beginning to bear fruit. Mono aims to create an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET application frameworks and services. (more…)

PC/104 consortium announces design contest judges

November 19, 2003

The PC/104 Embedded Consortium announced the judges for its 2004 Design Awards. “The line up includes Rick Lehrbaum, executive editor of DeviceForge.com and acclaimed father of PC/104, and five other notables well known to embedded designers worldwide,” the Consortium said. (more…)

Sharp launches “Enterprise” Zaurus to boldly go… anywhere

November 19, 2003

Sharp plans to ship its Linux-based Zaurus SL-6000 PDA early in 2004, supported by IBM middleware and Sprint wireless services for connecting with enterprise apps from most anywhere. (more…)

Free beer… mug? Study probes embedded Linux process

November 19, 2003

LinuxDevices.com readers are invited to participate in a research project being conducted jointly by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Munich (LMU). The non-commercial survey examines the embedded Linux development process from a different angle than typical market research…. (more…)

Article: Servo motors, Linux/RTAI and other fun stuff

November 19, 2003

In last month's article, I had explored the problems associated with writing timing sensitive code under Linux and looked at how RTAI solves them in an elegant manner. (more…)

Basic concepts of real-time operating systems

November 18, 2003

This article by veteran real-time trainer David Kalinsky provides an introduction to real-time operating system (RTOS) kernel services. The paper is of particular interest to developers new to real-time concepts and vocabulary. (more…)

Next-gen computer-on-module spec flies PCI Express

November 18, 2003

Kontron unveiled a proposal for a next generation, small form-factor, embedded computer-on-module (COM) standard at a press conference in Munich, today. The new COM spec — called ETXexpress — evolved from the earlier ETX standard, which was developed by Kontron. (more…)

Linux device driver course offered in San Jose

November 18, 2003

K Computing will present a course on “Linux Device Driver Development” in San Jose, Calif. from Jan. 19-23, 2004. The course will cover how device drivers work with the Linux kernel, how to compile and load drivers, driver debugging, PCI/ISA hardware access, and more, with both 2.4- and 2.6-series kernels. (more…)