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Archive for February, 2004

Online reviews of Linux software for the Sharp Zaurus

February 27, 2004

PDA Buyer's Guide has published an extensive article reviewing a number of commercial and free applications available for Sharp's popular Zaurus line of PDAs based on embedded Linux and Qtopia. (more…)

Embedded Linux powers RFID tunnel readers

February 27, 2004

Magellan Technology of Sydney, Australia, is using embedded Linux to build advanced RFID tunnel readers capable of reading 50 words of data from 500 stacked tags in under one second. RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is intended as a work-saving replacement for bar-code scanning, and is expected to gain market… (more…)

Device Profile: Embedded Linux powered RFID tunnel readers

February 27, 2004

Magellan Technology of Sydney Australia develops, licenses, and manufactures high speed, orientation-insensitive, ISO-compliant RFID systems, a number of which are based on embedded Linux. RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a wireless means of reading and writing data from/to inexpensive RFID chips that can be attached to or embedded in articles being tracked. (more…)

Open source embeddable database achieves milestone release

February 26, 2004

The Firebird Project has released version 1.5 of the Firebird database engine, a fairly small yet full-featured database that runs on Linux. Firebird evolved from the July, 2000 release of InterBase by Borland. (more…)

Embedded Linux for Sigma Designs SoCs targets sub-$100 devices

February 26, 2004

Taiwanese embedded software firm EzHomeTech is shipping a Linux implementation for inexpensive consumer-electronic devices based on Sigma Designs system-on-chip (SoC) processors. It is also offering an application stack that enables such devices to be used as low-cost PCs or notebooks costing less than $100. (more…)

Qt object adds advanced spreadsheet-like user interface elements

February 26, 2004

Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) has released a “grid/table object” for Qt under both commercial and free licenses that it claims simplifies the inclusion of user interface elements with sophisticated spreadsheet-like functionality. QicsTable works with Qt, a cross-platform development framework that enables Windows, MacOS, Linux, and UNIX binaries to be compiled from a single source tree. (more…)

AMD network processor includes IPsec packet processing in hardware

February 26, 2004

AMD announced the latest processor in its Alchemy embedded processor family today, the Au1550 “security network processor.” AMD says the Au1550 is suitable for use in Linux-based networking and remote access devices such as gateways, network attached storage (NAS) units, wireless access points, and VoIP applications. (more…)

Suite of 3G and WiFi development toolkits supports embedded Linux

February 25, 2004

Radvision has added 3G and WiFi features to its line of toolkits for broadband mobile wireless application development that support Linux, among other OSes. Radvision's “Ensemble” toolkits now support “all the main application protocols needed for the delivery of one-way, bidirectional, and multipoint data and multimedia content over a broadband mobile network,” the company claims. (more…)

Trusted computing toolkit to support embedded Linux

February 25, 2004

SafeNet announced plans to offer a “trusted mobile computing toolkit” that support TI's OMAP Secure-Mode processors and ARM's TrustZone technology-enabled processors on devices running embedded Linux. SafeNet says its “SafeZone” products will enable wireless phone and consumer electronics platform manufacturers to protect… (more…)

Industrial programmable terminal runs embedded Linux on ARM

February 25, 2004

AML's M7140 is an inexpensive programmable stationary terminal for fixed station, wired, or wireless data collection applications. The M7140 runs embedded Linux, and targets work-in-process tracking, shop floor control, and factory automation. (more…)

An introduction to Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless

February 24, 2004

Intel recently outlined plans to drive the development of a complete, standards-based, common platform for ultra wideband (UWB) wireless technology. Intel says future UWB technology-based products built on this platform will enable high-speed transfer of multimedia content between devices in the home or office, at lower costs and without the hassle of wires. (more…)

Multimedia-enabled app stack supports Linux-based mobile phones

February 24, 2004

Access is shipping NetFront Mobile Client Suite, a multimedia-enabled application stack for handset manufacturers that runs on Linux and other embedded operating systems. The suite features a Web browser, multimedia messaging client, personal information manager (PIM), SyncML client, SMIL player, and Java support. (more…)

Lawrence Lessig to speak on “The Creators’ Dilemma”

February 24, 2004

The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), set for March 16-17 in San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel on Union Square, has added distinguished author and Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig as opening day keynote speaker. Lessig's speech “The Creators' Dilemma: Open Source, Open Society, Open Innovations” will sketch the boundaries of protection that intellectual property law should set on… (more…)

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Migrating your current Linux system to the 2.6 kernel

February 24, 2004

This whitepaper is the third in a series from TimeSys's “2.6 Linux Resource Center” on using the new Linux 2.6 kernel. Authored by TimeSys Senior Product Manager William von Hagen, the whitepapers in this series place special emphasis on the primary issues in migrating existing drivers, applications, and embedded Linux deployments to a Linux distribution based on the 2.6 kernel. (more…)

Consortium to promote handset solutions based on SH-Mobile processors

February 24, 2004

Renesas, which spun out of a joint venture between Hitachi and Mitsubishi in April, 2003, reports that 70 companies have signed up for its “SH-Mobile Consortium.” The SH-Mobile processors were developed specifically for mobile phones, according to Renesas, and the coalition will promote member products to handset… (more…)

Device Profile: AML’s M7140 programmable terminal

February 24, 2004

[Updated May 27, 2005] — AML's M7140 is an inexpensive programmable stationary terminal for fixed station, wired, or wireless data collection applications. The M7140 runs embedded Linux, and targets work-in-process tracking, shop floor control, and factory automation. (more…)

Migrating to Linux kernel 2.6 — Part 3: Using the 2.6 kernel with your current system

February 24, 2004

Foreword — This whitepaper is the third in a series from TimeSys's “2.6 Linux Resource Center” on using the new Linux 2.6 kernel. Authored by TimeSys Senior Product Manager William von Hagen, the whitepapers in this series place special emphasis on the primary issues in migrating existing drivers, applications, and embedded Linux deployments to a Linux distribution based on the 2.6 kernel. (more…)

GNU tools based IDE for XScale, PowerPC, ARM revised

February 23, 2004

Microcross has revised its GNU-tools based visual development environment for embedded Linux development on the ARM, PowerPC, and XScale architectures, and is offering 30-day trial versions for each. Visual GNU X-Tools 3.0 is a fairly inexpensive toolsuite that supports more than 20 platforms. (more…)

PowerPC 750GX based PrPMC module runs embedded Linux

February 23, 2004

Force Computers has introduced what it claims is the first PrPMC (Processor PCI Mezzanine Card) module to be based on IBM's PowerPC 750GX processor. The new module, designated the PowerPMC-275, is available with either one or two 1.0GHz processors, and is ideal for telecommunications, networking, storage, medical imaging, and… (more…)

Reference card summarizes embedded Linux development commands

February 23, 2004

Embedded Linux author and trainer Karim Yaghmour, and his company Opersys, have released an embedded Linux “Quick Reference Guide” (QRG) designed to help designers build embedded systems from open source GNU/Linux sources. The QRG is distributed as a two-page PDF file intended for printing on both sides of a standard-sized sheet of paper, and is meant to remind embedded developers of the syntax for… (more…)