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Archive for April, 2004

Eight from IBM — Embedded SQL, J2ME, Eclipse, Grids, Clusters . . .

April 30, 2004

IBM has published the following technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its developerWorks Website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics. Some require free registration. Enjoy . . . (more…)

Linux PDA shipments down, report finds

April 30, 2004

[Updated 6:15pm PDT] — Market research from Gartner suggests that Linux PDA shipments declined very slightly in the first quarter of 2004, compared to shipments in the first quarter of 2003. The unabridged summary finding is reproduced below. (more…)

Global media company snaps up Linux-based IP-TV vendor

April 29, 2004

Linux-based IP (Internet protocol) set-top box (STB) vendor Araneo will be acquired by Technoprises, a “global provider of end-to-end cross-media integration,” for $2 million. (more…)

Linux PDA framework project preps next major release, invites testers

April 29, 2004

The Open Palmtop Integrated Environment (Opie) project has released a developer preview release in hopes of attracting testers for a pending stable release. The Opie 1.1.3 release previews a “vastly improved” version of the free graphical application environment for Linux handhelds and webpads, project leaders say. (more…)

Voice/data switch uses advanced Linux routing software

April 28, 2004

Telecom equipment vendor Giga Stream says it uses IP Infusion's ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite (ARS) in a unique embedded Linux based “Universal Navigation Switch” (UNS) that integrates voice, data, and radio access to support seamless subscriber roaming between Radio Access Networks (RANs) and Wireless LANs. (more…)

VP Interview: James Prasad, head of Red Hat embedded

April 28, 2004

Red Hat recently added “embedded Linux” to the title of its homepage, after striking up a partnership with embedded software marketshare leader Wind River. (more…)

Overview of Intel’s next-generation BIOS architecture

April 28, 2004

This whitepaper provides an interesting and informative overview of the architecture, benefits, and features of the Platform Innovation Framework for Extensible Firmware Interface, a modular, platform-independent method of implementing boot and other BIOS functions. (more…)

More evidence Linux is king in STB market

April 28, 2004

Distinctive Devices says it has received a $3.2 million dollar purchase order for embedded Linux based set-top boxes (STBs) that it calls “representative” of other deals. Italian digital TV vendor Goldtop will buy the devices and resell them into both terrestrial and satellite-based digital television markets. (more…)

Carrier grade net stack to gain virtual routing, scalability features

April 28, 2004

Carrier-grade network stack provider Interpeak will improve the scalability and virtual routing capabilities of its IPNet IP networking stack by integrating several advanced routing protocol implementations from Data Connection Limited (DCL). (more…)

Linux tools vendor to support new communications SoCs

April 28, 2004

Metrowerks has pledged to offer a comprehensive array of embedded Linux development tools for a new system-on-chip (SoC) communications processor family expected in Q4 2004 from Motorola spinoff Freescale Semiconductor. (more…)

Smartphones, connected PDAs to grab 25% of cellphone market by 2009

April 28, 2004

Despite inroads by Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS, which has demonstrated success with Motorola among other handset vendors recently, ABI Research believes that Symbian will continue to lead the market for cell phone standardized operating systems. (more…)

The Future of the BIOS: Modular, Scalable, Driver-Based Framework for EFI

April 28, 2004

Overview: Freedom from BIOS Limitations

In detective stories, you follow the money. In code, you follow the interface. Unfortunately, in modern code, developers are still tripping over the traditional, old-school BIOS on their way to initializing their boards. (more…)

Article: VP Interview: James Prasad, head of Red Hat embedded

April 28, 2004

This interview with Red Hat Vice President James Prasad, who heads up the company's embedded operations, discusses Red Hat's background in embedded systems, embedded Linux market strategy and product plans, and recent partnership with Wind River Systems. (more…)

IDC: Worldwide handheld device shipments decline 12% from previous year

April 27, 2004

The worldwide market for handheld devices declined in the first quarter of 2004 due to seasonally sluggish demand and vendor refocusing, according to market analyst IDC's “Worldwide Handheld QView.” Device shipments decreased 11.7 percent year-on-year in 1Q04, and dropped sequentially 33.1 percent to 2.2 million units. (more…)

Metrowerks tool supports entire embedded Linux dev cycle

April 27, 2004

Metrowerks has announced a version of its embedded Linux development suite meant to support the entire device development cycle in a single integrated development environment (IDE). The “Platform Edition” of CodeWarrior Development Suite will ship in May for PowerPC, ARM, and ColdFire, with support for hardware-assisted debugging, kernel-level and application development and debugging, and more, with any… (more…)

Wind River adds support for PowerQUICC II Linux app debugging

April 27, 2004

Wind River has added support for Linux application development to its VisionClick debugger for PowerQUICC II embedded processors. VisionClick can now debug applications written for Linux, regardless of kernel version or distributor, or for Wind River's VxWorks RTOS. VisionClick's open API also supports in-house proprietary operating systems, Wind River says. (more…)

No. 2 telecom RTOS vendor strolls down Tux lane

April 27, 2004

Number-two telecom real-time operating system (RTOS) provider Enea Embedded Technology has partnered with embedded tools specialist Metrowerks on a complete development environment and OS package for telecom equipment designers wishing to combine Linux with Enea's proprietary RTOSes. (more…)

Is Linux the DOS of evolving mobile phone technology?

April 26, 2004

IT Manager's Journal has published a story suggesting that Linux is well-positioned to become the standard operating system platform for mobile phones. The article is based on an interview with Liz Gasser, who oversees the Linux program at phone software giant Openwave. (more…)

Tiny, embeddable Web server features optional database integration

April 26, 2004

McObject has announced the final beta release of an embeddable web server for Linux devices. eXtremeWS features a footprint under 30KB, low CPU consumption, support for devices without filesystems, and optional integration with McObject's eXtremeDB in-memory database. It targets industrial controllers, communications gear, consumer electronics, and other highly resource-constrained devices. (more…)

New MontaVista investors raise total funding to $70M+

April 26, 2004

Four companies have invested a combined $7M in the latest round of financing for embedded Linux company MontaVista Software. Siemens Venture Capital, Samsung Ventures America, Infineon Ventures, and China Development Industrial Bank represent new investors for the privately held company, which has raised over $72M since forming in 1999. (more…)