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Archive for 2004

XScale dev kit supports commercial embedded Linux

December 20, 2004

Vibren says its development kit for Intel XScale-based devices now supports a commercial embedded Linux distribution from LynuxWorks. The Accelent DevkitIDP includes a development board and LCD module, and supports LynuxWorks BlueCat Embedded Linux. It targets mobile and other devices based on Intel's PXA255 processor. (more…)

CA joins Eclipse.org, will lead monitoring tools project

December 20, 2004

Computer Associates (CA) has joined the Eclipse Foundation and will lead the Monitoring Tools Project, a sub-project of the Test and Performance Tools Project (TPTP). The TPTP is used to test standalone and distributed embedded Linux and enterprise Linux systems, CA says. CA sells change management software compatible with Eclipse. (more…)

Dev kit aims to unify open source IPMI implementations

December 20, 2004

[Updated 2:30PM] — Cyclades is distributing a free development kit to help open source developers create interoperable proxies, gateways, and managers for IPMI-enabled devices. IPMI is an open standard from Intel that provides a remote interface for system monitoring and recovery. High-availability telecom and enterprise Linux servers are increasingly IPMI-enabled, (more…)

Linux device balances loads using multiple WAN lines

December 17, 2004

The Peplink Manga (managed adaptive network gateway) is a Linux-powered, ARM-based access device platform, which is offered in a variety of configurations. One configuration supports multiple, load-balanced WAN links, including DSL, cable, T1, and modem links. The device targets businesses and service providers. (more…)

Seven from IBM — Kuro box, embedded perl, art of debugging, future of software tools . . .

December 17, 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…)

Mini-ITX mobo uses newest Via chipset, supports Linux

December 17, 2004

Commell is shipping a mini-ITX board said to offer advanced graphics features, based on Via's latest northbridge. The LV-667 is available with a variety of video port options, and targets PVRs, set-top boxes, gaming machines, kiosks, POS (point-of-sales/service) devices, and more. (more…)

Panel PCs feature Pentium M, support Linux

December 16, 2004

< !-1 2 ->Kontron has expanded its HMI (Human Machine Interface) Panel PC family with a high performance, low power series based on Pentium M processors. The modular, rugged V Panels support embedded Linux, and are suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, according to Kontron. (more…)

O’Reilly ships GNU Make, 3rd edition

December 16, 2004

O'Reilly has revised and updated its book on the make utility. The third edition of “Managing Projects with GNU Make” focuses on GNU make, covering the basics and the new capabilities of one of the most important and enduring programming tools. (more…)

Embedded browser, GUI toolkit render bidirectional text

December 16, 2004

Espial has enhanced its Java-based embedded browser and GUI toolkit for STBs (set-top boxes) and mobile phones with right-to-left (RTL) text rendering capabilities. It says devices built with its Escape browser and/or Espresso toolkit can be deployed in the Middle East after minor customizations are made using HTML and CSS. (more…)

Embedded Linux dev kit comes with Intel-based ETX board

December 16, 2004

< !-1 ->Adlink is shipping an embedded Linux development kit for an ETX SBC that supports Mobile Pentium or Celeron processors. The ETX-IM333 can be used with custom carrier boards, and targets OEMs building medical automation, instrumentation, transportation, gaming, POS (point of sales/service), and mobile computing devices. (more…)

Device Profile: Peplink Manga load balancing multi-line access device

December 16, 2004

The Peplink Manga (managed adaptive network gateway) is an ARM-based Linux access device platform available in several configurations, including several that support multiple, load-balanced WAN links, including DSL, cable, T1, and modem links. The device targets businesses and service providers. (more…)

Linux thin client management suite revised

December 15, 2004

Symbio has revised its administrative software for diskless clients running LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) software. The Symbiont Management Suite 4 works with COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) PXE-bootable diskless thin clients from Symbio and others, as well as legacy PCs that have been redeployed as diskless LTSP workstations. (more…)

Embedded security suite adds IPsec/IKE

December 15, 2004

Mocana is shipping an IPsec/IKE implementation said to offer enterprise-grade security on resource-contrained embedded devices, without compromising functionality. “Embedded IPsec/IKE” features a 60KB footprint, and an asynchronous architecture aimed at better exploiting hardware security protocol acceleration. It supports Linux, and targets secure, networked devices such as VoIP equipment. (more…)

Tiny Geode GX reference design supports embedded Linux

December 15, 2004

AMD has released a hardware/software reference design kit (RDK) for a tiny, low-power, single-board computer based on its Geode GX [email protected] processor. The Geode GX SOM-144 RDK includes Linux drivers, and targets applications where power, size, performance, and reliability are critical, AMD says. (more…)

Linux market to top $35B by ’08, says IDC

December 15, 2004

< !-1 2 ->The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) unveiled key findings from a newly completed IDC market study today, projecting that the overall revenue for desktops, servers, and packaged software running on Linux will exceed $35 billion by 2008. A summary of the study is available as a free download. (more…)