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Archive for 2004

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…)

Commercial TCP/IP stack supports IPsec on ColdFire, PowerQUICC

December 14, 2004

Interpeak is readying a TCP/IP stack with a built-in IPsec implementation that exploits the hardware cyptographic engines in forthcoming ColdFire and PowerQUICC chips. The stack will support Linux and other embedded OSes, and deliver low-cost, cycle-sparing IPsec performance on Freescale's new industrial chips, the company says. (more…)

New hard-drive equipped Linux PDA impresses

December 14, 2004

BargainPDA has reviewed the Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000, a Linux-based PDA introduced in October. The SL-C3000 is the first Zaurus model equipped with a hard drive. It is officially available in Japan, although several distributors resell internationalized English versions. (more…)

Enterpise thin clients run embedded Linux

December 14, 2004

Igel Technology is shipping three new high-end thin clients based on embedded Linux. The Premium-series Clever Client models are based on 1GHz Via C3 processors, and include local Mozilla browsers with Flash and Acrobat plug-ins. An Enterprise model includes Java and a local SAP client. (more…)

Linux has fewer bugs, analysis shows

December 14, 2004

Linux has fewer bugs than typical commercial software, says testing tools vendor Coverity. The company says the 2.6 Linux kernel has one bug for every 5,787 lines of code, compared to the commercial software norm of one bug per 40 lines. (more…)

P4 system with 5 NICs fits in 1U, runs Linux

December 13, 2004

WIN Enterprises has squeezed a Pentium 4 processor along with three gigabit and two 10/100 megabit Ethernet ports into a 1U high rack-mountable embedded platform available with Linux. The PL-01022 targets OEM networking, Internet appliance, industrial automation, and POS (point of sales/service) applications. (more…)

Embedded Linux provider joins TI DSP network

December 13, 2004

Linux PDA software vendor Empower has joined Texas Instruments's (TI's) DSP (digital signal processor) third-party network, and will offer TI's DSP customers products and services related to Linux PDTs (portable data terminals), including industrial, portable medical, point-of-sale (POS), asset inventory, and enterprise applications. (more…)

“Open” Solaris not open enough, watchers say

December 13, 2004

Developers will spurn Open Solaris, warns eWEEK's Steven Vaughan-Nichols, if it is licensed under the “Common Development and Distribution License” (CDDL) that Sun sent to the OSI last week for consideration. Even if the OSI deems the CDDL an open source license, GPL incompatibility would hamstring Open Solaris, Vaughan-Nichols says. (more…)

GPL’d PowerQUICC distro boasts “highest performing” IPsec

December 13, 2004

Arabella has released a Linux 2.6 distribution for Freescale PowerQUICC communications processors that it says achieves exceptionally fast IPsec performance using a customized version of the 2.6 kernel's native IPsec stack. Arabella Secure Linux for PowerQUICC targets access devices and other secure networking equipment. (more…)

.NET dives deeper into gadgets

December 13, 2004

< !-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 -->[Updated 2:30 pm, PST] — Microsoft has developed a tiny new software platform dubbed “.NET Embedded” that implements a skinny subset of the .NET Framework on bare metal, according to a story at WindowsForDevices. (more…)

Embedded Linux course adds real-time material

December 13, 2004

Linux training vendor TrainingCity says it has added material about real-time systems to its five-day hands-on embedded Linux course. Entitled “Embedded Linux: Hands On: Part 1,” the course covers the 2.6 Linux kernel and drivers, as well as real-time Linux. It targets software designers, firmware engineers, and quality assurance engineers. (more…)