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Archive for April, 2005

11 from IBM — performance tuning, Power, USB, Win32 migration…

April 29, 2005

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, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. Some require free registration. Enjoy . . . ! (more…)

Via-based mini-ITX board packs I/O, supports LCDs, runs Linux

April 29, 2005

iBase Technology is shipping a Via-based mini-ITX board that supports Linux. The MB720 uses the same chipset used in newer Via mini-ITX boards, and is available with an LVDS module supporting 4:3 and 16:9 LCD displays. It targets industrial, gaming, medical, digital entertainment and other applications (more…)

Centrino-like EBX SBC boasts high integration, security, Linux

April 29, 2005

< !-1 2 3 4 ->Arcom is shipping an EBX format SBC (single-board computer) supporting a range of mobile Intel processors, from a 600MHz Celeron M to a 2.1GHz Pentium M. The Apollo uses Intel's 855GME chipset, and is available with a Linux BSP (board support package). (more…)

PC/104 carrier board targets M2M, telemetry

April 29, 2005

Arcom is shipping a new PC/104 carrier board for telemetry and M2M (machine-to-machine) applications. The Web-Telemetry (wireless embedded baseboard for telemetry) supports several cellular modems and GPS receivers, and the board includes a wide voltage-range power supply that can run a PC/104 processor board. (more…)

VPN server vendor delivers Linux device

April 28, 2005

Ecutel Systems used Linux in its first hardware product, a VPN server line with a unique “roaming” feature. The NxG Linux Appliances runs the company's Viatores Server Software, said to enable mobile users to roam seamlessly between networks, while preserving network security and enterprise application sessions. (more…)

MontaVista buys into royalties

April 28, 2005

MontaVista will offer royalty-based licensing, and expects to derive half its revenues that way, according to an article at CNET. The article also discusses recent and pending updates to MontaVista's product line. MontaVista is the largest embedded Linux provider, CNET says, accounting for half of embedded Linux revenues. (more…)

Mobile phone chip targets Linux camera phones

April 28, 2005

Renesas will ship a processor for mid-range multimedia mobile phones this month. The SH-MobileJ3 is based on a 32-bit, 133MHz SH3/DSP core, and includes dual camera interfaces and several multimedia accelerators. It targets mid-range phones such as cameraphones with sensors up to 4 megapixels, gaming phones, and Web phones. (more…)

TV next killer app for cellphones, analyst says

April 28, 2005

< !-1 ->Calling it the next “killer app for cellular handsets,” ABI Research says that television is on its way into mobile phones. This development is expected to add a new set of players to the “cellular ecosystem” such as broadcasters, content providers, and advertisers, according to a new ABI study. (more…)

Device Profile: Edutel Viatores NxG mobility-enabled VPN servers

April 28, 2005

Ecutel Systems has used Linux to create its first hardware products, a line of VPN servers with a unique “roaming” feature. The NxG Linux Appliances run the company's Viatores Server Software, said to enable mobile users to roam seamlessly between networks, while preserving network security and enterprise application sessions. (more…)

Java phone stack specialist adds open graphics implementations

April 27, 2005

Aplix Corporation will integrate several 2D and 3D graphics standard implementations from Hybrid Graphics into its Java platform for mobile phones and devices. The partnership will bring Hybrid's OpenVG, SVG, JSR 266, M3G (JSR 184), OpenGL ES, and JSR 239 implementations to Aplix's JBlend product. (more…)

Conference explores open source licensing risk mitigation

April 27, 2005

Open Source Risk Management (OSRM) and Open Bar will host a seminar about open source license liability exposure and mitigation on May 3, in Santa Clara, Calif. Entitled “Preserving open source benefits while managing open source risks,” the $495 seminar targets IP (intellectual property) lawyers, CIOs, CTOs, and technology directors. (more…)

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Microsoft seminar compares embedded Linux, Windows

April 27, 2005

A free Microsoft “Executive Circle” webcast on May 3rd will examine the differences between the Windows Embedded and embedded Linux operating system platforms. The presentation will discuss and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each platform in three specific areas: technology portfolio, total cost of development, and business model alignment, (more…)

Seminar looks at using PC components in mobile devices

April 27, 2005

QuickLogic and Intel will present an online seminar about using PC components such as hard drives and Wi-Fi radios in mobile embedded devices. The free seminar, set for May 4, will discuss Intel's PXA processors, as well as QuckLogic's intelligent programmable bridges. (more…)

Fujitsu ships WiMAX SoC, but where’s the Linux?

April 26, 2005

Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA) is shipping an SoC (system-on-chip) targeting WiMAX broadband wireless access (BWA) equipment for metropolitan area networks (MANs). The MB87M3400 targets base stations and subscriber access equipment, and can be used in equipment carrying up to 75Mbps of data, Fujitsu claims. (more…)

News: Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL

April 26, 2005

< !-1 2 3 4 5 ->In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the “center-of-gravity” for Linux. (more…)

Linux powers 96-node “personal cluster”

April 26, 2005

[Updated 1:00PM PDT] — Orion Multisystems is shipping a Linux-based “personal cluster” based on 96 Transmeta processors in a case little larger than a normal PC. The DS-96 Deskside Cluster Workstation costs $100,000, draws 1,500 watts, and offers 110 Gflops sustained and 230 Gflops peak performance, (more…)

Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL

April 26, 2005

In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the “center-of-gravity” for Linux. (more…)

eCos I2C bus implementation code goes free

April 25, 2005

eCosCentric has donated a generic I2C bus implementation to the open source eCos operating system for deeply embedded systems. The bus implementation provides an API said to simplify the use of real-time clocks, serial EEPROMS, smart-cards, infrared controllers, and other devices attached to I2C connections. (more…)

Free online seminar looks at embedded Linux market

April 25, 2005

< !-1 2 ->LinuxDevices.com and parent company Ziff Davis Internet will host an online seminar that takes a high-level, non-technical look at embedded Linux and the embedded Linux market. Entitled “Embedded Linux: Coming Soon to a Device Near You,” the e-seminar is set for May 4, 2005, (more…)

Compact industrial computer supports Linux

April 25, 2005

Kontron has introduced a small, Pentium-based industrial computer targeting field buses, processor control, firewalls, human-machine interfaces, and embedded applications. The JRex IBOX measures 8.9 x 2.3 x 4.8 inches, and supports embedded Linux, according to the company. (more…)