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Archive for January, 2007

Compact, fanless x86 box packs 1GHz Eden CPU, dual GigE

January 26, 2007

Evalue Technology is shipping a tiny Via-based embedded PC featuring two gig-E ports on a PCI Express (PCIe) bus. The passively cooled EPC-3711 is based on a 3.5-inch (nominal) board powered by a 1GHz “V4” Eden processor. (more…)

New conference zeroes in on the “mobile Internet”

January 26, 2007

The first Mobile Internet World Conference & Exposition will be held Nov. 13-15 in Boston. The new conference will focus on how evolving wireless and mobile broadband technologies are now enabling the next major wave of the Internet — the “mobile Internet” — according to event organizer Trendsmedia. (more…)

Executive Interview: Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation director

January 26, 2007

Foreword — The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Free Standard Group (FSG) merged on Jan. 21, creating the Linux Foundation, a single entity aiming to take responsibility for Linux standardization, promotion, and protection. (more…)

Via’s incredible shrinking mobo line spawns “pico-ITX”

January 25, 2007

Via is readying a media-oriented motherboard in what could be the next popular size for small form-factor PCs: Pico-ITX. The “Epia PX” board measures 3.9 x 2.8 inches and features a 1GHz C7 processor, along with rich audio/video I/O, albeit mostly on pin headers. (more…)

OSDL reports on the state of the Linux desktop

January 25, 2007

The OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group has published a detailed “state of the desktop” report that chronicles an impressive number of significant developments during 2006. The report was based in part on 2,600 responses to the OSDL's 2006 Linux Desktop Client Survey, the results of which are also now available. (more…)

Faster WiFi around the corner?

January 25, 2007

Things may be smoothing out for the much-embattled 802.11n wireless standard. IEEE committee members unanimously approved draft standard version 1.10 and laid the groundwork for draft 2.0 at a meeting in London last week, paving the way for WiFi Alliance compatibility specifications, and a wave of product announcements. (more…)

“Palm OS” now officially “Garnet OS”

January 25, 2007

The operating system formerly known as Palm OS has become “Garnet OS,” according to the company formerly known as PalmSource. Access Systems Americas says it has officially finished the process of changing its name, and has begun the process of renaming products with Palm-based names. (more…)

Cellphone giants unveil mobile Linux foundation

January 25, 2007

Six of the world's largest telecommunications companies have officially launched a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a common mobile Linux software platform. Founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone, the LiMo Foundation is inviting membership and participation from application and middleware developers. (more…)

Embedded processor, WLAN chip makers align

January 25, 2007

Chipmaker Renesas Technology Corp. has invested in wireless LAN chipset vendor Key Stream Corporation (KSC). Additionally, the companies plan to collaborate on product integration, WiFi-enabled “single-chip” system-on-chip (SoC) designs, and the development of next-generation wireless standards. (more…)

Linux appliance manages enterprise Linux systems

January 24, 2007

Levanta (formerly LinuxCare) is shipping a second-generation “Linux management appliance.” The Intrepid X aims to help system administrators maintain highly available, highly reliable computing centers, by helping them rapidly provision, recover, roll back, or migrate Linux systems across physical and/or… (more…)

Mobile 64-bit chips arrive on AMD’s embedded roadmap

January 24, 2007

AMD has added two mobile processors to its AMD64 Longevity Program for embedded products. The news means that AMD's dual-core Turion 64 X2 Model TL-52 and single-core Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+ will be available for at least five years, targeting thin client and single-board computers, among other embedded applications. (more…)

Linux-compatible car PC gains slim CD drive

January 24, 2007

Mini-ITX system integrator Mini-box.com has updated its Linux-compatible car PC, adding room for a slim ATAPI drive, and a pudgier, more futuristic faceplate. The revised VoomPC-2 also comes standard with a more powerful mini-ITX motherboard, based on a 1.5GHz Via C7 processor. (more…)

Annual wireless megashow coming up in Orlando

January 23, 2007

CTIA Wireless 2007, billed as the world's largest event for the wireless industry, takes place Mar. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla. This year's event will highlight a “seismic shift” currently underway in business productivity, fueled by wireless adoption, according to conference organizers. (more…)

Linux USB subsystem, drivers explained

January 23, 2007

A free presentation about writing Linux drivers for USB devices is available for download from Free Electrons, a French embedded Linux training and consulting firm. The 92-page presentation is available in English, in several document formats, under a Copyleft license. (more…)

Spring chip confab seeks device-oriented presentations

January 23, 2007

The spring Microprocessor Forum has issued a call for papers. Acknowledging that consumer applications are “currently driving a majority of the innovation” in microprocessor technology, event sponsor In-Stat is emphasizing consumer electronics-oriented papers for this year's event, which is scheduled for May 21-23 in San Jose, Calif. (more…)

Hardware-assisted debug tools gain Eclipse support

January 23, 2007

Macraigor has joined Eclipse.org, and is offering free plugin-based GNU toolchains that support its low-cost JTAG probes. The “Macraigor Eclipse + GNU Tools Suite” includes ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, and x86 toolchains, sample programs for popular boards, and an optional, tested Eclipse 3.2.1 IDE for Windows… (more…)

Real-time Linux vendor picks telecom database partner

January 23, 2007

Real-time embedded Linux vendor FSMLabs has joined the partner program of database vendor MySQL AB. The companies will work together to expand their telecom-specific consulting services around MySQL-powered software running on FSMLabs's hard real-time enabled Carrier Grade Linux and BSD distributions, FSMLabs says. (more…)

Linux phone stack vendor licenses text input software

January 23, 2007

Zi Corp. will offer its text input software “pre-integrated” with Access's embedded Linux stack for phones and other mobile devices. Access appears to have licensed Zi's eZiText predictive text input software and Decuma handwriting recognition software packages for Access stack, currently codenamed “ALP” (Access… (more…)

Linux-based router raises hacker hackles

January 22, 2007

A Linux-based home router appears to be attracting a growing community of hackers. However, in responding to hackers' requests for source code for its Home Hub, distributor British Telecom (BT) may not be complying fully with Linux's GPL license terms, according to a story at TheRegister. (more…)

Demo features POSIX-compliant separation kernel, Linux

January 22, 2007

LynuxWorks will demonstrate a simulated aircraft environment based on embedded Linux, a proprietary separation kernel, and Intel Virtualization Technology, at the Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Conference (EAC) next week in San Diego. The demonstration shows Linux failing without affecting real-time POSIX applications running directly under the company's LynxSecure separation kernel. (more…)