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Archive for June, 2007

Linux gains real-time networking stack

June 25, 2007

An Austrian vendor of real-time networking stacks for automotive, off-highway, and aeronautics use has pledged to port its flagship technology to Wind River Linux. TTTech's claims its “Time-Triggered Architecture” (TTA) offers better safety, cost, and developer productivity, compared to event-driven architectures such as the CAN (controller-area network) fieldbus. (more…)

Multi-core PowerPC chips target telecom apps

June 25, 2007

Freescale has announced a new family of multi-core, PowerPC-based communications processors built on 45nm process technology. Three software development tools vendors have already pledged to support the Multicore Communications Platform (MCP) chips, which are expected to sample late in 2008. (more…)

Review: Yoggie Pico personal firewall

June 25, 2007

Yoggie's innovative Yoggie Pico may well be the first hardware firewall that is truly practical for mobile workers running Windows-based computers. The device appears to work well, except for a simplistic web-based user interface that may not satisfy technical users. (more…)

Podcast delves deeper into Linux boot speedups

June 22, 2007

TimeSys has published a second podcast on achieving rapid boots on Linux devices. “Fast boots — the sequel” discusses the relationship of footprint and boot time, post-2.6.15 kernels' CONFIG_EMBEDDED option, application pre-linking and profiling, filesystem selection, execute-in-place (XIP), and initramfs, among other interesting techniques. (more…)

Nine from IBM: NOAA WSR-88D, CRUD, Regex, kernel…

June 22, 2007

IBM has published the following new technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks and AlphaWorks websites. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. (more…)

Thin clients gain memory, internal WiFi upgrades

June 22, 2007

Neoware has upgraded several of its Linux-based thin clients with more and faster memory, and has also added a factory-installed wireless option. The new DDR2 RAM in select models is claimed to provide up to 25 percent faster performance, with no increase in price. (more…)

Linux computer fits in USB key

June 22, 2007

A start-up located in the French Alps near Grenoble is readying a tiny ARM-based Linux single-board computer (SBC) in a USB key form-factor. Calao, based in Sant Martin le Vinoux, is also readying a tiny Linux SBC designed to plug into QIL (quad in-line) IC sockets. (more…)

Open-source remote access technology advances

June 21, 2007

NoMachine has achieved a major new release of its remote access software for thin clients and other devices that run remotely hosted applications over low-bandwidth networks. NX 3.0 adds new connection options, handy per-server and per-user profiles, support for x86_64, and enhanced scriptability, the company said. (more…)

Cellular modem/routers run Linux/Java/OSGi stack

June 21, 2007

Board- and system-maker Arcom has launched a family of Linux-based cellular modem/routers aimed at telemetry, Internet access, and mobile computing applications. The ZyWAN routers support GPRS, EvDO, iDEN, or CDMA, and are customizable via an SDK (software development kit) preconfigured with Linux, J2ME, and OSGi… (more…)

Virtualization platform supports ARMv6

June 20, 2007

Trango says its virtualization platform for embedded systems and mobile devices will soon support ARM Ltd.'s ARMv6 CPU architecture. The port, due next month, was motivated by customer requirements for enhanced connectivity, richer multimedia content, and increased security capabilities, the vendor said. (more…)

Novell readies real-time Linux SP1

June 20, 2007

Novell is readying a maintenance update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real-Time (SLERT), its real-time Linux distribution targeting enterprise applications, including trading systems. The update brings bugfixes and incremental improvements adapted from the “Service Pack 1” (SP1) update recently delivered to customers of its… (more…)

Power.org powers up its first developer conference

June 20, 2007

The open industry group in charge of PowerPC has published the agenda for its first-ever developer conference. Many topics likely to interest embedded Linux developers will be addressed during the inaugural Power Architecture Developer Conference, set for Sept. 24-25 in Austin, Texas. (more…)

CELF plans Euro conference

June 20, 2007

The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) is soliciting papers for its first European conference. Set for Nov. 2-3 in Linz, Austria, the event will be held in conjunction with the 9th Real-Time Linux Workshop. (more…)

Linux device makes good, better, Best

June 20, 2007

Another Linux-based gadget has broken into the mainstream consumer electronics marketplace. The Sonos Digital Music System is now available in more than 450 Best Buy retail outlets in the U.S., alongside Linux-powered classics like the TiVo, Linksys WRT54G (V1-3), and Sony HD TVs. (more…)

High-availability middleware supports AIS

June 19, 2007

A vendor of HA (high-availability) middleware is shipping what it claims to be the first usable implementation of a specification aimed at standardizing the interface between software and HA middleware. SAFfire 2.0 combines GoAhead's flagship SelfReliant middleware with its implementation of the SA Forum's AIS (application interface specification), release B.02. (more…)

Embedded Linux vendor touts network processor support

June 19, 2007

Weeks away from the full release of version 5.0 of its flagship embedded Linux distribution, MontaVista is touting support for an Intel hardware reference design aimed at multi-service residential gateway equipment. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 5.0 (Pro 5.0), expected to go gold this month, will support Intel's IXP435 platform, the Linux vendor said. (more…)

Linux phone stack gains unified messaging

June 19, 2007

Linux device software stack vendor Trolltech has acquired Fonav, a vendor of unified messaging software. Trolltech plans to use Fonav's “unified live inbox” application software to enhance its Qtopia stacks for mobile phones and VoIP phones, it said. (more…)

NEP’s Linux distro nears CGL 4.0

June 19, 2007

The first network equipment provider (NEP) to roll its own Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) distribution has launched a new version. Performance Technologies, Inc. (PTI) says NexusWare version 12 adds support for PowerPC processor architectures, along with features aimed at CGL 4.0 readiness. (more…)

Microkernel vendor joins Linux, ARM ecosystems

June 18, 2007

Virtualizing microkernel vendor Open Kernel Labs (OK) has joined the partner ecosystems of ARM and MontaVista. The Chicago-based spin-out from Australia's national computer R&D thinktank says that mutual customers have combined its products with MontaVista Linux for nearly two years. (more…)

Pair of Palm ISVs promise Foleo ports

June 18, 2007

Two ISVs (independent software vendors) have announced plans to port their commercial applications to Palm's forthcoming Linux- and ARM-based miniature laptop. Astraware will offer Sodoku and Solitaire applications, while MotionApps will port its mDayscape PIM (personal information manager) to… (more…)