LinuxDevices.com Archive Index (1999-2012) | 2013-current at LinuxGizmos.com | About  
Follow LinuxGizmos:
Twitter Google+ Facebook RSS feed

Archive for October, 2007

MicroTCA minions connect in Munich

October 31, 2007

A new, smaller telecom board standard from PICMG appears to be gaining momentum in Europe. About 30 vendors will gather in Munich, Germany on Nov. 20th for a conference devoted especially to MicroTCA systems and their AdvancedMC expansion boards. (more…)

Embedded Linux service provider presents at Euro CELF-con

October 31, 2007

Embedded Alley will present five sessions at this week's CELF conference in Linz, Austria. Additionally, the California, Ohio, and Russia-based embedded Linux service provider reports having staffed up to 25, following an August acquisition of mobile Linux device power management specialist Nomad Global Solutions. (more…)

Telecom DSPs gain Linux virtualization

October 31, 2007

Cellular base stations can now harness digital signal processors (DSPs) for general-purpose control-plane functions as well as signal processing, according to VirtualLogix. The company has ported its VLX-NI virtualization layer and Linux kernel for network infrastructure equipment to Texas Instruments DSPs used in base stations and other networking data-plane applications. (more…)

U.K. trainer adds embedded Linux graphics course

October 31, 2007

A British embedded software training firm is adding a new course called Graphics for Embedded Linux. Feabhas Limited will hold the three-day, X-Window flavored class at its Bracknell, Berkshire campus. (more…)

SFLC, BusyBox, Monsoon dismiss GPL lawsuit

October 31, 2007

On Oct. 30, the Software Freedom Law Center, acting on behalf of the two principal BusyBox developers, and Monsoon Multimedia jointly announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GPL enforcement lawsuit, which had been filed by the SFLC. (more…)

WiFi chip cuts standby power to “near-zero”

October 30, 2007

Atheros has announced a new “game-changing” WiFi chip said to cut power consumption drastically on mobile devices. The Atheros AR6002 “Radio on Chip for Mobile” (ROCm) draws “near-zero” power when in standby, and 70 percent less power than previous WiFi technologies when active, the company claims. (more…)

Reviewer Eees and ahhs over $400 Linux mini-laptop

October 30, 2007

An ultra-low-cost Linux-based mini-laptop has received four stars and an Editor's Choice award in a recent Laptop Magazine review. The Asus Eee PC (3EPC) 701 ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) was praised for its clutter-free desktop, fast start-up, and — considering the price — generous… (more…)

Google ogles mobiles, Tux in tow

October 30, 2007

Google is set to announce products and/or strategies for the mobile phone market, according to reports. The search giant reportedly hopes to extend its broad portfolio of network-based applications and services beyond the public Internet, and onto the private networks run by wireless carriers. (more…)

ETXexpress modules aim to serve

October 30, 2007

Adlink has introduced a pair of “server class” computer-on-module (COM) products based on the ETXexpress (aka COM Express) form-factor. The IW400 and DW400 — using the Pentium M and Celeron M, or Core Duo and Core 2 Duo, respectively — run embedded Linux, according to the company. (more…)

Cavium, Wind River partner as VxWorks gains SMP

October 30, 2007

Wind River is adding symmetric multi-processing (SMP) to VxWorks, its legacy RTOS (real-time operating system), while deepening its partnership with fabless multiprocessor chip vendor Cavium Networks. Wind River's VxWorks 6.6 is slated to run in SMP mode by year's end, with additional optimizations planned for Cavium's “Octeon” multiprocessor. (more…)

Giant firewall runs Linux

October 30, 2007

Crossbeam Systems has started shipping a massive chassis-style, “unified threat management” (UTM) system based on an open Linux OS. The X-Series UTM server runs the company's Linux-based “XOS” OS, and targets highly scalable firewalls and other security applications for large data centers and service… (more…)

Linux-powered PMP sports 7-inch touchscreen

October 29, 2007

iRiver is readying a Linux-based media recorder/player comprised of a detachable mobile unit and tethered docking station. The Unit2's base station offers a DVD/CD player, TV tuner, and PC-style I/O, while the detachable display features a 7-inch WVGA (800×480) touchscreen, WiFi, and USB. (more…)

Mot’s UIQ buy more an 18 than a 180

October 29, 2007

Motorola's interest in buying half of Symbian stack-provider UIQ represents a diversion rather than a U-turn away from Linux, writes mobile phone market analyst Andreas Constantinou in an informative blog post. (more…)

Embedded Linux safety/security vendors team up

October 29, 2007

A German embedded Linux OS supplier has announced a joint marketing agreement with a French embedded Linux services provider. The agreement is between Sysgo, the Klein-Winternheim, Germany based vendor of the ELinOS Linux distribution and PikeOS real-time add-on, and Systerel, a real-time application development service provider in Aix-en-Provence, France. (more…)

Book-sized PCs target embedded apps

October 29, 2007

DSM AG, of Munich, has announced three compact computers aimed at the embedded market. The “Booksize” PCs are based on mini-ITX motherboards packaged in a rugged metal enclosure, and can be fitted with either hard drives or solid-state disks (SSDs). (more…)

sp08z7ch

Intelligent quad gig-E card has Linux onboard

October 29, 2007

GDA Technologies is shipping a PCI Express board with four gigabit Ethernet ports, and equipped with an onboard PowerPC processor and embedded Linux OS. The “Data Cruncher” enables standard x86 boxes to be used for media server, storage networking, wireless infrastructure, or telecom applications, according to the… (more…)

Debian-based router Linux achieves major update

October 29, 2007

Vyatta has achieved a major new release of its community-supported, Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at turning commodity x86 hardware into enterprise routers, firewalls, and VPN appliances. (more…)

Control processors gain industrial networking support

October 26, 2007

Freescale Semiconductor has added real-time industrial networking support to the Linux-based development kit for its PowerQUICC II SoCs (system-on-chip processors). The MPC8360E-RDK reference design kit now ships with software support for Real Time Automation's (RTA's) EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet communication protocols for industrial control applications. (more…)

Embedded Linux pioneer opens up its training program

October 26, 2007

Embedded Linux stalwart MontaVista Software is expanding its embedded Linux training program, opening it up for the first time to the general public. Previously, the training was available only to the company's software and tools customers. (more…)

iPod-powered DJ console runs Linux

October 26, 2007

Numark is shipping the iDJ2, a Linux-based DJ mixing console built around the Apple iPod. The iDJ2 allows users to play two songs simultaneously from a single iPod, and offers music control with real-time scratching, pitch control, seamless loop, and full cueing. (more…)