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Archive for May, 2000

StrongARM-based Embedded Linux reference platform

May 23, 2000

Santa Clara, CA — (press release) — Intrinsyc today unveiled its new Linux-based hardware reference platform built around an Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor. The newest member of Intrinsyc's family of compact, high-performance hardware reference platforms, CerfBoard for Linux is meant to give customers a head-start in developing Linux-based Internet devices or information appliances. (more…)

An interview with Lineo CEO, Bryan Sparks

May 23, 2000

In this interview with Lineo CEO Bryan Sparks, founder Rick Lehrbaum talks with Bryan about . . .

  • Lineo's perspective on the wide range of embedded Linux solution strategies
  • Lineo's approach to supporting the full spectrum of embedded applications
  • Lineo's open-source philosophy
  • Lineo's business and revenue models
  • Lineo's corporate growth and the… (more…)

New pricing announced for ETRAX system-on-chip

May 22, 2000

Axis Communications today announced updated pricing for the company's highly integrated ETRAX 100 system-on-chip (SoC) device. The device will be sold to OEM customers for USD $37 in 1k volumes, and USD $33 in 10k volumes. (more…)

Free version of UML compliant software modeler

May 22, 2000

Santa Clara, Calif. — (press release) — In a move to significantly lower the barriers embedded developers face when initiating an object-oriented software development project, I-Logix Inc., a provider of enterprise solutions for embedded applications development, today announced Rhapsody Modeler, a free edition of the company's award winning Rhapsody application development environment. (more…)

99.999 percent availability comes to BlueCat Linux

May 22, 2000

San Jose, Calif. — (press release) — LynuxWorks, Inc., formerly Lynx Real-Time Systems, today announced that the GoAhead Software, Inc. suite of off-the-shelf service availability software for Internet infrastructure devices supports both the LynuxWorks' LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and the BlueCat Linux operating system. (more…)

Gartner Group: Debunking Open-Source Myths

May 21, 2000

This research note from the Gartner Group examines — and debunks — some common concerns associated with the use of open-source software in commercial applications. Included in the discussion are . . .

  • Myth 1: Nobody controls development
  • Myth 2: Anyone can change the software, which eventually becomes unstable.
  • Myth 3: When the lead developer leaves, the project dies. (more…)

miniRTL: a project to develop a mini real-time Linux

May 20, 2000

The miniRTL project is developing a minimum sized real-time Linux small enough to boot from a single floppy (or small Flash memory device) into a ramdisk, yet with the most important features of Linux. miniRTL is intended to be useful as the basis for embedded systems, but also provides a means for real-time “newbies” to learn more about real-time Linux. (more…)

Tiny-X: an embeddable X Window server

May 20, 2000

Tiny-X, a small footprint X Window server implementation for embedded systems, is now available as part of XFree86 4.0. It was developed by Keith Packard of the XFree86 Core Team, sponsored by SuSE, Inc. The goal was to create something that would work well in a small memory footprint and, importantly, be robust in near out-of-memory situations. (more…)

The Embedded Linux Market

May 19, 2000

This presentation, on the current state of the Embedded Linux Market, was given by founder Rick Lehrbaum at the Linux Canada Conference and Exposition held in Toronto, Canada on May 16, 2000. (more…)

Red Hat releases Itanium Linux alpha distribution

May 19, 2000

Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols, of [email protected] Reseller, reports that Red Hat has released an alpha version of Linux for the Intel IA-64 (Itanium) processor to developers. Vaughan-Nichols writes . . . (more…)

Applied Linux and Embedded Internet talks announced

May 19, 2000

Zaltbommel, The Netherlands — (press release) — ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe, an event marketing organization, and ten Hagen & Stam Uitgevers, the publisher PT Embedded Systems magazine, have announced the detailed conference agenda for the Applied Linux & Embedded Internet conference. (more…)

Lineo registers for initial public offering

May 18, 2000

Lindon, UT — (press release) — Embedded Linux supplier Lineo, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering by the Company of its Common Stock. (more…)

Initiative supports Linux on single-board computers

May 18, 2000

AMIRIX Systems Inc. (Halifax, NS) has announced the Embedded Linux Strategic Alliance (ELSA), an initiative aimed at forging partnerships with manufacturers of embedded single board computers (SBCs) and other embedded system suppliers. The ELSA program is meant to provide SBC suppliers with a fast and inexpensive way to support customers who are developing applications based on embedded Linux using their… (more…)

“Linux Inside” seminars to showcase Embedded Linux

May 18, 2000

Mountain View, CA — (press release) — MontaVista Software, Inc. is sponsoring a pair of free full-day seminars aimed at educating attendees on the use of Linux in a variety of embedded-control designs. The seminar series, titled “Linux Inside,” debuts in the Silicon Valley at the Santa Clara Marriott hotel on May 31 and in La Jolla, California, on June 5, at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. (more…)

Embedded Linux for ARM-based system-on-chip

May 18, 2000

Integrated Software & Devices Corporation (ISDCorp) and LinkUp Systems have announced a port of ISDCorp's Royal Linux embedded Linux distribution to LinkUp's L7200 ARM-based system-on-chip processor family. ISDCorp will also provide customized system integration services, software drivers, and Linux support to LinkUp's OEM customers. (more…)

Remote driver development and maintenance technology

May 17, 2000

Netanya ISRAEL — (press release) — Jungo Ltd. has released the beta version of a unique product which enables remote access to PCI/CompactPCI/USB/PCMCIA/ISA/ISA-PnP based hardware, through any network connection. The new technology is integrated into Jungo's “WinDriver” device driver development kit. (more…)

IBM Unveils Linux Software and Services for S/390 Server

May 17, 2000

Somers, N.Y. — (press release) — IBM today announced Linux software and services for the S/390 enterprise server. The announcement is the latest initiative in IBM's strategy to infuse Linux throughout its portfolio of e-business servers and services, bringing the benefits of Linux and new applications to the industry's most reliable server. (more…)

TimeSys announces availability of Linux/RT 1.0

May 16, 2000

Pittsburgh, PA — (press release) — TimeSys Corporation today announced the immediate availability of its TimeSys Linux/RT 1.0, a real-time version of Linux. TimeSys Linux/RT is an open-source solution that extends the Linux kernel to provide predictable real-time response entirely from the Linux OS. (more…) Interview with Lineo CTO Tim Bird

May 16, 2000 has published an interview with Lineo CTO Tim Bird about his assessment of a recent open source development project that was co-funded by Lineo. The project utilized Cosource's cooperative system for open source code development, and resulted in an enhancement to Kdevelop. (more…)

Programmable Logic Controllers gain embedded Linux

May 15, 2000

Toronto, ON. — Tabo Software Inc. has today introduced an embedded Linux based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) module that is compatible with the low cost and highly popular DL305 Koyo/Ge Fanuc Series 1 PLC base. (more…)