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Archive for May, 2000

Embedded Processor Forum to highlight embedded Linux

May 24, 2000

There's something different about this year's Embedded Processor Forum. Recognizing the burgeoning interest in embedded Linux, organizers of the highly popular technical conference have this year added a unique “affinity session” devoted to embedded Linux. In the Embedded Linux Affinity Session, a panel of experts assembled by the Embedded Linux Consortium will offer a no-holds-barred opportunity for… (more…)

Intel adds LynuxWorks to “Applied Computing” partner list

May 24, 2000

Intel's embedded division (Chandler, AZ) has added LynuxWorks (formerly Lynx Real-Time Systems) to the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider (ACPP) program. LynuxWorks becomes the first supplier of Embedded Linux — or any Linux, for that matter — to gain entry into the partnership program. (more…)

Developer of popular embedded Linux GUI joins MontaVista

May 24, 2000

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release) — MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded applications, today announced the appointment Gregory Haerr as the company's Chief Strategist, GUI Technologies. As the leader of the open source Microwindows Project, Haerr brings tremendous expertise in development and deployment of scalable GUIs and graphical APIs for mobile and… (more…)

Article: An interview with Lineo CEO, Bryan Sparks

May 23, 2000

In this interview with Lineo CEO Bryan Sparks, LinuxDevices.com 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…)

Programmable Intel Compute Appliance (PICA) gets a Hard Hat

May 23, 2000

Santa Clara, CA — (press release) — MontaVista, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded applications, today introduced support for the Programmable Intel Compute Appliance (PICA). The PICA, an Intel Celeron-based platform, targets a variety of Internet Appliance applications, including home networking and network security. (more…)

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, LinuxDevices.com 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 LinuxDevices.com 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…)