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Archive for January, 2001

Alchemy Au1000 SOC gains Hard Hat Linux support

January 31, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Alchemy Semiconductor announced today that it is partnering with MontaVista Software to provide an embedded Linux development tool kit for its Au1000 system-on-chip (SOC) platform. Alchemy, an Austin-based fabless semiconductor company will leverage MontaVista's flagship product, Hard Hat Linux, to target the Internet Edge Device market. (more…)

IBM Embedded Java support added to Hard Hat Linux

January 31, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software today announced the availability of VisualAge Micro Edition (VAME) for Hard Hat Linux by MontaVista. VAME is an integrated development environment with runtime components incorporating IBM's latest embedded Java technology, the J9 Virtual Machine. (more…)

StrongARM-based embedded Linux SBC drives two displays

January 31, 2001

New York, NY; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — Applied Data Systems (ADS) today introduced the “Tandem”, a “two-headed” single board computer (SBC) system, available with embedded Linux. The Tandem is one of the first multi-display systems running embedded Linux on the Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor. (more…)

TimeSys unveils Linux/RT Version 2.0

January 30, 2001

New York, NY; LinuxWorld Expo — (press release excerpt) — Today, TimeSys Corporation unveiled TimeSys Linux/RT Version 2.0, a Linux distribution with enhancements to meet embedded real-time quality-of-service requirements. TimeSys Linux/RT Version 2.0 is the world's first complete QoS solution that operates directly within the Linux kernel, rather than running as an additional layer beneath Linux. (more…)

Sun Microsystems veteran becomes new TimeSys CEO

January 30, 2001

Pittsburgh, PA — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corporation today announced the appointment of Francis X. Dougherty as CEO. Responsible for leading overall company initiatives and directing long-term company goals, Dougherty assumes the role of CEO from TimeSys President and CEO Srini Vasan. (more…)

OnCore ships comprehensive IBM PowerPC 405 support

January 30, 2001

Half Moon Bay, CA — (press release excerpt) — OnCore Systems Corporation today began shipping comprehensive support for IBM's PowerPC 405 embedded processor, Revision D, the latest release of this high-power embedded processor line. IBM's integrated, cost-conscious “system-on-a-chip” PowerPC 405 RISC processors deliver up to 375 MIPS of processing power and come equipped with an integrated MMU plus a… (more…)

Online development for Embedix+STPC combo coming soon

January 30, 2001

New York; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — DevelopOnline Corporation announced today that developers using STMicroelectronics' STPC platform online can soon take advantage of the Lineo Embedix operating system. More than 200 development projects have been registered for the STPC platform in the first quarter of operation at DevelopOnline's product development acceleration site for Linux developers. (more…)

Trolltech and IBM demo Linux speech recognition and tts

January 30, 2001

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Trolltech, IBM, and KDE are teaming up at LinuxWorld to demonstrate IBM's ViaVoice speech-recognition technology running on Trolltech's Qt, a cross-platform C++ GUI framework in the K Desktop Environment. (more…)

Intel edges into Transmeta territory with new chip

January 30, 2001

Michael Kanellos of CNET News.com reports that Intel is releasing two chips that will compete directly with Transmeta's Crusoe processors in the notebook market. Kanellos writes . . . (more…)

Yodaiken unveils RTLinux patent license

January 30, 2001

Victor Yodaiken has finally published the patent license for RTLinux. The full text of the license is located here. A brief summary of the patent itself can be viewed here. (more…)

Announcing: the Real Time Linux Foundation

January 30, 2001

Linux has become a powerful operating system challenging the OS and computer market, because it is open source and adaptable to different hardware and computing problems. As a general purpose operating system, however, Linux optimizes average performance, and is not that appropriate for real time applications. (more…)

Device profile: Filanet intelligent Internet service appliance

January 29, 2001

Filanet Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA) aims to provide small and medium sized businesses with plug-and-play “big company networking” capabilities through an “Internet service appliance” known as the InterJak. Accordingly, the company's InterJak 200 is meant to be an easy-to-use, compact, appliance-like device which implements the functions of an Internet gateway, VPN/firewall, email server, file sharing, and… (more…)

Century Software upgrades embedded Linux toolkit

January 29, 2001

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — Century Software Embedded Technologies today announced version 1.1 of its Operating Environment and Development toolkit. The toolkit is intended for developers of Linux based PDAs, WebPADs, and Internet Appliances. The new version adds new wireless applications, multimedia, and enhanced tools. (more…)

Force and Lineo announce HA Linux partnership

January 29, 2001

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) Force Computers today announced a partnership with Lineo to develop a Linux cluster solution with High Availability features for mission-critical applications. (more…)

Compaq introduces new low-cost monochrome iPAQ

January 29, 2001

Compaq has unveiled a new low-cost monochrome version of the iPAQ Pocket PC, the Model H3150. Available immediately and priced at $349, H3150 Pocket PC features a 15-grayscale monochrome screen plus a 206 MHz Intel StrongArm processor and 16MB of RAM. The company also announced a new $99 foldable keyboard for the entire family of iPAQ Pocket PC products. (more…)