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Archive for February, 2002

iTV application development contest offers $34,000 in prizes

February 25, 2002

Ottawa, Canada — (press release excerpt) — Espial today announced the Smart Device Developer Contest, an initiative to encourage the development of Java-based applications for the fast growing interactive television (iTV) market. The contest ends July 31, 2002 and will award a total prize pool of $34,000. (more…)

Linux-based gateway software supports Intel DSL reference design

February 25, 2002

San Francisco; Intel Developer Forum — (press release excerpt) — Jungo Software Technologies, Inc. today announced availability of its OpenRG software to speed development of integrated access devices (IAD), bridges, routers, and residential and small-office gateways based on Intel's IXP225 DSL Reference Platform. (more…)

New set-top media platform supports DVR, VOD, IP-TV

February 25, 2002

Milpitas, CA — (press release excerpt) — EnReach Technology, Inc. will unveil a new set-top broadband media center that enables digital video recording (DVR), video-on-demand (VOD) and television over IP (IP-TV) on a single set-top box platform. EnReach will introduce the EMC-300 media center at the Kagan Interactive TV Summit in New York this week as part of a panel discussion entitled, “ITV Demos:… (more…)

TimeSys unveils Linux/GPL support for Intel Xscale

February 25, 2002

San Francisco; Intel Developer Forum — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corporation today announced that its Linux-based solutions have been optimized to support the Intel Corporation's Xscale architecture. This expands TimeSys' overall footprint to include processor architectures that include x86, ARM, PowerPC, SuperH, and now Xscale. (more…)

Linux PDAs, PMPs, PNDs, and other Handhelds

February 24, 2002

This guide provides a sampling of PDAs (personal digital assistants), PMPs (portable media players), PNDs (portable navigation devices), and other handheld devices based on Linux that have been covered in LinuxDevices. (more…)

Amiga to deploy AmigaDE on Nokia home “infotainment” device

February 23, 2002

Snoqualmie, WA — (press release excerpt) — Amiga Inc. today announced the pre-installation, for the Swedish market, of Amiga on the Nokia… (more…)

What’s new in GNU Bayonne? {Feb. 23, 2002)

February 23, 2002

Project leader David Sugar issued the following status report on the GNU Bayonne Project . . . (more…)

New book demystifies embedded firmware

February 22, 2002

CMP Books has announced publication of a new technical book entitled Embedded Systems Firmware Demystified, by Ed Sutter. Sutter, a “distinguished member of the technical staff” at Lucent, has been working in embedded systems since 1983 and is the author and maintainer of MicroMonitor, an open source embedded… (more…)

A developer’s review of REDSonic’s Embedded Linux toolkit

February 22, 2002

This article is the fifth in LinuxDevices.com's series of reviews of Embedded Linux toolkits by embedded developer Jerry Epplin. In order to gain insight into the use of each toolkit from the developer's perspective, Epplin builds Embedded Linux OS images for three different x86-based EBX form-factor single-board computers using each toolkit. (more…)

ELC paves way for Embedded Linux platform specification

February 22, 2002

Santa Rosa, CA — (press release excerpt) — Following months of intense consultations, the Board of Directors of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) voted to adopt an Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA) that lays the groundwork for building a unified embedded Linux platform specification. (more…)

Article: A developer’s review of REDSonic’s Embedded Linux toolkit

February 22, 2002

Foreword: This article is the fifth in LinuxDevices.com's series of reviews of Embedded Linux toolkits by embedded developer Jerry Epplin. In order to gain insight into the use of each toolkit from the developer's perspective, Epplin builds Embedded Linux OS images for three different x86-based EBX form-factor single-board computers using each toolkit. (more…)

A developer’s review of REDSonic’s Embedded Linux toolkit (Part 4)

February 22, 2002

Flexibility and extensibility

On the whole, RED-Builder's facilities are remarkably flexible and extensible. I've already mentioned the well-documented means to add RKAs and RKMs. You can also add new modules or modify existing ones using the Module Editor. (more…)

A developer’s review of REDSonic’s Embedded Linux toolkit (Part 3)

February 22, 2002

Creating a project

Once you have an RKM complete, the next step is to use it to create a project. This is where you select the packages to be included on your target system. (more…)

A developer’s review of REDSonic’s Embedded Linux toolkit (Part 2)

February 22, 2002

Initial installation

Installation went smoothly enough. Before installing, RED-Builder insists that you enter one of those obnoxious long serial numbers like the ones Microsoft customers must enter. You will find this serial number on the inside back cover of your manual, though you'd never guess this from the documentation. (more…)

Introduction to .NET [arstechnica.com]

February 21, 2002

This technical article at arstechnica.com provides a detailed introduction to the purpose, architecture, functionality, and terminology associated with .NET, and also compares Microsoft's .NET with Sun's J2EE. From the article's introduction . . . (more…)