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Archive for December, 2003

MontaVista emphasizes strategic partnerships with new BizDev VP

December 17, 2003

MontaVista Software has appointed a new VP of Business Development, who will be responsible for further expanding and strengthening relationships with key strategic partners worldwide. The company claims that much of its success has derived from its focus on strategic partnerships with semiconductor, software application, middleware, and systems integration companies. (more…)

Linux-based signal and image processing servers double power

December 17, 2003

Sky Computers, a subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, today announced two new products that extend its Smartpac family of Linux-based systems, which it says are ideal for data-intensive signal and image processing applications in markets such as military/defense, industrial inspection, healthcare, homeland security, and… (more…)

Video processor supports new USB Video Class spec

December 17, 2003

Vista Imaging announced that its “digital imaging engine” processor family now supports the USB Video Class specification, a standard for use by operating system vendors and hardware manufacturers implementing USB video streaming devices. (more…)

“Fully channelized” T3 card boasts Linux support

December 17, 2003

OEM communications hardware provider SBE Inc. will begin taking orders in January for a fully channelized T3 wide area networking (WAN) adapter card capable of terminating 672 HDLC channels, which is delivered with drivers for both Red Hat and TimeSys Linux. (more…)

Mini-ITX P4M motherboard soars to 1700MHz and beyond

December 17, 2003

Taiwanese industrial computer board supplier Commell has pushed the speed envelope for the compact Mini-ITX mini motherboard form-factor, with the release of its lastest Mini-ITX board that supports Intel's mobile Pentium 4 processors at clock rates in excess of 1700 MHz. (more…)

CEO Interview: Victor Yodaiken of FSMLabs

December 17, 2003

This interview with FSMLabs CEO Victor Yodaiken is the first in LinuxDevices.com's new “CEO/CTO Interview Series.” Yodaiken addresses general trends in the embedded market, as well as specific projects his company is involved with. (more…)

Java-powered home audio device frees music files from computers

December 16, 2003

A new Java powered home entertainment audio device design promises to simplify sharing computer music files among computers and stereos in connected homes. Gloolabs's Gloo is Java middleware that puts an iPod-like interface on music files it “discovers” around the network. (more…)

Samsung debuts Linux-powered smartphone in China

December 16, 2003

Samsung has begun shipping a new Linux-powered smartphone in China. The Samsung SCH-i519 smartphone supports both Chinese and English, and works with the CDMA2000 1x network of China's #2 wireless provider, Unicom. (more…)

Intel Developer Forum to focus on converging technologies

December 16, 2003

Intel announced that its worldwide Spring 2004 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) conference circuit begins February 17-19 in San Francisco. According to Intel, the Spring IDF series focuses on “converging technologies” and, as always, showcases Intel's technology for implementers, developers, and business executives with the goal of helping enable development-related decisions. (more…)

CEO Interview: Victor Yodaiken, FSMLabs

December 16, 2003

This interview with FSMLabs CEO Victor Yodaiken is the first in LinuxDevices.com's new “CEO/CTO Interview Series.” Yodaiken addresses general trends in the embedded market, as well as specific projects his company is involved with. (more…)

Device Profile: Samsung SCH-i519 smartphone

December 16, 2003

Samsung is shipping a high-end smartphone powered by embedded Linux from Mizi Research that supports both Chinese and English. The device is being distributed in China, initially, where it works with #2 China wireless provider Unicom's CDMA2000 1x network. This confirms an earlier rumor that Samsung would ship a Linux smartphone in 2003. (more…)

Kit supports H8S designs with small-footprint, Linux-like RTOS

December 15, 2003

Lineo Solutions Inc. (Japan) has released a hardware/software evaluation kit for Renesas Technology's H8S integrated microcontroller which includes a port of uBooster, Lineo's small footprint “Linux-like” real-time operating system (RTOS), running on an H8S-based reference board. (more…)

“Compatibility layer” migrates VxWorks apps to Linux-like RTOS

December 15, 2003

LynuxWorks today announced a VxWorks Compatibility Layer (VCL) package to help developers port VxWorks code to LynxOS, the company's Linux-like proprietary real-time operating system (RTOS). LynuxWorks says VCL enables legacy VxWorks code written for VxWorks's flat-memory model to be quickly ported to LynxOS, where it can run with memory protection and other benefits of a true multi-threaded,… (more…)

POSIX real-time standards revised

December 15, 2003

The IEEE-SA Standards Board approved two new POSIX real-time standards on December 10, 2003:

  1. REVISION P1003.13/D3 (C/PA) Standard for Information Technology -Standardized Application Environment Profile – POSIX Realtime and Embedded Application Support (AEP) (more…)

NEWS FLASH: China launches Linux-based smartphone

December 15, 2003

A Chinese company based in Shanghai named “E28” has quietly been selling Linux-based smartphones in China since August, and today launched its Linux device in Hong Kong. The company also claims to be in talks with US and European companies to bring the device to those regions, according to one source. (more…)