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Archive for February, 2004

Device Profile: AML’s M7140 programmable terminal

February 24, 2004

[Updated May 27, 2005] — AML's M7140 is an inexpensive programmable stationary terminal for fixed station, wired, or wireless data collection applications. The M7140 runs embedded Linux, and targets work-in-process tracking, shop floor control, and factory automation. (more…)

Migrating to Linux kernel 2.6 — Part 3: Using the 2.6 kernel with your current system

February 24, 2004

Foreword — This whitepaper is the third in a series from TimeSys's “2.6 Linux Resource Center” on using the new Linux 2.6 kernel. Authored by TimeSys Senior Product Manager William von Hagen, the whitepapers in this series place special emphasis on the primary issues in migrating existing drivers, applications, and embedded Linux deployments to a Linux distribution based on the 2.6 kernel. (more…)

GNU tools based IDE for XScale, PowerPC, ARM revised

February 23, 2004

Microcross has revised its GNU-tools based visual development environment for embedded Linux development on the ARM, PowerPC, and XScale architectures, and is offering 30-day trial versions for each. Visual GNU X-Tools 3.0 is a fairly inexpensive toolsuite that supports more than 20 platforms. (more…)

PowerPC 750GX based PrPMC module runs embedded Linux

February 23, 2004

Force Computers has introduced what it claims is the first PrPMC (Processor PCI Mezzanine Card) module to be based on IBM's PowerPC 750GX processor. The new module, designated the PowerPMC-275, is available with either one or two 1.0GHz processors, and is ideal for telecommunications, networking, storage, medical imaging, and… (more…)

Reference card summarizes embedded Linux development commands

February 23, 2004

Embedded Linux author and trainer Karim Yaghmour, and his company Opersys, have released an embedded Linux “Quick Reference Guide” (QRG) designed to help designers build embedded systems from open source GNU/Linux sources. The QRG is distributed as a two-page PDF file intended for printing on both sides of a standard-sized sheet of paper, and is meant to remind embedded developers of the syntax for… (more…)

TI unveils 2nd-gen OMAP processors for 2.5/3G mobile handsets

February 23, 2004

Texas Instruments (TI) reveiled its new OMAP 2 processor architecture for 2.5 and 3G mobile phones at a press conference at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France today. TI says its next-generation processors based on OMAP 2 will provide features such as interactive 3D gaming, 4+ megapixel cameras, digital camcorders, TV, and more. (more…)

MontaVista updates its consumer electronics Linux

February 23, 2004

MontaVista Software has released a substantial update to its Linux distribution for consumer electronics devices, the first major revision since its introduction one year ago. Version 3.1 of MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition (CEE) provides general Linux updates, security and reliability enhancements including… (more…)

Wind River partners with Red Hat on embedded Linux distro/support

February 23, 2004

Updated 2:50PM — Calling embedded Linux and VxWorks “the standards in device software development,” Wind River today announced a dual operating system strategy that adds a newly developed embedded Linux distribution — “Red Hat Embedded Linux” — alongside its proprietary VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). (more…)

An introduction to Wireless USB (WUSB)

February 23, 2004

This technical whitepaper by Rafael Kolic, a technology marketing manager in Intel's Corporate Technology Group, introduces Wireless USB (WUSB) and explains how it will impact device performance and mobility. The latest iteration of USB technology, WUSB will offer the same functionality as standard wired USB devices — but without the cabling. (more…)

10 from IBM — 2.6, web services, Java, grids, Rexx, OS/2 – Linux migration . . .

February 20, 2004

IBM has published the following ten technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its developerWorks Website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics. Some require free registration. Enjoy . (more…)

New Sharp ARM922T-based SoC runs embedded Linux

February 20, 2004

Sharp Microelectronics says its highly integrated ARM922T-based 32-bit system-on-chip (SoC) processor, the LH7A404, is now available in production quantities. Sharp is targeting the 200MHz SoC processor at high-end mobile, industrial, and entertainment applications, and is supporting it with an embedded Linux tookit from Metrowerks. (more…)

Open palmtop environment for Linux gains SDK, IDE

February 20, 2004

The Open Palmtop Integrated Environment (Opie) project to develop a free graphical application environment for Linux handhelds and webpads has released a software development kit (SDK) based on the KDevelop3 open source integrated development environment (IDE). The Opie SDK provides tools for developing open, professional-class applications for Linux based mobile and embedded devices running on the Opie… (more…)

Cirrus supports embedded Linux with 10 new embedded processors

February 20, 2004

Cirrus Logic has unveiled ten new embedded processors in its ARM9-based EP9xxx family. Cirrus says the new processors are ideal for applications such as digital media servers, audio/video jukeboxes, telematic control systems, intelligent house controllers, multizoned stereo audio systems, Internet radios, industrial controls, KVM controllers, biometric security systems, and GPS devices. (more…)

Embeddable browser project hits milestone release, seeks funding

February 19, 2004

The Dillo project to build a small, fast, lightweight, standards-compliant embeddable Web browser has released a new version with “the largest set of improvements, ever,” according to project founder Jorge Cid. Dillo 0.8 includes a better, daemon-based plug-in architecture and several new plugins, among other new features. (more…)

First conformant OpenGL “Embedded” 3D graphics library

February 19, 2004

Hybrid Graphics says its 3D graphics library for embedded devices is the first to complete the conformance testing process defined by the Khronos Group for the OpenGL ES (Embedded Standard) API. Hybrid's “OpenGL ES API Framework” supports software-only, multimedia hardware, or 3D graphics hardware acceleration, depending on the platform's capabilities, and targets mobile phones and other small embedded… (more…)