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Archive for June, 2004

Itanium/Linux confab deemed a big success

June 22, 2004

The Gelato Federation, a global research community behind Itanium Linux, held a two-and-a-half day meeting about Itanium 2 attended by 90 representatives of 30 companies. Meeting highlights included talks on the world's fifth largest supercomputer, bioinformatics research, grid computing, and more. (more…)

Linux, AdvancedTCA emerge as telecom standards

June 22, 2004

Linux and AdvancedTCA (ATCA) are emerging as open industry standards that the telecom equipment industry will embrace as it migrates away from proprietary software and hardware architectures in its quest for faster time-to-market and reduced costs. Telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) RadiSys and Kontron are separately demonstrating ATCA hardware at this week's SuperComm trade show in Chicago, while… (more…)

High integration Pentium M 745 SBC supports Linux

June 22, 2004

General Micro Systems (GMS) has announced what it claims to be the first single-board computer (SBC) based on Intel's new Pentium processor for the embedded market, the “Pentium M Processor 745” (formerly codenamed “Dothan”). (more…)

MontaVista OEMs OS for Moto telecom platform

June 22, 2004

Motorola will sell telecommunications equipment pre-installed with a telecom-specific version of MontaVista Linux, according to the terms of a “formal OEM relationship” between the two companies announced today. (more…)

MontaVista boasts of top NEP customers

June 22, 2004

MontaVista has announced that six well-known network equipment providers (NEPs) use the telecom-specific version of MontaVista Linux. Alcatel, Agilent UK, Ericsson, NEC, Nokia, and Samsung are all active users of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE), the company says, along with three other well-known NEPs unnamed in the announcement. (more…)

Nokia funding Minimo browser project, anonymous sources say

June 21, 2004

According to a CNET story published last week, Nokia underwrote the Minimo project, an effort to create a standards-compliant browser for embedded use by shrinking Mozilla. The worldwide mobile phone leader currently uses the commercial Opera browser in most of its browser-equipped products. (more…)

P2P VoIP app available for beta testing on Linux

June 21, 2004

Skype Technologies is beta testing a Linux version of its VoIP (voice over IP) software based on peer-to-peer (P2P) networking. The Linux version of “Skype” offers the same features as the Windows version, the company says, and was developed by engineers who previously developed KaZaA, a popular P2P filesharing application. (more…)

Wind River’s Eclipse-based IDE reaches general availability

June 21, 2004

Wind River is now shipping its integrated development environment (IDE) based on the Eclipse platform. Workbench 2.0 supports Linux, in-house embedded operating systems, and Wind River's proprietary VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and Wind River hopes it will enable companies using multiple RTOSes to standardize on a single development environment. (more…)

TimeSys stakes out Carrier Grade Linux 2.0 claim

June 21, 2004

TimeSys says it will ship a version of Linux compliant with the Open Source Development Lab Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 2.0 specification before September. The OSDL's CGL specification defines features and functionality required by equipment running Linux in the telecommunications market. (more…)

Tiny wall-wart sized T-Engine PC runs Linux, TRON

June 18, 2004

Personal Media Corp. is selling a tiny, rugged PC that supports Linux but is meant to demonstrate the T-Engine platform for embedded systems. The $1,909.11 (207,900 Yen) “Teacube” measures 2 by 2 by 1.8 inches (52 x 52 x 48mm) and weighs 5.8 ounces (165 grams). (more…)

Jean Tourrilhes discusses the state of wireless LANs under Linux

June 18, 2004

LinuxQuestions.org has published a meaty interview with Jean Tourrilhes, major figure in the Linux wireless networking world. Tourrilhes contributed to the kernel's wireless API, maintains many wireless device drivers, and he maintains a Wireless LAN Howto instrumental to both driver programmers and newbies getting their 802.11 cards working under Linux. (more…)

eCos technical reference available for free download

June 18, 2004

Anthony Massa's Embedded Software Development with eCos is now available for free download. The 340-page technical manual was originally published in Prentice Hall's Professional Technical Reference series. (more…)

Your guide to embedded processors and SoCs for Linux devices

June 17, 2004

Wondering what embedded processor or system-on-chip to use in your next Linux device? This exhaustive reference of Linux friendly CPUs lists more than 150 options across five major architectures, complete with brief descriptions and links for further information. Start here to pick your next embedded Linux processor or system-on-chip! (more…)

Multicast protocol implementations available on Linux

June 17, 2004

Communications protocol software specialist Data Connection Limited (DCL) is shipping the first two products in a line of multicast protocol implementations targeting OEMs building multicast-enabled routers and switches that run Linux and other embedded OSes. The products support PIM-SM (protocol independent multicast – sparse mode) and IGMP (Internet group membership protocol). (more…)

Carrier Grade Linux gaining traction, OSDL reports

June 17, 2004

Members of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) will discuss the value of Carrier Grade Linux (CGL), and the growing use of Linux in the communications industry, during a panel discussion at the SuperComm tradeshow in Chicago. According to the OSDL, 22 major companies participate in the development of CGL. (more…)