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Archive for October, 2004

32-bit RISC Linux tools specialist adds partner in Japan

October 27, 2004

An embedded 32-bit RISC Linux tools specialist based in Cambell, Calif. has signed up a strategic partner and distributor in Japan. ELT, Japan, a solutions provider focused on embedded Linux development environments, will distribute and market Viosoft's Arriba suite of embedded Linux tools. (more…)

Intel, IBM, NTT DoCoMo roll “Trusted Mobile Platform” spec

October 27, 2004

< !-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 ->In an effort to enhance the security of “advanced” e-commerce services in mobile devices and guard against viruses and other software attacks, NTT DoCoMo, Intel, and IBM have jointly released a security specification known as the “Trusted Mobile Platform.” (more…)

Report finds handheld device market in continued decline

October 27, 2004

The worldwide market for handheld devices saw its third successive quarter of year-over-year decline in the third quarter of 2004, according to a new report released by IDC. Specifically, handheld device shipments decreased 4.6 percent sequentially and 8.7 percent year over year in the third quarter to 2.1 million units. (more…)

New Linux PDA features camera, cell-phone add-ons

October 27, 2004

Empower plans to ship a $200 Linux-based PDA with a color display by December. The PowerPlay 1x is based on a dual-core RISC/DSP Texas Instruments OMAP5910 processor, along with the company's LEOs (LinuxDA Embedded Operating System) software platform. Empower has previously sold sub-$100 PowerPlay PDAs based (more…)

Handheld network analyzer runs embedded Linux

October 26, 2004

Fluke Networks has used embedded Linux to build a handheld network analyzer intended to help network technicians and administrators install, maintain, and troubleshoot 10/100/gigabit enterprise networks. The EtherScope can quickly map, scan, and test live copper-based Ethernet LANs for configuration, wiring, and other problems. (more…)

Reference design for new Intel network processor runs Linux

October 26, 2004

ADI Engineering is readying a Linux reference design for access/edge equipment based on Intel's newest network processor (NP). The Roadrunner design is based on Intel's IXP2350 chip, and targets gigabit Ethernet applications not based on AdvancedTCA platform. (more…)

RISC/DSP embedded Linux dev kit targets “PDT” apps

October 26, 2004

Empower plans to ship a Linux development kit for a dual-core RISC/DSP SoC (system-on-chip) from Texas Instruments. The LinuxDA Embedded OS (LEOs) development kit for the Texas Instruments OMAP5910 includes a development module with processor, Linux OS, and tools. The kit targets the portable data terminal (PDT) market, including industrial, (more…)

Motorola taps TimeSys for VME board Linux

October 26, 2004

TimeSys is shipping a real-time Linux development kit for a PowerPC-based Motorola VMEbus board said to septuple throughput compared to other VMEbus boards. The TimeStorm LDK (Linux development kit) for the MVME6100 board includes a 2.6-series Linux kernel with advanced real-time capabilities, and the Eclipse-based TimeStorm (more…)

Device Profile: Fluke Networks EtherScope handheld network analyzer

October 26, 2004

Fluke Networks has used embedded Linux to build a handheld network analyzer intended to help network technicians and administrators install, maintain, and troubleshoot 10/100/gigabit enterprise networks. The EtherScope can quickly map, scan, and test live copper-based Ethernet LANs for configuration, wiring, and other problems. (more…)

Linux-based portable multimedia player launches in UK

October 25, 2004

< !-1 2 3 4 5 ->The Register reports that iRiver has launched its embedded Linux-based portable multimedia player in the UK market. The PMP-120 and PMP-140 models offer 20GB and 40GB hard drives, respectively, and 3.5-inch LCD screens supporting video playback in a number of formats. (more…)

Wireless gateway ref design does VoIP, runs Linux

October 25, 2004

Micrel, LSI Logic, and Arcturus Networks have teamed up on a reference design for wireless VoIP routers based on embedded Linux. The design targets the residential and small-office gateway markets, where VoIP is expected to grow quickly, the companies say. The design supports 2-8 VoIP ports. (more…)

New Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA boasts 4GB harddrive

October 25, 2004

[Updated Oct. 26, 2004] — Conics.net has published a page of specifications and a page of photos about a new Sharp Zaurus clam-shell Linux PDA. The website accepts pre-orders for the Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000, priced at $749 with a 1-year warranty. It also sells older Sharp (more…)

Linux-powered device brings legal music sharing to MIT

October 25, 2004

Two MIT students relaunched MIT's believed-legal music sharing network today, using a Linux-based consumer audio device that also launches today as a commercial product. The “Library Access to Music Project” (LAMP) system was first launched a year ago, but shut down after its content supplier encountered (more…)

Device Profile: StreetFire Sound RBX1600 CD audio jukebox frontend

October 25, 2004

Two MIT students are using a newly-available hacker-friendly embedded Linux consumer audio device to re-launch MIT's believed-to-be legal network-based interactive music distribution system, Library Access to Music Project (LAMP). (more…)

Security appliance platform comes with Linux

October 22, 2004

< !-1 2 3 4 ->ADI Engineering is shipping an Intel iXP425-based OEM platform and reference design for network security devices. Diamondback is packaged in a compact, ready-to-use enclosure and is priced at $150 in OEM quantities. It comes with “GPL Linux” and also supports MontaVista Linux. (more…)