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Archive for July, 2005

Big changes at Metrowerks

July 28, 2005

This whitepaper from VDC examines organizational changes at Freescale relating to wholly owned subsidiary Metrowerks. It confirms that Metrowerks will realign itself strategically with its parent company, with the Metrowerks brand replaced by the “CodeWarrior” brand. After detailing these and other changes, the paper offers VDC's analysis and perspective. (more…)

Device Profile: Gamepark GPX2-F100

July 28, 2005

Korean handheld vendor Gamepark has announced a new portable media player and gaming device based on embedded Linux. The GPX2-F100 features dual ARM9 processors, USB 2.0, a 3.5-inch color LCD, media playback software, and support for both native and emulated games. A Linux SDK (software development kit) will be available when the device ships, Gamepark says. (more…)

France equips footsoldiers with Linux, PowerPC, real-time Java

July 27, 2005

Aonix says its real-time Java virtual machine (JVM) will be used in a PowerPC/Linux-based armament system being developed for French footsoldiers. The PERC JVM provides a run-time environment for Java applications requiring high reliability and determinism, and will be used in France's FELEN project, Aonix says. (more…)

Embedded Linux presentations available for download

July 27, 2005

Wind River is offering audio recordings and slide presentations from its recent developer's conference, in exchange for user registration details. Of 42 presentations, 11 pertain to embedded Linux development, including talks on Carrier Grade Linux, Linux and VxWorks interoperability, and evaluating Linux suitability and security. (more…)

Companies partner to supply customizable Linux appliances

July 27, 2005

A company specializing in custom Linux distributions for device vendors and others has partnered with a vendor of off-the-shelf and custom appliance hardware. Progeny says NCS Technology can provide its customers with high-quality hardware, while Progeny can create and maintain custom Linux distributions for NCS's customers. (more…)

Linux trails Windows, Symbian in converged mobile devices

July 27, 2005

Symbian dominates the market for “converged mobile device operating systems,” and will gain marketshare through 2009, according to a report released today by IDC. Windows and Linux will also grow, reaching about 17 percent marketshares by 2009, IDC says. (more…)

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July 27, 2005
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Company formerly known as LinuxCare launches Linux device

July 26, 2005

A 1990's Linux start-up that resurfaced as a Linux system management software vendor is shipping a Linux-powered device aimed at simplifying Linux system administration. The Intrepid M is the first hardware product from Levanta — formerly LinuxCare — and represents the “world's first Linux management appliance,” (more…)

Tool creates SVG animations for Linux devices

July 26, 2005

Ikivo AB has updated its mobile content authoring software for scalable vector graphics (SVG). Animator 1.1 includes opacity and gradient support, and extensive preview profiles, and can be used to develop content and user interfaces for mobile Linux devices, the company says. (more…)

KGDB Linux kernel debugger goes dual-license

July 26, 2005

Amit Kale, maintainer of the KGDB Linux kernel debugger, reports that the company he founded is offering commercially supported versions of KGDB. LinSysSoft distributes KGDB Pro as a pre-built binary supporting the latest Red Hat kernels, with support, bug fixes, patches, and a 48-hour response-time guarantee to critical bugs. (more…)

Motorola spawns Linux phone triplets, partners with Yahoo!

July 26, 2005

[Updated 1PM] — Motorola has announced three Linux/Java phones, which it says “further [demonstrate] Motorola's commitment to driving Linux-for-mobile innovation across the company's device spectrum.” The A728, A732, and A910 target mobile professionals. Additionally, Motorola will partner with Yahoo! on mobile phone and iRadio product content. (more…)

Device Profile: Levanta Intrepid M configuration management server

July 26, 2005

A 1990's Linux start-up that resurfaced as a Linux system management software vendor is now shipping a Linux-powered device aimed at simplifying Linux system administration. The Intrepid M is the first hardware product from Levanta — formerly LinuxCare — and the “world's first Linux management appliance,” according to the company. (more…)

Full-function webpad boasts 802.11g, runs Linux

July 25, 2005

First International Computer (FIC) says its new full-function webpad is powerful enough “to truly marshal the possibilities of a wireless world.” The AquaPAD+ is optionally available with embedded Linux, and boasts built-in 802.11g, IrDA, PCMCIA, dual-USB, and an optional Bluetooth USB dongle. (more…)

China targets world chip market, but could face licensing trouble

July 25, 2005

A Chinese semiconductor company has demonstrated the technical capability to produce world-class microprocessors, according to In-Stat's Microprocessor Report. However, BLX IC could face intellectual property disputes if its new Godson-2 (Dragon) embedded processor or products based on it reach the US. (more…)

Freescale conference presentations available

July 25, 2005

Freescale has published 303 presentations (downloadable PDF files) from its developer's conference, held June 20-23 in Orlando, Florida. The presentations were given by Freescale and its technology partners at the Freescale Technology Forum, and include a number of topics of interest to embedded Linux developers. (more…)