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Archive for August, 2005

Wireless conference highlights “explosive growth” of wireless

August 26, 2005

CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2005 comes to San Francisco Sept. 27th through 29th. Billed as a “comprehensive wireless data event,” the conference targets the use of mobile and wireless technologies in the enterprise, in consumer devices, in machine-to-machine applications, and in remote monitoring and control, according to event organizers. (more…)

Open source eCos RTOS adds ST Micro ST40RA support

August 26, 2005

eCosCentric is shipping a “starter kit” aimed at helping developers evaluate the open-source eCos RTOS on STMicroelectronics's ST40RA embedded processor, using the processor vendor's evaluation board. The ST40RA processor is based on a 32-bit SuperH4 core, and integrates a 64-bit FPU, DMA, PCI interface, synchronous serial ports, timers, and real-time-clock. (more…)

Pentium 4 mini-ITX SBC runs Linux at 3 GHz

August 26, 2005

Kontron has introduced a highly integrated mini-ITX motherboard with Pentium 4 and Celeron processor options up to 3 GHz. The 886LCD/mITX includes an AGP/DVO slot and supports Linux, and is aimed at CPU-intensive, cost-sensitive industrial applications, according to the company. (more…)

Motorola, Intel aim CGL, ATCA at open IMS

August 26, 2005

Motorola has announced a joint proof-of-concept project with Intel to show that open, standards-based communications servers running Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) are suitable for IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) service deployments. (more…)

Mobile phone shipments surge in Q2

August 26, 2005

Gartner Group has reported that in the second quarter of 2005, the mobile phone market experienced its second-strongest sales period on record. Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 190.5 million units in Q2 2005, a 21.6 percent increase from the same period last year, and second only to Q4 2004, when sales surpassed 195.3 million units. (more…)

Wireless Internet table radio runs Linux

August 25, 2005

A high-end British loudspeaker vendor is prepping a wireless Internet table radio based on embedded Linux for the holidays. Acoustic Energy's prosaicly code-named “Wi-Fi internet radio” will support “all three major streaming formats,” it says, to tune in a claimed 99 percent of online radio stations. (more…)

WiFi endpoint authentication software gains features, flexibility

August 25, 2005

Meetinghouse has released a new version of its 802.1X WiFi authentication platform for wireless network access devices. Version 4 of the AEGIS Authentication SDK (software development kit) adds standards-based security control and flexibility, the company says, and targets wireless access points, wired/wireless routers, and switches. (more…)

PC/104 module adds GSM, GPS to embedded Linux systems

August 25, 2005

Parvus has released a PC/104 module that combines a tri-band GSM/GPRS modem with a 12-channel GPS receiver. The OrbiTrak GSM is aimed at intelligent vehicle and airborne applications and is compatible with most embedded operating systems, including embedded Linux, according to the company. (more…)

Renesas samples mysterious multi-core mobile phone processor

August 25, 2005

Renesas is sampling a highly integrated mobile phone processor combining an SH-Mobile-based application processor with a “dual baseband processor” supporting both W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS. The chip was jointly developed with NTT-DoCoMo, and targets dual-mode W-CDMA-GSM/GPRS handsets that will help NTT-DoCoMo and others promote their 3G services globally, Renesas says. (more…)

Linux software turns NAS devices into media servers

August 25, 2005

Twonkyvision is demonstrating a small-footprint, embeddable media server running on an inexpensive NAS (network-attached storage) appliance, at IDF this week in San Francisco. MediaServer aggregates local media files, advertising and serving them to UPnP-compatible clients. (more…)

Customizable ARM-based SoC runs Linux

August 25, 2005

Faraday Technology is sampling an “application-specific structured ASIC” chip that incorporates an ARM processor core, USB, Ethernet, on-chip encryption, and other useful IP blocks. The Peripheral Composer-1 (PC-1) supports Linux, comes with development tools, and targets low-volume devices requiring low NRE costs (non-recoverable expenses), according to Faraday. (more…)

Innovation squeezes alphabet keys into normal-sized keypads

August 25, 2005

Digit Wireless has created a mobile device keypad approach that adds a full alphabet's worth of buttons to a standard numeric layout. The company claims FasTap, which it is showcasing at the Intel Developer Forum this week, is no larger than a typical mobile phone keypad. (more…)

Device Profile: Acoustic Energy WiFi Internet radio

August 25, 2005

A high-end British loudspeaker vendor is prepping a wireless Internet table radio based on embedded Linux for the holidays. Acoustic Energy's prosaicly code-named “Wi-Fi internet radio” will support “all three major streaming formats,” it says, to tune in a claimed 99 percent of online radio stations. (more…)

Pentium M processor module supports Linux

August 24, 2005

SBS Technologies has unveiled a compact SBC in the Processor PCI Mezzanine (PrPMC) form-factor, supporting Pentium and Celeron M. The PSL09 PrPMC module supports Linux and targets “demanding applications” such as flight computers, software defined radio, and command, control, and communications systems, according to the… (more…)

Article explains use of Eclipse Voice Tools

August 24, 2005

IBM's DeveloperWorks website has published an article on how to obtain and use open source voice-development tools from the Eclipse Voice Tools Project (VTP). VTP, an offshoot of the Eclipse Web Tools Project, is designed to create a common set of standards-based voice development tools based on the Eclipse SDK. (more…)