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Archive for March, 2008

Linux-aware debugger supports multi-core ARM

March 26, 2008

American Arium announced a new version of its SourcePoint debugging software for ARM's CoreSight environment. The Linux-aware SourcePoint 6.6 debugger supports traces on multiple Embedded Trace Macrocells (ETMs), and can debug targets incorporating heterogeneous ARM processors, says Arium. (more…)

Linux gains new architecture support

March 26, 2008

[Updated Apr. 28] — Dozens of network-attached storage (NAS) servers and other consumer appliances will gain mainline kernel and Debian GNU/Linux support soon. The 2.6.25 kernel, currently in the final stages of testing, will support Marvell's Feroceon micro-architecture and “Orion” SoCs, with Debian support… (more…)

Multi-core firewall boasts multi-gigabit throughput

March 26, 2008

Lanner Electronics has introduced a network appliance platform claimed capable of network throughputs up to 2Gbps. The MR-550 is available with one or two Cavium Octeon 3120 processors, each featuring 1-2 MIPS64 cores along with acceleration engines for encryption, QoS, networking, and TCP. (more…)

Debian Linux powers science education device

March 26, 2008

An education supplies company has announced a portable science education computer that runs embedded Debian Linux. Pasco says it designed its sensor-equipped Spark Science Learning System for collaborative science experiments by students, for example measuring conductivity or tracking temperature changes. (more…)

Embedded Linux Conference speakers announced

March 25, 2008

The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) announced speakers for its annual conference, set for Apr. 15-17 in Mountain View, Calif. Keynote speakers for Embedded Linux Conference 2008 include Linux luminaries Tim Bird and Andrew Morton (pictured at left), as well as LinuxDevices.com's own Henry Kingman. (more…)

Embedded developers to meet up in “Linux Garage”

March 25, 2008

This August's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will host a new attraction for embedded Linux developers called the Linux Garage. IDG World Expo Corp is now accepting submissions for free exhibit space in the demonstration area, showcasing “the latest and coolest gadgets based on… (more…)

Customizable DMA controller ships with Linux drivers

March 25, 2008

QuickLogic is supporting Linux initially on a UDMA66 controller for video-enabled, hard-drive equipped mobile devices. The controller is implemented as an intellectual property block meant for deployment on the company's customizable I/O controllers, which are based on tiny, low-power field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). (more…)

Low-cost IP camera design comes with Linux

March 25, 2008

Texas Instruments (TI) and Micron's Aptina Imaging division have teamed up on an ultra-low-cost WXGA IP camera reference design for surveillance applications. The DM355IPNC-MT5 design runs Linux on a $10 TI DaVinci RISC/DSP digital media processor, and has an eBOM under $40, the companies claim. (more…)

Embedded conf. seeks real-time Linux papers

March 25, 2008

The Object Management Group (OMG) has issued a call for abstracts for its yearly conference on real-time and embedded. The ninth annual “Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop” features a special focus on software-based communications, and is set for Jul. 14-16 in Arlington, Va. (more…)

Web-based application server ported to low-powered Linux device

March 24, 2008

[Updated Mar. 25] — Real Time Logic (RTL) released a free for non-commercial use version of its user-friendly personal server stack. The BarracudaDrive release runs on the “Unslung” Linux distribution available for Linksys's NSLU2 storage server, and includes a lightweight, dynamic… (more…)

DIY embedded Linux service gains major distributor

March 24, 2008

A major global electronics distributor has announced that its U.S.-based operation has started reselling a software subscription service for embedded Linux developers. Arrow Electronics's North American Components (NAC) division says TimeSys's “LinuxLink” subscriptions can help developers streamline development of their own commercial-grade custom Linux platforms. (more…)

FPGA vendor rev’s design suite

March 24, 2008

[Updated Mar. 25] — Xilinx has upgraded its design suite for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Intended to the span logic, DSP microcode, and embedded software development phases of FPGA design, the ISE Design Suite 10.1 yields faster runtimes thanks to improved encryption, and also adds support for distributed “implementation runs,” the company said. (more…)

Hybrid nano-PC phone runs Linux

March 24, 2008

A Korean company has announced a unique mobile device melding an x86-based nano-PC with an ARM-based mobile phone. Miu's HDPC can run Linux, Windows CE, or Windows XP on its 500MHz Via C7-M processor, while a 200MHz ARM9-based system-on-chip runs an unspecified mobile phone OS. (more…)

Tiny Intel-based CPU module runs Linux

March 21, 2008

Swiss board vendor Digital-Logic has announced a Celeron M or Pentium M based processor module small enough for use on PC/104-format carrier boards. The MSM855 is based on an Intel 855GME chipset, and targets Linux-based navigation, telecommunications, network edge, medical and measurement, aerospace, automotive, and… (more…)

Podcast reports on Embedded World 2008

March 21, 2008

The latest LinuxLink Radio episode reports on the Embedded World Conference in Nurnberg, Germany. In Episode 31 of the Timesys-sponsored series, hosts Maciej Halasz and Scott Gilbertson report on hot trends including embedded Linux, real-time operating systems (RTOSes), FPGAs, and ARM's Cortex-A8. (more…)