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Archive for January, 2010

Rugged car computer touted for smart power controls

January 25, 2010

Axiomtek announced a fanless, Intel Core 2 Duo-ready in-vehicle box computer that supports Linux. The eBOX310-830-FL resists vibration, can be switched on and off by a car's ignition switch, and complies with E-Mark E13 and ISO-7637 standards for vehicle manufacturers, says the company.

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4G SoC offers 26 processors and Linux BSP

January 25, 2010

Mindspeed announced a system-on-chip family designed for mobile broadband 3G/4G basestations, including femtocells and macrocells. Mindspeed's Transcede SoCs, starting with the 600MHz T4000 and 750MHz T4020, integrate dual ARM Cortex-A9 processors, 10 DSPs from Ceva, plus 10 DSP accelerators, and come with Linux BSPs, says the company.

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Android will soon trail only Symbian, says IDC

January 25, 2010

Android will trail only Symbian in mobile phone market share by 2013, according to IDC. Android phones such as the pictured Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which is now heading for NTT DoCoMo, will grow 150.4 percent to 68.0 million units by 2013, but other Linux-based phones will struggle, says IDC.

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Major turnaround in processor market predicted

January 22, 2010

ABI Research has forecast a major turnaround in the processor market for ultra-mobile devices (UMDs). Intel has 90 percent of that market today, but ARM Holdings and its licensees will garner the majority by 2013, the research firm says.

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Android rocks out on Fender phone

January 22, 2010

T-Mobile launched an Eric Clapton-backed Fender Limited Edition of its Android-based MyTouch 3G phone. Meanwhile, China-based Hisense announced an HS-E90 Android phone, Motorola is launching an Android app store in China, and Taiwan's Gigabyte is rumored to be releasing an Android handset in Russia, say reports.

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STX module upgrades to Atom

January 22, 2010

Axiomtek announced a STX (Smarter Technology eXtension) module that includes a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor and supports up to 2GB of DDR2 memory. The STX88831 includes four USB 2.0 ports, PCI and ISA bus expansion, plus onboard LVDS and SATA connectors, according to the company.

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Article: COM Express module takes the heat

January 21, 2010

MSC Vertriebs announced a COM Express computer-on-module (COM) that's available with extended-temperature versions of Intel's Atom processor. The MSC CXC-US15WP supports -40 to 185 deg. F temperatures, and offers PCI/PCIe expansion, dual SATA2 connectors, LVDS and SVDO interfaces, gigabit Ethernet, plus eight USB 2.0 ports, says MSC.

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Android tablet runs on Cortex-A9 SoC

January 21, 2010

ViewSonic demonstrated an Android-powered 8.9-inch, 1024 × 800 tablet device at a trade show in Beijing, China, yesterday, reports Mobile.163. The VTablet 101 incorporates an ARM Cortex-A9 based Nvidia Tegra system-on-chip (SoC), plus WiFi, Bluetooth, and 4GB of flash storage, says the story.

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High-end NAS device runs Linux on dual-core Pineview Atom

January 21, 2010

Synology announced it is shipping a Linux-based network-attached storage (NAS) device called the DiskStation DS1010+, offering a dual-core Intel Atom D510 and up to 10 drive bays. Earlier this month, the company also shipped a single-bay (2TB) DS110j NAS aimed at SOHO customers.

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Amazon to spin Kindle SDK

January 21, 2010

Amazon announced a software development kit (SDK) for its Linux-based Kindle e-book readers, offering a 70-30 revenue split for “active content” to be sold in the Kindle Store. The Kindle Development Kit will enter limited beta next month, offering programming interfaces, tools, and documentation to build Kindle apps, says Amazon.

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COM Express module gets 32nm Core CPUs

January 21, 2010

Adlink announced a COM Express module featuring Intel's embedded-specific Core i5 or i7 processors along with the QM57 Express chipset. The Express-CB features up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, CRT and LVDS display support, an optional SSD (solid state disk), and PCI Express Graphics (PEG) or PCI Express expansion, the company says.

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Asterisk-based IP-PBX device adds GSM option

January 20, 2010

Pika Technologies announced a GSM Module for its open source Asterisk- and FreePBX-based IP-PBX device. The dual-channel GSM Module for the Pika Warp Appliance for Linux enables PBX developers to offer connections to one or more GSM cellular networks, offering backup and LCR (least cost routing), the company says.

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Chrome OS gets faster Zero build

January 20, 2010

Chromium hacker Hexxeh has released a faster, USB-bootable build of Google's Chrome OS called Chromium OS Zero. Meanwhile, ArsTechnica interviewed Google's Engineering Director for Chrome OS, Matthew Papakipos, regarding the past and future of Chrome OS.

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Embedded module offers choice of Pineview CPUs

January 20, 2010

Win Enterprises announced an ETX-format module with a choice of one of two 1.66GHz Intel Atom “Pineview” processors: the N450 or D510. The MB-80200 supports fanless designs with power consumption of eight Watts (N450) or 20 Watts (D510), offering Ethernet, USB, serial, and dual SATA interfaces, says the company.

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Android e-reader goes on sale with file viewer

January 20, 2010

Entourage Systems is taking pre-orders for its dual-display, Android-based “Entourage Edge” e-reader, bundled with DataViz's Documents To Go. In other recent e-reader news, Spring Design's “Alex” will access Borders' e-book store, Samsung announced two e-readers, Amazon announced a new Kindle DX model, and Amazon is broadening its Kindle self-publishing platform.

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