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Archive for January, 2000

Carrier-Class Linux for Telecom Equipment Announced

January 26, 2000

Framingham, MA — (company press release) — Natural MicroSystems Corporation, an open Telecommunications leader providing convergence technologies to the world's premier suppliers of communications solutions, today announced broad support for the Linux operating system. Developers will be able to create leading-edge voice and data applications and enhanced services, using the operating system of their… (more…)

PPC VME SBC Runs Linux and Supports Harsh Environments

January 26, 2000

SAN DIEGO, CA — Synergy Microsystems announced today that its ruggedized VME PowerPC CPU board, the VGR5, has passed all shock and vibration tests required to qualify it for harsh environments. In one test, the VGR5 was subjected to random vibration in excess of 14 Gs while running programs under Linux. (more…)

Embedded Internet and Linux to Dominate ESC

January 26, 2000

SAN FRANCISCO — The show floor at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Spring reflects the exploding growth in products for embedded Internet and networked information appliances. The exhibition is part of a four-day conference (February 28 — March 2 at Chicago's McCormick Place South) that provides engineers and designers with opportunities to see and learn about the latest tools and… (more…)

Interview: Lineo “Licensing” Linux?

January 26, 2000

Rick Lehrbaum of LinuxDevices.com writes . . .

Lineo has recently announced one of the largest embedded Linux design wins to date: through a three-way partnership with Elitegroup Computing and Bast, Inc., Lineo Embedix Linux will become the software platform for Linux-based set-top devices in hotel rooms and apartment complexes throughout the US, Europe, and Asia ((more…)

Linux being embedded in 500,000 set-top boxes

January 26, 2000

League City, TX — Eagle Wireless International, Inc. announced today that it has received the initial $12.5 million order which is part of a $125 million contract between Eagle and Urbana.ca for 500,000 Linux based set-top boxes. The set-top box configuration incorporates both the Linux operating system and Wavelet technology. (more…)

Probotics GPLs Robot Control Software

January 25, 2000

Probotics, Inc. has announced that they have released the source code of “Map-N-Zap”, the control software for their Cye personal robot, under GPL. Parag Batavia, Probotics Chief Scientist, says “Right now, Map-N-Zap is a Win9x product only, but we have released all the source code under GPL, in the hopes that people using other platforms (linux especially) can do cool things with it.” What does it do?… (more…)

Other smart devices with Linux inside

January 24, 2000

Here, we take a look at a wide variety of interesting Linux-powered gadgets that don't fit into the other categories of this guide — everything from web-enabled digital cameras, to automobile telematics systems, to IBM's Linux wrist watch, to . . . (more…)

Second Embedded Linux Poll Results

January 24, 2000

LinuxDevices.com, the popular “Embedded Linux Portal”, today unveiled the results of the second survey in its Embedded Linux Polls series. The survey's topic was: “Please describe one embedded, real-time, or applied computing application for which you are considering using Linux as the target operating system.” The survey asked embedded Linux developers to select a prospective application and answer six… (more…)

Lineo Ships Embedix Linux 1.0

January 24, 2000

LINDON, Utah — (company press release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today began shipping Embedix Linux 1.0, Lineo's embedded Linux distribution. Embedix Linux is engineered and re-configured specifically for embedded systems use. Embedix Linux allows OEM developers to test and implement embedded Linux on their specific hardware solutions. (more…)

Lineo Announces Linux-based Win CE Replacement

January 24, 2000

LINDON, Utah — (company news release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced Lineo Embedix PDA, a Windows CE compatible embedded Linux software solution. Embedix PDA will provide a Windows CE compatible layer on top of Lineo Embedix Linux, allowing Windows CE applications to be easily ported to Lineo Embedix Linux, a stable, compact and low-cost OS. (more…)

Did you say . . . Mobile Linux?

January 21, 2000

Stephen Shankland, staff writer of CNET News.com, writes . . .

“Though Transmeta won't specifically sell a Linux product, it will give a version of the operating system called 'Mobile Linux' to hardware makers so they have one to run on portable Internet access devices using Transmeta's chips, said product manager Marc Fleischmann . . .” (more…)

Leveraging Linux for Embedded Applications

January 19, 2000

From the streets of the Silicon Valley, to Wall Street, and of course to Sand Hill Road, “Linux” was the catchword of 1999. All signs point to Linux continuing as both a hot financial and technological prospect into the new millennium. Putting IPO fever aside, there are strong technical and business reasons to consider using Linux for your next embedded development project. (more…)

Transmeta CPU Targets Mobile Internet Computing

January 19, 2000

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (PR Newswire Release) — Transmeta Corporation today ended four and a half years of secrecy with the introduction of Crusoe, the world's first family of smart microprocessors. Designed to create a new category of Mobile Internet Computers, the Crusoe processor family (www.crusoe.com) is based on a breakthrough software approach that will… (more…)

Transmeta Unveils Crusoe CPU

January 19, 2000

Alexander Wolfe, editor of EE Times, reports . . .

“Secretive Transmeta Corp. took the wraps off its long-anticipated Crusoe microprocessor on Wednesday (Jan. 19), describing two CPUs with clock speeds ranging between 333 MHz and 700 MHz. The new chips, the TM5400 and the TM3120, translate Intel Corp.'s X86 instructions into native code for improved performance, and they dynamically adjust their… (more…)

White paper: Leveraging Linux for Embedded Applications

January 19, 2000

“From the streets of the Silicon Valley, to Wall Street, and of course to Sand Hill Road, 'Linux' was the catchword of 1999. All signs point to Linux continuing as both a hot financial and technological prospect into the new millennium. Putting IPO fever aside, there are strong technical and business reasons to consider using Linux for your next embedded development project. (more…)