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Article: The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000

September 26, 2000

Once again, the Embedded Systems Conference opened with a debate (and discussion) about open source. Here's a report from . . . “The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000”. (more…)

Middleware enables Internet-based data acquisition and control

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Diamond Systems Corporation today announced its new DALI Embedded Remote Access software for data collection, monitoring, and control of remote instruments or systems over the Internet. DALI software utilizes the latest in advanced Internet technologies to provide a complete solution for Web-based access to equipment installed at distant locations. (more…)

Tiny StrongARM SBC supports embedded Linux

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Applied Data Systems (ADS) today unveiled Bitsy, the company's smallest single board computer (SBC) to date. Bitsy, which has a 3 x 4 in. footprint, is targeted for the PDA/handheld markets and based on an Intel 32-bit StrongARM SA-1110 RISC processor and SA-1111 companion chip. (more…)

Accelent Systems introduces embedded Linux solution

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Accelent Systems Inc. introduced acceLinux, an embedded/mobile version of the Linux operating system. Based on the open source Linux kernel and an Intel StrongARM platform, Accelent's acceLinux is enhanced to provide a version of Linux with all of the Linux kernel ports and device drivers needed to reduce the learning curve associated with Linux development. (more…)

Red Hat embedded Linux taps Jabber messaging technology

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc., today announced a strategic relationship with Red Hat to deliver real-time messaging infrastructure to Red Hat embedded Linux. The new Jabber compatibility is designed to make it easy for developers of embedded Linux applications to add real-time messaging and XML routing to their… (more…)

MonvaVista inaugurates third-party partners program

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software today announced the company's MontaVista Players Program, an initiative designed to provide customers and vendors with the relationship support, expertise, and Linux certification to meet their customers' needs. (more…)

Hard Hat Linux powers new digital KVM switch

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release extract) — MontaVista Software today announced it has worked with Avocent to deliver a new series of digital-based keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switches. The embedded Linux-based DS1800 is based on MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux and is designed to provide access to servers and devices from remote locations and delivers convenient, secure and nonstop performance. (more…)

HP adds Linux support to Chai

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release) — Hewlett-Packard Company announced today that Linux support has been added for its Chai Appliance Platform, a suite of integrated software components for creating Internet-enabled information appliances. Developers using Linux can effortlessly use the Chai Appliance Platform, conserving their resources for software development activities specific to the type of… (more…)

Samsung selects Red Hat to create CalmRISC tool suite

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat today announced that Samsung has awarded it a million dollar contract to port the Red Hat GNUpro embedded development tools to the Samsung CalmRISC line of low-power processors. Under the terms of this agreement, Red Hat will provide Samsung with a version of its industry-leading open source GNUPro development tool compatible with the extremely low… (more…)

Samsung and Lineo form Embedded Linux joint venture in Korea

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release) — Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, and Lineo, Inc. today announced the formation of a joint venture in Korea. The venture, to be headed by a senior Samsung executive, will focus on providing embedded systems solutions to Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electro-Mechanics. (more…)

NetFront embedded browser joins Lineo Embedix solution set

September 26, 2000

San Jose, CA; Tokyo — (press release excerpt) — Lineo, Inc. and ACCESS Co. Ltd. announced today a license agreement to offer NetFront for Embedix, a full version of NetFront tailored for Embedix. This combination will reduce the amount of porting work required by OEM customers and accelerate their product development cycle. (more…)

Lineo announces Japanese distribution partners

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Lineo today announced premier channel partnership agreements with Japan-based Dia Semicon Systems, Inc.(“DSS”) and Kanematsu Semiconductor Corporation (“KSC”). DSS and KSC are both established semiconductor distributors and device-related systems integrators. (more…)

Lineo ships Embedix RealTime 3.0

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Lineo today announced the shipment of the Embedix RealTime 3.0 installation CD, a real-time development environment of Linux. Embedix RealTime is used for mission-critical applications requiring guaranteed response time in the telecom, military simulation and industrial control markets. (more…)

QNX now available free, for developers

September 26, 2000

ESC, San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — The moment eagerly awaited by over 45,000 pre-registered developers and enthusiasts is here: This morning, QNX Software Systems officially released the QNX realtime platform on get.qnx.com. (more…)

Lineo demo’s uClinux running on an FPGA open source core

September 26, 2000

Lineo has announced that the uClinux project team has successfully ported uClinux to the European Space Agency (ESA) open source SPARC core and has implemented a working uClinux/FPGA system on a Xilinx field programmable gate array (FPGA). The open source OS + open source SPARC combo will be demonstrated publicly for the first time today, at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA. (more…)