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Archive for November, 2007

STB reference design runs Linux

November 27, 2007

Visioneering Corp. and DigiLink Software announced the availability of a compact hardware/software reference design for an IPTV set-top box (STB). The design runs MontaVista Linux on Visioneering's TI DaVinci-based Sonata STB hardware platform, and comes with DigiLink's Linux-based software stack, codecs, and… (more…)

Quick booting SBC runs Debian Linux

November 27, 2007

Technologic Systems has announced a single-board computer (SBC) claimed to boot Linux 2.6 in under two seconds. The TS-7800 is equipped with a Marvell 500Mhz ARM9 CPU running a full Debian implementation, and includes a user-programmable on-board FPGA (field-programmable gate array) with 12,000 LUTs (look-up tables). (more…)

Real-time embedded forum calls for papers

November 27, 2007

The Open Group's annual Real-Time Embedded Systems (RTES) Forum has issued a call for presentations on “assured systems.” The Forum will be held in conjunction with The Open Group's 17th annual Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 in San Francisco. (more…)

Embedded Linux service provider hires sales VP

November 26, 2007

TimeSys has hired a new vice president from the telecommunications industry. The Pittsburgh-based embedded Linux developer services provider announced that Greg Quiggle, formerly of Tollgrade Communications, will start immediately as VP of sales and marketing. (more…)

Tiny SODIMM-sized CPU module runs Linux on i.MX27

November 26, 2007

Swedish board vendor Strategic Test is readying a tiny processor module based on Freescale's new i.MX27 SoC (system-on-chip). The TX27 runs Linux, measures 2.6 x 1 x 0.16 inches (67.6 x 26 x 4.2 mm), and is designed to fit into an SODIMM slot (small outline dual in-line memory module slot). (more…)

Linux SDR demo’d on teensy computer

November 26, 2007

The Communications Research Center Canada (CRC) has used Linux to demonstrate a tiny software-defined radio (SDR) claimed to comply with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA). (more…)

Linux-based PMP targets Rhapsody

November 26, 2007

Haier America is shipping a WiFi-enabled portable media player (PMP) based on Linux. The “Ibiza Rhapsody” has a 30GB hard drive, and is designed to work with the Rhapsody digital music service, AOL Video, and other digital content services. (more…)

I/O module supports SDR, Linux

November 21, 2007

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced an 8-bit digital receiver I/O add-in card in a PMC/XMC module form factor. The ruggedized ICS-8551 supports harsh environments, and targets Linux-based systems running software-defined radio (SDR) applications, such as spectrum monitoring, signal intelligence, tactical… (more…)

Automation computer boasts dual-core CPUs, DVI

November 21, 2007

Advantech has extended its range of “embedded automation computers” with a Core 2 Duo-based system running Linux. The UNO-2182 offers PCI-104 and PC Card expansion, plus two gigabit Ethernet and four serial ports, the company says. (more…)

Direct from Linz: 28 papers on real-time Linux

November 21, 2007

LinuxDevices has published the full text of 28 papers from the Ninth Real-Time Linux Workshop, Nov. 2-3 in Linz, Austria. We are also proud to publish an article describing the event, written by organizers Peter Wurmsdobler and Nicholas McGuire, and complete with photos by Mike… (more…)

Core designer offers Linux support subscriptions

November 21, 2007

ARC International is offering in-house Linux support for its configurable CPU cores and multimedia subsystems. The configurable-core design firm plans to optimize, deliver, and directly support versions of Embedded Linux 2.6, and GNU tools based on GCC 4.2 and future versions. (more…)

Amazon launches Linux-based eBook reader

November 21, 2007

Amazon's “Kindle” electronic book reader runs an operating system based on Linux 2.6.10, according to reports. The device boasts a claimed 30 hours of battery life, thanks in part to a power-saving E-ink EPD (electro-phlorescent, or “electronic paper” display) and “fpow” power-saving infrastructure, early reports suggest. (more…)

Automation controller system runs on Linux

November 21, 2007

ETCorp has introduced a new version of its automation controller system for industrial surveillance. Based on a standard PC running Debian Linux, GPAC version 3.0 process management software is said to integrate devices, sensors, cameras, and subsystems to remotely operate device networks and monitor infrastructure. (more…)

Linux touchpanels resist caustic wash-downs

November 21, 2007

Comark Corp. has introduced a pair of sealed, stainless-steel PC-compatible computers that run Linux. The EnduraTouch 1500FX and 1700FX are intended for operation in processing plants or pharmaceutical clean-rooms, where humidity, extreme temperatures, and even caustic wash-downs may be encountered, according to the… (more…)

GPL infringement lawsuits target two more companies

November 20, 2007

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed two more GPL infringement lawsuits on behalf of an open source software project. The second-ever GPL lawsuit alleges that Xterasys and High-Gain Antennas failed to honor “source-code transparency,” in violation of Busybox's GPLv2 license. (more…)