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Archive for May, 1997

Embedded Linux and Java — made for each other (Part 4)

May 25, 1997


The combination of embedded Linux and Java offers engineers and developers a new choice for flexible project deployment. Thanks to the emergence of professional support organizations that have focused on the problems experienced by embedded developers, a wide array of connected device platforms can now support execution of Java applications. (more…)

Embedded Linux and Java — made for each other (Part 3)

May 25, 1997

The Synergy of Java and Linux

A properly implemented embedded RTOS must form the core of the embedded Linux/Java platform. Embedded devices pose several restrictions and constraints on an operating system, device drivers, and other foundation components. It's important to work with a version of Linux that has been specifically implemented with embedded target platforms in mind. (more…)

Embedded Linux and Java — made for each other (Part 2)

May 25, 1997

Why Java?

Java offers the domain of embedded systems clear advantages over C code or assembler. The most significant are ease of development and maintenance, reuse of code, and easy integration of native code and Java code.

  • Ease of development and maintenance — Over the entire life of a project, the Java environment enhances ease of development and maintenance. (more…)

Hi-Muse Device Profile (Part 4)

May 22, 1997

When will the Hi-Muse be available?

At this point, the Hi-Muse exists solely as a prototype which FST is using to showcase the company's technologies and know-how. However, the Hi-Muse also represents a complete, ready-to-manufacture system. The reason for this is that FST initially set out to develop the Hi-Muse as a complete product, which they planned to manufacture and market… (more…)

Hi-Muse Device Profile (Part 3)

May 22, 1997

What's inside the Hi-Muse?

The prototype version of the Hi-Muse is based on a choice of either a 733 MHz Pentium III or a 533 MHz Celeron Intel x86 processor, with 64MB of RAM memory. The system can boot its embedded Linux application software from either a nonvolatile “Flash” memory or from a regular magnetic media hard disk. (more…)

Hi-Muse Device Profile (Part 2)

May 22, 1997

Summary of features

Here is a brief summary of the main features of the Hi-Muse . . .

  • Intuitive, appliance-like operation — the device is equipped with a graphical LCD touch screen plus four buttons (including a turn and press joggle), and provides intuitive on-screen navigation for functions such as volume and play/stop. (more…)

ELJonline: New Products (May, 2002)

May 1, 1997

Medallion CPU development kit

Techsol has released the first development kit for their Medallion CPU modules. The four sqare inch, low-power Medallion modules are preloaded with Linux, device-drivers, graphics and communications software. (more…)

ELJonline: NIC Contest Winners (May, 2002)

May 1, 1997

In our second contest, winners took a humble desktop thin client and connected it to the wider world. (more…)

ELJonline: Linux4.TV Contest Update (May 2002)

May 1, 1997

Just because it's a TV-based device doesn't mean our finalists are catering to their inner couch potato. Using the Linux4.TV platform, they plan to interrogate suspects, run AI security systems in their homes, teach distance education classes and rock out in the home studio. (more…)

ELJonline: Letters (May, 2002)

May 1, 1997

While attending the standards meeting for the Embedded Linux Consortium, it was pointed out to me that MontaVista has recently changed their policy of making the Journeyman CDs available. Those CDs, and ones like them, have brought the GNU cross-compiler to a lot of people. (more…)