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Archive for October, 2000

Happy Birthday,

October 31, 2000 is one year old today, Halloween, 2000. I purposely launched the site on Halloween, 1999, for symbolic reasons (heard of the Halloween Documents?). (more…)

New Cirrus high-integration system-on-chip targets VoIP apps

October 31, 2000

Austin, TX — (press release excerpt) — Cirrus Logic today announced the CS89712 System-On-Chip (SOC) for Internet communications devices. The CS89712 is the company's first device to combine a low power, high-performance 74MHz ARM720TDMI Core, 10Mbps Ethernet connectivity (MAC and PHY), built-in LCD controller, plus a wide array of internal peripherals. (more…)

Agenda launches “developer program” for new Linux PDA

October 31, 2000

Agenda Computing has manufactured a limited pre-production build of several hundred VR3 PDAs (see story) and is going to make them available at a highly discounted price to developers who want to be in the forefront of creating apps for the new Linux PDA. (more…)

Lineo adds MIPS-32 ISA processor support to Embedix OS

October 31, 2000

Linden, UT — (press release excerpt) — Lineo has announced Embedix (Embedded Linux) support for IDT's RC32334 32-bit MIPS-32 based integrated processor. The RC32334 includes built-in interrupt, DMA, timing, and memory controllers, plus a dual-channel UART and a built-in PCI bus bridge. (more…)

Event trace tool doesn’t require instrumented libraries

October 30, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release) — LynuxWorks today announced the availability of the SpyKer event trace and visualization tool for software developers building embedded systems with the LynuxWorks LynxOS real-time operating system, BlueCat Linux, or other Linux distributions. SpyKer is the only commercial trace tool that traces kernel events without the need for instrumented kernel and library events and… (more…)

Qt/Embedded, bolstered by GPL, takes aim at Palm OS

October 30, 2000

Trolltech announced today that Qt/Embedded will follow in the footsteps of its larger sibling, Qt/Unix, which last month became available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Qt/Unix provides the graphical user interface (GUI) underpinnings of KDE, currently the most popular windowing system for Linux. (more…)

Embedded Linux firm LynuxWorks files for IPO [CNET]

October 26, 2000

LynuxWorks this week become the second embedded Linux company to file plans for an initial public offering (IPO) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the LynuxWorks filing, the company hopes to raise about $70M through the IPO. CNET's Stephen Shankland offers some perspective on LynuxWork's announcement . . . (more…)

Force announces Linux text-to-speech support

October 26, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Force Computers today announced it will support the Linux operating system on its DECtalk Text-To-Speech (TTS) speech synthesis technology for StrongARM and Intel (X86) processor-based wireless devices. By supporting DECtalk on StrongARM and Intel architecture-based platforms running Linux, Force makes the robust functionality of TTS technology available to an… (more…)

See the amazing IBM Linux wrist watch TOMORROW!

October 26, 2000

For those in the Boston area, you have a unique opportunity to see the amazing IBM Linux wrist watch TOMORROW (Friday, Oct. 27) and meet the leader of the IBM Linux Wrist Watch Project (Alex Morrow). (more…)

Alliance targets Linux at Military and Avionics applications

October 26, 2000

Metro Link and OnCore Systems have formed a strategic alliance aimed to provide a real-time Linux based graphical solution to customers in mission-critical avionics applications requiring robust platforms and FAA RTCA/EUROCAE DO-178B certification. The collaboration will be based on the combination of Metro Link's X Window System server, Micro-X, along with the OnCore Operating System in its embedded… (more…)

TimeSys taps India for real-time Linux R and D

October 25, 2000

Pittsburgh, PA — (press release excerpt) — As the technology-rich Indian cities of Bangalore and Madras emerge as the new silicon centers of the far east,
Pittsburgh-based TimeSys Corporation takes a page from its American experience by launching TimeSys India Private Limited in the southern city of Coimbatore. (more…)

Firms partner to produce small footprint Linux+GUI

October 25, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Coventive Technologies and Metro Link today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will combine Coventive's embedded Linux OS kernel and Metro Link's graphic display technology to create a complete embedded Linux solution for Information Appliance (IA) manufacturers. (more…)

LynuxWorks files IPO S-1 statement with SEC

October 25, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — LynuxWorks announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. All of the shares will be sold by LynuxWorks. (more…)

Coventive appoints CEO

October 25, 2000

Taipei, TAIWAN — (press release excerpt) — Coventive Technologies, an international software company focused on custom Linux solutions for systems and embedded information appliance use, today announced the appointment of Randy Tan to the position of chief executive officer. Tan brings over twenty years of management, IT industry sales, and engineering experience to Coventive. (more…)

Article: Device profile: empeg car audio player

October 24, 2000

Product overview

The empeg car audio player, now in its second revision, is basically an in-dash digital music player with a capacity of up to 600 hours of high quality music. You load it with downloaded MP3 files from your PC — transferred via USB, Ethernet, or a serial port to a pair of internal laptop-style hard drives — and then you snap it into its docking bay in your car and you're… (more…)