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Archive for April, 2007

Red Hat preps real-time Linux for electronic trading

April 25, 2007

Red Hat is working on a real-time enabled version of its enterprise Linux distribution that will target financial institutions and electronic trading systems. Additionally, it is working with JPMorgan, Cisco, and a host of others on a real-time networking specification aimed at financial services applications. (more…)

Industrial panel PC supports Linux

April 25, 2007

Axiomtek is shipping a new slim, industrial-grade panel computer said to offer excellent graphic performance. The PANEL2155-810-FL1GE features a 15-inch, high-brightness TFT LCD touchscreen, and is available preinstalled with Linux, Windows CE, or Windows XP Embedded. (more…)

MontaVista expands European presence

April 25, 2007

Embedded Linux supplier MontaVista Software announced this week that it has acquired two closely affiliated UK-based companies. “MontaVista Limited” and “Liberte” will provide sales, support, and professional/consulting services to electronic design customers and partners, helping MontaVista meet increased Linux demand “across nearly every sector of the embedded market,” the company said. (more…)

Device Profile: Hammer MyShare NAS device

April 25, 2007

Hammer Storage, a division of Bell Microproducts, used embedded Linux as the software platform in its flagship consumer network-attached storage (NAS) device. The “MyShare” NAS appliance runs Linux on an ARM9-based Marvell processor, and has two internal SATA II drives, for capacities up to 2 terabytes. (more…)

Embedded technology show set for November in Yokohama

April 24, 2007

This year's Embedded Technology Conference (ET2007) will take place Nov. 14-16, in Yokohama, Japan. Billed as the “World's Largest Embedded Technology Exhibition and Conference,” the show will feature conference sessions, “application themes,” and a large exhibition. (more…)

Real-time Linux helps design military cargo plane

April 24, 2007

Airbus reportedly tapped real-time Linux in designing its A400M military transport plane, set to ship this year. Concurrent said it supplied the German airplane manufacturer with real-time Linux-based systems used for hardware-in-loop (HIL) simulation test stands used to perfect the A400M's “high-lift control… (more…)

Open Source conference beckons devs, hackers, geeks

April 24, 2007

Registration is now open for the ninth edition of O'Reilly's annual conference on open source software. Described as a “gathering of developers, hackers, visionaries, and alpha geeks,” OSCON 2007 (Open Source Convention) is set for Jul. 23-27 in Portland, Ore. (more…)

Storage-oriented SBC runs Linux on dual-core ARM

April 23, 2007

TeamASA will begin sampling a single-board computer (SBC) powered by a dual-core Intel XScale processor next month. The storage-oriented NPWR-XTR comes with Linux and is available with an Intel 81348 XScale processor clocked up to 1.2GHz, and support for up to 12 SATA ports. (more…)

First dual-core SuperH chips announced

April 23, 2007

Renesas is readying its first dual-core processors based on its 32-bit SuperH architecture. Expected to sample in July, the SH7205 and four SH7265 models are described as general-purpose SoCs (system-on-chip processors) with two 200MHz SH2A-FPU cores, together with “comprehensive” on-chip peripheral sets, including an AAC encoder in four SH7265 models. (more…)

Device software market growing, globalizing, consolidating

April 23, 2007

Embedded is among several “hotspot” software development markets, along with open source, network security, digital content, and outsourcing, according to a new report from CCID Consulting. The market for device software is growing, becoming globalized, and developing specialized supply lines, the Hong Kong-based Chinese market research firm said. (more…)

Mobile Linux stack targets 3G multimedia phones

April 23, 2007

A la Mobile has added streaming media capabilities to its Linux-based mobile phone software stack. The “3G Streaming Media” version of its Linux 2.6.12-based Convergent Linux Platform targets smartphone integrators, particularly in Asia, who want to build phones capable of video conferencing, video telephony, interactive gaming, and mobile IPTV. (more…)

Carrier Grade Linux NEP “profile” gets updated

April 20, 2007

The SCOPE Alliance has released version 1.2 of its “Linux Profile,” aimed at guiding NEPs (network equipment providers) toward interoperable implementations of the Linux Foundation (formerly Open Source Development Labs) Carrier Grade Linux specification. Additionally, SCOPE has updated its “Technical Position Paper” aimed at describing NEP requirements to Linux developers. (more…)

Nine from IBM: Real-time Java, Acegi, Emacs, WiFi, Ruby/XML, GWT…

April 20, 2007

IBM has published the following new technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks and AlphaWorks websites. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. Some require free registration. (more…)

Linux reports the weather to truckers, travelers

April 20, 2007

A company specializing in weather reporting has used Linux to build an inexpensive digital sign capable of delivering custom weather channels to truckstops, private airports, marinas, and golf courses. (more…)

Gnome initiative targets mobile and embedded apps

April 19, 2007

The Gnome Foundation has launched a Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE), it announced today. The Initiative aims to “advance the use, development and commercialization of GNOME components as a mobile and embedded user experience platform,” according to its mission statement. (more…)