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Linux in embedded systems

Jul 06, 1999, 14:15 (9 Talkback[s])

D. Jeff Dionne writes:

For immediate release:

The Microcontroller Linux Project

The uClinux (pronounced you see Linux) project has reached another milestone. We have completed the testing of the uCsimm. uCsimm is a 30 pin SIMM module (3.5 x 1 inch) with a Motorola DragonBall processor, 2Megs of FLASH, 8Megs of DRAM and 10baseT Ethernet. It can drive a QVGA LCD display directly. Of course, it runs uClinux. Embedded Linux for almost any device is now cost effective and simple to design in. Turnkey in fact. Just as Linus Torvalds predicted, Linux targeted for embedded systems is now a reality.

The final module design is at the board house, and we are now taking orders for the first run. Packages are available that allow an engineer or hacker to prototype with the module. Right out of the box, it will serve web pages! We are hoping to begin shipping modules in about 5 weeks.

OEMs looking to add intranet/internet connectivity and/or Ethernet to an existing or new product will find this module to be a perfect fit for products from internet toasters to internet Nanny cams to industrial robotics controllers and PLCs.

For a preliminary product brief, more information or to place an order for the first run, visit the commercial side of the uClinux project at http://www.uClinux.com

For more information on uClinux, Linux for microcontrollers in embedded systems, visit http://www.uClinux.org

The uClinux team.