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" Again, this is not new. So right now we will think in more detail about the intelligence implanted into these devices and thus explain the formula listed as the title. Usually there are four layers on it: Physical, Operation System, Virtual Machine as well as Application layer, together pile up as stacks. For Physical layer, it is of course up to the minds of vendors. Furthermore, dozens of major manufacturers decided to adopt JAVA technologies to develop Virtual Machine and Application on the electronic products. Everything so far is good...."

"However, in the Operation System layer, typically named as Real Time Operation System, there is still some space to talk about, because there was no suitable choice. Windows CE could have been a good solution, but it costs money and so far the result is quite limited. Unix systems differ from each other and they are designed for huge architectures, not for the ones of small size. Manufacturers had no other solution but to design their own systems, until the eruption of Linux fever. Free, open and widely prevailing as well as leveraged, these factors let Linux, especially the embedded Linux, be the perfect candidate for the structure. So here comes the combination:"

"(Embedded) Linux + (Virtual Machine & Application) JAVA = LAVA!"

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