AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 26, 2000
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This is the AllLinuxDevices Digest, a quick look at some news
from the world of embedded Linux. Look for the ALD Digest daily on
This is the week of the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
There are lots of press releases from lots of companies. ALD will
be featuring articles on some of the more noteworthy developments
over the next few days.
Motorola unit buys into Linux developer
"The investment and strategic partnership will result in joint
products and services from all three companies, said Shlapak. The
companies will work on combining Lineo's embedded Linux product,
Embedix, with Metrowerk's CodeWarrior Integrated Development
Environment for the next generation of embedded products.
CodeWarrior for Embedix will support Motorola PowerPC, ColdFire,
M-Core and 68K architectures."
- CNET News.com: Motorola puts more money into embedded Linux
"Motorola, an early investor in Lineo, wanted some more stock, said
Lineo chief executive Bryan Sparks. But because Lineo filed its
intent to hold an initial public offering and didn't want to sell
any shares until then, Motorola had to look elsewhere for the
BusyBox 0.47 Released
Erik Anderson of Lineo has announced the release of BusyBox 0.47.
BusyBox provides a variety of common UNIX utilities in a single
executable that can be tailored at compile time, making it ideal
for embedded systems.
LinuxDevices.com: The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West
"Once again, the Embedded Systems Conference opened with a debate
(and discussion) about open source. Here's a report from . . . "The
Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000."
SwordOfTruth.com: Simputer- India's Connectivity Gift to the
"The initial version of the Simputer is based on a StrongARM CPU.
... The operating system is based on Linux."
SJ Mercury/Reuters: Transmeta sees five-year lead over
"For them to catch up, they would also need a software based
approach. That means they would have to start from scratch... it
would take at least five years to get a new microprocessor out the
PR: Lineo Announces Linux on FPGA Cores; Opens Doors To Linux On
Deeply Embedded Custom Processors
Lineo today announced the utilization of embedded Linux on
customizable embedded processor cores.
PR:Samsung And Lineo Form Embedded Systems Joint Venture In
"Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Lineo, Inc.,
today announced the formation of a joint venture in Korea. The
venture, to be headed by a senior Samsung executive, will focus on
providing embedded systems solutions to Samsung Electronics and
PR: Metrowerks Strengthens Embedded Tools Portfolio Through
Strategic Alliances, Open Platforms
"Metrowerks, a Motorola company, is expanding its scope in the
embedded systems space with an array of new industry alliances
unveiled this week."
PR: Espial Announces First One-Stop Multimedia Linux & Java
Based Smart Device Platform
"Espial, the market leader in infrastructure software for the
Pervasive Internet, today announced the availability of Espial
TotalIA, a Linux & Java based Internet appliance reference
PR: HP Adds Linux Support for Its Chai Appliance Platform
"Hewlett-Packard Company announced today that Linux support has
been added for its Chai Appliance Platform, a suite of integrated
software components for creating Internet-enabled information
PR: MontaVista Powers Avocent's DS1800 Digital KVM Switching
MontaVista today announced it has worked with Avocent to deliver a
new series of digital-based Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM)
PR: Jabber and Red Hat to Deliver Real-Time Messaging
Infrastructure for Embedded Linux
"The new Jabber compatibility is designed to make it easy for
developers of embedded Linux applications to add real-time
messaging and XML routing to their applications."
PR: Trolltech Expands Embedded Partnerships Into Asia
"Trolltech today announced that it is partnering with Mizi Research
Inc., a leading Linux solution provider in Asia to provide an
integrated software solution for manufacturers of embedded
PR: Xybernaut Announces Fully Hands-Free Control Software for
"XyberSpeech is compatible with all existing Windows platforms as
well as Linux, and is made available at no charge under the Linux
concept of GNU Public Licensing."
PR: TimeSys Announces Agreement with MIPS Technologies to Port
Linux Based Real-Time Solution
"TimeSys and MIPS Technologies today announced a cooperative
agreement whereby TimeSys Linux/RT will port to the MIPS
Technologies' MIPS32 and MIPS64 architecture platform. As part of
the agreement, TimeSys will become a member of the MIPS Alliance
PR: Accelent Systems Inc. Introduces acceLinux for Intel
StrongARM-Based Embedded Linux Systems
"Based on the open source Linux kernel and Intel StrongARM
platform, Accelent's acceLinux has been enhanced to provide
developers of Linux-based IA devices a version of Linux with all of
the Linux kernel ports and device drivers needed to reduce the time
consuming learning curve associated with Linux development."
PR: Cirrus Logic's New Maverick EP7312 Processor Enables Flexible
On-Chip Security for Consumer Internet Products
"Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq:CRUS), a leader in protecting digital
content and e-commerce, today announced the newest member of its
Maverick processor family, the EP7312 processor, completing the
range of security options for manufacturers of consumer Internet
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