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WELCOME TO THE LINUXDEVICES.COM EMBEDDED LINUX NEWSLETTER
September 5, 2002
by Rick Lehrbaum -- Executive Editor, LinuxDevices.com
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SONY UNVEILS NEW LINUX-BASED PVR
Sony rolled out a new Internet-enabled personal video recorder
(PVR), dubbed the 'Cocoon'. Like TiVo, which pioneered the PVR
market, the Cocoon is powered by an embedded Linux OS (read the
article to find out whose).
ROYAL PHILIPS UNVEILS LINUX-BASED MULTIMEDIA GADGET PLATFORM
Royal Philips Electronics announced Pronto++, a new digital
multimedia reference platform based on Intel's PXA250 XScale
architecture processors. The combination hardware/software/services
platform is intended to help developers create next-generation
interactive digital audio and video devices, and includes
PJava-based apps running on an embedded Linux OS. Philips has
already used the platform to develop several consumer electronics
products (with embedded Linux inside), the first of which will be
announced later this month.
'EMBED WITH LINUX?' SEMINAR IN UK
A seminar in Reading, UK on Oct. 31 will explore the use of Linux
as a target environment for real-time embedded applications.
Topics will include what real-time Linux is, open and commercial
products for embedded Linux, and integration with other platforms.
NEW XSCALE TELECOM 'CONTROL PLANE' SOC GAINS LINUX SUPPORT
MontaVista Software announced plans to support Intel's new IXC1100
control plane processor, a highly integrated system-on-a-chip
designed for use in next-generation telecommunication equipment
such as multi-service switches, VoIP media gateways, and wireless
GNU BAYONNE 1.0 RELEASED
After two years of active development, the GNU project has released
GNU Bayonne, Version 1.0. GNU Bayonne, licensed freely under the
GNU GPL, allows small businesses, large enterprises, and commercial
telephone carriers to create, deploy, and manage their own
web-integrated telephony voice response solutions.
REAL-TIME LINUX FOUNDATION PUBLISHES LIST OF PROJECTS
Following a call for information regarding real-time Linux based
projects, tools, and variants, a comprehensive list of over 80
projects has been compiled on the Real-Time Linux Foundation
SHARP'S E-BOOK VIEWER TO RUN ON LINUX (AND ZAURUS)
Sharp has reportedly announced that its proprietary e-book viewer
for PDAs will run on Linux, and will be available after September
10, 2002 for free download.
VDC FORECASTS EXPLOSIVE GROWTH FOR WEARABLE COMPUTERS
According to a new market study from Venture Development
Corporation (VDC), the worldwide market for wearable computers will
expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 51% through
2006, reaching over $563 million.
_______ * * * OTHER NOTEWORTHY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * * * ________
Here are some additional news items and announcements of interest
from the past week . . .
* MontaVista wins Communication Systems Design's 'Comet' award
* SBE announces embedded Linux for 'carrier class' platform
* Applied Data Systems spins XScale-based version of Bitsy
* Motorola unveils 'fastest ever CPCI board' with HA Linux
* Red Hat and SnapGear collaborate on embedded solutions
* Intel, Force create HA, carrier-grade Linux building blocks
* Linux-based residential gateway solution for Intel IXP425 NP
* Device driver development toolkit gets an upgrade
* Xbox Linux Project breakthrough: Xbox now a Linux PC
* Article: Memory Leak Detection in Embedded Systems
* Article: Adding security to speed -- safeguarding the RTOS
* Article: Introducing the Open Cluster Framework
* Article: Connected devices sound alarm for embedded security
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