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WELCOME TO THE LINUXDEVICES.COM EMBEDDED LINUX NEWSLETTER
September 12, 2002
by Rick Lehrbaum, Executive Editor
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( http://www.linuxdevices.com/files/newsbriefs/sep12-02.html )
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__ * * * SPECIAL REPORT: INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, FALL 2002 * * * __
This LinuxDevices.com 'special report' features selected stories
and news of interest to the Embedded Linux community from the Intel
Developer Forum (IDF) conference held in San Jose, CA, Sept. 9-12,
2002 . . .
INTEL EMBEDS LINUX IN HOME DIGITAL MEDIA ADAPTER
This LinuxDevices.com article takes a look at a new 'home media
gateway' reference design that was unveiled today by Intel at the
Intel Developer Forum. The device is expected to be manufactured by
multiple consumer electronics manufacturers in Asia, and will
enable the distribution of PC digital media to TVs and stereos
throughout the home. The gadget is based on one of Intel's new
XScale processors running a customized version of Linux, provides
support for JPEG, MP3, and WMA digital content, utilizes 802.11b
wireless networking, and supports NTSC/PAL/S-video TV connections
and AC-97 stereo connection. The home media adapter is a key
component of Intel's 'Extended Wireless PC Initiative' (see next
story), which is part of Intel's greater Digital Home initiative.
INTEL ACCELERATES THE DELIVERY OF THE DIGITAL HOME
WITH THE EXTENDED WIRELESS PC INITIATIVE
Intel announced an initiative that will aid distribution of digital
media throughout the home. The Extended Wireless PC Initiative, the
first step in delivering on the Digital Home vision, will provide
key building blocks and toolkits to the developer community,
allowing them to easily and seamlessly distribute PC digital media
to TVs and stereos throughout the consumer's home.
INTEL BRINGS MMX TECHNOLOGY TO XSCALE APPS
Intel Wireless MMX technology is an advanced set of multimedia
instructions taken in large part from the IA-32 architecture,
helping to enable developers to bring the power of a proven
multimedia architecture to applications based on the Intel XScale
microarchitecture. For Embedded Linux, the technology is being
supported by MontaVista and Lineo.
BROADBAND SECURITY GATEWAY SOLUTION SUPPORTS INTEL IXP425 NP, LINUX
Intoto announced availability of a broadband security gateway
solution based on the Intel IXP425 network processor; it supports
embedded Linux and provides complete ICSA certified Firewall and
VPN functionality on the Intel IXP425 network processor development
INTEL UNVEILS TELECOM 'CONTROL PLANE' PROCESSORS
ZDNet reports on Intel's new IXC1100, a system-on-chip processor
that reportedly enables more powerful and space-efficient computers
to be created for telecommunications networks.
INTEL INVESTS IN NETBSD PROVIDER WASABI
Wasabi Systems, the leading commercial provider of the NetBSD
operating system for embedded applications, today announced an
equity investment from Intel Capital. The funding will be used, in
part, to develop storage and networking products in collaboration
NEW REFERENCE DESIGN SUPPORTS INTEL IXP2800 NP RUNNING LINUX
GDA Technologies Inc. is developing an Intel IXP2800-based
reference design platform with diagnostics, Embedded Linux software
and Microcode framework for key applications. The reference design
will initially be available on a PCI/PCIX form-factor card which
includes 32MB of Flash, 128MB of RDRAM, plus a Gigabit Ethernet
port, an RS232 port, and one 10/100 Ethernet port.
LYNUXWORKS ANNOUNCES LYNXOS SUPPORT FOR INTEL IOP310 IOP
LynuxWorks announced the availability of the LynxOS real-time
operating system for the Intel IOP310 I/O processor chipset based
on the Intel XScale technology.
INTEL IOP321 I/O PROCESSOR NOW SUPPORTED BY MONTAVISTA LINUX
MontaVista Software announced immediate availability of the
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 development environment
for the Intel IOP321 I/O processor.
ROYAL PHILIPS UNVEILS LINUX-BASED MULTIMEDIA GADGET PLATFORM
Royal Philips Electronics announced a new digital multimedia
reference platform based on Intel's PXA250 XScale architecture
processors. The 'Pronto++ Software & Systems' platform, which is
intended to help developers create next-generation interactive
digital audio and video devices, consists of reference hardware, a
complete stack of enabling software, and multimedia services.
XSCALE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS GAIN LINUX SUPPORT
TimeSys and ADI Engineering will provide end-to-end embedded Linux
solutions for the design, development, and rapid deployment of next
generation data communications, networking, and high-performance
embedded applications of the Intel XScale microarchitecture. The
ADI platforms offer a combination of dual Ethernet ports, PCI and
PMC expansion slots, and unmatched sustained memory bandwidth.
LINUX-BASED RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY SOLUTION SUPPORTS INTEL IXP425 NP
Jungo Software Technologies announced availability of its OpenRG
software for the Intel IXP425 network processor family, to speed
development of advanced integrated access devices (IAD), routers,
and residential and SOHO gateways.
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
_______ * * * OTHER NOTEWORTHY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * * * ________
Here are some additional news items and announcements of interest
from the past week . . .
* Sharp launches Korean version of Zaurus Linux PDA
* uClinux device wins Linux Journal 'best server appliance'
* Trolltech releases Qt 3.1 Beta 1
* USB On-The-Go comes to ColdFire MCF5272
* Khronos Group developing OpenML, OpenGL ES media APIs
* Data Management in STB Electronic Programming Guides
* Update on new Linux kernel configuration system
* More Embedded Linux training in San Diego
* Open source satellite control
* The BCG/OSDN KernelMapper
* In-Memory database principles
* A good source for Linux fonts
* Using Mozilla as a platform
* Open Source 101 for lawyers
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