News Category: Embedded/Mobile

OSCON 2009: How Intel Designed Netbooks For Fast Starts

Article Source InformationWeekJuly 23, 2009, 9:05 am The success of netbooks wasn't completely accidental. Intel and other hardware manufacturers two years ago set out to create a low-end, PC-like device that booted quickly and let users get to work without a 2-3 minute wait often associated...
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Intel's Wind River Subsidiary Claims Embedded Linux Dominance

Article Source LinuxDevicesJuly 22, 2009, 4:03 pm A new study by VDC Research claims that Wind River is the leader in the embedded Linux marketplace. A wholly owned subsidiary of Intel since last Friday, Wind River now represents 30 percent of embedded Linux revenues, says VDC. VDC's "2009...
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Installing Eeebuntu On The eeePC 1000HE

The box on the doorstep contained the ASUS eeePC 1000HE, a Logitech XV Nano mouse, a replacement 2-GB DDR2 6400 memory module and arrived just two days after I placed my order with CompUSA online. Total retail bill for these parts came to US$520 with tax. Before even taking the sticker off the...
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NEC Pledges WiMAX Software to Moblin Project

Article Source MoblinZone Blog NEC, which builds WiMAX radios into several types of mobile devices, has promised to contribute to the Moblin project. Meanwhile, Intel- and Google-backed WiMAX provider Clearwire launched fixed and mobile services today in Las Vegas, its fourth urban market. NEC...
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MID Runs Maemo Linux on ARM

Article Source LinuxDevicesJuly 21, 2009, 2:51 pm Amid signs that sales of Intel Atom-based MIDs are suffering, Optima announced a mobile Internet device that runs Maemo Linux on an ARM/XScale processor. The Optima OP5-E uses an 806MHz Marvell PXA320 processor, and offers a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480...
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Open Source Solution for Multiple Mobile Platforms

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 20, 2009, 7:55 pm Developing software for mobile devices is a bit of passion of mine — or perhaps I should call it a pathology. Unfortunately, I sometimes have some difficulty deciding which platform to spend time working on as they each have intrigue and...
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OpenMoko Layoffs Lead to New Open Hardware Venture

OpenMoko’s aborted effort to create an open-source-run cellphone has given birth to a new venture that aims to unlock the computing potential in everyday things to tinkerers, open source fans, and developers alike. Qi Hardware will be an open source development platform enabling value added...
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Vehicle-Mount Computer Runs Linux

Article Source LinuxDevicesJuly 17, 2009, 11:19 am Aaeon has introduced an Intel Atom-based controller intended for in-vehicle usage. The Linux-ready AEC-6831 includes two gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA and DVI-I video outputs, CompactFlash storage, and available redundant power supplies,...
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Dell looks to Moblin for Linux future

Article Source Cyber CynicJuly 16, 2009, 1:21 pm In a recent blog posting, Dell Technology Strategist, Doug Anson, said that Dell, as I wrote last week, was considering selling Google's new Chrome OS in its netbooks. That's interesting, but what I found far more interesting was that Anson...
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Open Source x86 Design Targets Failsafe Embedded PC

Article Source LinuxDevicesJuly 15, 2009, 11:03 am ZF Micro Solutions is shipping an open source reference design for a low-cost, low-power, embedded control PC. The Linux-compatible ZFx86 Easy Embedded PC System (EEPC) design is built around a "failsafe" ZFx86 SoC, consumes under five Watts...
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