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  LinuxDevices.com -- All About Linux-powered Devices
Embedded Market Forecasters has issued a report claiming that embedded Linux is just as dependable as other real-time operating systems (RTOSes).
In its earnings call yesterday, the Alameda, Calif.-based embedded Linux OS and tools vendor pointed to the growth in Linux-based mobile handsets and telematics as key drivers of the company's growth.
Linux KVM howto published — Linux documentation maven Falko Timme has authored a concise, one-page howto on installing KVM (kernel-based virtual machine), the Linux kernel feature aimed at supporting virtualization hardware in modern Intel and AMD processors.
www.linuxdevices.com   (1623 words)

  Embedded Linux | Linux Magazine
Linux has always been similar to most general-purpose operating systems in that its process scheduler is prohibited from running when a process is executing.
Linux and other open standards continue to gain significant momentum, especially in the military, which presents perhaps the greatest growth opportunity for Linux as the move to open standards-based technology ensues.
For Linux to achieve its potential as the unifying open standard for embedded applications, it's critical to provide assurances that any embedded middleware or application software that follows an appropriate set of guidelines will be supported by all conforming embedded Linux products from any vendor.
www.linux-mag.com /id/1722   (3049 words)

 Embedded Linux: BlueCat Linux 5
BlueCat® embedded Linux® from LynuxWorks™, based on the 2.6 kernel, is an implementation of the Linux model enhanced for use in embedded systems ranging from small consumer-type devices to large-scale, multi-CPU systems.
Linux 2.6 also features a rewritten scheduler that speeds up the process of selecting tasks for execution, which is of particular benefit to complex multitasking applications.
To ensure that the needs of embedded environments are met without compromise, BlueCat Linux is subjected to the same rigorous ISO 9001:2000 test procedures that qualify the LynuxWorks family of real-time operating systems.
www.lynuxworks.com /embedded-linux/embedded-linux.php   (856 words)

 ELC - The Linux Foundation
On September 9, 2005 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) now The Linux Foundation, and the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), announced a strategic agreement around embedded Linux.
Under the agreement, the Embedded Linux Consortium transferred the ELC Platform Specification (ELCPS) and related intellectual property to OSDL now The Linux Foundation.
LSB is a trademark of the Linux Foundation.
www.embedded-linux.org   (91 words)

 iMedia Embedded Linux | iMedia Embedded Linux
Simple installation and customisation iMedia Linux uses a menu driven installation program which allows users to customise their install by selecting what packages they want or use predefined templates.
User-friendly and lightweight desktop environment: Media Embedded Linux is based on XFCE as it's default desktop environment which provides a comfortable and user-friendly GUI environment and a graphical mod much lighter and more efficient than GNOME or KDE.
Installation targets and boot devices iMedia Embedded Linux can be installed almost anywere including Compact Flashes, USB hard drives, ZIP or memory sticks, SATA or SCSI hard drives.
imedialinux.com /imedia_linux   (855 words)

 Embedded Linux
Linux will be a major player in the embedded OS landscape.
The purpose of this document is to investigate the concept of an "embedded linux laboratory" to be established at IT-C in Copenhagen under the RCES (resource constrained embedded systems) program.
Embedded x86's are generally underperformers compared to the RISC players when meassured in performance/watt.
www.itu.dk /research/rces/emli.html   (2161 words)

 Linux system development on an embedded device
Linux Devices is a comprehensive site with press releases, quick references, news, and feature reporting on all things Linux and embedded.
The Embedded Linux Consortium is a non-profit mutual benefit association that welcomes membership by individual developers working in the embedded Linux space.
The IBM Linux wristwatch is an example of a tiny embedded device running Linux; one of the authors of this article, Vishal Kulkarni, was involved.
www.ibm.com /developerworks/library/l-embdev.html   (6591 words)

 oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Building Embedded Linux Systems
Linux® is being adopted by an increasing number of embedded systems developers, who have been won over by its sophisticated scheduling and networking, its cost-free license, its open development model, and the support offered by rich and powerful programming tools.
While there is a great deal of hype surrounding the use of Linux in embedded systems, there is not a lot of practical information.
Unlike other Embedded Linux books that offer a lot of fluffs, this book offers readers the "machanics" of Embedded Linux, which is the substance that Linux practitioners (or wanna-be's) need.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/belinuxsys   (634 words)

 Embedded Linux Graphics Quick Reference Guide
For example, embedded devices may easily have as little as 2 to 16 MB of Flash disk from which to load programs, and 4 to 32 MB of RAM memory in which to run them.
This is good for embedded systems and devices with limited resources, because it eliminates the overhead of an X server, while still taking advantage of the power of GTK+ and the large base of existing programs.
SDL is currently being applied to a number of Embedded Linux implementations such as Microwindows.
linuxdevices.com /articles/AT9202043619.html   (2018 words)

 Embedded Linux applications: An overview
Increasingly, these embedded systems need to be connected to some sort of network, and thus require a networking stack, which increases the complexity level and requires more memory and interfaces, as well as, you guessed it, the services of an operating system.
The one disadvantage to running Linux on an embedded system is that the Linux architecture provides real-time performance through the addition of real-time software modules that run in the kernel space, the portion of the operating system that implements the scheduling policy, hardware-interrupts exceptions and program execution.
Because Linux is openly and freely available in source form, many variations and configurations of Linux and its supporting software components have evolved to meet the diverse needs of the markets and applications to which Linux is being adapted.
www.ibm.com /developerworks/linux/library/l-embl.html   (4346 words)

 Our Organization - Embedded Linux Consortium
One of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of Linux is the threat of fragmentation, which is reinforced by the FUD directed against Linux.
He is uniquely qualified and positioned to confer upon embedded Linux its status as an emerging standard and upon the ELC its leadership role in fostering embedded Linux adoption and standardization.
Linux entered Murry's professional life in 1997 when, as a journalist for Integrated Systems Design magazine, he was dispatched to investigate rumors that EDA engineers were performing week-long chip verifications using Linux on home x86 PC's to avoid the blue screen of death at work.
www.embedded-linux.org /organization.php3   (1757 words)

 Embedded Linux Distributions Quick Reference Guide
Part 2: Embedded Linux Commercial Distributions -- these are Embedded Linux distributions that are maintained and supported by companies as commercial products.
Part 3: Open Source Embedded Linux Implementations -- the Embedded Linux implementations in this category are available as downloadable object and source code, and are covered by open source licenses.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
linuxdevices.com /articles/AT2760742655.html   (379 words)

 Embedded.com - Linux Porting Guide
This article explains the work involved in porting Linux to a specific embedded system and how it was done for one embedded system in particular.
With the introduction of Linux into the embedded sphere, it has become possible for the semiconductor company itself to port an operating system to a new processor, since the source code for the Linux kernel is available as open source.
One of the most important steps in porting Linux to a new target platform is to have a very clear understanding of how the kernel sources are organized.
www.embedded.com /story/OEG20010221S0092   (1704 words)

 SCO 'maliciously' attempts to kill off Embedded Linux
EMBEDDED LINUX company Monte Vista described SCO's attempt to wrest a $32 royalty out of systems using its technology as "malicious".
Officials at the company explained that attempts by SCO to get this amount of royalty for each instance of embedded Linux would pare its margins to the bone, plus the attempt to wrest money was unrelated to the facts of the Open Source case, anyway.
And the dispute between SCO and IBM is nothing to do with the code embedded Linux uses, he added.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=11231   (333 words)

 An Introduction to Embedded Linux Development, Part 4 | Linux Journal
Our intent was to provide an introduction to the typical embedded Linux infrastructure so that a programmer familiar with working in a desktop environment also might become productive in an embedded environment.
It should be stressed that reading this series does not mean the participant now is an embedded systems programmer; rather, we wanted to make the embedded environment more familiar.
To gain deep familiarity with the hardware, which is the hallmark of the embedded systems programmer, is a much bigger step.
www.linuxjournal.com /article/8122   (1225 words)

 Linux News: Embedded Linux
His vision was buffeted recently by a prediction by market research firm ABI that Linux will ship in more than 200 million phones in 2012, up from 8.1 million in 2007.
Some 204 million mobile phones, or 14 percent of the world market, will be running on Linux by 2012, according to a report released this week from the London office of ABI Research.
Mobile Linux is one of the fastest growing markets and has the potential to be the largest segment in Linux.
www.linuxinsider.com /perl/section/linux-embedded   (764 words)

 Report from the Second Embedded Linux Expo and Conference | Linux Journal
As in the case of last June's ELEC, the event was well attended from both the attendee and exhibitor perspective, and the day was permeated by a clear sense that Embedded Linux is truly ``a market on fire''.
Well, being an embedded Linux newbie myself, I must admit that it was really helpful to be teamed up with a UNIX guru from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory (thanks Mark!).
As in the case of the first ELEC event (last June), the technical presentations were high caliber, avoided blatant commercialism and spanned a broad range of topics and issues on using Linux in embedded applications.
www.linuxjournal.com /article/4447   (602 words)

 Linux Links - The Linux Portal: Embedded
AMIRIX Embedded Linux offers the Linux operating systems design for specialized boards, processors, systems, and drivers to system integrators who wish to use Linux as their real-time operating system.
Embedded Systems with Linux: Small PC systems in compact class, complete with embedded linux, networking support, display and panelkeyboard in book size.
Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite was a collection of Tools and Runtime Technologies which enables the creation, deployment and testing of target software components for devices.
www.linuxlinks.com /Embedded   (3127 words)

 Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software and Interfacing - Serving the Embedded Linux Community Since 2001
An embedded Linux distribution aimed at helping users learn Linux by creating bootable Linux images "virtually from scratch" has achieved a new release.
Eagle Linux 2.3 is currently distributed as a concise, 26-page PDF documenting the creation of a minimalist, network-ready Linux image for bootable CDs, floppies, or flash drives.
The Embedded Systems Lab at Lanzhou University, China, has published three detailed, example-filled articles about Linux kernel debugging tools and tactics.
www.embeddedlinuxinterfacing.com   (726 words)

 Foxit Software
Foxit Reader for Embedded Linux is a reader for PDF documents on Embedded Linux.
Foxit Reader for embedded Linux is small, so you can download it quickly.
Foxit Reader for embedded Linux supports almost all PDF features supported by desktop version of Foxit Reader, except JPEG2000 or JBIG2 encoded images, and ICC color profiles.
www.foxitsoftware.com /pdf/mobile/embeddedlinux.htm   (239 words)

 Dr. Dobb's | Embedded Linux Developer Tool Updated | June 7, 2006
Embedded Linux developer service provider TimeSys announced the latest a "major" standards-based Eclipse and CDT upgrade to the company's Linux Developer Suite.
SAN FRANCISCO — Embedded Linux developer service provider TimeSys Corp. Wednesday (June 7) announced the latest a "major" standards-based Eclipse and CDT upgrade to the company's Linux Developer Suite.
TimeSys (Pittsburg) said LinuxLink, a Web-based resource for embedded Linux development, is the first commercial offering to support embedded developers that build and assemble their own commercial-grade custom Linux platforms.
www.ddj.com /dept/linux/188702569   (268 words)

 O'Reilly - Safari Books Online - 059600222X - Building Embedded Linux Systems
It would be a good guide to a person to prepare for a project to develop embedded linux system.
And to a degree, this book is like a dictionary of all the terms you might encounter during the development and only a few direct examples.
I proudly recommend this book whatever you are newbie or intermediate users of linux, it guides you through everything about embedded linux system.
safari.oreilly.com /059600222X?suggested=top   (724 words)

 Embedded Linux Journal Online (ELJonline)
Through a strategic partnership between SSC Publications Inc. (publisher of Linux Journal magazine) and DeviceForge LLC (publisher of LinuxDevices.com), most of Linux Journal's articles on the subject of Embedded Linux are now available online at the Embedded Linux Journal Online (ELJonline) website.
Between November 2000 and June 2002, Embedded Linux Journal was a standalone sister publication of Linux Journal.
Effective August 2002, Embedded Linux Journal has itself become "embedded" -- embedded directly into every monthly issue of Linux Journal, as a featured monthly section.
www.linuxdevices.com /products/PD4202339625.html   (648 words)

 Open Directory - Computers: Software: Operating Systems: Linux: Embedded   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BlueCat Linux from LynuxWorks - Red Hat based embedded Linux with ISO 9001 certified processes and state-of-the-art support infrastructure; options: per incident, priority, 24x7, terms to 10 years.
Embedded Linux Consortium - Champions advancing and promoting Linux throughout the embedded, applied and appliance computing markets.
Innvo Systems Pte Ltd. - Embedded Linux software tools, development platforms; innovative solutions for all kinds of embedded devices, resulting in saved effort of your device developer, shorter time to market.
dmoz.org /Computers/Software/Operating_Systems/Linux/Embedded   (477 words)

 Embedded Linux
The VIPER Development Kit for Embedded Linux is based on a compact implementation of
Embedded Linux, with its feature richness and royalty free usage, has gained a
Whether a team is working with an embedded Linux vendor or rolling their own, K Computing keeps
www.eecatalog.com /embeddedlinux   (375 words)

 uClinux™ -- Embedded Linux Microcontroller Project -- Home Page
The Linux/Microcontroller project is a port of Linux to systems without a Memory Management Unit (MMU).
Again this year several uClinux developers will all be at the Ottawa Linux Symposium (Ottawa Canada June 27-30).
The Freescale Technolgy Forum is holding many session on embedded Linux / uClinux this year (Orlando Florida June 25-28).
www.uclinux.org   (313 words)

 Amazon.com: Building Embedded Linux Systems: Books: Karim Yaghmour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This book is a good starting point for people to understand the work of embedded linux engineers in the real world.
Entering the world of embedded Linux development was a daunting task not too long ago, since information was spread thinnly across the web, and books were not readily available.
Even if you already have development tools, this text is helpful for administering an embedded Linux device, or for locating applications/daemons to run on an embedd Linux device.
www.amazon.com /gp/product/059600222X/sr=8-1/qid=1147992279/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-5051968-8159067?%5Fencoding=UTF8   (1356 words)

 C Training Courses: C Programming - A Course in Embedded Systems Development using the C Language from GBdirect C ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The range of modules covers a full introduction to C, real-time and embedded systems concepts through to the design and implementation of real time embedded or standalone systems based on real-time operating systems and their device drivers.
The design of the modules is intended to provide an excellent working knowledge of the C language and its application to serious real time or embedded systems.
Those wanting in-depth training specifically on RTLinux or Linux kernel internals should contact us to discuss their requirements; this set of modules is geared more towards providing the groundwork for approaching those domains rather than as in-depth training on a specific approach.
training.gbdirect.co.uk /courses/c/real_time_linux_embedded_c_training.html   (549 words)

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