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[News] More Deals and Wins Around Embedded Linux

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RISC CPUs get Linux development service

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| Timesys Corporation has collaborated with partner and tools developer Lineo 
| Solutions to provide DIY embedded Linux development subscriptions for two 
| Renesas SH4-family RISC processors. Timesys LinuxLink subscriptions for the 
| Renesas SH7751R and SH7785 processors are available now, says Timesys.   


DaVinci chip boasts 1080p video

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| In addition to TI's MontaVista Linux-equipped Digital Video Evaluation Module 
| (DVEVM), several vendors have already announced hardware support for the new 
| chip, along with open-source Linux installs. These include a camera kit from 
| Leopard Imaging, and a Linux-based processor module from Z3 Technology aimed 
| at surveillance and industrial video applications (see farther below).    


"The government is not trying to destroy Microsoft, it’s simply seeking to
compel Microsoft to obey the law. It’s quite revealing that Mr. Gates equates
the two."

                                --Government official


Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|     * Licensing cost advantages
|     * Flexibility of source code access
|     * General familiarity
|     * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
|     * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS


Embedded Linux research report ships

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| EDC noted that some 40 percent of the survey's 500 respondents were targeting
| embedded Linux.
| [...]
| Also in the earlier reports, Andrews observed that the need for RTOS source
| code was "one of the reasons that proprietary RTOSes created in-house for a
| specific system have long been popular, and now it's a primary motivating
| factor in the adoption of Embedded Linux."
| The now completed survey results are said to include "expert analysis" from
| Ann Thryft, a 20-year industry veteran. The report includes chapters on
| platforms, processors, tools, languages, security, target devices, mobile
| development, and of course, Linux.

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