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[News] Timesys Capitalises on Linux Using Support

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Overcoming the challenges of embedded Linux product development

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| Linux is the OS of choice for an increasing number of embedded devices. 
| Markets for devices such as home automation systems and health monitoring, 
| which previously did not require an OS, are now adopting Linux as a way to 
| provide enhanced product features at low cost.    
| [...]
| Maciej Halasz is director of product management at Timesys Corporation, based 
| in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 



Timesys Launches Free Webinar Series on Building Linux Devices Based on Texas
Instruments OMAP-L137 and OMAP35x Processors

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| The second series, which uses the TI Zoom(TM) OMAP35x Development Kit from
| Logic, will introduce the use of Qt/Embedded for Linux framework, and will
| result in a demo-ready medical device.



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:
| Â Â * Licensing cost advantages
| Â Â * Flexibility of source code access
| Â Â * General familiarity
| Â Â * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
| Â Â * 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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