High-end FPGA comes with Linux

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| Both the Virtex-5 FXT and the PowerPC440 blocks are supported by the
| company's EDK (embedded development kit) 10.1, which includes MontaVista and
| Wind River Linux distributions, with more distros promised in the future.
| There's also support for real-time operating systems (RTOSes) from Wind
| River, Green Hills, and others. The platform is also supported by the
| company's ISE Design Suite 10.1 development tools, which were announced last
| week.



AMD's Framewave toolkit now GPLv3-compatible

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| Around 98% of the world's CPUs manufactured are used in embedded systems.



Four billion embedded systems shipped in '06


Linux loyalty runs high among embedded software developers, says VDC

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| Looking ahead, 87% percent of Linux users plan to use Linux in their next
| project. In both cases, use of free distributions outnumbered use of paid
| distributions by a sizable margin. *


Microsoft cans key conference

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| SOFTWARE giant Microsoft has decided that it does not love its popular Mobile
| and Embedded DevCon any more and has pulled the plug.