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Linux SDIO stack targets ARM SoCs

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| Chennai, India-based EmbWise has ported its Linux SDIO stack to two ARM-based
| system-on-chips (SoCs). Its SDIOWorx stack is now available for Freescale's
| i.MX31 and i.MX27 multimedia SoCs, which are primarily targeted at the
| personal media player (PMP), personal navigation device (PND), and video
| surveillance camera markets, says EmbWise.



Tiny boards gain Linux cross-tools support

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| Gumstix says its tiny ARM-Linux SBCs now support the OpenEmbedded (OE) build
| environment. In addition to pre-built Linux images, the company now offers
| a "gumstix-oe" collection of source files and bitbake recipes, for those
| wishing to use the open source cross-compilation environment.


Dual-core ARM SoC clocks to 1.2GHz

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| The MV7x SoCs are supported by a reference design development platform,
| including software drivers, toolchain, and BSPs for Linux, VxWorks, and BSD.



Why Ubuntu on ARM Could be a Rich Seam

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| ARM today announced that the total number of processors shipped by its
| Partners has exceeded ten billion.
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| [...]
| A Nokia-sponsored project is porting Ubuntu Linux to the ARM architecture.


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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 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.
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| 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.


Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

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| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.


Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

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| ...Microsoft is fighting a losing battle here. It's like gravity.
| Eventually you just stop fighting and learn to accept it. Even Microsoft.

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