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Wind River alliance stuns industry watchers
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
The Wind River-Red Hat alliance set the industry abuzz with speculation as insiders tried to determine whether the move represents a major tactical blunder by both companies or a brilliant maneuver signaling that the upstart Linux operating system is coming of age.
Wind River and Red Hat team up on Linux
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
Wind River Systems dropped another business bombshell at a corporate earnings call Monday morning, announcing a partnership to jointly develop Red Hat Linux for the embedded devices market.
Shedding light on the Mars rover malfunction
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
How do you diagnose an embedded system that has rendered itself unobservable? That was the riddle a JPL team had to solve when the Mars rover Spirit went dark.
Shake Your CAN! Get moving (graphics)!
Product News  
2/19/2004   1 comment
There's a new moving graphics Web site on the netthat can help you understand the Controller Area Network Bus (CAN)---using nifty moving graphics.
Ruggedized 486DX and 386SX embedded boards bolster PC/104 lineup
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2/19/2004   Post a comment
A line of low-power embedded processor boards, slated for demanding operational requirements, is debuting at board maker Parvus. The company is announcing three rugged CPU boards in its SpacePC line of embedded PC/104 boards.
Industrial strength PC/104 plug-ins house STMicro's Atlas microprocessors
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2/17/2004   Post a comment
Here are some new PC/104 form-factor boards that are examples of what you'd expect from full-blown PC systems---but in very small form-factors. With their industrial temperature range specs, these plug-ins shape up as candidates for many types of industrial and hardened embedded applications where real estate might be at a premium.
What's really expensive?
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2/12/2004   Post a comment
In terms of cost, there is a middle ground between VxWorks and Linux.
A bird InHand spells Xscale ultra-portability
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2/11/2004   Post a comment
If you're designing very low power, ultra-small form-factor, or battery powered products, check out this low-power OEM platform that can be the basis for handheld and wireless end products. It runs Intel's latest Xscale micro.


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Very Tasty Solar Media Player & Power Bank
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Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Rich Quinnell
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Courtesy of fellow editor "Max" Maxfield (aka Max the Magnificent), I recently acquired a copy of GUI Bloopers 2.0 by Jeff Johnson of UI Wizards. I found it an interesting read chock full ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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