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U.S. IT spending reportedly set to rise 7% in 2005
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The long-battered U.S. IT sector received encouraging words in a report from Forrester Research Inc. that projects a 7 percent overall increase in spending on IT goods, services, and staff in 2005 and similar growth through 2008.
Pentium M-based cPCI board works in harsh embedded environments
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Pentium-M microprocessors are proliferating! Here's another example, this time in an SBC format from MEN Micro. It's new SBC comes in an operational range suitable for industrial applications. The plug-in is a single-slot 32-bit CompactPCI system controller whose CPU clocks at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz.
HP to help customers finance enterprise purchases
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced a financing program enabling companies to obtain hardware and software at low lease rates or deferred payments until January 2005.
VME Development System - for mission-critical COTS applications
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
Thales Computers has announced a unique integrated PowerPC 750FX-based VME system designed for rapid and easy system development and evaluation
Fast Pentium-M single board computers will pack dual PMC slots
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
COTS board supplier Thales Computers is pre-announcing a new line of PC-compatible VMEbus single-board computers. Although the company seems reluctant to supply data sheets and there's no info on the company's Web site, the latest PENTXM SBCs look like they'll shape up as cool-running hot tickets when they debut for real.
Embedded LabVIEW plays on new industrial platform
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Data-acq and test-and-measurement giant National Instruments is playing hardball at the innovation game again. Debuting what the company says are ultra high-performance embedded control and acquisition platforms, they're designed for applications where small physical size and high reliability are important. NI's new RIO technology gives LabVIEW developers the ability to define custom measurement hardware and circuitry using FPGAs and LabVIEW's popular graphical development tool.
QNX delivers microkernel for massively scalable routing system
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Cisco Systems is using an optimized version of the QNX Neutrino microkernel in the Cisco IOS XR software.
Branchenforum fühlt Open-Source auf den Zahn
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Immer mehr IT-Anwender steigen auf zusätzliche Linux-Server um. Auch auf Desktop-Rechnern macht sich Linux breit.
TDI ports device management software to HP/Itanium
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
TECSys Development Inc., authors of the ConsoleWorks program for Web-based device management, has ported its software to Open VMS for Itanium-2, the Hewlett-Packard OS for HP Integrity servers.
Panel to probe Open Source's future
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
With more IT users switching on additional Linux servers — and evaluating the use of Linux on the desktop as well — VARs must start planning for a future in which the open-source operating system is a fixture.
IDE adapter adapts embedded computers for CompactFlash, microdrives
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Board maker Parvus is now offering a nifty a remote CompactFlash-to-IDE adapter board for embedded computers. It's designed with both 40-pin (100-mil) and 44-pin (2-mm) IDE connectors, and will handle both Type I and Type II PCMCIA cards.
Embedded-Linux knappert an Microsoft und Wind River
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Der Umsatz mit Embedded-Linux-Betriebssystemen, Add-on-Komponenten und dazugehörigen Dienstleistungen steigt — und zwar auf Kosten von proprietären Systemen aus dem Hause Microsoft und Wind River.
Green Hills Microkernel and RTOS updated
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8/12/2004   Post a comment
Green Hills software update includes enhancements for automotive, resource-constrained, and multiprocessing applications and POSIX certification.
Microsoft to ship cut-rate Windows XP to Asia
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. will begin selling a super-cut-rate edition of Windows in three Asian countries come this fall.
1394 finding design-ins despite competition, says report
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
The market for products meeting the IEEE 1394 specification continues to be characterized by both tremendous opportunity and enormous ambiguity, according to a report by In-Stat/MDR, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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