Lynux rounds out their product line with a new version of BlueCat and an RT hybrid based on FSMLabs' RTLinux.
BlueCat Linux 4.0 is the latest version of LynuxWorks' open-source, real-time distribution for embedded development. BlueCat 4.0 provides support for multiple microprocessors, including the XScale microarchitecture, the IXP1200 Network processor and the Embedded Intel architecture, with IA32, x86 and ARM support planned for Q1 2002. Using the 2.4 kernel and toolchain, version 4.0 also features unique gdb extensions for kernel debugging; GUIs to trace debug and tune kernels and applications; quick configuration of kernel functions and size; open frameworks for managing power usage, with utilities for controlling boot, Flash programs, and disk and display functions; and easily loaded and tested application components such as boot routines and demo programs. BlueCat 4.0 is available in four commercially licensed bundles with various tools and options, or with a noncommercial license with or without documentation.
LynuxWorks also announced that hard real-time capabilities will be added to their product line in the form of BlueCat RT, based on RTLinux technology from FSMLabs. BlueCat RT uses a small real-time kernel that coexists with the BlueCat OS, allowing the scheduling of preemptible tasks in the RT subset while the rest of the application runs on BlueCat. Designed for applications with a small number of real-time tasks, BlueCat RT offers developers cost savings and simplicity of use over full-service RTOSes. BlueCat RT will be available with various bundled commercial LynuxWorks tools and service options.
Manufacturer: LynuxWorks, Inc.
Model: BlueCat 4.0 and BlueCat RT
Suggested Retail Price: Depends on bundle
Click-through from an EPG promotion to the appropriate channel, or scale broadcast TV video overlaid on an HTML web page with the VT900.
The VT900 set-top box enables Ethernet 10/100 data streams to be converted to composite analog RF data streams compatible with all standard TV sets. Integrating broadcast TV into the overall iTV service offering, the VT900 provides support for analog RF signals, digital TV broadcasting over MPEG and IP multicast. With a full browser and support for all plugins, the VT900 also supports the WebMedia software announced by National Semiconductor and Century Embedded Software. Examples of new capabilities available with the VT900 include click-through from a TV channel to a web page.
Designed using the National Semiconductor x86 Geode GXLV CPU, the VT900 also features the Sigma Designs EM8400 MPEG decoder, a dual USB port, a CRT and TFT digital drive, 2.00mm IDE standard FDD connector and a small size of 190mm × 125mm. Available options are DVD player, CDRW, floppy and standard IDE hardware.
Manufacturer: VT Media Technologies
Suggested Retail Price: Contact manufacturer
Manufacturers and systems integrators can add remote management and service to electronic devices with always-on connection.
The emWare DeviceGate-E embedded gateway is a self-contained hardware and software solution that provides remote management capabilities for monitoring, diagnosing and servicing new and legacy electronic devices. With this gateway, users can maintain a continuous connection between potentially hundreds of devices and their client applications. Delivered on a standalone embedded platform, DeviceGate-E can support any device subnet transport and protocol, in addition to TCP/IP or PPP wide area network communications. DeviceGate-E software runs on an x86-based single-board computer and supports client applications running on any interface, including PDAs, cell phones, web browsers and databases.
Components and tools that are part of the DeviceGate-E gateway include an embedded Linux distribution preconfigured for the gateway software, making the system ready to run out of the box. Support is provided for RS-232 and RS-485 device subnet communications, while additional transport and protocols can be developed using emWare's Subnet Authoring Guide. The DeviceGate-E Development Kit allows for the creation of custom user-interface applications using Java, ActiveX or C/C++, in addition to offering a development environment with software, hardware and documentation.
Manufacturer: emWare, Inc.
Model: DeviceGate-E Embedded Gateway and Development Kit
Suggested Retail Price: Depends on distribution option
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide