Tech news tagged ‘os’

China to create its own open-source OS, based on Ubuntu

China is standardising on Ubuntu for the country’s open source operating system.

Government agency, the China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre (CSIP) has selected Canonical’s Ubuntu for a reference architecture to be the basis of a standardised operating system.

The Chinese government has a five year plan…

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Cypress PSoC supported by graphical design tool

Naman Jain and Anshu Kandhari from Cypress Semiconductor describe the supplier’s programmable (SOC) schematic-based design environment, PSoC Creator, which allows designers to develop applications, without having to manually manage the architecture or configuration registers.  When developing embedded applications, we need to understand different chips and their capabilities and…

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Intel Atom embedded PC is stainless steel

AAEON has introduced a stainless steel embedded computer designed for applications that require waterproof, dustproof and anti-corrosion standards. “With an IP67 certification, AEC-6511 has waterproof and dustproof properties that make it eligible to be used in harsh environments,” said Barnabas Chen, product manager of AAEON’s Panel Appliance…

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Raspberry Pi: production date, and SoC data sheet

The first batch of production Raspberry Pi computers will be finished on February 20th, according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. A slight delay in production was due to the availability of a particular oscillator package in China. For low-level code developers, the most important news is that programming details…

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Green Hills has secure platform for smart meters

Green Hills Software has added to its secure software tools for smart metering which it said provides the core technologies required to develop, deliver, and maintain secure, resilient, smart grid devices. 

The platform includes a full suite of ISS Security Toolkits for the smart grid device development.

There is ISS…

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Green Hills adds PROFINET support to safety platform

Green Hills Software has partnered with KW Software and Molex to add new software integrations to its Platform for Industrial Safety. The platform includes a set of development tools, middleware, industrial communications protocols and services built around the IEC 61508 SIL 3-certified Green Hills INTEGRITY real-time operating system…

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MathWorks adds FPGA support to xPC Target

MathWorks now supports FPGA with its xPC Target 5.0 prototyping workflow. The xPC Target tool can be used to execute Simulink and Stateflow models on a target computer for control prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, and other real-time testing applications. It provides a library of I…

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IAR Systems Eclipse plug-in for Renesas RL78 dev tools

IAR Systems is offering a plug-in to Eclipse for Renesas RL78 development tools. This plug-in includes the optimizing IAR C/C++ Compiler, Assembler and Linker, as well as all needed C/C++ libraries. It also supports parsing of error messages and option settings from within Eclipse. “Many customers…

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Microsoft rolling out Windows Phone 7 OS update

Microsoft is rolling out its first major software update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system. Microsoft had planned the Windows Phone 7 update for the first two weeks of March. The delay is due to technical problems with a minor update to the operating system (OS) in February, which…

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Blackberry will cling to smartphone top spot for next five years

Blackberry smartphones will maintain top position for business customers despite rival operating system (OS) platforms clawing back market share from Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) over the next five years, according to a report. The study, by ABI Research, found that RIM will lose market share by 2015. The…

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