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Via's ARMTiGO A800 supports Linux

Via's ARMTiGO A800 supports Linux

Via Technologies has announced a 12×12.5x3cm ARM Cortex-A8-based machine, writes Steve Bush.  ARMTiGO A800 is “the world’s smallest ARM system for embedded applications, including hotel automation, digital signage and, surveillance as well as for medical and healthcare applications”, claimed the firm…

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Open source is still a software licence - Digia Qt

Digia recently acquired the full Qt business from Nokia, Juhapekka Niemi, director, Digia, Qt, talks to Electronics Weekly about how the mobile software business will develop and grow in a market where open source has growing popularity. Read the full article >> 

What is Qt and how does Digia…

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Arduino Uno open-source prototyping board comes to market

Arduino Uno open-source prototyping board comes to market

A starter kit for the Arduino Uno open-source prototyping board which can be used by professional embedded system engineers and students is available from RS Components, writes Richard Wilson. The kit contains the components required to start programming with the Arduino Uno board along with a guidebook featuring 15…

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Google open source code-in contest for school students

Google open source code-in contest for school students

Google has announced its Code-in contest will begin this November, introducing pre-university students to the world of open source development.

From late November to mid January, students will be able to work with 10 open source projects on a variety of tasks, says Google. The contest starts November…

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Nokia completes sale of Qt software to Digia

Nokia completes sale of Qt software to Digia

Digia, the Helsinki-based software firm, has completed the acquisition of the Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business. Following…

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Xilinx gets Linux specialist PetaLogix

Xilinx has announced the acquisition of embedded Linux specialist PetaLogix, writes Richard Wilson.

The FPGA supplier has previously worked with PetaLogix for providing a Linux distribution for its MicroBlaze and PowerPC processors and more recently for a Linux distribution and tool chain for the Zynq-7000 programmable SoCs…

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BeagleBone gets I/O 'capes'

Fans of the BeagleBone single board computer, little brother to BeagleBoard, now have access to 20 plug-in boards to add a camera, LCDs, weather sensors, and other I/O, writes Steve Bush. Called ‘capes’ after the cloak worn by the beagle superhero BeagleBoard mascot, the boards have been designed…

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Leonardo Arduino board shows at Rapid

Educational charity Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a version of Linux optimised for the £25 computer’s ARM11 processor, writes Steve Bush. Called Raspbian, “this is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by Alex and Dom over the past couple of months, and replaces the existing Debian…

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