Via Technologies has announced a 12x12.5x3cm ARM Cortex-A8-based machine, writes Steve Bush.
Google has announced its Code-in contest will begin this November, introducing pre-university students to the world of open source development.
Xilinx has announced the acquisition of embedded Linux specialist PetaLogix, writes Richard Wilson.
Educational charity Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a version of Linux optimised for the £25 computer's ARM11 processor, writes Steve Bush. Based on the ATmega32U4 MCU, which offers 32k of flash memory, the Leonardo board has built-in USB communications. As a result it can be connected to a computer the board appears as both mouse and keyboard at the same time, enabling much more complex programming.
Using Linux in medical devices is becoming common-practice, but there are important factors which developers and manufacturers need to consider, writes Ken Herold, senior systems engineer at Wind River
This one just caught my eye on the Google Developers Blog - an update on its Go project, an open source programming language. Yesterday it officially reached version 1.
MIPS Technologies is collaborating with OS developer Sysgo to port its embedded virtualization technology to MIPS32 processor cores, writes Richard Wilson.
Here's a recent article that may be of interest: an interview with Gabriel Lezmi, v-p European sales at Synopsys, which touches on open source software.
Here's a story from our sister site Flight Global about a new open software platform from Green Hills Software's Integrity Security Services. It's aimed at enabling developers to more easily program applications for the control and management of autonomous vehicles.
Renesas has teamed with Nomovok to offer its first implementation of the MeeGo Linux-based software platform on its mobile application processor, the SH-Mobile APE4, writes Richard Wilson.