Open Source Engineering: Resources

Wind River offers Qt Commercial on VxWorks

Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Check out the Wikipedia page for List of Linux distributions. Specifically, check out http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gldt.svg And…

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Raspberry Pi number 1 goes for £3,500 on eBay

The Raspberry Pi  project is almost a perfect example of open source engineering story. Well, it has started in popular fashion – a £20 Raspberry Pi computer sold for £3,500 on eBay last week, writes Steve Bush. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which intends to sell its educational computers directly, auctioned…

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ARM releases Development Studio 5 Community Edition for Andorid

For small firms, ARM has released Development Studio 5 Community Edition, a free version of its reference software development toolkit, writes our technology editor Steve Bush. Known as DS-5 CE. “the new edition is dedicated to the Android application developer community and helps them create native software for compute…

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ARM cores and virtual prototyping

Imperas – a virtualised software specialist, and a member of the ARM Connected Community – has released its first models of the Cortex-A family of ARM processor cores. It says models of the ARM Cortex-A series of cores, along with models of the Cortex-M series of cores, are now…

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FreeRTOS moves to v7.0 adding software timer

Version 7.0 of the open-source real-time operating system FreeRTOS has been released, adding a software timer, a port to the MSP430X microcontroller, and two additional ‘demos’, writes Technology Editor Steve Bush. The timer is the first time FreeRTOS has used a ‘daemon task’ – a task which is…

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IMEC Android app targets healthcare costs

Green Hills Software has announced RTOS and virtualisation support for Intel’s latest Atom processor, the E6xx series, writes Richard Wilson. Support includes the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS), Integrity Secure Virtualization (ISV), Multi integrated development environment (IDE), optimising C/C++ compilers, and DoubleCheck static analyser. Read the full…

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BeagleBoard open source project gets shot in the ARM

BeagleBoard, the ARM-based development board from Texas Instruments, has caused a stir in the open source community, but it might not ever have appeared without the intervention of component distributor Digi-Key, writes Steve Bush. “It was developed with a little bit of seed funding from TI,” BeagleBoard software…

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STMicroelectronics speaker at SHARE on-line event

We’re happy to promote this one – a SHARE SIG on-line event. The organisation’s slogan is ‘Improving European Embedded System Industry through Open Source SW Sharing’. On the 22nd of March 2010, at 11 (GMT +1) it will be hosting the ‘Open Source Software and enterprises: the Bellagio…

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