Applied Data Demonstrates Intel XScale Support with GNU/Linux Kernel

8/6/2003 - Applied Data Systems (ADS), a leading developer of RISC-based application-ready systems, will be demonstrating the capability of their family of products running Debian, OPIE, GPE and a wireless USB camera during the LinuxWorld Conference this week.

"The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it," the late visionary Mark Weiser once said. ADS is helping to realize Mark Weiser's vision of pervasive, ubiquitous computing by creating small energy efficient but powerful and full-featured computers for use in embedded, mobile, and wearable environments. ADS will demonstrate GNU/Linux kernel version 2.4.19 running on Intel® XscaleTM RISC energy saving processors (scalable from 100 to 400Mhz).

Supporting a wide variety of interfaces, including: USB, 802.11b, Ethernet, PCMCIA, CAN, and IRDA; ADS will demonstrate a webcam moving live images in real time from USB to 802.11b to another system where they are displayed on an LCD monitor running QT-Embedded (tm) from TrollTech(R). ADS' BitsyX systems will demonstrate 2 different open source PDA environments downloadable from OPIE and GPE. For GUI development, OPIE uses Qt-EmbeddedTM, while GPE uses Tiny-X (a small footprint version of X-Windows).

The open source Konqueror web browser will run on OPIE and the tiny Dillo browser will run on GPE. The systems will browse web pages residing on ADS' AGX system running Debian GNU/Linux with Apache Web Server. "The combination of the vast array of open source software and ADS full featured and efficient hardware with GNU/Linux installed allows our customers to develop and deploy their systems rapidly," says Robert Whaley, Director of Linux Solutions at Applied Data Systems. The systems are running GNU/Linux software developed in the Open Source community including: software from the ARM Linux Project, Debian,, MontaVista, and many other organizations.

About Applied Data Systems
Applied Data Systems (ADS) designs and manufactures RISC-based embedded single board computers for application-ready solutions. Featuring numerous OS options, including Windows CE and CE.NET, embedded Linux, VxWorks, QNX and JVM options, the ADS product line is used in applications as diverse as industrial automation, GPS, fleet management, and POS/kiosk. For information, please visit the ADS website at or call 301.490.4007.

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