Innovative Integration introduced the ePC-K7 embedded system. It is a user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument. The ePC-K7 features the Xilinx Kintex-7 325T/410T FPGA. It includes a full Windows/Linux PC and supports a wide variety of FMC modules. The ePC-K7 is ideal for wireless, industrial control, military hardware, medical imaging, telecom/intelligence, and test & measurement applications.
SYSGO launched version 5.2 of the ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux. ELinOS 5.2 includes new features and up to date components to the ELinOS embedded Linux product line. ELinOS v5.2 features over 230 new or updated packages. The embedded Linux development environment is available now. The six families of supported processors are the x86, x86_64, PowerPC, ARM, SPARC V8 and MIPS32. ELinOS 5.2 is available for Linux and Windows hosted platforms.
Datasound Laboratories introduced their Matrix-522 Linux-ready ARM9-powered, embedded industrial computer. The Matrix-522 features dual CAN (Control Area Network) bus 2.0 ports, two LANs, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, two USB hosts and 21 GPIOs. The pre-installed Linux 2.6.29 OS includes SocketCAN, the open source CAN driver and network stack to enable multiple applications access to a single CAN device simultaneously. The DSL Matrix-522 embedded system is ideal for automotive, factory automation and industrial control system applications.
SYSGO rolled out version 5.1 of the ELinOS embedded Linux RTOS. ELinOS 5.1 supports the x86, PowerPC, ARM, SH, SPARC V8 and MIPS64 processors. ELinOS 5.1 is available for Linux and Windows hosted platforms. The 5.1 release features integration of several major kernel releases, including 2.6.34 with full 64-bit target support, latest GCC 4.4 toolchain, and support for major architectures such as Intel, PowerPC, ARM, MIPS64 and SPARC V8. ELinOS 5.1 is available now.
FemtoLinux is a new Linux flavor optimized for real-time embedded systems. With FemtoLinux, critical Linux applications run in kernel mode. This results a low system call and interrupt-to-application latency and overhead. FemtoLinux also simplifies RTOS-to-Linux porting significantly — RTOS applications can be ported to embedded Linux without drastic changes to the software architecture. FemtoLinux is available now for the ARM architecture. MIPS and PowerPC ports are in the works.
HawkBoard is an open source embedded processor development board. The HawkBoard features an ARM and digital signal processor (DSP). It has multiple expansion and interface options to enable engineers and developers to create end-use applications such as portable test and measurement systems, portable medical devices, public safety and military radios, power protection systems, networked audio/video servers and receivers, VoIP solutions and Qt development applications. The HawkBoard is now available worldwide for 73.69 pounds ($108.86).
Kontron introduced the ThinkIO-Solo embedded IPC and the Debian Linux desktop distribution for the Kontron ThinkIO-Duo/-Solo. The Kontron embedded IPC ThinkIO-Solo features an Intel Celeron M processor clocked at 1.06 GHz, 1 GB RAM, up to 4 GB soldered internal flash and 512KB non-volatile memory. The Kontron ThinkIO-Solo will be in production by the third quarter. The Linux Desktop distribution is available now.
eSOL for Android is a solution for embedded systems development using the Android open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). eSOL for Android consists of eSOL Adaptor for Android (enables Android to run on non-Linux OSes) and eSOL Professional Services for Android (technical services for Android-based software development).
MSC Vertriebs announced Qseven Starter Kits that are based on MSC’s Qseven modules (70 x 70mm form factor and the Intel Atom processor). The kits are based on the new 3.5-inch platform board Q7-MB-EP1 and offer a variety of interfaces. The kits feature a Qseven Heatspreader, a ready-to-run Linux installation on USB Flash Stick, and a 12V power supply. Optionally, the evaluation kit is available with a TFT panel and cable kit.
The MS7724 is the first product in the Renesas Multimedia Solution line of system development Linux platforms. Each features an SH-Mobile R Series application processor; provides enhanced functionality, reduced cost, and greater compactness than previous evaluation and development boards; and includes Linux software necessary for system development in a single package. The first product to be released is the MS7724 platform for the SH-Mobile R2R (SH7724). Shipments began last month in Japan.