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  • Carrier Grade Linux
     → June 2010
    White Paper: MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

    White Paper: MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

    Staff (MontaVista)
    One example is enough to illustrate the potential impact network failures can have. In 1991, a packet-switched network failed. This failure caused hundreds of millions of dollars in financial losses, knocked out air traffic control in the New York City region for over 8 hours, and disrupted 85,000 t... [read more]

     → May 2005

    Carrier Grade Linux 3.0: Building out and looking forward

    Bill Weinberg (OSDL)
    In February 2005, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) released the latest version of the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Requirements Definition – version 3.0. OSDL CGL builds on the strong adoption of the 1.1 and 2.0 releases, which now form the basis for half a dozen off-the-shelf Linux platform prod... [read more]

     → November 2013

    "It's not an embedded Linux distribution; it creates a custom one for you" - DIY and the Yocto Project

    Monique DeVoe (Assistant Managing Editor)
    Low-cost, open-source DIY hardware started strong in the hobbyist and educational communities, but has been making its way into professional, embedded applications. Linux began as an open-source version of UNIX, though it, too, has matured and broken into professional settings thanks to high usage a... [read more]

    Carrier Grade Linux
     → March 2008
    Video: Not Just Any Linux: Carrier Grade Linux (part 1 of 2)

    Video: Not Just Any Linux: Carrier Grade Linux (part 1 of 2)

    Glenn E. Seiler (Wind River Systems, Inc.)
    In the rapidly growing network market segments that leverage AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA-based systems, the standards bodies and industry consortia agree that Carrier Grade Linux is the operating system of choice.

    Integrated development environment
     → June 2014
    Advanced IDEs support media-rich embedded systems

    Advanced IDEs support media-rich embedded systems

    Lars Knoll (Digia, Qt)
    The nature of embedded systems developments is changing rapidly. These systems were embedded inside user equipment, often with little or no user interface to reveal their presence. At most, they might present a two-line display and a set of physical buttons. But as systems have become more sophistic... [read more]

     → October 2013
    White Paper: Tuning HPEC Linux Clusters for Real-Time Determinism

    White Paper: Tuning HPEC Linux Clusters for Real-Time Determinism

    David Tetley (GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.)
    This paper investigates interrupt response times and message passing latencies using OpenMPI on three different versions of the Linux kernel; one 'standard' server grade, one server grade with real-time pre-empt patches applied, and one with a proprietary, real-time kernel. In order to characterize ... [read more]

    In-vehicle infotainment systems
     → February 2013
    Integrating Linux into automotive systems for the long haul

    Integrating Linux into automotive systems for the long haul

    Staff (Embedded Computing Design)
    The Linux Foundation is revving up deployment of its widely used operating system by launching the Automotive Grade Linux Work Group to advance automotive system development through collaboration between the Linux and open-source communities and the automotive industry. Rudolf explains how the proje... [read more]

     → Spring 2003

    Linux in carrier grade applications

    Glenn E. Seiler (MontaVista)
    Linux is being optimized to meet the carrier grade requirements of modern telecommunications carriers.

     → November 2006

    Easing embedded Linux software development for SBCs

    Nathan Gustavson (EMAC, Inc.)
    Most programmers today leaving college with Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degrees are fairly well versed in programming on a Linux desktop platform. When these programmers need to take the leap to programming embedded Linux systems, they are often surprised and bewildered that the progr... [read more]

     → September 2014
    Android beyond tablets and smartphones for embedded

    Android beyond tablets and smartphones for embedded

    Curt Schwaderer (Editorial Director)
    Android has been championed by Google for quite some time in the smartphone market. Android is a Linux-based environment and Linux is a very popular software platform for embedded systems. The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and their associated graphics ... [read more]

     → June 2011
    White Paper: Beyond Virtualization: The MontaVista Approach to Multi-core SoC Resource Allocation and Control

    White Paper: Beyond Virtualization: The MontaVista Approach to Multi-core SoC Resource Allocation and Control

    Patrick MacCartee (MontaVista)
    This paper outlines an approach to using a number of known Linux technologies to deliver a highly configurable, scalable, and virtualized Linux environment that includes a very low overhead run-time capability that can match bare-machine and/or RTOS performance.

     → February 2016
    White Paper: Total cost of ownership Linux vs. QNX - Part 1

    White Paper: Total cost of ownership Linux vs. QNX - Part 1

    Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager (QNX Software Systems)
    Is there such thing as a free OS? In this white paper we examine the total cost of ownership of an open source operating system vs. a commercial operating system.

     → May 2007

    The perfect combination for life on the edge: new access blades empowered by Linux

    Steve Wigent (Performance Technologies)
    New applications driving changes at the network edge can take advantage of the benefits Linux has to offer.

     → October 2003

    Is embedded Linux suitable for VME projects?

     → November 2003

    Another approach for real-time performance in Linux

    Steve Brosky (Concurrent Computer Corporation)
    In contrast to standard Linux, a real-time kernel provides an unfair share of the system’s resources to the most important tasks, so these tasks can have guaranteed response to real-world events.

     → March 2007

    Real-time Linux, past and present

    Daniel Walker (MontaVista)
    Linux code is fully capable of being developed into an RTOS.

     → January 2008

    Do-it-yourself Linux – a money pit: Commercial Linux saves time and money

    Jim Ready (MontaVista)
    If companies haven't realistically assessed the high life-cycle costs that accompany in-house RTOS development, they may become victims of the "software money pit." Instead, commercial options including Linux are emerging as clear winners in the buy-versus-make decision.

     → Winter 2004

    Software tool considerations for Linux clusters

    Michael Duffy (Qs Tech)
    In this article, the authors draw on their experience with the design and marketing of high performance systems to discuss the technical and managerial challenges that confront the growth of the Linux Cluster market, and how system software tools can impact Linux Clusters.

     → Fall 2004
    Creating a versatile, secure network controller using embedded Linux

    Creating a versatile, secure network controller using embedded Linux

    Glen Middleton (Arcom)
    This issue's special feature focuses on the impact of embedded software and development tools. Bundling all the software and hardware (including cables, power supplies, and simple enclosures) with a PC/104 board that has operational Linux already installed saves considerable time for developers. I... [read more]

    Real-time OS
     → August 2007

    RTOS-to-Linux application migration

    Jim Ready (MontaVista)
    Questions about the feasibility of application migration from older RTOS-based products to Linux must be answered so this migration can be managed efficiently.

     → June 2010

    Green in: 26 GbE ports, another 1 W CPU, and a PMIC

    Don Dingee (Editorial Director)
    In our Deep Green Editor's Choice section, we look at technology helping design green into today's new products.

     → June 2001

    Linux PLC: Extending open source software to industrial automation

    Perry Sink (Synergetic)
    Linux has found its way into factory automation. Many OEMs are already using Linux, but Curt Wuollet had something larger in mind when he launched the Linux PLC project.

    Debugging tools & techniques
     → Spring 2003

    Adapting hardware-assisted debug to Embedded Linux and other modern OS environments

    Norbert Laengrich (Embedded Performance, Inc.)
    This article discusses methods for providing nonintrusive debug and optimization environments for newly popular embedded operating systems such as embedded LINUX, Microsoft Windows CE.NET, SymbianOS, and Microsoft Pocket PC.

     → Summer 2000

    Java and Linux team up for advanced applied computing

    Randy Rorden (NewMonics)
    The Java platform and the Linux operating system are appearing more frequently in applied computing products thanks to their unique benefits. A combined Java-Linux platform accelerated the design process, reduces costs, and shortens time to market. However, developers do need to be aware of the trad... [read more]

     → November 2006

    The rise of Linux for the handset

    Paxton Cooper (MontaVista)
    Today’s handset manufacturers must differentiate their devices in an increasingly crowded market and respond to their key customers.

     → September 2007

    Linux meets the needs of security-critical, network-centric computing

    Dr. Inder M. Singh (LynuxWorks)
    Linux provides the flexibility needed in emerging network-centric military applications, and separation kernels are key in helping them meet security-critical requirements.


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