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E-reader doubles as digital notepadview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Asus announced a tablet combining a monochrome e-reader with Wacom stylus input and notepad support. The Eee Tablet offers input sensitivity of 2400 dots per inch (dpi), as well as a back-facing two-megapixel camera and 0.1-second text file page turns, says the company.... (Embedded)

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DaVinci SoC optimized for 720p videoconferencingview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Texas Instruments is prepping a version of its DM6467 DaVinci video processor optimized for videoconferencing. The single-chip VCE6467 Video Communications Engine integrates pre-installed software from RadVision on the ARM9-based, DSP-enabled DM6467 SoC, enabling two-way H.264 video at 720p quality running at 30 frames per second (fps), says the company.... (Embedded)

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Intel tips new silicon for tabletsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Intel says it will launch dedicated silicon for tablet PCs at next week's Computex show in Taiwan. The Atom-based chipset -- likely bearing the & Moorestown-W& moniker -- will run a tablet-specific version of Windows 7 that supports power-saving & SmartIdle& technology, according to various reports.... (Embedded)

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ARM9-based $100 Android tablets to light up Computexview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Next week at Computex, Via Technologies' WonderMedia Technologies subsidiary will demonstrate low-cost Android-based tablets based on the ARM9-based, 600MHz WonderMedia Prizm processor and related & SmartTouch& reference designs. The tablets will be manufactured by a variety of Chinese manufacturers, and sold for as low as $100 in the U.S. later this year, says Bloomberg.... (Embedded)

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Ruggedized OpenVPX SBC runs Linuxview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced a military-focused 3U OpenVPX-compliant VPX-REDI SBC equipped with Freescale's PowerPC-based, eight-core 1.5GHz QorIQ P4080 system-on-chip. The XPedite5470 offers PCI Express or Serial RapidIO expansion, SERDES or standard gigabit Ethernet ports, plus MIL-STD 810F Level 1-5 ruggedization and temperature resistance, says the company.... (Embedded)

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GPS-equipped ARM SoC gets more integratedview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – CSR says it's now shipping a Linux-compatible SoC (system on chip) incorporating an ARM11-based application processor and a 64-channel GPS engine. The SiRFatlasV offers 500 or 664MHz clock speeds, supports VGA-resolution video, supports DDR2-400 RAM, and includes an on-chip audio DAC and power management unit (PMU), the company says.... (Embedded)

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New OLPC tablet built on Marvell reference designview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and Marvell have agreed to develop next-generation OLPC XO-3 tablets based on the Marvell Moby reference design and the Armada 610 SoC. Aimed at the worldwide educational market, the Moby-based XO devices will support 1080p video encode and decode, 3D graphics, Flash 10-enabled web access, and teleconferencing, and consume only a single Watt, say the partners.... (Embedded)

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BeagleBoard to gain 1GHz SoC, Ethernetview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – BeagleBoard.org has tipped a new version of its open-platform development board for hobbyists, sporting a faster 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 SoC and twice the memory. The BeagleBoard-xM runs an upcoming Texas Instruments & DM3730& processor with 512MB of low-power DDR RAM, and a new on-board, four-port USB hub with 10/100 Ethernet, all in a 3.25 × 3.25-inch footprint.... (Embedded)

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MeeGo for Netbooks released -- and it's fastview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The Intel- and Nokia-backed MeeGo project released version 1.0 of an open source operating system optimized for Intel Atom-based netbooks. MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks -- which we found to be speedy -- comprises Google's Chrome browser, Nokia's Qt 4.6, plus a variety of other tools, and will be followed next month by a handset version, says the project.... (Embedded)

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Chrome 5 release includes first stable Linux versionview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Google released version 5.0 of its Chrome web browser -- including the first stable builds for Linux and Mac platforms -- promising faster performance plus new multi-machine sync and HTML5 utilities. Meanwhile, tech pundit Om Malik suggests that Google's Linux- and Chrome-based Chrome OS should step aside to let the fast-growing Android evolve.... (Embedded)

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Intel scraps discrete GPU plansview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Intel has, & at least in the short term,& canceled its plans to bring a discrete GPU (graphics processing unit) to market. The move follows the company's having missed & key product milestones& for a planned product codenamed Larrabee, spokesperson Bill Kircos wrote in a blog entry yesterday.... (Embedded)

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Multicore simulation engine gains GUI analysis toolsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Wind River announced a new version of its Linux-ready, multicore oriented Simics virtualization and simulation software for embedded hardware development. (Embedded)