Sources of Information

The engineers started the hardware selection process by searching the Web for case studies, examples, and Web sites that discuss actual projects using hardware for embedded Linux applications. They wanted to select target hardware with which someone else had had success when using embedded Linux. Their first search returned a wealth of information, much of which was contained in the following Web sites:

  • The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC; www.embedded-linux.org) is a “nonprofit, vendor-neutral trade association whose goal is the advancement and promotion of Linux throughout the embedded, applied and appliance computing markets.” The ELC, which has more than 125 member companies, actively promotes embedded Linux and endorses ...

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