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Jan 24, 2010 - 2 minute read - Hardware

ARM2103 Controller board CONTROLLERS ) ARM2103 Controller Our new ARM2103 Controller is one of the most powerful controllers currently available. Utilizing the new high-performance LPC2103 microcontroller from Philips. This controller features both high-speed, large memory capacity and a host of useful peripheral features for the most demanding embedded application. All mounted on a very compact board with easy to connect headers, on-board regulator and direct program download. The new LPC2103 Microcontroller from Philips includes a large 32kB Flash Program Memory, ideal for the largest of applications.

Jan 24, 2010 - 4 minute read -

Running Fedora-ARM under QEMU

QEMU is a well-known emulator that supports ARM platforms, and can be used to run the Fedora-ARM distribution. This provides a convenient platform to try out the distribution as well as to development and customization. The howto describes a process to get the Fedora-ARM distribution running under QEMU. Although we have tested this on Fedora 7 and Fedora 8 with QEMU 0.9.0, most of the process should work on any other Linux system as well.

Jan 24, 2010 - 7 minute read -

Debian on an emulated ARM machine

Introduction QEMU is a generic and open source processor emulator which can emulate i386, x86_64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and SPARC systems. In case of ARM, it can emulate an Integrator or a Versatile platform. The Versatile one is the most interesting as it includes a hard disk SCSI controller, an Ethernet card and a graphical display. Using a kernel compiled with the right options, it is possible to install a Debian distribution on such an emulated platform.

Jan 23, 2010 - 1 minute read - meetings


Dave, Mike and Tony at today’s meeting, we spent the time chatting and looking at various bits and bobs in Linux Mint. Mike showed us how to use RSS feeds to see content from favourite web sites. Tony reminded Dave about the repositories for software downloads in Ubuntu and Ubuntu derived distro’s and installed Acro-read in Mint 8. Mike showed Dave a book about common Linux commands for use in the terminal.