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January 17, 2013

Gumstix Offers Full Overo COM Support for Yocto Project

Gumstix, a provider of Linux computers-onmodule for electronic manufacturers, will offer full support for the Yocto Project, including the build system on the Gumstix line of ARM (News - Alert)-based Overo COMs.

W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO at Gumstix said, “At Gumstix, we aim to provide solutions that are as flexible as possible. Gumstix’ participation in and support for the Yocto Project serves to further that goal by enabling developers to rapidly deploy a Linux-based solution on any hardware.”

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project hosted by the Linux Foundation (News - Alert), which will provide the tools and infrastructure necessary for developing customized Linux distributions that do not depend on hardware architecture.

For developing, maintaining and testing customized Linux images, various tools are made available by the Yocto Project.

The build system based on OpenEmbedded architecture allows developers to adapt Gumstix’ existing Yocto Project layers for the Overo line, according to their requirements, allowing for the centralized incorporation of desired system components.

Users can hence create customized Linux solutions for implementations in embedded solutions, said officials.

“Full, collaborative, open source project support for our Overo COMs makes Gumstix’ hardware platforms even more versatile as complete, embedded solutions while minimizing development time and maximizing efficiency,” Kruberg added.

One version of the Gumstix project layer for the Overo line features a full desktop environment, and the other version features console-access only.

Gumstix recently launched the DuoVero Crystal COM, the first in its new series of modules based on the OMAP4430 processor from Texas Instruments (News - Alert) Incorporated (TI). This will be powered by TI’s smart multicore processor, and offers electronic designers the same core technology that powers today’s advanced smartphones, tablets and other multimedia-rich mobile devices.

It also includes an integrated POWERVR SGX540 graphics accelerator capable of driving complex videos as advanced as 3D gaming and 3D user interfaces. With the DuoVero Crystal COM, embedded designers can produce full HD 1080p with faster, higher quality image and video capture functions, with digital SLR-like imaging up to 20 megapixels.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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