[aprssig] Embeded LINUX display
mike.mikemiller at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 15:09:35 CST 2008
I think it really depends on how much you are willing to spend $$ and
what your definition of embedded is.
> My question is about embeded LINUX devices.
Are you talking about a product like the Nokia N800 or a OEM Board?
> They say they run LINUX, but what does this mean ?
In the embedded Linux space usually you have a board with a processor
( ARM, PowerPC, Intel or MIPS ) running 50 to 500 Mhz low power ( runs
off DC 12 VDC to 15 VDC). Again usually these boards run a stripped
down Linux Kernel with only the modules and hardware / device driver
support need for your board. You find some boards running UcLinux or
BusyBox depending on the OEM board vendor support options for Linux.
> Do they have the ability to run perl, MySQL and GD ?
It depends on your toolchains for the embedded linux distribution you
are using. If your using a distribution that uses glibc then you can
run MySQL but due to limited memory and processor speed it is
unfeasible IMHO. Have you looked at Sqlite for a SQL database engine?
> Here is a sample of what I mean
That is interesting what kind of receiver are you using and how are
you connecting it to your computer? I.E. USB RS-232 serial?
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