Embedded Hardware

We have a custom base-station unit for Living Independently. But it has a custom (not by us) VM and nasty scripting language.

I'd like to find a box (cost below $100) that could be developed for with an Agile Programming Language...

LinuxOS on XBox? http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~ranma1/legal.html

LinkSys WiFi box? http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20040527.html

Recent DDJ article

I guess I need to track Sensor technology a bit, too.


Tim Bray noted GregPapadopoulos showed these at dinner; the round thing is the world's smallest secure Web server, with HTTPS and elliptic cryptography built in; the other is some sort of smart sensor with a radio and accelerometer and other stuff, runs Java of course. The next rev will be way smaller. http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/02/03/-big/IMG_3246.jpg

UseNet group comp.arch.embedded http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.arch.embedded

running Python on cheap hardware?


PyMite? http://www.python.org/pycon/papers/pymite/

Pytte? http://effbot.org/zone/pytte.htm

WhatOS uses Python to generate a C RTOS? http://www.sticlete.com/whatos/index.html

This article is about running Python in a Hitachi SH-1 system (work done in 1999)

  • that's the family of CPU-s used in Sega video game systems. Now licensed by Renesas

  • it's called the Super H [architecture](http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Super H) and there are LinxuOS distros for it.

Cleese <http://cleese.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/Cleese History>

Unununium http://unununium.org/introduction

PyPy is an attempt to implement Python entirely in Python, to allow it to be used on an even wider array of platforms. Doesn't sound ready for use, but worth watching....

other Agile Programming Language-s on cheap hardware?

this article talks about an OOVM that uses SmallTalk and fits in 128kb.


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