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TI plugs Linux into cell phones

Texas Instruments has announced that it's supporting Linux as an operating system to run atop its Open Multimedia Application Platform (OMAP) designs for next-generation cell phone designs. In addition, the company has chosen RidgeRun to provide support for Linux on OMAP devices.

Texas Instruments has announced that it's supporting Linux as an operating system to run atop its Open Multimedia Application Platform (OMAP) designs for next-generation cell phone designs. In addition, the company has chosen RidgeRun to provide support for Linux on OMAP devices.

RidgeRun sells DSPLinux, a version of Linux that includes programming tools, several packages for specific devices and simulators for some designs. OMAP includes at its core digital signal processors (DSP), chips that TI and others sell for processing video and audio information and handling many core mobile phone operations. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

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