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Suggestions required for embedded linux platform

Started by bluesmoke0 July 7, 2009
Hi,

  I want to design a gateway platform for home automation application that
can expose its services to WLAN. The platform should also be able to
support the Bluetooth connectivity. I am thinking to use an embedded Linux
OS to enable it to execute the libupnp (UPnP SDK for linux) application for
service discovery.
Can any one suggest me a suitable embedded linux development board, more
closed to above mentioned requirements.

Regards,




On Jul 7, 10:21=A0am, "bluesmoke0" <aamir.u...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Can any one suggest me a suitable embedded linux development board, more > closed to above mentioned requirements.
For rapid development, an Atom-based x86 motherboard with a cheap (< $5) Bluetooth USB dongle and a cheap (<$5) USB flash boot disk would be easiest. Or a $249 complete netbook PC. I've pretty much stopped trying to prototype small-run projects on ARM, etc. embedded Linux boards. It's so much easier (and, function for function, cheaper) to take a COTS x86 netbook and repurpose it.