North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting


When: Tue July 12, 2005 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Gordon Kruberg

Location: O'Reilly Media

gumstix, Inc. creates the world’s smallest commercially available Linux boards and computers. Their devices are based on Intel’s PXA255 processor with Xscale technology (also used in high-end PDAs and smartphones), measure only 20mm x 80mm x 8mm — the size of a stick of gum — and cost as low as $109. gumstix boards provide GPIO pins, serial ports, USB 1.1 client, an MMC flash memory card slot, and an I2C bus.

Their’s are among the first single board computers (SBCs) shipping with the new Linux 2.6 kernel, with its fully pre-emptible, multi-threading capabilties.

Gordon Kruberg, Founder & CEO, founded, financed, and played operating and strategic executive roles in over 30 startups and venture-capital backed companies. He holds an A.B. degree in Human Biology, a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.D. degree from Northwestern University.

Published Tue 12 July 2005 by Eric Eisenhart