BELLEVUE, USA & ECULLY, FRANCE: Adeneo Embedded has announced the public availability of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 “Unified” Board Support Package (BSP) for Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) ARM Cortex-A8 based devices including OMAP35x processors, AM35x and AM37x Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) and DM37x DaVinci digital media processors.
The Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 unified BSP is designed to enable efficient development for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) developing embedded devices on this platform. The architecture of the BSP is fully compliant with Microsoft Production-Quality OEM Adaptation Layer (PQOAL) specifications to provide clear separations between CPU-dependent and board-dependent features, helping OEMs focus on adapting only the specific portions of code related to their custom design.
The unified BSP architecture provides full compatibility with all the existing TI ARM Cortex-A8 processors and ensures OEMs smoothly transition between the different architectures. Additionally, it simplifies maintenance and support to OEMs, ensuring reliability and robustness of the reference BSP across 10 different processors.
This BSP is fully available as a free source code download on the Adeneo Embedded website (click here to be redirected to appropriate webpage) today and will be available on the TI website in Q4-2010. Customers can register on the Adeneo Embedded website to access the source code and exclusive discounts on Adeneo Embedded support, training and engineering services.
"The richness of features provided by the TI’s AM35x and AM37x Sitara ARM MPUs, OMAP35x processor and DM37x DaVinci digital media processors, combined with the Adeneo Embedded system integration expertise on Windows Embedded CE for Sitara ARM MPUs, OMAP processors and DaVinci digital media processors is an excellent solution to ensure OEMs’ design success," said Yannick Chammings, CEO, Adeneo Embedded.
"Beyond the availability of this new reference solution, OEMs can benefit from the expertise of our international engineering teams through training, consulting or turnkey development. As a participant of the TI Elite Design House Network, we combine intimate knowledge of TI solutions with expertise in Windows Embedded CE development and system integration to secure smooth and efficient progression of OEMs in their designs.”
“Adeneo Embedded fully capitalizes on low-power, scalable processors provided by the TI OMAP, Sitara ARM MPUs and DaVinci digital media processors to help developers design confidently and efficiently,” said Jake Alamat, Sitara ARM MPUs marketing director, TI. “By offering expert training and support, Adeneo Embedded is able to provide flexibility and design security to customers.”
“The componentized, real-time Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 operating system enables OEMs of consumer and enterprise devices to differentiate with rich user experiences and streamlined connectivity to the world of Windows-based PCs, servers and online services,” said Kim Chau, senior partner manager for Windows Embedded and Microsoft Corp.
“We’re pleased to work with Adeneo Embedded on a board support package for TI’s ARM Cortex-A8-based devices, such as Sitara ARM MPUs, OMAP processors and DaVinci digital media processors to help OEMs drive custom designs to needs of their customers, while reducing time-to-market and other associated costs.”