PHYTEC and Adeneo, both Gold level members of the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partners Program, released to the market a Board Support Package (BSP) for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 for the phyCORE-PXA270. The phyCORE-PXA270 is a small, feature rich, insert-ready module based on the XScale PXA270 applications processor from Marvell. The phyCORE module integrates features like Ethernet, CAN, and Audio/Touchscreen codec, offering all the features required for strong multimedia and high bandwidth communication applications.
The BSP, with integrated drivers for all standard interfaces available on the module, enables application developers to port their Windows CE based software onto the phyCORE module with minimal development effort and risk. PHYTEC’s phyCORE-PXA270 Rapid Development Kit along with Adeneo’s BSP is the key starting point for OEMs developing smart Windows Embedded CE based devices and offers a robust solution for OEM’s needing to have a complete Windows Embedded CE solution up and running under very short development time.
Thomas L. Walker, Director of PHYTEC America, commented, “PHYTEC is recognized for the quality of its products and its services. We have partnered with Adeneo to offer our customers a wider variety of Windows CE solutions and by adding the Windows Embedded 6.0 BSP to our product offerings we further increase the value of PHYTEC’s off-shelf solution to OEM users.
Yannick CHAMMING’S, General Manager of Windows Embedded activity at Adeneo, and CEO of Adeneo America, comments: “This new release of our BSP for phyCORE module is one step further in our collaboration with PHYTEC. The combination of PHYTEC’s strong skills in providing reliable off the shelf embedded modules with Adeneo’s expertise on integration of Windows Embedded CE into customer designs brings a unique complete answer to OEM willing to secure the availability of their design with the best time to market.”
“The Adeneo and PHYTEC alliance provides clear leadership in the growing Windows Embedded Partner ecosystem that is delivering on our promise of innovation and rapid time to market for device designs,” said Ilya Bukshteyn, Director of Windows Embedded Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “The release of a BSP for Windows Embedded CE 6.0, further proves our partners’ continuous innovation on the Windows Embedded platform.”
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 boasts a re-engineered kernel with capabilities such as a capacity for 32,000 simultaneous processes and 2 GB of virtual memory address space per process while maintaining the software’s real-time capabilities. This enables developers to incorporate larger numbers of robust applications into more intelligent, complex devices.
About PHYTEC Technologie Holding AG
In 20 years of operations, PHYTEC has earned a reputation for high quality design, production and integration support of OEM-able Single Board Computer (SBC) subassemblies and Rapid Development Kits that accelerate microcontroller-based embedded developments. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, the PHYTEC Technologie Holding AG remains a majority family-owned enterprise, with minority ownership shares held by the managers of operational divisions in Germany, the United States and France. PHYTEC SBCs support a variety of ARM9, ARM11 and XScale derivatives, as well as other embedded devices. These products have been deployed in thousands of embedded designs, ranging from industrial control to medical, automotive, avionic and data processing applications.
Adeneo is a leading design center in complete hardware and software custom design. Adeneo offers services in hardware and software engineering especially in industrial environments, with a strong emphasis on embedded and/or real-time developments. With nine years of experience in Windows CE, and thanks to its partnerships with Silicon Vendors, Board manufacturers and Microsoft, Adeneo is the key partner for complete hardware and software designs targeting rich-featured high end products. Its facilities located both in Europe and North America bring local support to its customers on a worldwide basis.