Adeneo, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner with facilities in Europe and in the USA, and TRANGO Virtual Processors, a leading provider of embedded processor virtualization IP, announce their strategic partnership to ease Windows Embedded CE integration into point of sales terminals and medical systems.
Addressing the certified device markets’ increasing demand for Windows Embedded CE’s functionality and user-friendly interface, the Adeneo and TRANGO partnership offers a highly cost-effective solution to handle migration and integration cost constraints.
With the TRANGO Hypervisor, Windows Embedded CE can, on a single-core platform, run in parallel with security-certified applications and with the same functionality, security level, and certification process of a dual-core or dual-chip platform. Meanwhile, SoC and system manufacturers have the ability to focus on Windows Embedded CE integration and applications deployment thanks to Adeneo’s expertise in Microsoft embedded OS’s.
TRANGO’s Hypervisor runs securely multiple virtual processors on a single CPU. These virtual processors are isolated from each other. One virtual processor runs a certified OS and/or application. Another runs Windows Embedded CE, without costly certification constraints. This combined solution provides an open, full-featured platform, in conjunction with a cost-effective certification process identical to the traditional dual processor approach.
Yannick Chamming’s, General Manager of Windows Embedded activity at Adeneo, and CEO of Adeneo America says, “Demand for greater connectivity and richer multimedia features has increased significantly for the past couple of years in security markets such as medical or payment terminals. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 provides a strong and reliable solution to meet these needs, but the requirements (in terms of certification) that drive these markets make the integration of an off the shelf operating system such as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 a difficult and time-consuming task. TRANGO Virtual Processors’ Hypervisor brings a reliable, easy to use and cost effective solution to combine the high-end advanced communication and multimedia features of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 with the dedicated certified solutions required by critical security markets.”
Pierre Coulombeau, COO at TRANGO Virtual Processors, adds, “With Adeneo’s experience in Windows Embedded CE integration and development, our partnership is all the more relevant for customers requiring security certification and planning new value added deployment through Windows Embedded CE. Thanks to our secure virtualization solution and Adeneo’s technical expertise, customers will easily achieve the highest security levels coupled with new high-end application value.”
The first step of the partnership was taken during the Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference (MEDC) in Las Vegas, where the companies presented and demonstrated how Windows Embedded CE 6.0 can be quickly and easily integrated into security-critical devices. Focusing on Secure Firmware Update, the demo highlighted the ability of secure applications to run isolated from Windows Embedded CE 6.0, ensuring that these critical tasks and applications are performed regardless of what takes place in the open OS.
Ilya Bulkhstein director of Windows Embedded Marketing at Microsoft Corp, comments “Adeneo, as one of our Gold Partners on Microsoft Windows Embedded technology, with strong skills on system integration, has a significant role in reducing the time to market of our customers’ designs. Their partnership with TRANGO Virtual Processors brings reliable support to OEMs willing to benefit from Windows Embedded CE 6.0′s rich features for security-critical devices.”
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 Embedded CE, and thanks to its partnerships with silicon vendors and Microsoft, Adeneo is a key partner for complete hardware and software designs targeting rich-featured high end products. Its facilities are located in Europe and North America, therefore providing strong local support to its customers on a worldwide basis.
About TRANGO Virtual Processors
TRANGO Virtual Processors is a leading provider of embedded processor virtualization solutions, licensing TRANGO Hypervisor IP to major semiconductor and device manufacturers. The company helps customers create robust security architectures, deploy new value-added services, and reduce development and bill-of-material costs. Headquartered in Grenoble, France, TRANGO Virtual Processors has sales and support offices in strategic worldwide locations.