PHYTEC, Adeneo Debut Acceleration Kit for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE

PHYTEC and Adeneo announce a new low cost Acceleration Kit for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0. The Acceleration Kit includes the ARM-core based phyCORE-PXA270 module and carrier board; LCD with integrated touch panel; Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Board Support Package (BSP) source code access; and all the contents required to enable users to successfully set-up target hardware, build and load a Windows Embedded CE image with Platform Builder, and start developing with Windows Embedded CE on a powerful development platform.

The phyCORE-PXA270 is a small, feature rich, Single Board Computer (SBC) module based on the Marvell PXA270 applications processor with XScale technology. Adeneo’s production-ready BSP for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 enables application developers to port Windows Embedded CE-based software onto the phyCORE module with minimal development effort and risk.

The Acceleration Kit’s positive out-of-box experience underscores the relative ease of implementing Windows Embedded CE on actual target hardware and accelerates deployment of both hardware and Windows Embedded CE 6.0 in end applications. Combined, PHYTEC and Adeneo offer a robust solution and the key starting points for OEMs needing to have a complete Windows Embedded CE solution up and running under very short development time constraints.

“Adeneo’s been involved in Windows Embedded CE development since 1998. Our mission is to help OEMs developing solutions with Windows Embedded CE to secure their custom design in the best time to market,” comments Yannick Chamming’s, General Manager of Windows Embedded activity at Adeneo, and CEO of Adeneo America. “Our collaboration with PHYTEC to release a powerful development platform, including a robust BSP, combined with the support and engineering services we can provide for specific designs are keys to success for OEMs willing to develop powerful Windows Embedded CE- based solutions.”

Thomas L. Walker, Director of PHYTEC America, states, “Our Acceleration kit serves as a specific, hands-on and industry-centric entry point for ARM-based developments with Windows Embedded CE. By collaborating with Adeneo and offering the Windows Embedded operating system source code access, we further increase the value of PHYTEC’s off-shelf hardware solution to OEM users.”

“The development and benefits of the Acceleration Kit by Adeneo and PHYTEC further illustrate our industry partners’ continuous commitment to providing customers with effective Windows Embedded solutions,” said Jeff Felbeck, senior partner marketing manager, Americas at Microsoft Corp. “The prepackaged and low-cost kit, with the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 source BSP, results in accelerated deployment and rapid time to market for device designs, providing further innovation on the Windows Embedded platform.”

The phyCORE-PXA270 Acceleration kit will be available for shipping in November for $599. Please contact PHYTEC or Adeneo for more information.

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.

About Adeneo
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, Board manufacturers and Microsoft, Adeneo is a key industry partner for complete hardware and software designs targeting rich-featured high end products. Adeneo facilities located both in Europe and North America brings local support to customers on a worldwide basis. Adeneo was named “System integrator of the year” by Microsoft in 2007.