Atmel, Adeneo Debut Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Board Support Package

Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Adeneo announced the availability of a Microsoft® Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Board Support Package (BSP) for Atmel’s AT91CAP9A-STK® Starter Kit and AT91CAP9A-DK Development Kit. This BSP facilitates the development of Windows Embedded CE-based applications on Atmel’s AT91CAP9 customizable microcontroller, built around the industry-standard ARM926EJ-S processor. The BSP consists of a fully supported Windows Embedded CE 6.0 kernel ported onto the AT91CAP9 architecture, with drivers for all the CAP peripherals and external interfaces. Drivers for the additional functional modules implemented in the CAP Metal Programmable (MP) Block can be seamlessly integrated.

In addition, Adeneo has been integrally involved in the design and production of the AT91CAP9A-STK Starter Kit. This close collaboration enables Adeneo to provide in-depth support to customers using the AT91CAP9A-STK/ Windows Embedded CE 6.0 BSP combination, and to produce customer-specific CAP Development Boards on request.

Michel Le Lan, Atmel’s Marketing Director for ASIC products, commented, “Adeneo’s Windows Embedded CE BSP for the CAP Development and Starter Kits is a major step towards our goal of simplifying application development for CAP customers. A fully featured operating system like Windows Embedded CE enables CAP applications to fully exploit the potential of CAP’s multiple peripherals and interfaces with a minimum programming overhead. Adeneo’s expertise and many years of experience in Windows Embedded CE porting and support will help to reduce the programming effort and expense required to get these applications running.”

Nicolas Coudert, Windows Embedded Marketing Manager at Adeneo, stated, “This is a major project for Adeneo and an excellent opportunity to show both our hardware and our software expertise. We are available to further reduce time to market with our ability to customize CAP Development Boards and manufacture them for our customers. Beyond the development of the Starter Kit and the reference BSP for the CAP9 Platform, Adeneo’s engineering offices in France and in the US, with a strong expertise on CAP9 architecture and Windows Embedded CE, are keys to success for OEMs willing to secure their design with the best time to market.”

Atmel’s CAP Customizable Microcontroller
Atmel’s CAP is an ARMÒ microcontroller-based system-on-chip with fast local memory, a wide range of industry-standard peripherals and interfaces, and a Metal Programmable (MP) Block that allows the designer to add custom logic. By combining the performance, density and low power consumption of the fixed portion of the device with the flexibility of the MP Block, CAP enables application-specific products to be developed in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of standard-cell ASICs, but at a unit price close to that of standard cell devices. CAP’s Metal Programmable Block can be personalized with IP cores from Atmel’s extensive library of product-tested functions, or from accredited third parties, or with cores developed by the CAP customer to give the application-specific product its competitive edge. CAP also offers superior performance, smaller form factor and lower power consumption at a unit price significantly lower than an MCU-plus-FPGA combination for the same functionality. CAP is fully supported with an emulation board, software development tools, operating systems and code modules to facilitate application software development.

A free binary evaluation version of the AT91CAP9 BSP is available for download from Adeneo’s Web site. A full source code set is also available from the same Web site, for a free 20-day evaluation period under nondisclosure agreement (NDA). Adeneo distributes the BSP royalty-free for a one-time license fee. To enquire about purchasing this BSP please send an email to

About Atmel
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry’s broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

About Adeneo
Adeneo, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner, is a leading design center for complete hardware and software custom design and offers complete turnkey solution for embedded markets. With nine years of experience in Windows Embedded CE, and thanks to its partnerships with Silicon Vendors 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 strong local support to its customers on a worldwide basis.

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