Freescale Announces Integrated Linux BSP on Cellular Products

Freescale announced the support for the Linux® operating system on its cellular products. Freescale’s Linux cellular platform is capable of supporting any Linux Application Framework, whether it is an industry standard or an OEM’s proprietary solution.

“We are enabling the creativity of the Linux community of developers in the world of mobile handset application development,” said Tom Deitrich, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Cellular Products Group. “Our MXC architecture offers the basis for fresh ideas to open system developers who will provide carriers and consumers exciting new options in handsets.”

As consumers reach for mobile computing environments similar to their existing desktop experiences, designers are faced with the challenge of quickly deploying familiar and increasingly complex applications across a broad range of devices. Optimized for open operating systems like Linux, Freescale’s Mobile eXtreme Convergence (MXC) platforms are based on its single core modem and cellular platform access (CPA) architecture. The CPA architecture allows developers to abstract or isolate the applications engine from the modem removing the need for developers to delve into the modem core in the development process. The result is clean separation of the communications and applications stacks, simplicity and fast, less expensive software development.

Freescale will demonstrate Linux on the MXC architecture by making live 3G calls at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 11 – 14 February. Visit Freescale in Hall 8, Booth 8B91.

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