Freescale announced the integration of the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system with Freescale’s Mobile eXtreme Convergence (MXC) cellular platforms, allowing carriers the opportunity to deliver desktop familiarity on handheld devices.
“We are pleased to add the integrated support of Windows Mobile to our cellular platforms,” said David Patterson, director of product management for Freescale’s Cellular Products Group. “Integrating our MXC architecture makes it easy for carriers to get products to market. We are absolutely committed to improving performance while reducing cost, power consumption and size.”
Optimized for flexible operating systems like Windows Mobile, Freescale’s cellular platforms are based on the unique MXC architecture, which isolates communications functionality on the DSP from the applications environment on an ARM® core. By running the entire protocol stack on the DSP, Freescale gives OEMs the freedom to develop features and functionality most desired by the consumer. The result is a low bill of materials, few components, simplicity, low power consumption and a low overall cost of development.
“We provide a flexible, powerful platform so our partners can develop technologies to extend the possibilities for mobility,” said David Turner, director, Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp. “We support Freescale’s efforts to reduce OEM development costs, which can lower costs for consumers.”
Freescale will demonstrate Windows Mobile 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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