Adeneo Embedded, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner with facilities in Europe and in the USA, announced the full commercial release of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 Board Support Package (BSP) for Freescale’s i.MX27 Product Development Kit (PDK) ARM9[tm] processor-based micro-controller. This BSP targets the i.MX27 PDK, a standard development platform from Freescale. It supports key features of the i.MX27 PDK.
The i.MX27 PDK’s integrated modular design is engineered to enable a more efficient development process – a critical benefit for accelerating hardware and software integration. The PDK simplifies development with three separate, reusable modules that work together for streamlined software creation. The i.MX27 PDK features:
- A CPU module: a single board computer containing the i.MX27 processor based on the powerful ARM-9[tm] core, memories, and Freescale’s MC13783 power management IC
- A Personality module: a peripherals board that is engineered to manage advanced end-product functionality such as touch screen capabilities, Ethernet, and USB
- A Debug module: a common interface board designed for virtually all existing and future PDKs, the module contains the functions necessary for software and applications development, such as serial, Ethernet, and JTAG interface.
This release is the result of the close collaboration between Adeneo Embedded and Freescale to provide strong and reliable solutions for Windows Embedded CE on Freescale i.MX architecture. Through this collaboration, Adeneo Embedded operates as a Freescale partner who can provide support and system integration services around Windows Embedded CE on i.MX27 based designs.
The source code of this BSP is available to customers on the Freescale website and from Adeneo Embedded website. Customers downloading the free BSP from the Freescale website will need to submit a request for validation.
Warren Lubow, Vice President of Adeneo Embedded America says, “Release of the i.MX27 PDK CE 6.0 R2 BSP shows the close collaboration between Adeneo Embedded and Freescale to help OEMs with their Windows Embedded CE designs using i.MX platforms. Beyond the availability of this new reference solution, OEMs can benefit from the expertise of our engineering teams, located both in Europe and North America, through training, consulting or turnkey developments. These services are keys of success for customers willing to secure their embedded design in the best time to market.”
“The i.MX27 PDK includes a robust product-ready Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 BSP that enables engineers to quickly create compelling solutions for consumer, industrial and general embedded markets. Adeneo Embedded expertise in Windows Embedded design and support was an important factor in selecting them to be our partner for the release of this product,” said Aaron Shagrin, Director of Multimedia Alliances Network, Freescale.
“Microsoft is proud to be working with Adeneo Embedded and Freescale to help provide products that allow OEMs to deliver innovative, smart, connected devices to market faster,” said Kim Chau, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. “Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 combined with Adeneo Embedded proven BSP ensure that OEMs developing on Freescale’s processor-based micros-controller have access to the best, most advanced features Windows Embedded CE has to offer.”
PQOAL compliance for the easiest adaptation to custom designs – Because of its compliance with Microsoft PQOAL (Production-Quality OEM Adaptation Layer) and PQD (Production Quality Device) specifications, Adeneo Embedded BSPs are the most cost-effective way to develop custom solutions on Freescale Chips under Windows Embedded CE with the minimal redesign. Only the portions of the BSPs handling board features need to be reviewed and redesigned and all code linked to the core CPU can be reused without modifications.
Fully-featured to cover all customer applications – The BSPs includes the drivers for most of the peripherals integrated in i.MX27 PDK, such as USB, Display, Audio, Touch screen, Ethernet, etc…. This allows for targeting of virtually all types of custom solutions.
Strong reliability to warrant the best quality – Adeneo Embedded BSPs are qualified using the Windows Embedded CE official test kit, and has been designed to take full advantage of the advanced features of the i.MX27 PDK such as Multimedia and Communications performance.
About Adeneo Embedded
Adeneo Embedded is a leading design center in complete hardware and software custom design with consulting, engineering, equipment and manufacturing capabilities. Adeneo Embedded offers a complete line of systems integration services in hardware and software engineering on ARM and x86 core based embedded technologies in various ecosystems including but not limited to; Industrial, Medical, Aeronautics, Enterprise, Military, Mobile and Consumer markets. With a strong emphasis on embedded and/or real-time development technologies and with 10 years of experience in 32 bits Embedded operating systems, and thanks to its relationships with industry leading Silicon Vendors and Microsoft, Adeneo Embedded is the key industry partner for complete hardware and software designs targeting rich-featured high end products. Its facilities located around the globe in Europe, Asia, and North America brings strong local support to its customers on a worldwide aspect.
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