Metrowerks OpenPDA™ Solutions Leverage AMD Alchemy™ Processor for Personal Connectivity Devices
Metrowerks Set to Deliver Comprehensive Development Platform to Configure, Integrate, Build and Deploy Handheld Devices
Embedded Systems Expo and Conference – Tokyo --
Metrowerks Corporation and AMD have teamed up to create a comprehensive platform to enable the creation of low-power consumption, high-performance personal connectivity devices based on the Linux® Operating System (OS) -- OpenPDA™ Development Studio for the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions DBAu1100™.
OpenPDA Development Studio for AMD Alchemy DBAu1100 combines a robust software solution with the powerful AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Au1100™ processor, memory capabilities and peripherals together on a single board for a full, intuitive development environment for designers. The Au1100 is engineered to operate at speeds up to 500MHz using only 0.5 watt of power to enable long battery life. Additionally, the incorporation of peripherals with this high performance MIPS compatible core offers an opportunity to help lower system costs, small form factors, system power requirements, simple designs at multiple performance points and short design cycles.
"OpenPDA Development Studio for the AMD Alchemy Solutions Au1100 is a powerful technology that helps OEMs quickly and efficiently design and bring to market handheld computing devices based on the Linux operating system," said Phil Pompa, AMD's vice president of marketing for the Personal Connectivity Solutions group. "By offering a comprehensive hardware and software design solution for developing PDAs based on the Linux operating system, Web pads and other multimedia handheld computing devices, our customers can expect to experience the benefits of an open source standard that can leverage the small form factor, high-performance, low-power design of the AMD Alchemy processor family."
The Metrowerks OpenPDA solutions offer OEMs a powerful, multimedia PDA hardware and software solution and a host of standard applications such as: games, multimedia player, voice recording, image viewer, synchronization, browsing and Java™ technology. The OpenPDA solutions also offer a full Personal Information Management suite, which includes calendar, contacts, to do list, e-mail and text editor programs. The platform includes an embedded Linux OS kernel, the Trolltech Qtopia multi-language user interface, the esmertec Jeode™ Java Virtual Machine, and the Opera Software full-featured Web browser. Extended capabilities such as desktop synchronization utilities and mobile networking may also be included.
“This fully-integrated solution is designed to eliminate the time and effort required to port, integrate and optimize the software and hardware, each of which usually are required to produce feature-rich, powerful devices including PDAs, Web pads and other multimedia handheld computing devices,” said Berardino Baratta, Metrowerks chief technology officer and vice president of the Metrowerks Linux Solutions Group. “The innovation of the Metrowerks OpenPDA platform and performance of the Au1100 processor is expected to help boost development cycles and reduce overall system costs, which is expected to eventually provide consumers with more advanced products at lower price points.”
OpenPDA Development Studio for AMD Alchemy DBAu1100 includes the following features and available services:
- Embedded Linux development tools, including access to source code (Platform Creation Suite)
- Pre-integrated solution including Linux OS, drivers middleware and applications
- Tools to facilitate the integration of additional open and proprietary applications
- Cross-compilation environment
- Intuitive user interface for simplified configuring, building and deployment
- Clear migration path to production hardware
- Upgrade capabilities for kernel, drivers, applications and tool chains
Availability and Pricing
The OpenPDA Development Studio for AMD Alchemy DBAu1100 is now available. For additional information, contact Metrowerks by telephone at 800-377-5416 or +1-512-997-4700, or by e-mail at email@example.com
. Pricing and availability outside the U.S. and Canada is available by contacting Metrowerks International Sales Offices listed at www.metrowerks.com/buy
or by e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org
. For information on OpenPDA, visit www.metrowerks.com/openPDA/default.htm
Metrowerks Corporation creates CodeWarrior® software and hardware products and services for developers, with a particular focus on the following industries: consumer electronics; transportation; wireless; and networking and communications. The CodeWarrior product line includes hardware and software development tools and middleware that enable customers to decrease their time to market. The company also offers services, including training and custom software development. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. Metrowerks’ corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. More information is available from www.metrowerks.com
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