AMD Demonstrates Linux-based PDA at LinuxWorld
The flexibility of Linux-based OpenPDA from Metrowerks, combined with the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Au1100™ processor represents a compelling new alternative for the PDA market
LINUXWORLD- San Francisco, Calif. --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today demonstrates OpenPDA, a Linux technology-based software platform running on the latest version of the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Mobile Handheld Reference Design Kit (RDK). This latest version of the RDK further demonstrates the unparalleled levels of functionality and portability enabled by the high-performance, low power, and highly integrated Au1100™ processor. When combined with the OpenPDA software suite, this platform represents a compelling new alternative for the PDA market.
The OpenPDA suite from Metrowerks is a comprehensive software solution for creating PDAs and other wireless network-connected computing devices. OpenPDA enhances innovative hardware designs with outstanding software for productivity, entertainment and personal information management functionality. The software platform includes an embedded Linux kernel, Trolltech’s Qtopia multi-language user interface, esmertec’s Jeode Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and the Opera software full-featured Web browser. Extended capabilities such as desktop synchronization utilities and mobile networking are also included. The OpenPDA Development Studio, a comprehensive system level development package, is now available from Metrowerks with support for the Au1100 processor.
The Mobile Handheld RDK running OpenPDA provides designers an example of a powerful, multimedia PDA hardware and software solution with a host of standard applications including: multimedia player, games, voice recording, image viewer, synchronization, browsing, and Java technology. In addition, OpenPDA provides a full Personal Information Management (PIM) suite that includes calendar, contacts, to do list, e-mail, and text editor programs.
LinuxWorld attendees can see the demonstration at BOOTH # 647, August 5 – 7.
About the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions Au1100™ processor
The Au1100 processor is a MIPS32™ technology–based system on a chip (SOC) processor, and is available at speeds of 333MHz, and 400 MHz with power dissipations of less than 200 milliwatts and 250 milliwatts respectively. With highly integrated system peripherals, including SDRAM, SRAM/Flash and EPROM memory controllers, a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) controller, GPIOs (up to 48, 13 dedicated), a 10/100 Ethernet Controller, USB Device and Host Controller, UARTS (3), an AC-97 Controller and two secure digital ports, the Au1100 processor can provide lower system costs, and can enable smaller form factors, simpler designs and shorter design cycles.
For more information on the Au1100 processor please go to: www.amd.com/connectivitysolutions/au1100.
About AMD Alchemy Solutions
The AMD Alchemy Solutions product line includes the AMD Alchemy Solutions Au1000™, Au1500™ and Au1100 processors, development board kits and the Mobile Handheld, Driver Information, and Access Equipment reference design kits. In addition, AMD Alchemy Solutions includes the Am1772™ WLAN chipset, the PC card and Mini PCI reference design kits. These products target non-PC Internet appliance markets, including computing devices, access devices, driver information systems and entertainment devices.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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