Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Board Support Package targets Freescale's SABRE platform.
Press Release Summary:
February 21, 2013 - Intended for Freescale’s SABRE platform for smart devices based on i.MX 6Quad applications processor, Windows Embedded Compact 7 BSP supports advanced multimedia and connectivity options used in consumer, industrial, and medical devices. BSP includes Multimedia framework and OpenVG/OpenGL ES for graphics processing which utilizes VPU and GPU capabilities of i.MX 6 processors. Package supports SATA 3.0 and Standard SD/SDIO for storage, Ethernet for networking, and LVDS/HDMI 1080p for display options.
Original Press Release
Windows Embedded Compact 7 Board Support Package for Freescale(R) Semiconductor's Smart Applications Blueprint for Rapid Engineering (SABRE) Platform for Smart Devices based on the i.MX 6Quad processor
Press release date: February 18, 2013
The BSP is targeted for Freescale’s SABRE platform for smart devices which is powered by the i.MX 6Quad applications processor and MMPF0100 Freescale PMIC. The BSP provides support for the advanced multimedia and connectivity options that can be used in high-performance and cost effective consumer, industrial and medical devices.
The Windows Embedded Compact 7 BSP release for the SABRE platform supports the major features sets such as storage, networking, display and multimedia. Also the BSP can be quickly customized for the specific need of the customer, which results in quick time to market and lowers the overall development cost. BSP also includes the premium features such as Multimedia framework and OpenVG/OpenGL ES for graphics processing which utilizes the Video Processing Unit (VPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) capabilities of i.MX 6 series processors. These features make the BSP package ideal for rich multimedia and high-end 3D graphics-based devices such as consumer, industrial and medical tablets and IVI systems.
The BSP supports SATA 3.0 and Standard SD/SDIO for storage, Ethernet for networking and LVDS/HDMI 1080p for display options. It also includes the driver for VPU to support the hardware based media compression and decompression (Codec) for industry standard media formats such as H.264, MPEG-4 and H.263 for multimedia applications.
Windows Embedded Compact 7 brings in real-time computing capabilities along with support for multi-processing with Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP), extended RAM support and rich user interface support with Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Embedded. Windows Embedded Compact 7 also provides the developers with rich tools for rapid application development and debugging, which creates a powerful software environment for the development of embedded applications.
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“We are pleased to launch Windows Embedded Compact 7 on Freescale’s SDP which supports the major feature sets such as Storage, Networking, Display & Multimedia” says M A Mohamed Saliya, Managing Director, iWave Systems. “Our solution enables faster and easier customization for optimising the product development cycle time, ensuring the best quality.”
“We are excited to work with our Windows Embedded partner iWave Systems to help OEMs bring high performing, reliable and differentiated devices based on Windows Embedded Compact 7 to market more quickly”, said Steven Bridgeland, product manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft. “Working together with iWave Systems continues to be at the forefront of innovation in specialized devices, creating new opportunities to develop innovative connected devices for intelligent systems across the enterprise and industrial applications.”
“iWave’s feature rich WEC7 BSP for Freescale’s SABRE platform for smart devices based on i.MX 6Quad is highly helpful for quick prototyping and this BSP can be customized for any end product in very short possible time. iWave has vast expertise in WinCE BSP and in-house technical support for various Freescale processors from i.MX27, i.MX51, i.MX53 to i.MX 6 series, this has been beneficial to many of our product customers as iWave reference designs have helped streamline their cycle time”.
Ken Obuszewski, Director of i.MX Product Marketing of Freescale’s Microcontroller Group
About iWave Systems:
iWave systems brings the expertise of building Windows Embedded based solutions on latest ARM platforms, with deep technical expertise in providing the Board Support Packages(BSP) for various ARM core platforms such as from Freescale and Texas Instruments. The BSP completely confronts to the Microsoft’s PQOAL (Production quality OEM Adaption layer) specification which follows layer based architecture for separating the OEM specific code from generic part of the code.