Press Release Summary:
IDP(TM) integrated development platform provides device drivers and boot loader, BSP binary board support package, Microsoft Windows CE .NET and Accelent Linux(R) OS images, expansion headers to integrate and test various hardware configurations, and integrated power management. Source code licensing option provides full access to device drivers and boot loader source libraries. Intel's PXA250 is based on XScale microarchitecture.
Original Press Release:
Accelent Systems Introduces The Integrated Development Platform(IDP) For The Intel(R) PXA250 Applications Processor
Licensable Source Code Now Available
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 25, 2002 - Accelent Systems Inc., a leading enabler of embedded devices and Gold-level member of Microsoft(R) Corporation's Windows(R) Embedded Partner Program, today introduced the IDP(TM)-Integrated Development Platform for the Intel(R) PXA250 applications processor, based on the Intel Xscale(TM) microarchitecture.
As the newest member of Accelent's highly acclaimed IDP family of development platforms, the IDP for the Intel PXA250 applications processor combines the high performance and power efficiencies of the new Intel PXA250 applications processor with the functionality and flexibility of Accelent's core system software to provide a feature rich, cost-effective environment for embedded device application and product development. The IDP for the Intel PXA250 applications processor simplifies development by providing:
* Production quality device drivers & boot loader
* Binary board support package (BSP)
* Microsoft Windows CE .NET and Accelent Linux(R) OS images
* Expansion headers to integrate and test various hardware configurations
* Integrated power management
In addition to the standard components listed above, Accelent offers a source code licensing option that provides full access to the device drivers and boot loader source libraries found on the IDP. Armed with this software, developers are able to use the IDP as a basis for porting to their own designs, such as web pads and PDA's. Using Accelent's source code not only expands development possibilities but will also significantly reduce both time and costs by focusing on product differentiators rather than the low level software.
"One of Intel's goals with the Intel PXA250 applications processor is to provide users with a platform that offers broad support and performance for enterprise and consumer targeted devices," said Mark Casey, director of marketing for Intel's Handheld Computing Division. "Accelent, sharing this goal, worked closely with us to develop the IDP for the Intel PXA250 applications processor. Now, with the IDP, customers will be able to utilize the powerful new technologies found in the Intel PXA250 applications processor while decreasing their development time and costs by taking advantage of Accelent's robust platforms and system software."
"With the incorporation of the Intel PXA250 applications processor, the IDP is the premiere development platform to take full advantage of the advanced power management and communications technologies that will enable tomorrow's devices," said Dr. Yung-Fu Chang, president and CEO of Accelent Systems. "It is evident that our IDP for the Intel PXA250 applications processor and available source code option addresses a growing need by the developer community for a cost- effective solution to jump-start product development efforts. We look forward enabling these leading developers."
About the Intel PXA250 Applications Processor
Based on the Intel XScale microarchitecture, the Intel PXA250 applications processor is the successor to the popular Intel StrongARM(R) family of processors. The Intel PXA250 applications processor offers a range of performance from 200-400 MHz and delivers advanced integration, leadership and multimedia performance and enhanced power savings for full-featured handheld communicators and PDA's.
About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices, Accelent Systems provides a proven solution for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE, Pocket PC, Linux and ARM processor based products.
With its solution of system software, development platforms and engineering services, Accelent provides its customers with a means to expedite time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods.
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