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Adeneo Embedded releases new Windows Embedded Compact 7 BSP for community board

Jun 08, 2012 (03:06 PM EDT)
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Leveraging latest "Unified BSP" for ARM® Cortex™-A8 processors from Texas Instruments, Adeneo Embedded supports BeagleBone community with Windows Embedded Compact 7

ECULLY, France and BELLEVUE, Wash., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adeneo Embedded, a platinum member of the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Design Network, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner and recipient of the "Windows Embedded Excellence Award" from 2007 through 2011, announces the availability of Windows Embedded Compact 7 reference board support packages (BSPs). The package features a full suite of support services for BeagleBone, the TI Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor-based community board, such as customized support, training and development services.

BeagleBone, a low-cost, small and powerful development platform that runs embedded applications, is the best open-source development value for hobbyists, developers and engineers. It delivers bare bones hardware with access to interface signals for sensors and controls, while eliminating the need for additional equipment with a single cable development environment. Developing projects with sensors and controls on BeagleBone is easy with the flexible Linux kernel that reduces complication of learning input/output (I/O) through the use of existing drivers and interface applications. BeagleBone which runs full-featured Linux, including native scripting and compilation tools, easily enables inventions such as wirelessly networked autonomous robots, self-teaching electronics education kits, intelligent digital signage, flexible retro-gaming devices and home automation. 

BeagleBone BSP developed by Adeneo Embedded is based on the latest version of the TI "unified BSP" for Windows Embedded Compact 7 which supports TI's ARM Cortex-A8 devices, including OMAP35x, AM335x, AM35x, AM37x, AM387x processors and DaVinci™ DM37x and DM816x video processors. Through a strategic collaboration between TI and Adeneo Embedded, this unified BSP was made available from Adeneo Embedded website in February 2012.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 provides developers, designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a powerful real-time OS and a full suite of development tools, enabling an integrated, streamlined development experience to speed devices to market.

The Sitara AM335x platform used on BeagleBone is a cost- and performance-optimized solution targeting portable, pocket-sized applications. Starting at $5 and consuming as low as 7 mW of power, the AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors provide low-power consumption while prolonging battery life and reducing heat emissions. Developers have access to a high performance processor with advanced 3D graphics capabilities, touch screen controller and sophisticated peripherals all on a single chip.

"This new BSP for the BeagleBone community board reinforces our commitment to TI and Microsoft on supporting OEMs from early prototyping to shipment of their devices," said Yannick Chammings, chief executive officer, Adeneo Embedded. "Our 'community board' strategy was initiated with the release of Windows Embedded Compact 7 BSP for BeagleBoard-xM. With the availability of the BSP for BeagleBone, customers can now evaluate Windows Embedded Compact 7 on the whole scope of development platforms available for TI processors, covering prototyping, early evaluation, as well as industrial development stages."

"TI is excited to have Adeneo Embedded's support of the BeagleBoard community with a BeagleBone-based Windows Embedded Compact 7 BSP," said Thomas Kelley, director, Design Network, TI. "Adeneo Embedded has been an active development partner and platinum partner in TI's Design Network and a solid collaborator on TI's efforts for Windows Embedded CE 7. TI appreciates Adeneo's support and commitment to the BeagleBoard.org community by providing the latest Microsoft release of Windows Embedded Compact 7."

"Adeneo Embedded's support for the Windows Embedded Compact platform on the BeagleBone community board opens new opportunities for better innovation across the device development cycle, giving customers greater ability to create optimized devices to power intelligent systems for the enterprise," said Lorraine Bardeen, marketing director for Windows Embedded EMEA at Microsoft.

OEMs interested in using these technologies for their devices can discuss further support options available by contacting our sales team at sales@adeneo-embedded.com. Windows Embedded Compact 7 reference BSP for BeagleBone is available on Adeneo Embedded website: http://www.adeneo-embedded.com.

About Adeneo Embedded
Adeneo Embedded provides system integration, design, support and training services to companies seeking world-class expertise in embedded solutions using high-performance architectures. For over 10 years, Adeneo Embedded has helped clients, in all stages of development; create profitable, feature-rich products that incorporate software and hardware solutions based on Windows Embedded, Windows Phone or .NET Micro Framework operating systems. Close working partnerships with industry-leading silicon and software vendors allow Adeneo Embedded to apply its experience to a wide range of embedded solutions for the automotive, industrial, medical, multi-media, navigation, networking, mobile and wireless markets. Adeneo Embedded has a global sales and support network backed by engineering offices in North America and Europe.

About the Texas Instruments Design Network
Adeneo Embedded is a platinum member of the TI Design Network, a premier group of independent, well-established companies that offer products and system-level design and manufacturing services complementing TI's semiconductors to a worldwide customer base to accelerate product innovation and time-to-market. Network members provide product design, hardware and software system integration, turnkey product design, RF and processor system modules, reference platforms, software development, proof-of-concept design, feasibility studies, research, certification compliance, prototyping, manufacturing, and product life cycle management. For more information about the TI Design Network, please visit http://www.ti.com/designnetwork.

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