2/20/2004 - Accelent Systems, a leading enabler of embedded devices, announced Schema BIOS Configurator supports the upcoming Intel processors, code named “Bulverde.” Schema BIOS Configurator is a front-end for Microsoft Platform Builder enabling developers to create images necessary for Windows CE devices. It facilitates rapid development of production-ready Board Support Packages (BSP) for embedded devices including PDAs, PDA-phones, Cell phones and many other vertical applications.
Consisting of over 100 configurable source device drivers including OAL and boot loader plus multiple reference hardware schematics, Schema BIOS Configurator is a powerful tool. Saving time and money spent on developing and maintaining an embedded device.
Schema BIOS Configurator supports multiple Intel processors based on Intel XScale® Technology and peripheral chips. CoreLinx, a smart configuration tool within Schema, allows developers to configure the source code to a unique schematic design. This means developers can focus efforts on hardware dependencies, rather than re-engineering the OAL, device drivers and boot loader.
“Cell phone and PDA users are demanding more functionality from these devices increasing the complexity and shortening the life cycle,” said Gadi Singer, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Cellular and Handheld Group. “Accelent’s Schema BIOS Configurator helps deliver that functionality in a timely manner for device manufacturers.”
Schema BIOS Configurator with “Bulverde” support provides OEM and ODM the following key features and benefits:
“Bulverde.”Includes power management, support for suspend/resume and required remote update utilities required for a “Bulverde” powered device. Carl Bock, COO for Accelent Systems, states, “we feel “Bulverde’s” new features that help enable wireless devices to capture higher quality pictures, extend battery life and deliver faster multimedia performance are ideal for our customers, OEMs and ODMs developing PDAs, PDA-phones and cell phones. Our customers expect Accelent Systems to provide development tools with the latest technology. We continue to meet their expectations by supporting the latest Intel XScale Technology based processors.”
About Accelent Systems
As a leading embedded device enabler and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE.NET, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone devices. Supporting ARM based processors; Accelent Systems is an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and an independent Texas Instruments OMAP Technology Center (OTC). Insyde Software recently announced its’ intent to acquire Accelent Systems. The Accelent Systems Group of Insyde Software will provides system software, development platforms and professional services, to expedite devices time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, contact sales at +1-330-864-2300, 1-877-855-8005 (toll free in the US) or visit www.accelent.com.
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