ICube Technology introduced Harmony Unified Processor Technology for mobile computing. Harmony Unified Processor Technology integrates a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit (GPU) into one unified core. Finished silicon for the Harmony Unified Processor Technology has been produced and is ready for packaging. The chip is ideal for the Android-based tablet computer market. Volume shipping is expected by the end of the year.
eSOL for Android is a solution for embedded systems development using the Android open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). eSOL for Android consists of eSOL Adaptor for Android (enables Android to run on non-Linux OSes) and eSOL Professional Services for Android (technical services for Android-based software development).
The new Freescale i.MX51 evaluation kit (EVK) speeds and simplifies the development of compelling applications based on the Google Android platform and Freescale’s i.MX51 processor. The i.MX51 EVK is available now and ships with software BSPs on accompanying pre-flashed SD cards. In addition, Android OS BSP images for the i.MX51 processor can be downloaded from the Freescale website.
Wind River Platform for Android is a commercial version of open source Android. It is optimized on the OMAP 3 platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The Wind River Platform for Android is a validated, fully compliant software platform based on the latest versions of the Android software development kit (SDK), available with pre-integrated software from initial partners Adobe, PacketVideo, and Red Bend Software; and global support by Wind River. Wind River Platform for Android is available now.
MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.