ACCESS Linux Platform Demoed at 3GSM
ACCESS is featuring a number of ACCESS Linux Platform demonstrations in its booth at the 3GSM World Congress going on this week in Barcelona. ACCESS is showing ALP v1.0 running on Marvell PX3xx applications processor and the OMAP platform from Texas Instruments. They are also showing telephony, messaging and multimedia entertainment demos.
The company also announced that ACCESS Linux Platform is now the official name of its next-generation Linux-based software platform optimized for mobile phones and other converged mobile devices. In addition, ACCESS Garnet OS (also known as Palm OS Garnet) compatibility layer included with ACCESS Linux Platform, has been named ACCESS Garnet VM.
ACCESS has announced that the Product Development Kit (PDK) for ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 is now available to licensees. The Company has also begun distributing a pre-release version of the Software Development Suite (SDK & Tools) and Garnet VM Compatibility Kit to a number of developers.
The PDK includes all the necessary components, tools, samples and documentation to develop customized mobile devices based on the ACCESS Linux Platform software including:
- All platform components (including a Linux reference kernel)
- Reference drivers and development kit
- Application development kit
- A complete Eclipse-based set of development tools
ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite
The ACCESS Developer Network has released the ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite (SDK & Tools) to a number of independent developers participating in the ACCESS Developer Network Early ACCESS Program. The Early ACCESS Program gives qualified third party developers access to pre-release technical and market development resources to accelerate innovation on ACCESS Linux Platform. Developers interested in participating in the Early Access Program may apply here.
Astraware, the company that has developed a number of games for games for handheld devices will be showcasing one of its most popular games, Bejewled, running native on the ACCESS Linux Platform. Astraware will also demonstrate Solitare running native on the ACCESS Linux Platform at the show.
The Marvell and ACCESS are highlighting the performance and cost optimization for high volume handheld devices enabled by the combination of the Marvell PXA320 (Monahan-P) and ACCESS Linux Platform. The Marvell PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of Intel XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software re-use. Marvell silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings.
Texas Instruments is showing the OMAP3430 application processor, running ALP v1.0. This demonstration showcases the scalable, ultra low power and high performance of the OMAP processor and the open, flexible and customizable architecture of the ACCESS Linux Platform software. The OMAP3430 multimedia applications processor, the first member of TI’s OMAP 3 architecture is designed to enable laptop-like productivity and advanced entertainment in 3G handsets. The industry's first application processor to be designed in a 65-nanometer (nm) CMOS process, the OMAP3430 operates at a higher frequency than previous generation OMAP processors while lowering the core voltage and adding power reduction features.
The ACCESS booth is located in the Courtyard of the Fira de Barcelona in CY06. The 3GSM World Congress 2007 will be held Monday, February 12 – Thursday, February 15 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
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