NEC works with Wind River for Linux on portable A/V devices

TechOnline India - September 10, 2009

Developers looking to use Linux in portable devices such as multimedia players and mobile televisions, could be helped by a collaboration between NEC Electronics Corp. and Wind River.

LONDON — Developers looking to use Linux in portable devices such as multimedia players and mobile televisions, could be helped by a collaboration between NEC Electronics Corp. and Wind River.

The first jointly developed solution sees NEC Electronics introduce a software development kit (SDK) based on Wind River Linux technology for the company's EMMA Mobile 1, a system LSI chip for the market of portable devices to process audio and visual (A/V) data.

Additional SDKs for EMMA series products based on Wind River Linux technology targeting digital multimedia consumer devices are expected to follow in late 2009 and in 2010.

The SDK will be used in conjunction with a hardware development kit to allow designers to test and evaluate the system performance of EMMA Mobile 1 as well as to develop middleware and software for the system.

Customers will also be able to engage Wind River Professional Services to transition their Linux solutions to Wind River's commercial-grade Linux.

"NEC Electronics has been providing middleware solutions indispensable in system development through our platformOViA partner program with 39 business partners having excellent technological expertise," said Masao Hirasawa, general manager, SoC Systems Division, NEC Electronics. "We're strengthening our relationship with Wind River to provide customers of portable A/V devices with a comprehensive enablement suite designed to address customer requirements for expanded Linux OS support."

Samples of NEC Electronics' new SDK are available now and more information about EMMA Mobile products is available.

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