L & T announces TI OMAP3530 reference board

TechOnline India - July 07, 2009

GDA Technologies, a L & T Infotech subsidiary, has launched its Ti OMAP3530 reference board in Linux, WiNCE and Android flavors, aimed at OEMs making portable media players, navigation, internet and gaming devices.

L&T Infotech's wholly-owned subsidiary, GDA Technologies
, a design services and IP provider, has announced its TI OMAP3530-based reference platform in Linux, WinCE and Android flavors. The custom TI OMAP 3530 reference board is aimed at OEMs developing products such as mobile TV solutions, Portable Media Players, Personal Navigation Devices, Mobile Internet Devices and portable gaming devices, among others.

The TI OMAP 3530 processor includes ARM Cortex-A8 operating at maximum speed of 600MHz and C64x+ DSP operating at maximum speed of 430MHz.The processor is designed for use in rich multimedia featured handsets, high performance PDA, video capturing for 2G and 3G wireless terminals, navigation device, mobile TV, mobile gaming, and video conferencing applications.

"Our reference board solution allows OEMs to prototype and validates their innovative product designs across various mobile operating systems. To enable faster time-to-market for our clients, we also offer application support and product development and validation consulting services," said Isaac Sundarajan, executive vice president, product engineering services, L&T Infotech.

The TI OMAP3530 Reference Platform features include 4.3" TFT LCD Touch Screen (480 x 272 QVGA), 128MB DDR II Memory, 256MB Nand Flash, 1.8" CE-ATA hard disk, VGA camera, DVB-H receiver, GPS module, FM tuner, USB 2.0 Host and OTG support, Connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth), Speaker, Mic and Head Set, and 3 x 3 matrix key board.

The platform also has a Micro-SD slot that can be used for the WiMAX connectivity needed for MID functionality. The platform can be battery operated with 3.7V, 1AH Li-oN battery and provides a close-to-product form factor, comes very handy for the development community to enable easy demonstration of their application in the hardware. The TI OMAP3530 Reference Platform includes support for Linux, WinCE 6.0, and Android 1.1 Board Support Package (BSP).

"TI's OMAP3530 processor offers unprecedented performance at handheld power levels as well as multimedia-rich features including OPENGL ES compatible graphics engine and video accelerators. We are confident that L&T Infotech's Reference board solution will inspire sleek, optimized and innovative designs across multiple platforms", said Praveen K Ganapathy, director, business development, Texas Instruments India.

The various applications available for this reference platform are

* Portable Media Player, * Portable Navigation Device: GPS " NEMA references are available as part of Driver for PND applications * Mobile TV: The DVB-H Middleware components will soon be available for WinCE. The components available as part of the mobile TV Solution are ESG Engine, FLUTE Engine, PSI/SI Manager & PAL (Platform Abstraction Layer). The solution also includes standard TV application with electronic service guide. * Mobile Internet Device

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