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|Freescale unterstützt Power.org mit der Efika-Entwicklerplattform|
Wie die vormalige Motorola-Halbleitersparte Freescale heute mitteilt, unterstütze man Power.org zusammen mit Genesi durch die mobileGT-basierte Entwicklerplattform Efika. Hiervon erhoffe man sich die Mithilfe beispielsweise der Linux-, OpenSolaris- oder MorphOS-Programmierer bei dem Unterfangen, die PowerPC-Architektur stärker in kommerziellen und industriellen Anwendungsbereichen zu etablieren.
Nachfolgend lesen Sie die englische Pressemitteilung.
Freescale extends the PowerPC® architecture market with mobileGT™ platform
Opportunities for open source developers to design commercial and industrial applications based on MPC5200B microprocessor
AUSTIN, Texas - February 20th, 2006 - Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL, FSL.B) is supporting Power.org with a mobileGT development platform that taps into a large open source development community, helping drive the PowerPC® architecture into more commercial and industrial applications.
A collaborative effort between Freescale and Genesi USA, Inc., a new mobileGT Alliance member, introduces application opportunities based on the Power Architecture™ to members of Genesi's open source developer communities as well as Power.org member developers. The technology bundle combines Freescale's MPC5200B microprocessor based on the Power Architecture™ and Genesi's EFIKA reference platform with integrated open source software stack.
"This is a great opportunity to open vast new industrial and commercial arenas to the PowerPC architecture," said Anand Ramamoorthy, general manager of Freescale's infotainment, multimedia and telematics business. "Our membership in Power.org and collaboration with Genesi gives us a pipeline to migrate the outstanding capabilities of our mobileGT platform to a much broader range of markets. MobileGT customers will be able to simplify their product development process and add additional features available from the open source community."
The EFIKA is a high performance, small form factor design that features Genesi's Hardware Abstraction Layer and IEEE 1275 compliant Open Firmware (HAL/OF), which gives designers increased flexibility to reduce product development time, speed time-to-market and extend software development from one application based on the Power Architecture™ to another. The platform encourages developers to leverage the PowerPC architecture for their GNU/Linux, OpenSolaris, MorphOS and other operating systems and applications, providing performance and cost benefits for system designs and designers.
"For Power Architecture™ technology to continue its reach into new markets, developers need PowerPC-based platforms supported by open tools, a diversity of operating systems and a collaborative ecosystem," said Nigel Beck, Vice President Technology Marketing, IBM Systems and Technology Group and chairman of Power.org. "It is precisely this kind of collaboration between our members that we seek to foster in Power.org."
Future generations of mobileGT platforms are expected to continue to integrate functionality that supports the open source development community, providing the right balance of high performance, low-cost and low-power consumption for the industrial/commercial space.
The mobileGT name refers to both an architecture and an alliance of key vendors in the navigation, infotainment and telematics industry. Pooling the talents of processor suppliers, RTOS vendors, software module IP providers, system integrators and hardware add-ons helps to ensure that customers will have off-the-shelf solutions when they need them. mobileGT alliance members support and drive adoption of the MPC5200 reference platforms. Information on the mobileGT alliance can be found at www.freescale.com/files/pr/mgtopensource.html
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD). For more information about Freescale, visit www.freescale.com.
Genesi (www.genesippc.com) is a leading provider of PowerPC based computing products. Genesi's Open Firmware (IEEE 1275) compliant designs bring PowerPC technology, flexibility, and efficiency to the desktop, home entertainment, netcom, low-end server and pervasive market segments at an affordable price.
Comprising leaders in the technology field, Power.org develops, enables and promotes Power Architecture technology as the preferred open standard hardware development platform for the electronics industry and administers qualification programs that optimize interoperability and accelerate innovation for a positive user experience. The founder group includes Cadence Design Systems, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Jabil Circuit, Novell, P.A. Semi, Red Hat, Synopsys and Thales Computers. For more information about Power.org, visit www.power.org. (snx)
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