Adeneo Embedded Releases Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 Board Support Packages for Atmel MCUs

Atmel AT91SAM9G45 and AT91SAM9M10 MCUs now have the power and extensive features of Windows Embedded Compact 7

Ecully, France, July 1st, 2010 – Adeneo Embedded, the Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner awarded “Windows Embedded Training Partner of the Year” and “Windows Embedded Systems Integrator of the Year” for both 2008 and 2009 in North America and Europe, announced the immediate availability of its new Board Support Packages (BSPs) for two Atmel AT91SAM9 MCUs on Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7.

Windows Embedded Compact 7, the next generation of Microsoft’s widely used Windows Embedded CE platform, provides a complete toolkit for OEMs building specialized consumer and enterprise devices, including the latest Windows 7-based technologies and tools for creating engaging user experiences and streamlined connectivity to Windows 7-based PCs, servers and online services. The Windows Embedded Compact 7 public community technology preview (CTP) was announced on June 1 at Computex Taipei.

Sample demonstration binary images of the new BSPs are now available as free downloads from the Adeneo Embedded website. Device makers can immediately start their evaluation and testing of Windows Embedded Compact 7 on the Atmel architecture. The full source code is also available on the Adeneo Embedded website for a one-time license fee that is 100% royalty-free and includes 90 days of free support and maintenance.

“Adeneo Embedded is very proud to provide the release of two new BSPs for Windows Embedded Compact 7,” said Yannick Chammings, CEO of Adeneo Embedded. “Now OEMs can evaluate the new Windows Embedded Compact 7 platform on the Atmel architecture early in their device development stage.” Chammings continued, “Our immediate support for Windows Embedded Compact 7 furthers our leadership in developing the most current reference solutions for Windows Embedded technologies.”

“Microsoft is excited to work with Adeneo Embedded in helping OEMs bring rich, connected devices to market quickly,” said Kim Chau, senior partner manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. “Windows Embedded Compact 7, combined with proven BSPs and deep expertise in Silverlight development from Adeneo Embedded, provides the latest tools and technologies for OEMs developing on the Atmel processor-based micro-controllers, as well as other architectures.”

PQOAL compliance for the easiest adaptation to custom designs – Strict compliance with Microsoft PQOAL (Production-Quality OEM Adaptation Layer) and PQD (Production Quality Device) specifications ensure BSPs from Adeneo Embedded are a very cost-effective way to develop custom solutions on the Atmel AT91SAM9 product line for Windows Embedded Compact 7 with minimal redesign. Only the portions of the BSPs handling board features need review, and all code linked to the core CPU are reusable without modifications.

Fully-featured to cover virtually all customer applications – The BSPs include the drivers necessary for many of the peripherals integrated in Atmel AT91SAM9G45/M10, such as H-264 video decoder, High Speed USB drivers or advanced boot capabilities. This allows for targeting of most types of custom solutions.

Strong reliability to ensure the best quality – Adeneo Embedded BSPs are qualified using the Windows Embedded Compact 7 official test kit and have been designed to take full advantage of the advanced features of the Atmel AT91SAM9 such as communication, graphical and audio performances.

The Adeneo Embedded strength in reference BSP development and deep expertise in the advanced features of Windows Embedded Compact 7, such as the Silverlight for Windows Embedded user interface framework, enables a complete range of services, including training, support and application development. Device OEMs can benefit from timely access to new technologies and the expertise of the Adeneo Embedded engineering teams located in Europe and North America to secure designs in the best time to market.

About Adeneo Embedded

Adeneo Embedded provides system integration, design, support and training services to companies seeking world-class expertise in embedded solutions using high-performance architectures. For over 10 years, Adeneo Embedded has helped clients, in all stages of development; create profitable, feature-rich products that incorporate software and hardware solutions based on Windows Embedded, or Windows Mobile operating systems. Close working partnerships with industry-leading silicon and software vendors allow Adeneo Embedded to apply its experience to a wide range of embedded solutions for the automotive, industrial, medical, multi-media, navigation, networking, mobile and wireless markets. Adeneo Embedded has a global sales and support network backed by engineering offices in North America and Europe.