Eurotech and Wind River Announce Collaboration to Speed Embedded Application Development
Companies Bring Out-of-the-Box PC Experience to Embedded Market
COLUMBIA, Md. and ALAMEDA, Calif. — Sept. 8, 2010 — Eurotech and Wind River today announced a strategic collaboration to support joint sales, marketing and distribution of Embedded Development Kits, which enable embedded developers to begin application development in less than one hour versus what traditionally takes more than days or weeks. As part of the Wind River On-Board Program, Eurotech will offer Embedded Development Kits with validated board support packages of Wind River's embedded Linux operating system with Eurotech’s Intel® Atom™ processor-based hardware to help equipment manufacturers save time and money on application integration for faster, more efficient time-to-market.
Each Embedded Development Kit includes a bootable USB flash drive that immediately turns any host computer into a fully integrated development environment with no installation required. The 30-day trial software from Wind River is optimized for developing, running, debugging and prototyping embedded software directly onto a Eurotech processor board using Wind River Workbench. Each Eurotech board comes preconfigured to boot Wind River Linux out of the box and the option of Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite. Each Embedded Development Kit is customized with a startup guide and a set of comprehensive, step-by-step tutorials that walk developers through applicable use cases and workflows intended to make them more productive in a matter of hours using the included self-directed documentation and play-by-play videos. Since each Embedded Development Kit processor board is optimized for Wind River's embedded software and development tools, customers obtain a more tightly integrated hardware and software solution with easier access to board-specific components.
Eurotech is one of the inaugural ecosystem members of the Wind River On-Board Program, validating multiple embedded computing boards and platforms from Eurotech's product line, including the Catalyst LP computer-on-module and Helios edge controller platform, for a total of 6 Eurotech products available to order now. The first Embedded Development Kits run Intel processors, including Series Z5xx and higher-speed N450 single-core and D510 dual-core processors.
"We have been working closely with Wind River, and today's announcement formalizes our tight collaboration. We’ve recently completed development efforts to ensure our Intel Atom processor—based product line can not only run a standard Wind River Linux BSP but that each OS available on our products has been optimized to our individual platforms," said Arlen Nipper, chief technology officer of Eurotech in North America. "Now we can offer Wind River Linux 3.0x kernels on many of our Intel Atom—based platforms as fully validated implementations of Wind River Linux with a prelicensed kernel run-time, which will mitigate risks associated with software integration and rapidly increase time-to-market."
"Wind River and Eurotech have worked diligently to formalize an out-of-the-box hardware and software solution that provides the foundation for rapid innovation," said Jens Wiegand, vice president of industry solutions at Wind River. "By using preintegrated hardware components, OEMs can spend more time developing differentiated products than integrating third-party technologies and reduce overall project risk to ultimately get their products to market faster."
See Wind River and Eurotech products on display in booth 101 at the Intel Developer Forum event in San Francisco's Moscone Center West, Sept. 13—15, 2010. More information about the Wind River On-Board Program is available at http://www.windriver.com/announces/embedded-development-kits/.
Eurotech is a listed global company (ETH.MI) that integrates hardware, software, services and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and subsystems to leading OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size and reduces coding complexity to bring sensors, embedded platforms, subsystems, ready-to-use devices and high-performance computers to market, specializing in health care, security, defense, transportation, industrial and energy segments. By combining domain expertise in wireless connectivity as well as communications protocols, Eurotech architects integrated solutions that simplify data capture, processing and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers rely on us to simplify their access to state-of-the-art embedded technologies so they can focus on their core competencies. Learn more about Eurotech at www.eurotech.com.
ABOUT WIND RIVER
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.
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