RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Delivering an out-of-the-
box embedded Linux solution to consumer electronics developers, Empower
Technologies (Empower) is pleased to announce the release of the LinuxDA for
OMAP5912 Development Kit (LDK5912), based on TI's OMAP5912 dual-core
processor. Additionally, Empower is pleased to announce the completion of the
OMAP 591x family development platform.
A one-stop development solution, Empower's LDK5912 comes complete with
both hardware and software offerings that enable developers to create
reference consumer electronics products at significantly reduced development
time, risk and cost. The kit runs LinuxDA out of the box, so developers can
use the LDK5912 to compile, download and test applications within minutes of
set-up. Working alongside TI, Empower optimized the LinuxDA operating software
for TI's OMAP5912 dual-core digital signal processor (DSP) and ARM CPU to
initiate a higher level of performance for intelligent devices with increased
headroom for applications and expansion capabilities that best suit the needs
of today's consumer electronics developers, manufacturers and end users.
"Empower has consistently provided simple, scalable and versatile
solutions based on Texas Instruments' OMAP(TM) processors. Harnessing the
performance of TI's OMAP5912 processor and the flexibility of LinuxDA
operating software, the LDK5912 is ideal for applications that require high-
performance, real-time signal processing with low-power consumption," said
Greg Mar, Worldwide System-On-Chip Platform Manager, Texas Instruments.
One of the key advantages of the LDK5912 is its ability to support
multiple programs and algorithms optimized for the DSP. These applications
supported by LinuxDA and the LDK5912 include examples for developers on how
LinuxDA can interact with the DSP codecs. Documentation in the box also shows
developers how to develop and download DSP codecs for their own custom device
applications using an available JTAG interface and the TI Code Composer
Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment. This robust functionality
reduces software development time and empowers designers to take full
advantage of the performance of TI's OMAP processor.
"The marriage of Empower's LinuxDA and TI's OMAP5912 processor will
directly benefit developers of devices such as smart phones, PDAs, mobile data
terminals and other wireless hand held electronics who require their products
to be smaller, faster and more powerful," said Alex Romanov, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing, Empower Technologies.
The LDK5912 will be officially unveiled to the world at the upcoming TI
Developers Conference with many of the top DSP programmers and TI executives
in attendance. The conference which runs from February 28th to March 2nd, 2006
in Dallas, Texas is widely regarded as one of the most, high powered
gatherings of DSP programmers and developers in the world.
The LDK5912 will be available for $900 USD at
About the Texas Instruments Third Party Program
Empower Technologies is a member of TI's TMS320(TM) third party program,
the most extensive collection of global DSP development support in the
industry. With more than 650 independent companies and consultants, TI's
customers have easy access to a broad range of application software,
development hardware and software and consulting services. For more
information on the TI third party program, please visit www.ti.com/3p.
About Empower Technologies(TM)
Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies is an innovative company that
brings the power and flexibility of the LINUX Operating System (O/S) to the
Consumer Electronics Industry and the emerging Intelligent Appliance Market,
through their development of Linux-based operating software, embedded system
technologies and solutions for the consumer electronics industry and the
intelligent appliance market.
The products and services that form the base of its business activities
include an embedded system development platform for its LinuxDA Embedded O/S,
based on Texas Instruments(TM) OMAP5910 dual core CPU platform, that fulfills
the needs and demands of developers and the dynamic consumer electronics
industry. Empower is continuing to develop LinuxDA Embedded O/S and newer
versions of embedded CPU's in line with Texas Instruments(TM).
By uniting top professionals from within the computer industry and
developing quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower is committed
to being the leading developer of Linux-based operating software and embedded
system technologies and solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers and
Empower's brands are "LinuxDA(TM)", Linux-based embedded operating
systems and "PowerPlay(TM)", smart consumer electronics.
Paul Leung - Chairman, President and CEO:
Telephone @ (604) 278-3100
More Information on Empower Technologies: www.empowertechnologies.com
LinuxDA(TM) Embedded O/S Sales Enquiries:
Telephone @ 604-278-3100
Chairman, President and CEO
Empower Technologies Corporation
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