The OSE Wireless Platform and 3G LAB's Trigenix user interface engine are being integrated to provide handset manufacturers with a dynamic and reliable software solution that will accelerate the development of customizable mobile phones with user interfaces (UIs) that network operators can update, brand and personalize over the air.With customers such as Ericsson, Samsung and Agere, OSE Systems products are already used in a range of mobiles, from mass consumer handsets to high-end smart phones. The runtime software update capabilities of the OSE Wireless Platform will operate with Trigenix, 3G LAB's universal graphical user interface engine for mobile devices. The Trigenix User Interface Engine allows operators and users to replace native user interfaces on next generation 2.5G and 3G devices resulting in a UI that is customizable and brandable. New UI graphics are supported and economical to produce, as they are based on standard XSL and XML web technologies.OSE Systems has an extended RTOS solution with special capabilities for 2.5G and 3G handsets such as dynamic program loading in runtime, memory protection for downloaded applications, advanced Flash support, crash safe file system, virtual memory, multicore support, power management capabilities, networking, Bluetooth, Java and graphics, user applications such as web browser and email client. The OSE Wireless Platform supports all ARM architectures and a majority of DSP architectures.3G LAB is working with Hutchison 3G, which holds the UMTS license for the largest UK block of spectrum, to develop multimedia applications for the wireless environment.
Published in Embedded Systems (Europe) October 2002