SOFTWARE TOOLS - Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices extends Android domains - Embedded.com

SOFTWARE TOOLS – Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices extends Android domains

San Jose, Calif. – Embedded Alley has released the Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices.'The system enables development of Android-based intelligent devices built on MIPS Technologies' processors, targeting applications in domains beyond mobile handsets.

The Embedded Alley Development System enables both systems and applications developers to extend the reach of Android to encompass multimedia, Mobile Internet Devices, digital video and home entertainment, automotive, medical, networking, instrumentation and industrial control.

Embedded Alley is working closely with open source community maintainers, MIPS Technologies and the MIPS partner ecosystem.'The company sustains strong participation in key open source projects (including Open Embedded, ALSA and Linux kernel development) to ensure upstream integration of Android support in key project code.'

Embedded Alley also cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships for thoroughgoing commercial support of Android device and application development.'

To create the Development System, Embedded Alley has ported the Dalvik virtual machine underlying Android to the MIPS architecture, including architecture and build support and comprehensive optimization for Dalvik acceleration on MIPS cores.

The company has also extended the Android bionic library, linker and other Android infrastructure to the MIPS architecture, and provided an Android-compliant Linux kernel and configuration tools for the RMI Au1250 SoC and MIPS processors.

The systen includes integrating and testing board support and industry-specific device drivers, CODECs and other middleware.

The MIPS architecture is supported in the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and Android targets in the Embedded Alley customizable Development System.

Supporting Android for MIPS-Based devices entails a range of capabilities and investments above and beyond supplying a stock Linux kernel.'

The Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices features: support for cross development of system-level and application software for MIPS-based devices hosting the Android platform; up-to-date MIPS production kernels (2.6.28) for MIPS CPU cores, run-time libraries and other core components for Android; and optimized Dalvik Virtual Machine and JNI (Java Native Interface).

The system also includes Android Application Framework and SDK (Eclipse Plug-in) and the Android Device Emulator for Eclipse.

The Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices is available immediately and includes support for select MIPS architecture boards from RMI and other MIPS licensees.

For more information visit http://www.embeddedalley.com or email'.

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