BANGALORE, India, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calixto Systems, a Bangalore-based electronics product enablement company, today announced that it has partnered with GRACE System Technology Labs (GRACELABS), a Bangalore-based technology firm offering software development and consulting services in the areas of device drivers, protocol stacks and operating systems, to support Windows® Embedded 6.0 (WinCE 6.0) on its System On Modules (SOM) and Evaluation boards (EVMs) based on Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™ A-8 processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). Calixto is one of the first companies in the world to release SOM based on Sitara's AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors. The AM335x SOM has enabled Calixto to provide optimized, yet cost-effective platform for faster product development. Multiple customers worldwide have already used the AM335x SOM to develop products for industrial automation, Smart Grid, remote terminals, healthcare, handheld point-of-service (POS) terminals, etc. The support for WinCE 6.x to existing Linux, Android and Windows Embedded Compact 7(WEC7) operating systems provides customers an affordable choice to create new products or extend the existing line up.
"In some key product segments, our customers have been requesting support for Windows Embedded 6.x," said Jithu Niruthambath, Director, Calixto Systems. "Calixto's AM335x SOMs with Windows Embedded 6.x is the right combination for product enablement in these segments. Our partnership with GRACELABS, with their embedded software development services focus, provides not only development of quality BSP and device drivers but also opportunity for customers with scalable development support needs."
"Calixto Systems' SOM-based product enablement approach has proven to be very successful in a multitude of customer and product segments. For customers looking for Calixto's AM335x SOM with Windows Embedded 6.x BSP, this BSP provides a great starting point," said Madhu Illam, CEO of GRACELABS. "We are excited to see Calixto providing affordable choices of operating systems like WinCE 6.x to their AM335x SOM customers and are proud to be part of that effort."
The WinCE 6.x deliverable provided includes BSP, all key device drivers and user documentation for Calixto's AM335x VERSA EVM. For interested customers, GRACELABS also provides affordable technical support and product development services around this BSP.
"In today's competitive environment, fast and easy development is essential to developers," said Alejandro Erives, product marketing manager, Sitara ARM processors, TI. "TI's Sitara ARM processors, Calixto Systems and GRACELABS help simplify the design process and reduce costs providing customers an extensive competitive advantage when it comes to WinCE6.x-based products."
The Calixto AM335x VERSA SOM and EVMs are available for customers with WinCE 6.x BSP starting Feb. 10, 2013. Pricing information is available from Calixto Systems on request.