Friday, June 20, 2008
Designing consumer electronics multimedia devices for the i.MX applications processor just got easier, according to Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Austin, Texas), by virtue of a "hardware stack" development kit.
Just as a software stack layers application, network and operating system levels, the i.MX hardware stack divides the prototyping task into three levels: processor, debug and peripherals. What's unique about the configuration of the i.MX product development kit (PDK) is its ability to remove the middle layer after debugging, so that prototypes can fit into a small form-factor similar to the final consumer-electronics device.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 10:31 AM