Rousset,France, January 19, 2009 – Atmel announced today the availability of Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Board Support Packages (BSPs) for its AT91SAM9 ARM926EJ-S™-based embedded MPUs.
Rousset,France, January 19, 2009 – Atmel announced today the availability of Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Board Support Packages (BSPs) for its AT91SAM9 ARM926EJ-S™-based embedded MPUs. The Windows Embedded CE 5.0 BSP and the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 BSP, initially developed by Adeneo Embedded and now supported by Atmel, are available for free from the Web site http://www.at91.com/windows4sam, subject only to the user accepting on-line a Limited License Agreement. These BSPs were previously provided by Adeneo under a fee-paying (more than 5000 USD) software license agreement. Making them freely available significantly facilitates the access to Windows Embedded technologies on Atmel’s ARM9 products.
A BSP is a set of software that implements and supports an operating system on a development board. It consists of a boot loader, adaptation layer for the specific hardware architecture, device drivers, and run-time image configuration files. It greatly simplifies application development on the target device, by creating a hardware-independent interface for use by the application code. It also enables application code to be rapidly ported from one hardware platform to another.
The Web site http://www.at91.com/windows4sam provides, in addition to download facilities for the BSPs sources, an extensive set of documents, including a ready-to-run demonstration, explaining how to use and customize the sources and how to build up applications by using the BSPs. These provide the tools that customers need to work on Atmel’s ARM9™-based products with Microsoft’s embedded technologies.
The first five supported products are the AT91RM9200, AT91SAM9260, AT91SAM9261, AT92SAM9263 and AT91SAM9G20 embedded MCUs. The BSP for the AT91SAM9RL64 will be added within the coming months, and will be followed by the BSPs for the next devices in the AT91SAM9 product family as they become available.
Yannick Chammings, Chief Executive Officer Adeneo Embedded, said, "Adeneo is proud to release the BSPs for the AT91SAM9 embedded MPUs. As the editor of the reference BSPs, Adeneo Embedded provides a complete range of Windows Embedded CE solutions for Atmel platforms, along with a complete set of services including training, BSP customization, driver and application development. OEMs can benefit from the expertise of our engineering teams located both in Europe and North America to secure their designs in the best time to market."