AMD supports Windows Compact 7
AMD has announced that its AMD Embedded G-Series will support Windows Embedded Compact 7 real time OS.
The plan is that it will allow AMD to get its G-Series APUs pushing feature rich applications on small, specialised devices.
The target is medical, retail and industrial automation industries.
The move means that board, module and system OEMs can come up with embedded ideas that need high performance and integrated graphics processing on a low profile, which do not need to keep their cool or use too much electricity.
By offering seamless support for Windows Embedded Compact 7 it allows AMD Embedded G-Series customers who do not like seams to support themselves take full advantage of the many benefits of the two combined technologies, AMD said.
It means that they would have a mix of AMD Radeon graphics and the "Bobcat" x86 core, AMD Embedded G-Series APUs and Windows.
Steven Bridgeland, product manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft said that Bobcat will help push the Windows Embedded Compact platform into intelligent systems.
It means, for example, that Silverlight for Windows Embedded and multi-touch support optimised for intuitive, natural input capabilities and gesture based interactions.
Boards and modules supporting AMD Embedded G-Series APUs and Windows Embedded Compact 7 include the MSM-eO/-N PC/104-Plus SBC from Kontron, the CAPA111 3.5" SBC from Axiomtek and others.
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