ChipWrights adds OpenEmbedded Support to Software Development Kit
February 9, 2010
ChipWrights' new Linux® software development kit provides OpenEmbedded support for developers who are designing multimedia applications based on the CW5631 System-on-Chip. Customers can now access thousands of open source packages, including GTK+, Qt™, the X Windows System™ and Java™; plus tools, which shorten development time and speed product release to market.
This software development kit release is based on the OpenEmbedded build system, which offers integration with a wide variety of third-party software. OpenEmbedded is the build framework designed to create embedded Linux distributions.
The OpenEmbedded build environment is “key to enabling our customers with thousands of readily available packages,” said Halil Padir, ChipWrights’ Director of Software. By leveraging the Linux open source environment with the processing power and feature-rich peripheral set in the CW5631 processor, “developers can quickly release applications such as IP cameras, IPTVs, personal media players, and digital signage and networked video applications,” added Padir.
Based on the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, this release includes the complete kernel with all necessary device drivers for the ChipWrights hardware development kit, source code for media player, media browser and IP camera applications integrated with the OpenEmbedded build environment.
Linux 2.6.29 kernel highlights include video capture support (V4L2) for various video sources, allowing users to easily port video capture applications to the CW5631 processor, and SDIO Wi-Fi support for portable media players.
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