Intrinsyc Launches OPEN-6 Platform for Freescale i.MX6
Intrinsyc Software International announced the OPEN-6 Design and Production Platform that leverages Freescale i.MX 6 multi-core Cortex-A9 processors. Intrinsyc’s OPEN-6 DPP product line will deliver a platform for device makers focused on tablets, eReaders, automotive infotainment (IVI), and industrial handhelds.
The platform will include support for:
- Android 4.0 or Windows Mobile 6.5 Production BSP
- Advanced Power Management
- 3G and 4G communication module options, with Intrinsyc’s RapidRIL technology
- Combination Bluetooth, WLAN, and GPS
- Capacitive multi-touch display with multiple options including daylight readability
- Multiple high resolution cameras
- Full suite of sensors
- Device Management through Intrinsyc’s i.Device Manager
The OPEN-6 DPP product line includes the following solutions:
- Licensable Production Package – includes production software in source format and cost optimized hardware design that can be licensed by OEM’s and ODM’s for device acceleration
- Development Kit – solution for application developers and device manufacturers to evaluate, develop, test, and deploy applications that utilize the powerful i.MX 6 technology with fully functional connectivity solutions including 3G, WLAN, and BT
- Production Hardware – fully certified version of the DPP for device makers to leverage into their packaging. Just add the applications and go.
They don’t provide much details at all, but it would seem to me that this solution is better suited for companies that have limited development capabilities (or need very quick time to market) and just want ready to use hardware and software solutions, possibly do some customization and start manufacturing as fast as possible.
For those interested, Intrinsyc will present the design and detailed specifications to prospective customers at CES 2012 under NDA, with initial prototype demonstrations at Mobile World Congress in February 2012. The development kit is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2012.
Intrinsyc does not provide details about the OPEN-6 DPP on their website, if you need further information, you’ll have to contact them at OPEN6@intrinsyc.com and probably sign an NDA. Alternatively, you can also have a look at their previous production-ready Tablet designs or Freescale i.MX51 / i.MX53 Reference designs. I would expect the new platform(s) to be similar.