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Comneon, Infineon, FSMLabs team on Linux-based phone sol'ns

Posted: 14 Feb 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Infineon? FSMLabs? Comneon? Linux-based platform? Linux?

Comneon, Infineon Technologies and FSMLabs have jointly integrated and demonstrated a single core Linux solution on a highly efficient mobile phone platform. According to the company, the achievement demonstrates the capability of Linux to also address the high volume and cost sensitive mid-range and low-end segments of the mobile phone market.

The three companies will demonstrate the capabilities of the single core Linux solution at the Infineon booth during the 3GSM World Congress this week at Barcelona, Spain. The demonstration consists of FSMLabs' RTLinux running the essential modem software on the Infineon scalable, Linux-based MP-Elite single-core architecture that is powered by the S-GOLDRadio, the world's first single-chip solution with integrated EDGE baseband and RF transceiver. The platform is optimized for less MIPS consumption and compressed memory requirements to fit the stringent performance criteria of single core phones.

The form factor phone designed around the Infineon MP-Elite represents a full feature multimedia Linux reference integration and is the first Open OS phone platform for feature phones in its price range. The platform will support video streaming and telephony on a single processor for modem and application functionality. It offers all of the benefits of embedded Linux running on a conventional chipset family.

"By eliminating the need for a dedicated application processor or even a multimedia companion, the MP-Elite's unique architecture provides a competitive mobile phone solution which offers the opportunity to significantly reduce the costs associated with Linux-based mobile handsets," said Clemens Jargon, vice president of the business unit feature phone at Infineon.

"We have waited a long time for a full-featured platform to finally support single core Linux implementations, so I am pleased that FSMLabs has partnered with Infineon and Comneon to be the first to prove the merits of this architecture for the feature phone space," said Jason Whitmire, Managing Director at FSMLabs.

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