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Freescale-Tilcon tandem eyes telematics sol'ns

Posted: 30 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GUI? telematics? graphical display solution? hardware? software?

Freescale Semiconductor and Tilcon Software will collaborate to deliver platform solutions for the telematics industry. The companies' combined HW/SW solutions are designed to enhance graphic display performance, speed time-to-market, reduce system cost and offer a productive "out-of-the-box" experience for embedded system developers.

The collaboration merges Freescale's Media5200 processor platform with the Tilcon Interface Development Suite (IDS), a multiplatform GUI technology that delivers robust, highly interactive GUIs for real-time and embedded applications. Automotive OEMs and telematics developers can leverage both companies' hardware and software platforms to develop innovative, multipurpose 2D and 3D vehicle displays that include instrumentation, diagnostics, navigation, communication and multimedia functions.

"Freescale's collaboration with Tilcon will help enable powerful embedded GUI systems for advanced telematics systems while keeping design costs to a minimum," said Mike Bryars, manager of Freescale's telematics operation. "Together, we are developing performance-optimized graphics hardware/software stacks designed to take advantage of the integrated hardware acceleration technology and high-speed rendering capabilities of our current and next-generation processors for telematics built on Power Architecture technology."

"Customers who want to deliver rich 2D and 3D display functionality will be able to leverage the powerful combination of the Tilcon IDS and Freescale's Media5200 processors and development tools," said Prosanto Sarkar, vice president of marketing at Tilcon. "This industry-leading collaboration addresses our customers' demands for tightly integrated graphical display solutions, thereby greatly accelerating time to market and enhancing time to revenue."

Target applications for the combined solutions include high-performance automotive telematics systems and advanced instrument clusters, as well as commercial and military vehicle cockpit displays, consumer products, high-end industrial control and medical monitoring systems.

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