AMD Demonstrates Linux-Based PDA at LinuxWorld

AMD Demonstrates Linux-Based PDA at LinuxWorld


AMD today demonstrates OpenPDA, a Linux technology-based software platform running on the latest version of the AMD Alchemy(TM) Solutions Mobile Handheld Reference Design Kit (RDK). This latest version of the RDK further demonstrates the unparalleled levels of functionality and portability enabled by the high-performance, low power, and highly integrated Au1100(TM) processor. When combined with the OpenPDA software suite, this platform represents a compelling new alternative for the PDA market.

The OpenPDA suite from Metrowerks is a comprehensive software solution for creating PDAs and other wireless network-connected computing devices. OpenPDA enhances innovative hardware designs with outstanding software for productivity, entertainment and personal information management functionality. The software platform includes an embedded Linux kernel, Trolltech’s Qtopia multi-language user interface, esmertec’s Jeode Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and the Opera software full-featured Web browser. Extended capabilities such as desktop synchronization utilities and mobile networking are also included. The OpenPDA Development Studio, a comprehensive system level development package, is now available from Metrowerks with support for the Au1100 processor.

The Mobile Handheld RDK running OpenPDA provides designers an example of a powerful, multimedia PDA hardware and software solution with a host of standard applications including: multimedia player, games, voice recording, image viewer, synchronization, browsing, and Java technology. In addition, OpenPDA provides a full Personal Information Management (PIM) suite that includes calendar, contacts, to do list, e-mail, and text editor programs.

LinuxWorld attendees can see the demonstration at BOOTH # 647, August 5-7.