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ALT Software - Carmine OpenGL Driver Kits


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ALT Software
: 11 September, 2007  (Company News)
ALT Software Introduces Fujitsu Carmine OpenGL Driver Kits for Enhanced Graphics Capabilities in Embedded Systems


ALT Software, the leading provider of advanced 2D/3D graphics software in embedded systems has announced the availability of OpenGL Driver Kits for the MB86297 Carmine, Fujitsu Microelectronics America's (FMA) newest and most advanced Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Building on the success of its Fujitsu Coral PA OpenGL driver libraries, and developed as a part of ALT Software's continued commitment to embedded device developers, the driver enables embedded system integrators and OEMs to support the development and deployment of next generation 2D and 3D graphics applications on embedded platforms. ALT Software's compact graphics library for the Carmine GPU enables advanced display graphics performance through the use of extended OpenGL 1.2 functionality. The driver supports several popular real-time operating systems including Green Hills INTEGRITY, Wind River VxWorks, QNX Neutrino, and is endian agnostic, supporting CPUs such as Freescale's PowerPC and Intel's X86. The GPU itself is particularly well suited to embedded applications, with a long life-cycle, modest power requirements and competitive rendering performance in a robust, industrial grade package. Supporting simultaneous dual stream video capture and up to four displays per GPU, it offers I/O capabilities that are unrivalled by System on Chip solutions and other graphics processors.

The driver can be readily adapted to address the needs of customers who have specific needs. Custom engineered solutions meet a diverse range of requirements whether to support a proprietary operating system or hardware, or for the development of middleware and applications that are certifiable to DO-178B or other safety critical software development methodologies.

ALT Software and FMA have a long standing strategic partnership, sharing several customers across a broad range of embedded market segments including aerospace, automotive and medical. This newest integration is a continuation of their mutual vision for the future of advanced graphics technologies.

'The Defense, Aerospace and Avionics markets are demanding robust, low power graphics solutions for applications such as cockpit displays in commercial and military Avionics equipment,' said Dan Joncas, Vice President of Sales at ALT Software. 'ALT and Fujitsu are well-positioned with this integrated solution to meet these challenges and provide complete life-cycle supported products, whether for the A&D space, or other applicable markets like automotive telematics, consumer, industrial or medical'.

'Fujitsu recognizes that the availability of versatile, dynamic, high quality software is instrumental to the success of our Graphics Display Controller products' said Dan Landeck, Product Marketing Manager of the Multimedia Solutions Group of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. 'We are excited that ALT Software, the experts in graphics software solutions, is now providing platform independent OpenGL Driver Kits for this our newest high performance GPU, the Carmine'.
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