PRLog - Jan. 24, 2013 - LONGMONT, Colo. -- Longmont, Colorado – Sage Electronic Engineering, the embedded development tools and custom design provider specializing in complete open source solutions, has partnered with semiconductor leader AMD to co-develop GizmoSphere.org, an online portal that provides design resources and development tools to the worldwide embedded development community. Joining Sage and AMD are two additional GizmoSphere partners: Viosoft, provider of fully integrated embedded software solutions including Android deployment, and Texas Multicore Technologies (TMT), provider of innovative multicore programming solutions and SequenceL optimizer.
Gizmo & Explorer Boards
Together the four partners officially launched GizmoSphere today at the Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC) in Santa Clara, California. In keeping with the accessible, collaborative nature of the GizmoSphere initiative, Sage is presenting a hands-on workshop demonstrating the GizmoSphere open source embedded development environment. At the heart of this environment is the Gizmo board, a compact (4-inch by 4-inch) development and evaluation board with an impressive performance capacity of 52.8 GFLOPS.
Participants will have the chance to play with the Gizmo board as well as learn to use the Sage EDK and SmartProbe®, software development tools created by Sage, to build and debug an open source ROM image for an AMD G-Series APU. Meanwhile Viosoft is presenting another GizmoSphere centered workshop, this one focusing on advanced Android development and debug on the Gizmo board. Representatives from all four partner companies will be on hand to demonstrate how GizmoSphere can facilitate innovation in embedded solutions.
“GizmoSphere strives to serve a diverse and growing embedded development community,” said Scott Hoot, President, Sage Electronic Engineering. “Developers ready to take advantage of a high-performance, full I/O featured x86 development board that comes with sophisticated development tools and support for leading operating systems will find tremendous value in Gizmo and the GizmoSphere community.”
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Sage Electronic Engineering, www.se-eng.com, is committed to providing embedded developers with tools and design resources to succeed in open source development. The company’s Sage Design Center offers a broad range of hardware and software development services to help customers build better products and get them to market faster. Sage also supplies advanced development tools that present a complete system view for maximum visibility and control. In addition, Sage helps customers around the globe achieve fully customized open source solutions through SageBIOS™, a coreboot® distribution. Sage is a founding partner of the GizmoSphere embedded development initiative, www.gizmosphere.org.