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Mistral Introduces New Windows Embedded CE 6.0 SDK

Mistral Solutions has announced the availability of its Accelerator Program for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 for use with Texas Instruments Incorporated's DaVinci technology.

Mistral's Accelerator Program for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) for TI's TMS320DM6446 Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM) based on DaVinci technology. Mistral's BSP enables customers of DaVinci technology to prototype their software on the DVEVM board before implementing their products.

DaVinci technology and the Windows Embedded CE development environment are both optimal choices for applications such as set-top boxes, digital media adapters, voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones, navigation systems and portable media players. Mistral's latest offering empowers product developers to blend the high performance of DaVinci technology with the versatility of the Windows Embedded CE development environment in creating innovative products with shorter development cycles and faster time to market.

Accelerator Program for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 on DaVinci Technology
Mistral's Accelerator Program includes drivers for all the DVEVM peripherals along with a Production-Quality OEM Adaptation Layer (PQOAL). It also supports TI components such as DSP/BIOS Link and the Codec Engine. The Codec Engine APIs have been wrapped into Microsoft DirectShow multimedia framework for seamless integration into Windows Embedded CE applications. This integration allows customers to implement advanced features such as "Windows Network Projector" and "Network Media Device."

This latest offering from Mistral is a part of its initiative as a member of the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program. Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program is a strategic worldwide program focused on providing partners with increased business opportunity, market awareness and technology advantage.

As a member of the TI DSP Third Party Network, Mistral provides hardware and software design services for accelerated product development on TI's DaVinci technology. Mistral offers solutions based on DaVinci technology that meet the needs of a wide range of applications including videophones, advanced navigation systems, IP set-top boxes, digital cameras, and home media centres. Mistral's services include supporting Windows CE, plug-in modules for EVMs and professional hardware and software development services based on DaVinci technology.



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