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Critical Link Announces Windows Embedded Compact Support for its SoM Families

Adeneo completes work on MityDSP-L138(F) and MityARM-1808(F)

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Link today announced that Windows Embedded Compact is now available in its MityDSP-L138(F) and MityARM-1808(F) System on Modules (SoMs).  These are the first in a series of Critical Link ARM®-based SoMs that will include Windows Embedded Compact to facilitate development of display and human-machine interaction.  Development of this capability was done by Bellevue, Washington-based Adeneo Embedded, a globally recognized expert on Windows Embedded Compact, Linux and Android technologies.

"Adding Embedded Compact to the list of operating system support for the MityDSP-L138(F) and MityARM-1808(F) will provide our clients with the means to leverage their Windows experience and code base when developing applications on our modules," said Critical Link vice president Tom Catalino. "We view this new capability as especially well-suited for those developing small-form-factor applications with a user interface in the industrial, medical, test and measurement, and alternative energy industries."  The MityDSP-L138(F) board combines an OMAP-L138 DSP + ARM9™ processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and an optional Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA. The MityARM-1808(F) features TI's Sitara™ AM1808 ARM9 processor, along with an optional FPGA. In addition to Windows Embedded Compact support, these SoMs offer support for QNX, embedded Linux, and ThreadX. These SoMs are part of Critical Link's MityDSP and MityARM families, which offer different combinations of a varied set of TI DSP, TI ARM and Xilinx FPGA processors, supporting a broad range of application processing requirements.  They enable developers to bring their applications to market more quickly and cost-effectively than they could with ground-up development efforts.  "Adeneo Embedded was the logical  - and optimal - choice as a partner for this initiative," Catalino added.

Vijay Raisinghani is the Chief Operating Officer of Adeneo Embedded Americas.  "Critical Link's approach is to offer application developers a wide range of processing options.  With Windows Embedded Compact, they're adding new interface options, as well," he said. "Adeneo Embedded's skills and expertise in Windows Embedded Compact OS complement perfectly Critical Link products, providing an end-to-end solution for OEMs developing complex embedded devices requiring advanced human machine interactions."  Adeneo Embedded will next develop Embedded Compact support for Critical Link's MityARM-335x, which is based on TI's Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex™-A8 processor.

"We are excited to see two of our platinum TI Design Network partners collaborating on this effort," said Tom Kelly, director, TI Design Network. "Critical Link and Adeneo Embedded each bring unique strengths and expertise to their partnership, which will serve our customers well. We look forward to the release of Windows Embedded Compact support on additional Critical Link SoMs featuring TI's DSP + ARM9 and ARM processors."

About Critical Link

Syracuse, NY-based Critical Link is an embedded systems engineering firm. It offers a broad range of highly-customizable, small form factor SoMs that provide a complete and flexible CPU infrastructure for highly integrated embedded systems. Critical Link's end-to-end product engineering offerings include design, development, and production services.

About Adeneo Embedded

Adeneo Embedded provides system integration, design, support and training services to companies seeking world-class expertise in embedded solutions using high-performance architectures. Adeneo is Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner and Texas Instruments development partner for distribution, support and maintenance of Windows Embedded Compact BSPs for Texas Instruments ARM processors.

About the Texas Instruments Design Network

Critical Link and Adeneo Embedded are platinum members of the TI Design Network, a premier group of independent, well-established companies that offer products and system-level design and manufacturing services complementing TI's semiconductors to a worldwide customer base to accelerate product innovation and time-to-market. Network members provide product design, hardware and software system integration, turnkey product design, RF and processor system modules, reference platforms, software development, proof-of-concept design, feasibility studies, research, certification compliance, prototyping, manufacturing, and product life cycle management. For more information about the TI Design Network, please visit

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