iWave enables Android Jelly Bean 4.3 BSP support for its i.MX6 Quad/Dual/Dual-lite/Solo Qseven Modules
iWave Systems, a complete hardware and software embedded solutions provider upgrading the Android Jelly Bean 4.3 BSP for its i.MX6 Quad/Dual/Dual-lite/Solo based Qseven platforms. This BSP upgrade will be available for its customer from end of Jan 2014. Android 4.3 is a sweeter version of Jelly Bean which includes performance optimizations and offers lot of new features for users and developers.
Android 4.3 builds on the performance improvements like vsync timing, triple buffering, reduced touch latency, CPU input boost, and hardware-accelerated 2D rendering — and adds new optimizations that make Android much faster. Its improved window buffer allocation results in a faster image buffer allocation for Android apps, reducing the time taken to start rendering when anyone create a window. For highest-performance graphics, Android 4.3 introduces support for OpenGL ES 3.0 and makes it accessible to apps through both framework and native APIs. On supported devices, the hardware accelerated 2D rendering engine takes advantage of OpenGL ES 3.0 to optimize texture management and increase gradient rendering fidelity.
The i.MX 6 series of applications processors targeted for multimedia application unleashes a scalable multicore platform which includes single-, dual- and quad-core families based on the power-efficient processing capabilities of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture combining with bleeding edge 3D and 2D graphics, and high-definition video.
The i.MX6 multimedia applications processor running Android is an excellent platform for building a high-performance, low-power and cost-effective handheld devices for several applications. iWave enables the customers with integrated hardware/software solutions to realize faster time to market, and the Android platform provides a compelling and innovative end user experience to support this effort. Using a layered approach with the right selection of components to interface into the Android stack results in a more complete and ready solution. Customers will be able to directly develop applications on this integrated solution or easily modify their own drivers based on iWave provided Android 4.3 BSP.
The iWave’s iMX6 Jellybean 4.3 BSP support includes following features:
Addition of Multi user profiles. Enhanced Experience.
Users can now restrict app usage and content consumption. Parental control.
One can control and interact with the status bar notifications. This would allow users to control how notifications are pushed to the primary and connected devices (smart watches, fitness bands). Users will also be able to see all the notifications at one place.
User Interfaces (UI):
- Input devices: Resistive touch and Multi Touch Capacitive Touch screen, Mouse and keyboard
Display Devices: Support for LVDS, HDMI and also Dual display mirror displayed on second device (LVDS+HDMI) GUI based LCD Brightness control
Storage Devices: Android Multimedia files are stored in eMMC by default and Android can also access the media files from other Storage device like Micro SD, Standard SD, eMMC, USB, SATA.
Network Devices: Ethernet, CAN and WiFi
Media Devices and applications: Dual camera support ov5640 MIPI camera as rear camera and another CMOS camera as front camera Music Play / Sound Record using AC97 Audio codec
- HW 3D acceleration using OpenGL-ES 1.1/2.0 via GC2000 or GC880 3D core
HW accelerated UI surface composition
Sensors & Other features: Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Barometer, Light sensor support with test application Other standard features like RTC, watchdog, UART, SPI flash, I2C and USB OTG Host/Device are supported with Android native applications.
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Kalilullah - Member Technical (Software)
iWave Systems Technologies Pvt. Ltd