Trolltech(R), provider of leading technologies for Linux and cross-platform software development, today announced that the Qtopia(R) development environment and user interface for Linux-based mobile devices is now available for Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) OMAP(TM) processor. The combination of Qtopia and TI's OMAP processor gives manufacturers a powerful platform to rapidly develop high-performance wireless devices based on the Linux operating system.
Trolltech's award-winning Qtopia software is a complete, customizable development environment and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones and PDAs. With Qtopia, manufacturers and service providers can cost-effectively develop software while maintaining control of their own branding and user interface. Qtopia extends the flexibility and cost-savings benefits of Linux to the mobile market, serving as an alternative to proprietary software platforms such as Windows Mobile and Symbian. Last month the Qtopia Phone Edition won the prestigious LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for "Best Embedded Solution."
TI OMAP Processors for Wireless Multimedia Devices
The family of TI OMAP processors delivers a combination of high-performance and ultra-low power consumption for the rapid development of Internet appliances, 2.5G and 3G wireless handsets and PDAs and other multimedia-enhanced devices. Designed for full-featured wireless devices that may include real-time voice, data and multimedia, TI's OMAP multi-engine architecture is designed to handle a variety of application tasks in parallel, so a user can enjoy several features and services concurrently.
"Qtopia is becoming established as critical technology for enabling Linux on mobile devices," said Paul Werp, worldwide director of marketing for TI's OMAP platform. "With Qtopia support for the OMAP processor, TI's customers now have a full featured software environment for developing innovative wireless products that take advantage of Linux's cost-savings, modularity and openness to deliver distinctive, full-featured handsets and other devices."
Trolltech will highlight the TI OMAP processor at the 3GSM World Congress Asia in Singapore, Sept. 27- Oct.1, 2004.