Poway, CA - Annasoft Systems announced the availability a software suite to support ZF Micro's ZFx86 PC-on-a-chip. The suite consists of Jump Start v. 3.0 for ZF Micro, ZF Boot Loader, and ZF Persistent Storage.
Jump Start 3.0 for ZF Micro is a board-support package (BSP) that includes a pre-configured build tree for the ZFx86 PC-on-a-chip, as well as device driver components for Windows CE. The driver components combine Annasoft device drivers with drivers from Microsoft Platform Builder. Using Microsoft Platform Builder and Jump Start for ZF Micro, a configuration can be created that will run Windows. The BSP includes a standard set of drivers, binary image builder (BIB) file settings, and registry file settings so that drivers can be configured and built into a Windows CE image.
Jump Start for ZF Micro includes HAL modifications specific to the ZF Micro CPU; video and audio drivers for the TVIA CyberPro 5050; ATA/ATAPI driver for IDE Disk, ATA Compact Flash; CD-ROM drive; drivers for standard PS-2 keyboard and PS-2 mouse; serial port and parallel port drivers; USB driver; National Semiconductor DP83815 Ethernet driver; and a CD-ROM file system (Joliet.
The ZF Micro Bootloader manages the system boot process. It enables Windows CE to boot from Intel StrataFlash without the use of MS-DOS
The Persistent Registry resides in Intel StrataFlash (256KB) and retains system registry settings between power cycles. This give the system user the ability to save his or her custom settings.
The entire software suite costs $2,195 with run-time licenses from $3 to $6 depending on volume.