San Jose, CA--February 26, 1997--Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (San Jose, CA) and its PICO Group announced a comprehensive set of software foundations and development tools that will enable OEMs to develop a wide range of differentiated Windows CE systems for the hand-held, consumer, and industrial appliance markets.
One of the key software foundation products is Phoenix PicoPAL/CE, a software abstraction layer that works in concert with Windows CE, provides a consistent interface for the operating system, regardless of hardware, as well as advanced micro-control of the platform power consumption. This significantly extends the battery life of Windows CE systems.
In addition, PICO is providing Phoenix PicoStor/CE, which enables Windows CE systems to use linear FLASH storage, such as fixed FLASH arrays, FLASH PC Cards, and Miniature Cards. That product was demonstrated on a Windows CE Hand-Held PC at Fall COMDEX.
PICO is also providing OEMs with Phoenix PicoRay/CE, a high-performance IrDA 1.1 compatible stack and services that improves the speed and interoperability of infrared communications between Windows CE systems and PCs, digital cameras, smart phones, and other information appliances.
For Windows CE platform development, PICO is announcing the availability of Phoenix PicoScope, a development toolset that runs in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and communicates with the target Windows CE system through a patented debug engine embedded in PicoPAL/CE.
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