Embedded Alley Development System for Android Devices

The Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices enables development of Android-based intelligent devices built on MIPS Technologies’ processors, targeting applications in domains beyond mobile handsets. The development system extends the reach of Android to encompass multimedia, Mobile Internet Devices, digital video and home entertainment, automotive, medical, networking, instrumentation, and industrial control. The Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based Devices is available immediately and includes support for select MIPS architecture boards from RMI and other MIPS licensees.

Embedded Alley Development System Features

  • Support for cross development of system-level and application software for MIPS-based devices hosting the Android platform
  • Up-to-date MIPS production kernels (2.6.28) for MIPS CPU cores, run-time libraries and other core components for Android
  • Optimized Dalvik Virtual Machine and JNI (Java Native Interface)
  • Android Application Framework and SDK (Eclipse Plug-in)
  • Android Device Emulator for Eclipse

Embedded Alley has made significant investment in creating and delivering our Development System. These investments include:

  • Porting the Dalvik virtual machine underlying Android to the MIPS architecture, including architecture and build support and comprehensive optimization for Dalvik acceleration on MIPS cores
  • Extending Android bionic library, linker and other Android infrastructure to the MIPS architecture
  • Providing an Android-compliant Linux kernel and configuration tools for the RMI Au1250 SoC and MIPS processors
  • Integrating and testing board support and industry-specific device drivers, CODECs and other middleware
  • Supporting the MIPS architecture in the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and Android targets in the Embedded Alley customizable Development System

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