February 09, 2011 09:00 ET™ and Power Architecture Community Members Offer Open Android™ OS Source Code

Power Architecture® Development Community Embracing Android OS as Key Enabler for a Wide Range of Digital Media and Networking Appliance Applications; Power Architecture Platforms Supporting the Android OS to Be Shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14 - 17

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) -, the open collaborative organization that enables, develops and promotes Power Architecture® technology, announces the first Android operating system (OS) port available as open source code for the embedded community. A collaborative effort between IBM, Mentor Graphics, XGI (now part of SIS) and AppliedMicro, the code is available for download at and This announcement, together with Freescale Semiconductor's introduction of its platform to aid deployment of the Android™ OS on its Power Architecture technology-based products, underscores the growing use of the Android OS within the Power Architecture community.

Mentor Graphics completed the Android OS port for IBM using the IBM 460S core, which is designed to address the performance and power demands of today's communications, consumer electronics and storage embedded applications. Additionally, the set-up included an AppliedMicro Canyonlands board and a Z11 graphics card from XGI. 

Freescale offers a development solution designed to streamline deployment of the Android OS on its QorIQTM P1022 processor. Established to foster compelling new features and products for a wide range of markets, the solution incorporates Mentor Graphics' optimized implementation of the Android OS for Power Architecture technology. will showcase this Power Architecture platform supporting the Android OS at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14 - 17, 2011. Please visit the™ booth #2J56 at Mobile World Congress.

Since 2005 when was founded, the organization has leveraged its members' expertise and commitment to deliver new standards, programs and increased business value to the design engineering community. Power Architecture technology offers the broadest market and application coverage of any instruction set architecture available. The technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world's fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today's car models. For information, visit

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