Transmeta announced the availability of its new Crusoe Embedded System Development Kit (ESDK), a highly optimized reference platform for evaluating the Transmeta Crusoe processor and for developing a range of embedded mobile devices for use with Microsoft Windows CE .NET and Windows XP Embedded operating systems.
The ESDK features the low-power, high-performance Transmeta Crusoe model TM5800 800MHz processor featuring 512KB of L2 cache memory and integrated Northbridge functionality consisting of DDR memory controller, a serial ROM interface and a 32-bit, 33MHz PCI bus interface. This combination facilitates system design, reduces board space, enhances performance and provides best-in-class performance for Microsoft Windows CE .NET.
"Transmeta's Crusoe processor provides the combination of optimum performance and power efficiency for next-generation devices running Windows Embedded operating systems," said Todd Brix, group product manager, Embedded Devices Group, Microsoft Corp. "With the Crusoe ESDK, developers will be able to pull together the essential elements to shorten development time, enhance the value of hardware platforms and reduce costs overall.".