Presagis Forms Embedded Partnership

By Tish Drake | March 24, 2010
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Presagis, based in Montreal, announced a partnership with S3 Graphics, Fremont, Calif.-based provider of graphics visualization technologies, to deliver driver support for the S3 Graphics 2300E Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to the embedded market. The partnership, announced Wednesday, will allow embedded customers to have access to a new graphics processor and driver that are optimized for safety-critical applications, including traditional cockpit displays, next generation menu-based displays and digital maps for cockpits.

Partnering with S3 Graphics allows Presagis customers to benefit from use of high-performance and highly efficient GPUs, which operate with less power consumption than the industry norm. According to the companies, the S3 Graphics 2300E graphics processor brings 3-D gaming performance and HD video playback to embedded applications. The 2300E GPU measures 23 mm by 23 mm and is ideal in compact and small form factor embedded systems, requiring a fanless graphics system. In addition to the graphics driver, Presagis will be providing associated services for the new GPU, including customized porting support, which is useful for customers assembling proprietary hardware systems with the 2300E. As part of its commitment to the embedded market, S3 Graphics will provide Presagis and customers with the data required to meet DO-178B and DO-254 certification standards up through Design Assurance Level A.

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