Pelagicore Invited to Join Proven Level of Freescale Connect Partner Program

  Pelagicore Invited to Join Proven Level of Freescale Connect Partner Program

Optimizing GENIVI/Linux and Qt on Freescale® i.MX 6 for next generation
automotive infotainment systems

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 7, 2013

Pelagicore AB, a leader in Open Source automotive software and key GENIVI
Alliance contributor, announced today, along with Freescale Semiconductor, its
Proven Partner status for GENIVI/Linux and Qt on Freescale i.MX 6 for next
generation automotive infotainment systems.

The Freescale Connect Partner Program is the essential source for embedded
designs based on Freescale solutions. Proven partners offer the knowledge and
experience to round out the enablement and implementation of total system

Pelagicore’s GENIVI compliant software stack, based on Yocto, is specifically
optimized for graphics performance on Freescale’s i.MX 6 series processors and
allows, for example, Full-HD hardware accelerated video playback within a Qt
automotive reference application.

At the 10thQt Developer Days Conference in San Francisco, California,
Pelagicore will demonstrate its Neptune UX, an automotive reference user
interface written in Qt, running on Pelagicore’s GENIVI compliant software
stack and the Freescale i.MX 6 hardware. The demonstrator set-up includes
Full-HD video playback and a preview of how to enable downloadable apps in a
GENIVI system.

Pelagicore has been developing and promoting automotive technologies as well
as specifications for Open Source infotainment systems since 2009 as a member
of the GENIVI Alliance, the AVnu Alliance and the OPEN Alliance. With its
unique mix of automotive technologists and Open Source community experts,
Pelagicore helps OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, and technology partners to leverage
Open Source Software and adopt new open technologies such as the Wayland

As the one of the largest automotive semiconductor suppliers and a core member
of the GENIVI alliance, Freescale aims to further streamline and focus efforts
for infotainment partners and has purpose built the i.MX 6 series applications
processors with this in mind. The i.MX 6 series processors combine high
performance, 2D and 3D graphics, high definition video capabilities, and
integrated power management, making them ideal for use in developing
multimedia applications, including next-generation IVI systems.

“Pelagicore was founded in 2009 as a company focusing on the application of
Linux in Automotive infotainment systems and is spearheading the vision of
great user experience with Open Source Software components” says Alwin
Bakkenes, CEO of Pelagicore. “We are proud to demonstrate together with
Freescale here at the 10th Qt Developer Days Conference the outstanding
quality and graphics performance we can achieve with Qt applications on
Freescale’s i.MX 6 hardware platform.“

“Pelagicore and Freescale have already been working together for over a year
now on optimizing GENIVI/Linux and Qt on the i.MX 6 series and we are looking
forward to welcoming Pelagicore to our selected group of our Proven Partners”
says Dan Loop, Automotive Business Development Manager at Freescale.

About Pelagicore

Pelagicore AB is a technology and product development company that focuses on
applying Open Source software in the automotive infotainment industry. Its
team of technology and Open Source community experts enables a novel, holistic
approach to development and its unique expertise stretches from silicon design
to OEM expert advisory roles. Pelagicore delivers automotive-centric software
frameworks and key components to accelerate the implementation of infotainment
systems based on Open Source software. For more information, please visit

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