San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2002. SECO USA, Inc., a leader in creating ultra-portable handheld device platforms for OEMs, today announced at the Embedded Systems Conference the immediate availability of its new Elf platform, dubbed the Elf2. This new version incorporates advanced wireless technologies such as a Bluetooth transceiver and a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, and also includes a high-performance LCD controller capable of supporting a wide variety of color displays.
“Our new full-featured Elf2 platform embodies the low-power consumption and significant peripheral integration of the original Elf,” said Andrew Girson, SECO USA’s CEO. “With the addition of low-power Bluetooth and GPS wireless technologies, the Elf2 is designed to provide a complete core solution for developers of full-featured handheld devices.”
The Elf2 also benefits from SECO USA’s award-winning BatterySmart system software suite, with features such as dynamic clock-scaling, reduced power peripheral software drivers, automatic CPU bandwidth detection and adjustment, and advanced measurement and analysis tools. Both the Bluetooth and GPS peripherals interface with the main CPU through BatterySmart’s power-optimized software drivers. Using BatterySmart, Elf2’s overall power consumption is maintained in the range of 500 to 1500 mW, at a 200MHz clock frequency.
About SECO USA, Inc.
SECO USA, Inc. is an ultra-portable handheld platform provider to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company provides commercial off-the-shelf developers kits that are industrial-strength and power-efficient, for uses in the military, medical technology and telecommunications industries among others. The platforms accommodate standard wireless, data storage and acquisition plugins. Fingertip, Elf and OmniMeter are built on the industry’s leading technologies including Intel’s StrongARM and XScale RISC chips and Microsoft’s Windows CE operating system. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information please view the company web site at seco-usa.com.
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