Boston, MA, September 12th, 2005—InHand Electronics, Inc., a leading developer of low-power handheld and wireless device platforms, today introduced its updated Fingertip4 board-level platform at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.
Incorporating Intel’s XScale-based PXA270 microprocessor, the Fingertip4 is about the size of a credit card and incorporates a variety of new features including USB Host capabilities, and an advanced external interconnect to support the integration of additional electronics. This new interconnect architecture provides a variety of high-performance parallel and serial interfaces to hardware and software developers, increasing the range of devices for which Fingertip4 is ideal.
Power Management System
Fingertip4 leverages InHand’s award-winning BatterySmart power management software suite to facilitate control of performance and power consumption, by allowing greater responsiveness to voltage and frequency changes. InHand’s latest power management advances are available in Fingertip4 with a new power supply architecture that boosts the efficiency of power delivery and incorporates real-time voltage adjustment features to extend the battery life of handheld devices. This new approach will allow Fingertip4 to incorporate features that give software developers more direct control of performance and battery life.
Pricing and Availability
New Fingertip4 development platforms will be available from InHand Electronics in October for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows CE and Linux operating systems. Fingertip4 development platforms start at $2,995 and the Fingertip4 is available for volume purchase.
“We remain committed to offering the most advanced handheld technology platforms available,” said Andrew Girson, InHand Electronics Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “The Fingertip4 platform offers a small board with increased power control and efficiency to support high-performance handheld devices and robust applications.”
About InHand Electronics, Inc.
InHand Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of low-power embedded system-level software and hardware technologies to Original Equipment Manufacturers. InHand provides run-time power management software and hardware/software reference platforms to developers of handheld and wireless devices, such as cellular telephones, PDAs, wearable computers, and smart sensors. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. InHand’s Fingertip, Elf, and BatterySmart products are built on industry-leading technologies such as Intel’s XScale microprocessors and Linux and Microsoft’s Windows CE operating systems. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please visit the company web site at www.inhand.com.
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