ALT Software selected to deliver DO- 178B certifiable OpenGL Drivers for ATI RadeonTM E4690 GPU

— With support from AMD, ALT Software will enable the Aerospace, Avionics and Military Industries with both Safety Critical and COTS OpenGL Drivers.—

Toronto, Canada – June 22nd, 2009 - ALT Software, the leading provider of advanced graphics software for safety-critical embedded systems, today announced its commitment to deliver DO-178B certifiable OpenGL drivers for the ATI Radeon™ E4690, AMD’s (NYSE: AMD) newest high performance embedded graphics accelerator. As part of its commitment to AMD’s Embedded GPU roadmap, ALT Software will be delivering both OpenGL SC (Safety Critical) and OpenGL ES 2.0 support for the ATI Radeon E4690. Leveraging its success and experience with ATI Mobility Radeon™ X1400 and ATI Mobility Radeon™ 9000 and in collaboration with AMD, ALT Software will be enabled to unlock the power of the ATI Radeon E4690 for today’s embedded system integrators and OEMs to deploy highly complex graphical user interfaces in next generation avionics applications.

The ATI Radeon E4690 from AMD is a fully programmable GPU with a unified shader architecture designed for the embedded market.  It will feature more than three times the performance of the ATI Radeon™ E2400 embedded graphics accelerator, a 128-bit memory interface, 512MB of on-chip memory, and a PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface.  

“We are pleased that ALT Software has chosen to provide the 2D/3D DO-178B certifiable graphics drivers,” said Janet Matsuda, Senior Director of Professional Graphics, AMD. “With the launch of the ATI Radeon E4690 GPU, AMD demonstrates our continued commitment to this market, not only with high performance GPUs, but with support for our software partners like ALT.”

A new initiative involving ALT Software, Channel One and Wolf Industrial Systems is also announced today. These three companies have joined together to form the Advanced Graphics Solutions (AGS) Group whose mission is to provide a total end-to-end solution for ATI Radeon E4690 graphics accelerators.  Each member of the AGS Group plays a vital role in ensuring the success and adoption of this GPU as follows;

  • ALT Software Inc., for delivering 2D/3D OpenGL Drivers for RTOS and DO-178B.
  • Channel One Limited, providing long term availability of electronic components.
  • Wolf Industrial Systems Inc., for rapid design, development and manufacturing of reference hardware.

 “ALT Software is excited to be a founding member of the AGS Group, and we are fully committed with the other members to support AMD’s embedded GPU Roadmap,”,” said Darryl Parisien, President of ALT Software.”With AMD’s support, ALT Software and the AGS Group will unlock the full power of ATI Radeon E4690.”

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About ALT Software
ALT Software is an embedded systems solutions provider whose offerings include device drivers and graphics system development kits. Our products include safety-critical DO-178B OpenGL graphics drivers that support 2D / 3D graphics acceleration in embedded devices. ALT's OpenGL graphics drivers are deployed in automotive, aerospace & defense, avionics, consumer, industrial, and medical devices worldwide. For more information about ALT Software and the ALT Software family of OpenGL solutions and services, please see www.altsoftware.com

About Channel One Limited
Channel One Limited was founded to provide long term storage and financing in support of valuable electronic components. In conjunction with component vendors such as AMD, Channel One provides material solutions that ensure product availability for the lifetime of their customers’ programs.  Channel One Limited allows customers to dictate component life cycles for their mission critical programs, spelling the end of electronic component obsolescence, for more information please see www.ch1group.com
ABOUT WOLF

Wolf is a rapid design, development, and manufacturing company specializing in Video Graphics and embedded computer technology for Aerospace, Navy, and Military customers. Wolf seeks customers wanting unique features and customization specific to their project requirements. Wolf meets all IPC-A-610D Class III Manufacturing and MIL-STD-810F Environmental Standards. Please see www.wolf.ca

Performance is based on the comparison of ATI Radeon E4600 to ATI Radeon E2400 using 3Dmark06 tests run in the similar system configuration: MSI K9A2 Platinum (790FX, SB600), AMD Athlon X2 7850 (2.8 GHz), 2 GB DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12, Video Driver: 8.612 RC1 (Catalyst 9.5), Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP1 Note graphics components of 3DMark06 are insensitive to system configuration when there is sufficient frame-buffer size.

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