Product Reference Designs, Software Development Platforms, and Evaluation Modules are various tools that help product developers leverage the capabilities of leading processors and SoCs, enabling them to quickly bring out embedded products and gadgets for a wide range of applications. Development Platforms and Reference Designs are intended to accelerate the software development for any product.
Mistral offers a wide range of easy-to-use, scalable and award winning Software Development Platforms, Product Reference Designs and Evaluation Kits based on leading SoCs. These software development platforms and Reference Designs help product developers prototype and test their software and applications well before their custom product hardware is ready. Our powerful and accessible development platforms offer the ideal tool to create, collaborate, and deliver your end product or solutions. Our Software Development Platforms and Product Reference Designs have a scalable and modular architecture, and include pre-built binaries for popular operating systems and frameworks, providing design and development engineers with a flexible platform for building their embedded gadgets and products.
Mistral’s software development platforms and product reference designs support in the development of next generation products using latest technologies. These product reference designs act as a proof of concept and are usually targeted for specific applications. Reference designs enable faster time to market thereby cutting costs and reducing risk in customer’s product integration. Mistral has also designed and developed several custom Development Platforms and Product Reference Designs to help customers address various system-level application challenges like mixed signal designs, power management, etc. along with the necessary software drivers and board support packages. Most of our product reference designs come with standard Application Programming Interfaces for Android, Yocto Linux and/or Debian.
These Product Reference Designs and software development platforms enable developers to build highly differentiated, feature-rich wireless and multimedia devices for the market, not only at comparatively low cost but also at considerably reduced time-to-market. In addition, as part of our semiconductor support services, we also help silicon companies bring out Software Development Platforms (SDPs), Product Reference Designs and Evaluation Kits for their upcoming SoCs. Mistral offer specialized silicon bring-up services, silicon validation services and design of product development platforms that help silicon companies test and bring-out new/upcoming silicon in the shortest time frame possible with lowest cost.
Over the years, Mistral has designed and developed product Reference Designs and embedded development platforms for Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, NVIDIA and many other silicon vendors. Some of the TI Reference Designs and evaluation modules have been adopted by leading product developers and have also won several awards and accolades over the years. These include the TI Reference Designs TMDXEVM8148 and AM/DM37x EVM. The TMDXEVM8148 a software development platform based on TI’s DM8148 SoC was shortlisted for the prestigious UBM ACE Awards 2012 in the “Development kit, Reference designs and SBCs” category. Another one of Mistral designed development platform, the CraneBoard, a low-cost, open-source software development platform based on AM3517 SoC from TI was also voted among the ‘EDN Hot 100 products’ in 2011.
Our growing list of TI Reference Designs, Evaluation Modules and Software Development Platforms are based on the latest ARM®, digital signal processors (DSPs) and RF modules from Texas Instruments in addition to other leading semiconductor companies like Renesas, NXP, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Analog Devices, etc.
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