AMD has announced the AMD Alchemy Solutions driver information reference design kit (RDK), based on the AMD Alchemy Solutions Au1500 processor and AMD's Flash memory technology.
The driver information RDK is a tailored, flexible tool to aid the development of software and hardware applications for automotive navigation/entertainment devices.
As these systems evolve into a single system, with added functionality and connectivity, drivers and passengers will benefit from greater convenience, more productivity and enhanced entertainment options.
The driver information RDK is a hardware and software platform that uses the features of the low-power, high-integration Au1500 processor. The platform helps enable customers to develop turn-by-turn navigation with voice input and voice command through a Global Positioning System (GPS) module, future Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) connections, and future audio sound systems.
Turn-by-turn navigation describes the automatic shifting of on-screen 3D graphics as course corrections are made.
To meet the high customer demands for rear seat entertainment solutions, the driver information RDK helps enable software and applications development for streaming media, including MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 and DVD playback.