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Intel Introduces Telematics Design Center To Accelerate Development Of Wireless Computing Solutions For Cars

VDI KONGRESS CONFERENCE, BADEN-BADEN, Germany, Sept. 27, 2001 - Intel Corporation introduced today a new program designed to help developers successfully build products and services that deliver wireless voice and data information to vehicles and other 'in-dash' automobile systems - a category of computing products known as telematics.

The Intel Telematics Design Center provides web-based development and technical support for designing navigation, multimedia, hands-free phone, and other in-car Internet products and applications using Intel® StrongARM* and forthcoming Intel® XScale"-based processors. There is no cost to developers using the Intel Telematics Design Center.

"The increasing consumer demand for driver safety and security, voice-activated communications, location-based services and multimedia entertainment has spurred significant interest by a number of manufacturers and service providers," said Pat Kerrigan, director of marketing for Intel's Telematics Operation. "The Intel Telematics Design Center will provide these developers with the tools, information and designs that can accelerate product development with less investment."

The Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor is designed to benefit a wide variety of telematics devices and applications. The Intel StrongARM processor and upcoming processors based on the Intel XScale microarchitecture have the flexibility to handle requirements for both ultra-low power and high performance to efficiently perform compute-intensive tasks such as speech recognition, text to speech, MP3 decode, route calculation, and map rendering.

Intel Telematics Design Center Features

Developers can immediately access the Intel Telematics Design Center at The Center includes:

  • hardware designs for full multimedia and hands-free phone kit based on Intel StrongARM and future Intel XScale processors;
  • technical library that features hardware design guides and software development notes;
  • tools for programming flash and debugging applications; and
  • links to various third party tool vendor downloads that are focused on operating systems and Java application development.

The Intel Telematics Design Center is a part of the Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel PCA) Developer Network announced in August. The Intel PCA Developer Network offers wireless companies development, technical and marketing support - including access to more than 300 tools - for designing cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other mobile Internet devices and applications supporting Intel PCA. Intel PCA is an open hardware and software architecture that accelerates the development of wireless Internet devices and applications.

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Intel, Intel XScale and Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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