Date : June-2013
Implementation done on a NXP® Semiconductor i.MX 6 series platform integrated with
Wi-Fi chipset to support Smartphone connectivity to access content and applications
DETROIT — AllGo Embedded Systems today announced the availability of WiFi Display feature support along with MirrorLink™ on their RACE Multimedia and Smartphone Connectivity Stack. The implementation, demonstrated by AllGo Systems on NXP’s i.MX6 series processors during the recent Telematics Update show in Detroit, enables the Auto OEMs to add standards based Smartphone connectivity solution to bring realtime media and application connectivity as well as features like off-board navigation to car head units.
WiFi Display, a Peer-to-Peer Screen replication standard formed via a Wi-Fi Direct connection between devices, enables the replication of display from a smartphone or tablet to a head unit display. WiFi Display, included as a standard feature of Android™ from version 4.2, becomes one of the default connectivity stacks that auto OEMs are looking to integrate to their headunits to enable easy access to content and apps. AllGo Systems has worked with NXP and leading Wi-Fi silicon vendors to develop and port AllGo’s optimised WiFi Display Stack on NXP’s i.MX6 chipset based automotive hardware platform running Linux OS.
“We are excited to have AllGo Systems demonstrating WiFi Display support on the NXP i.MX 6 series applications processor. AllGo is one of our NXP Connect Proven Partners and the addition of WiFi Display support to their RACE media stack broadens their comprehensive portfolio of in-vehicle connectivity options. This continues our vision of bringing together an ecosystem of solutions and technologies that provide our customers the quickest way to market with the most innovative technologies,” said Dan Loop, Automotive Microprocessor Business Development Manager for NXP.
AllGo Systems also demonstrated their implementation of MirrorLink™ stack compliant to the version 1.1 spec released by Car Connectivity Consortium. MirrorLink™ a device interoperability standard promoted by CCC that offers integration between a Smartphone and Car’s Headunit, provides a secure and open standard to establish useful smartphone application connectivity to the car. AllGo Systems’ MirrorLink™ stack is ported to multiple platforms and operating systems including Linux and QNX and is currently being licensed by multiple customers.
“AllGo is pleased to partner with NXP to bring WiFi Display based smartphone connectivity to Automotive Head Units,” said K. Srinivasan, CEO of AllGo Systems. “AllGo is a core member of CCC, helping to drive development of newer versions of the MirrorLink™ standard including the upcoming MirrorLink™ 1.2.”
With the addition of WiFi Display and MirrorLink™ Stack along with IAP, MTP and DLNA stack support, AllGo Systems has enhanced their RACE Media Stack solution to be the industry’s most advanced Automotive Infotainment solution supporting multiple media and smart devices connectivity. RACE software suite which is currently licensed by multiple automotive customers includes a full featured, highly configurable and portable Multimedia Engine (MME) and Smart phone connectivity software. RACE is available on multiple platforms running Linux, QNX and Android.
AllGo Systems is demonstrating their WiFi Display and MirrorLink™ at the CCC Members Meeting happening at Dallas, Texas from June 17.th