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Linux CE-ATA stack/driver shown at IDF

Sep 29, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Embedded software stack provider EmbWise showcased its CE-ATA stack and driver running on a Linux-based Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 PDA equipped with a Hitachi Microdrive and QuickLogic SDIO-to-CE-ATA adapter, at this week's IDF (Intel Developer Forum).

The CE-ATA initiative is led by Hitachi, Intel, Nokia, Marvell, Toshiba, and Seagate. It aims to create a standard interface for small form-factor storage devices and hard drives for mobile phones and other CE (consumer electronics) devices.

EmbWise claims to have created and marketed the “world's first and only proven Linux CE-ATA software stack/driver.” It says it is co-sponsoring the CE-ATA booth at IDF this year.

EmbWise managing director Mr. G. Srinivasan stated, “We have partnered with leading CE-ATA host controller and hard drive vendors to be part of a strong ecosystem around CE-ATA.”

Mr. V. Alagu Sankar, director-technical, added, “Our CE-ATA software stack/driver is thoroughly tested and validated with our partners' host platform and Hitachi's CE-ATA 8GB hard drive.”

EmbWise launched its CE-ATA stack in February. The company also markets a general-purpose SDIO stack, and a ZeroConf stack.


EmbWise's CE-ATA stack and driver appear to be available now for Linux. The company is based in Chennai, India.

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