Pelagicore invited to join Proven Level of Freescale Connect Partner Program

Optimizing GENIVI/Linux and Qt on Freescale® i.MX 6 for next generation automotive infotainment systems

San Francisco, California – November 7th, 2013 – Pelagicore AB, a leader in Open Source automotive software and key GENIVI Alliance contributor, announced today, along with Freescale Semiconductor, its Proven Partner status for GENIVI/Linux and Qt on Freescale i.MX 6 for next generation automotive infotainment systems.

The Freescale Connect Partner Program is the essential source for embedded designs based on Freescale solutions. Proven partners offer the knowledge and experience to round out the enablement and implementation of total system solutions.

Pelagicore’s GENIVI compliant software stack, based on Yocto, is specifically optimized for graphics performance on Freescale’s i.MX 6 series processors and allows, for example, Full-HD hardware accelerated video playback within a Qt automotive reference application.

At the 10thQt Developer Days Conference in San Francisco, California, Pelagicore will demonstrate its Neptune UX, an automotive reference user interface written in Qt, running on Pelagicore’s GENIVI compliant software stack and the Freescale i.MX 6 hardware. The demonstrator set-up includes Full-HD video playback and a preview of how to enable downloadable apps in a GENIVI system.

Pelagicore has been developing and promoting automotive technologies as well as specifications for Open Source infotainment systems since 2009 as a member of the GENIVI Alliance, the AVnu Alliance and the OPEN Alliance. With its unique mix of automotive technologists and Open Source community experts, Pelagicore helps OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, and technology partners to leverage Open Source Software and adopt new open technologies such as the Wayland project.

As the one of the largest automotive semiconductor suppliers and a core member of the GENIVI alliance, Freescale aims to further streamline and focus efforts for infotainment partners and has purpose built the i.MX 6 series applications processors with this in mind. The i.MX 6 series processors combine high performance, 2D and 3D graphics, high definition video capabilities, and integrated power management, making them ideal for use in developing multimedia applications, including next-generation IVI systems.

“Pelagicore was founded in 2009 as a company focusing on the application of Linux in Automotive infotainment systems and is spearheading the vision of great user experience with Open Source Software components” says Alwin Bakkenes, CEO of Pelagicore. “We are proud to demonstrate together with Freescale here at the 10th Qt Developer Days Conference the outstanding quality and graphics performance we can achieve with Qt applications on Freescale’s i.MX 6 hardware platform.“

“Pelagicore and Freescale have already been working together for over a year now on optimizing GENIVI/Linux and Qt on the i.MX 6 series and we are looking forward to welcoming Pelagicore to our selected group of our Proven Partners” says Dan Loop, Automotive Business Development Manager at Freescale.

Alexander Diebald                                                                            Jeff Neeley

Managing Director, Pelagicore AG                                                Global Ecosystems Manager, Freescale
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About Pelagicore
Pelagicore AB is a technology and product development company that focuses on applying Open Source software in the automotive infotainment industry. Its team of technology and Open Source community experts enables a novel, holistic approach to development and its unique expertise stretches from silicon design to OEM expert advisory roles. Pelagicore delivers automotive-centric software frameworks and key components to accelerate the implementation of infotainment systems based on Open Source software. For more information, please visit

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