One of the greatest challenges in mobile device design is high demand for cutting-edge graphical displays. Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions can help by shortening development cycles and reducing time-to-market. The COTS solutions are tried and tested over multiple deployments and are more reliable than in-house application development, as there is less risk of introducing errors into code, which must be recompiled and re-tested after every modification. Having to frequently test code lengthens the development cycle and delays product release, allowing competitors to get a head start. This article describes how Tilcon Software has been helping OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers of mobile devices develop rich and compelling graphics, rapidly and easily, with their innovative COTS GUI solution.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 6, No. 4, 2007