When it comes to winning the race to market in software development, platform enablement and the solidity of the development environment have a crucial role to play. If a product developer has to spend time trying to integrate processor, connectivity, device drivers, operating system and design tools, then he’s not spending it where it counts: on the application itself and on the added-value differentiation that’s ultimately going to beat the competition. This article details the challenges designers face in the race-to-market paradigm and offers a solution from Wind River and Oxford Semiconductor: the OXETHU954 network connectivity controller.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 6, No. 3, 2007