AxiomFount Launches its Integrated .NET Micro Framework Based Solutions for Analog Devices' Blackfin Processors

    TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - <a href="">AxiomFount Inc.</a> today announced the availability
of AxiDotNet release 1.0. The AxiDotNet family of solutions enables the use of
Microsoft .NET(TM) Micro Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio(R) tools for Analog
Devices Blackfin(R) processors by providing seamlessly integrated Blackfin
specific and optimized libraries. AxiomFount will deliver AxiDotNet solutions
ranging from standard configurable developer packages to full custom
    AxiDotNet release 1.0 provides the worldwide community of application
developers the first of numerous integrated .NET Micro Framework based
solutions granting easy access to high-performance signal processing on
convergent Blackfin processors through use of Microsoft's widely adopted
Visual Studio development tools.
    "We are excited about the opportunity to use .NET Micro Framework with
Blackfin processors, and are impressed by the capabilities of the AxiomFount
team for providing solutions that will enable numerous applications and
products," said Colin Miller, Product Unit Manager for the .NET Micro
Framework at Microsoft.
    "The Blackfin community is very interested in the capabilities that
Microsoft .NET Micro Framework presents. These include tremendous ease of use
and the ability to utilize application developers and embedded engineers with
no DSP experience to build advanced applications, GUIs and interfaces on
Blackfin hardware. AxiomFount's system integration expertise and in-depth
knowledge of Blackfin is the key to making this possible," said Tony Zarola,
Product Line Manager, in the General Purpose DSP group at Analog Devices.
    "We are pleased to work with Microsoft and Analog Devices to provide
solutions that bring together the benefits of .NET Micro Framework and
capabilities of Blackfin processors;" said Massoud Hadjiahmad, Co-founder &
CEO of AxiomFount Inc. "We envision great opportunities in making our
AxiDotNet solutions available, and remarkably easy to use, for Blackfin-based
developers across many applications and markets."
    AxiDotNet solutions combine programming abstractions provided by the .NET
Micro Framework with optimized, configurable and customizable Blackfin
specific AxiDotNet libraries to jumpstart the development of embedded
products, considerably simplifying the task of dealing with embedded
peripherals and enabling development of application-rich products in a
significantly shorter time.
    A time-limited evaluation version of AxiDotNet release 1.0 for Analog
Devices ADSP-BF527 EZ-KIT Lite(R) is available for download via AxiomFount's
website ( Blackfin EZ-KIT Lite evaluation kits can be
purchased through Analog Devices, online or through a local ADI sales or
Distributor office.

    About AxiomFount

    AxiomFount, based in Ontario Canada, is an engineering design and
development company that combines innovation, expertise in software and
hardware development, and system integration to provide unique and practical
solutions and services with focus on end-user experience. AxiomFount's
business activities involve research, design and development in the embedded
environment to provide solutions and services for a variety of applications.

    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Massoud Hadjiahmad, AxiomFount Inc., Tel: (905)

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