Customers of Marvell hardware platforms now benefit from the flexibility and stability that open source offers when using KinomaJS. Marvell continues to stand behind KinomaJS, offering support to customers in their design, development, deployment, and maintenance of the platform, as it always has, with its proprietary software solutions.
Open source benefits Marvell’s customers
Using KinomaJS, Marvell’s customers can create elegant, high-performance products across a wide variety of hardware platforms, using relatively little code that’s easier to test, maintain, and evolve. An open source solution provides customers the flexibility to customize and adapt software across their product ecosystems at a reduced engineering cost because skills and code can be reused. Customers can adopt KinomaJS with confidence, knowing the stability that open source brings to their long-term software investments.
“Marvell is pleased to offer the dynamic KinomaJS application framework through open source. We are doing this to create new opportunities for our customers, from Fortune 50 companies to the innovators creating the next wave of connected devices including smart surfaces and wearables. We hope that sharing our knowledge, experience, and code will help grow the overall Internet of Things industry more quickly,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. “As we look ahead to the next 20 years of Marvell excellence, we see the company increasingly providing our esteemed customers end-to-end solutions that combine our elegant KinomaJS software with our industry-leading hardware. We are excited to take this major step.”
KinomaJS source code is available for immediate download from https://github.com/kinoma. The project includes:
- Kinoma Porting Layer (KPL)
- Core native modules (Fsk)
- Kinoma Platform Runtime (KPR) application framework
- Networking modules for http/https, WebSockets, SSDP, and Zeroconf/mDNS
- Graphics rendering in pure software and OpenGL accelerated
- Digital media playback extensions
The KinomaJS source code is provided under the Apache License, Version 2.0, the same open source license used by many popular open source projects including Android.
KinomaJS includes support for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android, and iOS. Support for additional platforms can be integrated through KPL.
The Kinoma group creates consumer electronics products, and helps others to rapidly prototype and create products themselves. The tightly integrated design and engineering team resides at global semiconductor leader Marvell. Marvell acquired Kinoma in 2010 for the team’s proven heritage in software architected for high performance on everything from phones and tablets, to the “Internet of Things” (IoT). For more information, visit kinoma.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com. Marvell, Kinoma, and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.