Reference Design KitNovember 1, 2016: Boston, MA – Beechwoods Software, Inc., an embedded software innovation company, announces the availability to all RDK members of the RDK-B gateway software on the Raspberry Pi 3 platform, running in 64-bit mode, and using Yocto 2.1.

“Beechwoods Software is extremely proud of the accomplishment of our elite engineering staff in creating the world’s first ARM 64-bit implementation of the RDK-B software, running with the latest Yocto 2.1 distribution on a small low-cost platform like the Raspberry Pi 3. This development enables testing RDK-B on a low-cost 64-bit ARM platform, and can serve as a blueprint for implementing RDK-B on other more powerful 64-bit ARM platforms,” said Brad Kemp, Chief Executive Officer of Beechwoods Software.

RDK members wishing to see a demonstration, please contact Beechwoods software (see information below) — or visit our website:

About RDK

RDK or Reference Design Kit was created to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video and broadband services. It is a pre-integrated, open-source software distribution that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) such as set-top boxes, modem/routers and other devices from communications service providers. It enables service providers to standardize certain elements of these devices, enabling them to quickly launch their own new services or customize applications and user experiences. The RDK speeds time to market while enabling flexibility and competitive differentiation.  See for additional information.

About Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi — including new features such as a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 802.11n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  See for more information on Raspberry Pi.

About Yocto

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies to bring some order to the chaos of embedded Linux development.  See for complete information.

About Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software Inc. with headquarters in Boston, MA and offices in El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan, provides software products and services to businesses and OEMs developing embedded and resource-limited products. In operation for over 10 years, and with each member of Beechwoods Software’s multinational team of elite software engineers having well over a decade’s experience, Beechwoods Software has both knowledge and experience required to bring high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods Software has developed considerable skill in collaborating with multiple engineering teams and identifying, suggesting, selecting, creating and documenting processes to produce a high quality, maintainable product for Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 companies.

Beechwoods Software has received industry accolades as the author and working group chair of the Location Services Framework for the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn Internet of Things implementation, and Beechwoods Software is a finalist in the 2016 MassTLC Leadership Awards for “Best Use of Technology; Internet of Things for Location Services.


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