our customer uses a Atom Z510/US15W COM Module for its GUI. This GUI runs under WinCE6 RC3 and uses AlphaBlend GDI-Functions to create the HMI-User Interface. The results of performance test of the user interface are poor. That means we expect that no HW-acceleration on GDI-Alphablend functions took place.
Is this correct? Will there be an feature update to support hw-acc on GDI-Alphablend functions in WinCE6 RC3? For our customer its an showstopper not to have this kind of acc - he switched from ARM to X86 exactly because of the need of an more performant GUI!
Current POR does not show h/w accelerated alpha-blending (GDI Alpha blit) or pixel conversions as being supported. This is a prioity call by our platform teams. We would like to have everything possible be accelerated as much as possible but we do not have an infinite number of development resources so we need to either skip certain features, or stage them over time. The best thing to do is to work with your Intel field rep to influence the platform teams to prioritize this feature for our roadmap in the future.
Hope this helps. Kirk
thanks for your fast response. So we will also try to request this feature over our COM-Module provider. Do you see anything about this issue on your roadmap for IEGD?
Sorry for the delay on my response- we got a bit busy the last two weeks.
I am not able to comment on unannounced plan-of-records as the planning cycle prioities change often on a moments notice.
The best thing to do is to make you needs know, especially through your COMs provider so we can be sure to plan appropriately!