Today Intel announced the availability of the Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit (Intel® BLDK), a software toolkit that allows the creation of customized firmware offerings for embedded Intel processor-based platforms without requiring a full BIOS (Basic Input-Output System) solution. This offering provides developers with a more flexible solution that helps to lower bill of materials costs, reduce boot times and offers greater firmware initialization flexibility and reusability. This is free and publicly available software with the initial release supporting platforms based on the Intel® Atom Processor E6xx Series. For more information and to download of the Intel BLDK, please visit

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