The InsydeH2O "Hardware-2-Operating System" UEFI firmware solution is a complete, lab and field tested implementation of the UEFI specifications and represents today’s BIOS technology being used on Server, Desktop, Mobile and Embedded systems. As our flagship product and the most widely used UEFI BIOS in production, InsydeH2O is relied upon by leading OEMs and ODMs worldwide to bring their platforms the best in firmware boot performance, value-added features, and renowned reliability and compatibility.
The InsydeH2O product family is developed using modern software engineering techniques, enabling ODMs and OEMs to improve efficiency, validate hardware, lower costs to support new hardware designs, and speed up system debugging. Its modularity allows faster migration from platform to platform with less engineering resources and provides development flexibility because work can be done in parallel. The same source code can be used to develop and then deploy across different segments from notebooks to desktops to servers, including those with different requirements and silicon components.
As a CPU and chipset technology neutral solution, InsydeH2O allows PC makers to select the most appropriate hardware components to meet their market requirements. Additionally, InsydeH2O is a fully Windows compliant firmware solution that employs a true modular architecture, is written in C code, and uses a driver model that enables a wide range of software engineers to be quickly productive. These benefits can facilitate platform design innovation as well as faster time-to-market.
We work closely with leading silicon makers to ensure that our products are optimized for their latest reference designs. Our experience working with new designs ensures that we can provide you with optimized and reliable products and services for your new platform. Bringing up InsydeH2O on your new platforms is a quick and easy experience.
Industry specifications are constantly evolving as we all work to improve and advance the technology between operating systems and platform firmware. Rest assured that InsydeH2O will always be at the forefront of supporting new specifications established by the UEFI Forum and other Industry groups. Easy-to-create & easy-to- use library approach to customization provides easy updates to the next generation silicon and the ability to match perfectly with ODM manufacturing lines.
Creating libraries to support your unique customizations is simple with InsydeH2O. Insyde has crafted a comprehensive list of libraries to meet the design specifications of major OEMs. You can use the same concepts and customization technologies in your own designs. You can either roll your own or have Insyde help you create your own production-tested OEM library.
Decreasing boot times and operating system load times is now in high demand from consumers, leading operating systems providers, and PC Systems makers. InsydeH2O’s Fast Boot technology answers this demand by offering OEMs and ODMs a new level of fast boot time performance for their new platforms. Derived from over five generations of UEFI BIOS firmware experience, Insyde Fast Boot offers platform designers the most efficient code path for the fastest boot to Windows operating systems.
Great firmware should also involve great tools to implement it, and our meticulous engineers work tirelessly to find new ways to reduce BIOS development time and effort for our clients.
The H2OIDE tool suite provides a complete IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to edit, debug and compile InsydeH2O firmware. Some key features include new source code build options, a BIOS Setup viewer and a host of new editing tools for developing and customizing flash memory support, GPIOs, ACPI code, IRQs, PCI and other complex BIOS features.
System debug is simplified using InsydeH2O’s diagnostic and debugging software tool called H2ODDT™. Designed by BIOS engineers to ease the task of proving your BIOS is functioning correctly. Source level debug is provided to help engineers investigate code execution. H2ODDT’s unique knowledge of the internal organization of the BIOS allows the engineer to display and modify all structures, tables, settings, and values in easy-to-comprehend formats. Based on years of interfacing with standard and specialty hardware, H2ODDT presents the hardware register files to the programmer with an interactive editor that support “on-the-fly” modifications for hardware debug and testing.
H2OEZE gives non-BIOS engineers the ability to work with and modify portions of the BIOS that would normally require a BIOS expert. From adding & removing processor microcode, driver options, modifying logos and splash screens, to swapping option ROMs, H2OEZE grants accessibility to platform teams that need to perform limited modifications to their firmware without having to rely on the presence of a BIOS engineer.