Phoenix CoreArchitect™ 5 (PCA) is an advanced firmware development environment for OEMs and ODMs who are implementing Phoenix SecureCore Technology UEFI firmware for PCs and connected digital devices.

Advanced visual development environment for Phoenix SecureCore Technology development

Phoenix CoreArchitect™ 5 (PCA) is an advanced firmware development environment for OEMs and ODMs who are implementing Phoenix SecureCore Technology UEFI firmware for PCs and connected digital devices. It leverages the powerful graphical interface of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005™, 2008™, 2010™ and 2012™  so device engineers can create UEFI firmware for entirely new categories of connected devices for the networked home and the mobile enterprise.

Now companies can use the Phoenix-customized GUI to develop and build more secure, reliable devices based on Phoenix SecureCore Technology. And they can take those products to market faster with more inherent value.

As the PC industry incorporates new "trusted computing" technologies into standard x86 platforms, the firmware development environment PCA allows device designers to integrate these security innovations quickly and seamlessly.

In addition, new server platforms incorporating grid, blade and cluster architectures have become mainstream. Now PCA provides a powerful mechanism for integrating network standards such as XML, HTML and TCPIP at the core of the machine.

PCA is built on top of the powerful Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to 2012™ and has complemented it by adding a complete, fully-integrated tool suite, customizing the environment with a GUI specifically for Phoenix SecureCore Technology development.

By combining Phoenix source code with the powerful Phoenix CoreArchitect an SDK is created that can be used for BIOS customizations.