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Synopsys Delivers 2X Speedup for Implementing and Verifying Functional ECOs
Synopsys announced Formality Ultra, a new configuration of the Formality equivalency checking solution. Formality Ultra includes innovative matching and verification technologies to efficiently guide designers through the implementation of functional ECOs with minimal impact to the design and verify the correctness of the ECOs in minutes for multimillion instance designs. These new capabilities will help designers cut in half the time they spend implementing ECOs late in the design cycle and result in shorter, more predictable schedules.
New Software Simplifies Data Logging With NI CompactDAQ Hardware
National Instruments today announced Chameleon for NI CompactDAQ, a software package developed by NI Gold Alliance Partner PVI Systemsand available on the LabVIEW Tools Network, to create turnkey systems for NI data acquisition hardware that are simple and intuitive to set up and operate.
GL Enhances T1 E1 Analyzer Products and Software
GL Communications announced today the release of its enhanced T1 E1 Analyzer Software and Hardware and now it's Version 7.5.10. GL's test solutions cover wide array of networks – 4G, 3G, IP, Ethernet, T1, T3, E1, E3, OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, and traditional PSTN networks.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO helps embedded developers achieve highest levels of software quality
Atollic today announced the latest release of the Atollic TrueSTUDIO integrated development environment. Incorporating many new features, Atollic TrueSTUDIO v4.1 aims to even further assist embedded developers to write code of the highest quality.
FloorDirector 3.5 Provides Significant Dynamic Power Integrity Benefits at 28 nm
Teklatech today announced the release of version 3.5 of its FloorDirector tool. FloorDirector enables Dynamic Power Shaping leading to reduced peak current demand, dynamic voltage drop and digital power noise in ASIC designs.
Online simulation tool allows motor designers to evaluate TI’s InstaSPIN-FOC breakthrough motor control technology
Today, Texas Instruments, unveils a free, interactive online simulation tool that enables motor designers to assess TI's InstaSPIN-field-oriented-control technology. This online simulation allows users to fully evaluate TI InstaSPIN-FOC's superior software-sensor-based "sensorless" control for variable speed and load applications using three-phase, synchronous or asynchronous motors.
Advantech Launches New Enhanced WebAccess 7.1
The latest version of Advantech WebAccess 7.1 is a leap forward in remote multiple site management. Version 7.1 improves on version 7 of the fully featured SCADA system by simplifying the installation process and adding the following functionality: integrated Google MapsTM, real-time database, remote connection and configuration of DiagAnywhere servers and another 3,500 symbols.
LDRA Integration With TRACE32 Simplifies Code Analysis, Test And Certification
LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the Lauterbach TRACE32 Debugger and Simulator. Lauterbach's hardware-assisted debug tools ease the interface to the embedded device, enabling developers to download and fully test an application on the target. Thanks to the interface, rigorous safety-critical testing and certification-a traditionally time-intensive, manual process-is automated, enabling a broad range of microcontroller and processor-based applications to achieve medical (IEC 62304), industrial safety (IEC 61508), automotive (ISO 26262) and avionics (DO-178B/C) compliance.
New Zuken software boosts product planning and logical design
Zuken has released new versions of its System Planner and Design Gateway engineering solutions that accelerate and streamline product planning and logical design for engineers. System Planner includes new functions that allow design architects to study behavior, signal quality, and 3D space constraints.
Atrenta Ships 5.1 Release of SpyGlass Platform
Atrenta announced today the 5.1 release of its SpyGlass and GenSys platforms. The release contains significant usability improvement and enhancements to address complexity, size and performance challenges for the next wave of SoC designs.
LynuxWorks Protects Embedded Connected Devices With LynxOS 7.0
LynuxWorks introduces its next generation of their most popular real-time operating system, LynxOS 7.0, enabling embedded developers to add security functionality to their connected devices. The open standards-based LynxOS has been powering millions of embedded devices for the last 25 years across all industries and now adds significant new features to help meet the needs of the billions of next- generation connected devices.
ACE announces SuperTest qualification suite
ACE Associated Compiler Experts announce the availability of the SuperTest qualification suite for use in software tool qualification kits and services. Safety standards like ISO 26262 require that adequate confidence and quality levels are demonstrated in software tools. C/C++ compilers translate software to hardware architectures and are complicated tools by nature thus requiring qualification and validation when used for safety critical applications.
VirnetX Launches GABRIEL Connection Technology OEM Software Development Kit
VirnetX Holding announced today that its GABRIEL Connection Technology OEM Software Development Kit is now available for OEM customers who want to adopt the GABRIEL Connection Technology as their solution for establishing secure connections using secure domain names within their products.
ARM Targets 580 Million Mid-Range Mobile Devices with New Suite of IP
ARM announced an optimized IP solution designed to power the 580 million mid-range mobile devices expected over the next two years. The mid-range market is projected to exceed the number of premium smartphones and tablets beginning in 2015.
Quick, Simple And Accurate Calculation Of Climate Control Requirements
Available now, Rittal's latest RiTherm 6.2 software is an updated version that allows climate control requirements to be quickly and easily calculated. RiTherm 6.2 includes generic component heat loss data and a heat loss calculator for busbars; an option to divide the required cooling output between several devices; a detailed breakdown of bayed enclosure suites; a saved project library that can be sorted and allows individual projects to be copied and an integrated chiller configurator.
Belden Presents New Hirschmann Brand Software Platform 8.0
Belden has launched version 8.0 of the software platform from its Hirschmann product range. The new release significantly extends the functionality of managed switches from the MACH, MICE, Rail and OCTOPUS families. Depending on the switch family, new features include special tools such as an integrated IEC61850 server for seamless integration with data networks for power generation and distribution.
Freescale Open Software Sensor Platform For The Internet Of Things
To speed and simplify the development of embedded systems that incorporate multiple sensing technologies, Freescale Semiconductor is now offering the Xtrinsic intelligent sensing framework. The framework provides software infrastructure and programming interfaces that enable Xtrinsic sensors like the FXLC95000CL platform or Freescale's Kinetis microcontrollers to serve as sensor hubs, eliminating time-intensive sensor integration tasks and allowing developers to focus on differentiating their specific applications.
ProximusDA teams with STMicroelectronics to Develop Next-generation Distributed SOC TLM Virtual Prototypes
ProximusDA today announced its joint efforts with STMicroelectronics to develop the next generation of software virtual prototypes. The collaboration combines ProximusDA's expertise in parallel code distribution with STMicroelectronics' deep knowledge of Transaction Level Modeling and advanced distributed-computing architecture.
CaetanoBus Streamlines its Electrical Design Processes Using Capital Software from Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics and CaetanoBus today announced successful application of the company's Capital software suite to the development of CaetanoBus' flagship C5 coach. The C5 coach offers a wide range of configuration options and includes innovative electrical/electronic systems that significantly boost efficiency, safety, and reliability
AdaCore Announces Successful Completion of Project Hi-Lite
AdaCore and its research partners today announced the successful completion of Project Hi-Lite, a three-year, €3.9 million effort aimed at popularising formal methods in the development of high integrity software by combining formal verification and testing.
Agilent Technologies' Newest 3-D Electromagnetic Simulation Software Release Targets EMI Compliance
Agilent Technologies today announced the latest release of Electromagnetic Professional, its 3-D electromagnetic simulation software. EMPro 2013 helps design engineers identify and resolve difficult electromagnetic interference problems.
Synopsys Introduces Starter Kit for DesignWare ARC EM Processors
Synopsys today announced availability of the DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit for the ARC EM family of embedded processor cores. The DesignWare ARC EM4 and ARC EM6 processor cores are optimized for use in embedded and deeply embedded applications such as sensors, storage devices, appliances, consumer electronics, and battery-operated devices where high performance, small size and minimal power consumption are essential.
Lattice's Latest Design Software Enables Designers to Derive Big Benefits from Tiny FPGAs
Lattice Semiconductor today announced Lattice Diamond v2.2 software, its flagship FPGA logic design software, and iCEcube2 (v2013-03) software, the company's design environment for the iCE40 device family.
Renesas And HCC Embedded Offer Free Software Packages For RX MCU Designs
Renesas has teamed up with the software alliance partner HCC Embedded to offer an innovative software support programme for European customers. Customers who are going to use the 32bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package from HCC up to the value of 20,000 euros. This innovation support programme adds maximum value to RX MCU range, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free market-leading software.
Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0 Passes First PCI-SIG PCIe 3.0 Compliance Workshop
Synopsys today announced that its DesignWare PHY and digital controller IP for the PCI-SIG PCI Express 3.0 is the first complete solution from a single vendor to pass compliance testing at the first PCI-SIG compliance workshop for PCI Express 3.0.
TI Announce UL-Certified SafeTI Software Packages For TI C2000 MCUs
New UL-certified SafeTI software packages from Texas Instruments help make designing functional safety consumer applications using TI C2000 real-time control microcontrollers easier and faster. The software in these SafeTI software packages is UL-certified, as recognized components, to the UL 1998:2008 Class 1 standard, and is compliant with IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B, both of which include home appliances, arc detectors, power converters, power tools, e-bikes, and many others.
Altium Improves Component Sourcing Productivity with Major Product Update
Altium has launched Altium Vault 1.1 to enable cost-effective and efficient design. With enhanced searching and filtering tools and design bill of materials, Altium Vault 1.1 provides easy-to-use component navigation capabilities, which reduces errors and costly production rework for customers.
Certifying Industrial Systems Using IEC 61508
With recent advances in automation, software is no longer a small part of electro-mechanical systems, but instead forms the underlying technology providing functional safety for many products. By Shrikant Satyanarayan, Technical Consultant with LDRA, in India, specialising in the development, integration and certification of mission- and safety-critical systems in avionics, nuclear, industrial safety and automotive domains.
Renesas And port Announce Free Software Packages For RX MCU Designs
Renesas has teamed up with its software alliance partner port to offer an innovative software support programme to European customers. Customers who are planning to use the 32-bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package from port GmbH up to the value of 20,000 euros.
Mentor Graphics Announces Software Vital For Wire Harness Supplier Competitiveness
Mentor Graphics today announced availability of the newest tool in the Capital software suite, Capital Harness TVM. This tool automatically generates detailed harness manufacturing process and cost data that is specific to each harness design, each factory and each company's cost models.
ITI launches first FMI Target for Simulink Coder
ITI today announces the launch of the Functional-Mockup Interface target for Simulink Coder. For the exchange of models across different platforms, the FMI Target for Simulink Coder enables the export of models from Simulink as standalone Functional-Mockup Units for Co-Simulation.
IPETRONIK’s IPEmotion 2013: Name and functions got updated throughout all Editions
IPETRONIK provides a new version [V03.00.00] of its configuration and data acquisition software for download under the designation IPEmotion 2013. One of the most important innovations is the now available illustration of GPS data using the OpenStreetMap Server.
Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator Improves Low-Power Verification Productivity By 30%
Cadence Design Systems today introduced a new version of Incisive Enterprise Simulator, with features that improve low-power verification productivity of complex SoCs by thirty percent. The 13.1 release of Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator addresses low-power verification challenges for advanced modeling, debug, power format support and to provide faster verification for today's most complex SoCs.
Altera Quartus II Software v13.0 Enables World’s Fastest FPGA Designs
Altera Corporation today announced the release of its Quartus II software version 13.0, which delivers the highest levels of FPGA and SoC performance and designer productivity. Users targeting 28 nm FPGAs and SoCs will experience on average a 25 percent reduction in compile times.
With a proven track record in IT, can Agile software development work in embedded electronics? By Randy De Fauw, Perforce Software Technical Marketing Manager, and Mark Warren, European Marketing Director with Perforce Software.
Agilent Technologies Enhances Electronic Instrument Control and Automation Software
Agilent Technologies today announced the latest enhancement on its Command Expert software for faster and easier instrument control in many test application development environments. The updated version, which now includes support for Windows 8, brings new capabilities to users.
Latest Release of Synopsys IC Compiler Introduces New Technologies to Further Speed Design Closure
Synopsys today announced the availability of the 2013.03 release of its IC Compiler software, a key component of Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation Platform. Adding to the market-leading foundation of design closure technologies already available in IC Compiler, this latest release features innovations to speed design as well as enables the latest process nodes.
Renesas Electronics Europe and WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems offer Free Software packages for RX MCU Designs
Renesas Electronics Europe teamed up with the software alliance partner WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems, to offer an innovative software support programme for European customers. Customers who are going to use the 32bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package by WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems up to the value of 20,000 euros.
Eaton Joins NetApp Alliance Partner Program, Simplifies Storage Protection
Eaton today announced membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program and a new version of its Intelligent Power Manager software with the ability to monitor, manage and protect NetApp unified storage. Through the collaboration with NetApp, and the release of its latest software features, Eaton will provide lab-verified solutions to increase data protection and business continuity for customers.
ST Increase MEMS Accessibility With Simplifed Linux System Connections
STMicroelectronics has simplified the use of MEMS in a wider range of applications by releasing ready-to-use software drivers for communication with Linux systems. The new ST driver architecture ensures robustness, maximizes sensor performance, and allows modularity and fast prototyping. Driver access is managed through a standard IIO interface and no additional software is required to interface all the ST Motion MEMS products due to the embedded IIO driver already available into the Linux Kernel.