TRACE32 PowerTools for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has launched support the new Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform that integrates a complete ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor-based system with 28nm low-power programmable logic.
3U CompactPCI enhanced by 2nd Generation Intel Core processors
Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest high performance 2nd Generation Intel Core processor board.
Real Intent Adds Significant New Design Productivity Features to Ascent Lint Real
Real Intent Inc today announced the immediate availability of Ascent Lint version 1.4. Ascent Lint is the industry's fastest and most accurate solution for performing syntax and semantic lint checks for complex SoC designs.
ITRI Adopts Synopsys' TCAD Sentaurus for Silicon Carbide Technology Development
Synopsys, Inc. announced that the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) has adopted Synopsys' TCAD Sentaurus simulation software to support its research and development of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices.
National Semiconductor Introduces New WEBENCH Processor Power Architect at Avnet’s Design Strategies for ARM Systems Design Summit
National Semiconductor Corp. today kicked off the Avnet Design Strategies for ARM Systems Design Summit in Santa Clara with the introduction of its new WEBENCH Processor Power Architect, the industry's first online design tool to model and optimize power supplies for Atmel Corporation and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ARM processors in minutes.
DSL announces new PCI and ISA modules for custom design
Datasound Laboratories has announced a new range of small-footprint, low-power, high performance processing modules that support PCI and ISA open industry standards. The VDX-DIP-PCI and VDX-DIP-ISA modules are ideal for a broad range of custom-design applications such as data-acquisition, industrial automation and control, automotive, human machine interface and robotics.
New Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE offers free-of-charge and professional embedded development options for Toshiba ARM9 and ARM Cortex™-M3 technologies
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a sophisticated, integrated development environment (IDE) that supports the development of embedded systems built around any of the company's TX09 ARM9 and TX03 ARM Cortex 32-bit microcontrollers.
Synopsys' CODE V Enhances Aspheric Lens System Design
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of enhancements to its CODE V optical design and analysis software.
More performance through hybrid technology
By making available the FPGA resources of your PC board, ADDI-DATA enables you to improve the performance of hardware platforms with software functions. Processes can thus be accelerated and cycle times of acquisition and control tasks can be reduced. Furthermore hybrid technology relieves the external software, for example for other calculations.
QNX Announces First RTOS to Help Device Manufacturers Achieve Both Safety and Security Certification
QNX Software Systems Co today announced the first realtime operating system (RTOS) to provide both safety and security certification, allowing manufacturers of mission-critical systems to significantly reduce the time and expense of certifying their end-products, including medical, automotive, and industrial devices.
Altium introducing new component management
At the centre of Altium Designer 10 sits a new design vault based concept of managing component data. It extends traditional design libraries to cover other design processes, in particular MCAD and industrial design, and business processes such as procurement and manufacturing.
MPC Data announces Windows Embedded Compact 7 Board Support package availability
Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the long-awaited successor to Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6, and includes a host of new features and improvements.
Mentor Graphics Delivers First Multimedia Platform for Hardware Emulation of 3D TV Products
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced a Multimedia platform to accelerate the verification of 3D TV-based products.
Arteris, EVE Strengthen Partnership to Provide Enhanced Design Flow for Mobile, Wireless SoCs
Arteris Inc. and EVE today announced an integrated solution enabling system-on-chip (SoC) developers to easily generate and use actual SoC register transfer level (RTL) implementations on EVE's ZeBu-Server emulation platform.
Whitepaper - QDR SRAM and RLDRAM: A Comparative Analysis
Today's high-speed networking applications require high-bandwidth and high-density memory solutions. For instance, typical networking line cards need memories for a variety of operations that include packet buffering, table lookup, and queue management among a host of other functions.
Whitepaper - FleXO(TM): Bridging the Cost/Performance Gap in the Oscillator Market
This paper compares Cypress' FleXO oscillator with the other main types of oscillators. It discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and typical applications of each type.
Whitepaper - TI’s high-performance LTE physical layer solution
With the consumer drive for more and more data, worldwide operators are experiencing an unprecedented need for wireless bandwidth growth. Fortunately, the industry – along with standards bodies such as 3GPP – is evolving support such demand.
Mentor Graphics Introduces Calibre RealTime for Instant Signoff Verification of Custom IC Designs
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the new Calibre RealTime platform for signoff-quality physical verification during design creation. The first release provides instantaneous design rule checking (DRC) in the SpringSoft Laker™ custom IC design and layout solution, using the same Calibre decks as the signoff flow.
Nailing Common Misunderstandings About EMI Filters
Despite EMC issues now usually being considered at an early stage during the product design process, unexpected problems still occur. In some cases, a simple approach to EMC and filtering is found to work but, more often than not, a more in-depth analysis is required to address the relevant EMC design considerations and subsequently identify the EMC solution. Misunderstandings are prevalent when selecting EMI filters in the course of equipment design, and here we explore some of the more common ones.
Mentor Graphics Helps CamSemi Replace Design and Verification Flow to Improve Simulation Performance and Time to Market
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that it assisted CamSemi in replacing their integrated circuit design and verification flow with Mentor tools to improve simulation performance and time to market.
Tekdata adds dynamic 3D modelling to interconnect design capabilities
Tekdata Interconnections has invested in SolidWorks 3D CAD tools to support ongoing expansion of its specialist design services for complex wiring and mechanical assemblies.
GOEPEL electronic extends BSDL Testbench to Multi Chip Modules and 3D Chips
GOEPEL electronic announces the availability of a new option in its recently introduced EDA software TAPChecker. Multi-Chip Modules (MCM) and 3D chips are now supported, allowing testbench generation for VHDL, Verilog and STIL output formats. Users now have the opportunity to verify more complex designs with several Boundary Scan components or dies incl. interconnections by a comprehensive behaviour simulation.
RS Components upgrades DesignSpark PCB with 3D
RS Components has today announced the release of DesignSpark PCB version 2, its free PCB design software package. Working in partnership with Number One Systems, new features in DesignSpark PCB include unique 3D visualisation of PCB layouts, and increased library management functionality. The upgraded version 2 software is free to download for new users at www.designspark.com/pcb, and existing users will be alerted to the upgrade via release alerts in the tool.
OKI Unveils Platform for Developing Business Applications for Android Devices
OKI Electric Industry today unveiled MoBiz Platform Ver.1.1 for Android, middleware(*1) for developing mobile business applications for Android smartphones and tablets for the Japanese market. OKI upgraded its existing middleware MoBiz Platform to accommodate Android, expanding the range to cover smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 or later versions, in addition to smartphones running Windows Mobile 6.5 or later. Sales of MoBiz Platform Ver.1.1 begin today and shipment is scheduled for the end of March.
Mentor Graphics Announces Logic and Physical Synthesis Support for Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that its advanced synthesis products support Xilinx 28nm 7 series field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Xilinx 7 series FPGAs are built on a low-power and unified FPGA architecture that scales across low-cost and ultra high-end families. Support for the new 28nm Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGA families is available now and support for Artix-7 will follow. Mentor Graphics is the first EDA FPGA synthesis provider to offer physical synthesis support for Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGA designs.
Synopsys Announces FPGA Synthesis Support for Xilinx's Newest ISE Design Suite 13
Synopsys, Inc. today announced Synplify Pro, Synplify Premier and Synphony synthesis support for Xilinx's latest ISE Design Suite (IDS) 13, which provides support for their 28-nanometer (nm) 7 series FPGAs. Synopsys' advanced FPGA synthesis tools include a hierarchical project manager that enables team-design collaboration with a mixed bottom-up/top-down approach that is highly integrated with Xilinx's SmartGuide incremental place & route (P&R) technology, delivering faster RTL-to-board implementation.
Model-based visual programming tool speeds application development on TI’s F2806x Piccolo™ floating-point microcontrollers
Simplifying programming to speed design, Texas Instruments Incorporated and Visual Solutions today announced that VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer v8.0 (VisSim) provides full, model-based support for TI's new TMS320C2000™ Piccolo floating-point microcontrollers (MCUs). The software enables rapid application development, as it visually supports algorithm creation, bit-true simulation, device initialization, prototyping and production C code generation. A full version of VisSim v8.0 is being offered and is available for use with TI's F28069 controlSTICK and F28069 Experimenter's Kit with a free two month trial license. A limited $11 promotional price for the F28069 controlSTICK is also available.
Green Hills Software announces second EAL6+/SKPP, high robustness certification by NSA for INTEGRITY-178B operating system
Green Hills Software has announced that the latest baseline of its INTEGRITY-178B multi-level secure real-time operating system (version 4), has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a U.S. government initiative operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+, High Robustness.
Avago Technologies and Xilinx Streamline Design of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Systems Using FPGAs and Optical Interconnects
Avago Technologies and Xilinx, Inc. today announced completion of interoperability testing between Xilinx Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs and Avago SFP+ and QSFP+ optical transceiver modules. The testing proves the design and interoperability of 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports using optical interfaces from Avago with the market-leading transceiver jitter performance of Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs.
RX62T Evaluation Kit including debugger for 129 euros
MSC presents its new ModSKD-RX62T Evaluation Kit. This new modular development kit, based on MSC's proven ModSKD development system, enables a fast and affordable entry into the world of RX600 microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics.
AMD Furthers Commitment to Embedded Customers with New Products and Expanded Support for Sales, Design and Software
At Embedded World announced a substantial line up of new products and tools for embedded customers. These offerings span products, software, design, and sales support and include immediate availability of three new low-power processors for the AMD Embedded G-Series platform, as well as the new Systems and Technology track for the AMD Fusion Partner Program that is aimed at embedded solutions providers.
Cooperation between GOEPEL electronic and DMP enables new Test Strategies for x86 System-On-Chip
GOEPEL electronic has developed special VarioTAP® IPs for testing VORTEX x86 chip series in cooperation with the Taiwanese Company DMP. The solution enables the utilization of dynamic processor emulation tests (PET) for fault detection and diagnosis at board and system level, additionally supporting embedded Flash BIOS programming.
Renesas Electronics Announces Support for Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 for Its Powerful, Economical SoCs
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced its support of the newly released Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system for the company's systems-on-chip (SoCs) including the R-Car series of SoCs to offer new functionality and a development environment that supports the quick creation of small, smart, securely connected devices. Standard, familiar tools extend the reach that Windows developers have into new categories of small, powerful devices that easily can be integrated with other Windows-based solutions across the enterprise.
Launch of SymTA/S 2.4 further strengthens system-level timing design and verification
Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 2.4, a major new version of its highly successful tools suite for system-level timing design and timing verification. SymTA/S 2.4 incorporates a wealth of new and improved features targeted at the automotive electronics, aerospace, automation and transportation markets including enhanced support for multi-core processors and AUTOSAR.
FCC Approval Of Finite Element Method For Biomedical Transmitters Puts Ansys Software In The Spotlight
For specific electromagnetic applications in the healthcare industry, HFSS software from ANSYS can now provide proof that a biomedical device transmitter design meets Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards — a ruling that will enable medical device developers to cut development time and costs while meeting safety standards.
Atmel's New CryptoAuthentication Device Offers Improved Security for Microcontroller-based Systems
Today at Embedded World Nuremberg 2011, Atmel Corporation announced a new, easy-to-use cryptographic authentication device with enhanced hardware security features and increased flexibility. The ultra-low power Atmel ATSHA204 is the first turnkey, optimized authentication device to include a 4.5Kbit EEPROM and a hardware SHA-256 accelerator. Fully tested ASF software libraries are available for Atmel AVR® and ARM®-based microcontrollers and are integrated within the new AVR Studio® 5. The new Atmel device is ideal for industrial, consumer, energy metering, home automation, computing and medical applications.
New EPC solutions from Arrow
At Embedded World 2011 in Nuremberg, Arrow presented various new solutions for the Embedded Platform Concept (EPC) that can be used to support numerous industrial applications and markets. The new components include the VIPAR Internet Chip, an Intel Tunnel Creek Board and a range of adapters to connect EPC hardware with modules from the semiconductor manufacturers in Arrow's portfolio.
Simplicity Studio from Energy Micro cuts microcontroller development time
Energy Micro has released its first version of Simplicity Studio, a complete software console providing instant access to all the tools, documentation, software and other resources needed in the development of systems based on its energy friendly EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers. With the objective of helping to reduce embedded system development times by a half, Simplicity Studio consolidates control of everything from source code and third party IDE through to microcontroller data sheets and application notes.
Microsemi and ESCRYPT Partner to Deliver Cryptographic FPGA Solutions with Enhanced Security
Microsemi Corporation and ESCRYPT GmbH today announced the immediate availability of several new cryptographic cores with enhanced resistance to differential power analysis (DPA). These cores, designed for use on Microsemi's FPGAs, are part of ESCRYPT's CycurCORE product family comprised of fast and efficient IP-cores for all common cryptographic primitives. The cores are available for use with Microsemi's ProASIC®3, IGLOO®, Fusion and SmartFusion(TM) FPGAs.
Kontron cooperates with Softing on Industrial Real-Time-Ethernet FPGA Stacks and IP Cores
At the Embedded World trade fair in Nuremberg Kontron has announced a new cooperation with Softing Industrial Automation GmbH on FPGA-based Real-Time-Ethernet solutions. Softing's IP cores and stacks for PROFINET, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP and MODBUS TCP will soon be available for application-ready implementation in the FPGA-based I/O hubs of Kontron's new processor boards and can also be licensed via Kontron. With these types of services, customers can save valuable time when carrying out their individual FPGA configurations.