congatec presents a COM Express Compact mini carrier board for quick design-in
congatec AG introduces the new conga-MCB, a mini carrier board for COM Express Compact modules that is perfect for space-critical applications. It is ideal for the quick construction of prototypes but can also be used for high performance mobile applications.
HDR Video Camera Development Kit And Evaluation Reference Design Now Available For LatticeECP3 FPGA Family
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced the release of the Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit, a production-ready High Definition (HD) video camera development system based on the LatticeECP3™ FPGA family.
congatec presents new COM Express Compact module based on Intel® Atom(tm) E6xx processor series
congatec AG introduces the conga-CA6 module, which is based on the new Intel Atom E6xx processor series and the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20 for COM Express Type 2. All components of this embedded design are specified for the industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C, making the conga-CA6 an ideal solution for extreme applications.
congatec future-proofs ETX and XTX standard
congatec AG is giving the ETX and XTX form factors a viable future with the integration of AMD Fusion technology. Modules based on AMD Fusion processors deliver significant improvements with regard to performance and scalability.
Synopsys and Xilinx Collaborate on the Industry's First Methodology Manual for FPGA-Based Prototyping of SoC Designs
Synopsys, Inc. and Xilinx, Inc. today announced the availability of the FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM), a practical guide to using FPGAs as a platform for system-on-chip (SoC) development. The FPMM captures valuable design and verification expertise contributed by engineering teams from BBC Research & Development; Design of System on Silicon, S.A. (DS2); Freescale Semiconductor; LSI, Inc.; NVIDIA Corp.; STMicroelectronics; and Texas Instruments (TI), which have successfully employed FPGA-based prototyping to accelerate complex ASIC and SoC development projects.
Witech Introducing FL6410 - The Android Development Kit
"In the year of 2010 we have been proud of our OK6410, in the coming 2011 we are getting even more proud, with the introduction of FL6410 - the Android development kit!"
Ready-to-use Windows Embedded Compact 7 reference BSPs from Adeneo Embedded
Adeneo Embedded announced today the immediate availability of Windows Embedded Compact 7 reference Board Support Packages (BSPs).
IAR Systems addresses growing user community with Eclipse integration
IAR Systems announced today that its compiler and debugger technology has been integrated to the open source Eclipse IDE platform. The integration addresses a large and growing part of the embedded developer community that prefers the Eclipse IDE because of the expanded ecosystem and extensible frameworks it offers. Eclipse offers the possibility to streamline development processes by standardizing on a single IDE for many different kinds of tools. Without the need to learn new tools, project efficiency is increased. IAR Systems adds to this technology by integrating its leading technology for building and debugging software for embedded systems.
Silicon Labs And IMST Collaborate On Comprehensive Smart Energy Solutions
Silicon Laboratories Inc and IMST GmbH today introduced a turnkey wireless M-Bus solution designed for the smart energy market. The comprehensive hardware/software solution combines IMST's industry-leading expertise in the wireless M-Bus market with Silicon Labs' Si10xx wireless microcontroller technology to simplify the deployment of ultra-low-power, high-performance, pre-certified wireless M-Bus modules for smart meters.
Toshiba Electronics showcases multi-touch technology on resistive touchscreen at Embedded World
At Embedded World Toshiba Electronics Europe is previewing a new technology that is set to broaden the spread of multi-point touchscreens in industrial and medical applications. The company is demonstrating a system that uses patent-pending algorithm to combine the benefits of resistive and capacitive touch sensors while overcoming limitations associated with each of these technologies.
LynuxWorks Announces LynxSecure 5.0 Featuring Increased Performance and Virtualization Features
LynuxWorks Inc today announced availability of LynxSecure 5.0. This new release of the award-winning LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor adds significant performance increases for fully virtualized guest operating systems by utilizing new hardware technologies, and offering 64-bit and Symmetric Multi-processing guest OS virtualization support.
ASSET launches validation tools for mobile and desktop systems designed for future 22nm based Intel Core processors
ASSET, with its ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments, is the first tools provider to launch third-party validation and debug tools for designs targeting future 22nm based Intel Core processors for the desktop and mobile marketplaces. ASSET is the leading supplier of validation, test and debug tools for embedded instrumentation.
Pentek Enhances ReadyFlow Board Support Package to Speed Embedded System Development
Pentek Inc today announced new features for its ReadyFlow board support package to simplify embedded development for the popular Cobalt, Xilinx Virtex-6 based FPGA module family. Enhancements include a Command Line Interface that allows the hardware to run out-of-the-box without having to write any code and the introduction of a turn-key Signal Analyzer for data display, validation and monitoring.
Emerson Network Power Introduces Fast, Flexible and Affordable Customization of Embedded Motherboards
The ability to specify the exact features and form factor required in an embedded motherboard comes within reach of every product designer with the launch of the innovative RapiDex(tm) board customization service from Emerson Network Power.
Renesas RX600 Edition of the FreeRTOS Tutorial Book Unveiled
A tutorial book that supports application development using FreeRTOS on the Renesas RX600 family of microcontrollers will be unveiled at Embedded World. The concise, step by step guide takes a 'hands on' approach and describes both general multitasking concepts and FreeRTOS specifics.
Custom circuit porting capability available with AgO’s AnXplorer 2011.02
AgO Inc extends its AnXplorer analog design optimisation tool with a new porting capability. The new feature, available in the 2011.02 release, improves the productivity of designers who wish to port an existing custom circuit to a similar technology.
Single Channel Hi-Speed USB to UART/FIFO Interface IC for Next Generation Peripheral Design
Future Technology Devices International Limited has further strengthened its portfolio of USB interface IC products with the release of the FT232H USB2.0 Hi-Speed device. This versatile single channel USB to UART/FIFO interface device can be configured via EEPROM to use a variety of different serial or parallel interfaces. Bundled with FTDI's well established and proven USB device drivers, this solution enables engineers to easily add Hi-Speed USB connectivity into new and legacy peripheral designs with a minimum of design and support effort. In addition, the associated UM232H evaluation module allows engineers to quickly prototype and tests the FT232H's suitability for incorporation into new system designs. This highly integrated USB device controller contains USB, serial and parallel protocol engines, eliminating any requirement for USB specific firmware development. The device supports IO interface levels of 3.3V with 5V tolerant inputs, making it suitable for connection to a wide variety of logic, MPUs and FPGAs.
Atmel AVR Studio 5 Provides Fully Integrated Development Platform for Embedded Microcontroller Designs
Atmel Corporation announced a new fully integrated platform of easy-to-use development tools for its fast-growing community of over 100,000 users of 8- and 32-bit AVR embedded microcontrollers. The new Atmel AVR Studio 5 is an enhanced version of the popular Atmel Integrated Development Environment with support for all 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs, making developers significantly more effective, and enables seamless migration between Atmel's 8-bit and 32-bit AVR MCUs.
dSPACE SCALEXIO New Technology for HIL Simulation
At the embedded world Exhibition & Conference 2011, dSPACE will present SCALEXIO, its new system of hardware-in-the-loop simulators. dSPACE leads the market in this segment and is a major driving force behind this technology. The SCALEXIO technology introduces completely new hardware and software architectures that fulfill all users' changed requirements for HIL projects.
Cadence Opens and Extends Verification IP Catalog for Use Across Silicon, SoC and System Development
Cadence Design Systems Inc detailed the extensive expansion of its broad portfolio of verification IP and memory models, which delivers a robust verification solution spanning silicon, SoC and system development. The Cadence VIP offering boasts support of new protocols such as ARM AMBA 4 and MIPI to address early IP verification and integration through to system validation in demonstration of the EDA360 vision. In addition to memory models and VIP obtained from last year's acquisition of Denali, complementing the metric-driven Cadence VIP, the expanded offering now supports all major third party simulators, effectively providing designers a one-stop shop of mainstream and emerging protocols for developing and verifying today's advanced electronic designs.
Synopsys Announces Availability of HAPS-600 High Capacity FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution
Synopsys Inc announced the availability of the HAPS-600 series, the highest capacity extension of the HAPS family of FPGA-based prototyping systems. The HAPS-600 series extends FPGA-based prototyping capacity up to 81 million ASIC gates equivalent, enabling early software development for larger SoC projects. Like the HAPS-60 products, the HAPS-600 series is based on Xilinx Virtex-6 LX760 FPGA devices and offers performance up to 200 megahertz.
Netas Selects Green Hills Software for its Router and Switch Communications Products
Green Hills Software has announced that its INTEGRITY real-time operating system and MULTI integrated development environment are being used by Netas in the company's communications switch and router products targeted for use in harsh tactical environments. Netas, Turkey's leading telecommunications infrastructure provider and systems integrator, deploys best-of-breed networks and telecom solutions to organizations including Turk Telekom and the Turkish Armed Forces.
Express Logic Brings ThreadX RTOS to Renesas Electronics RX Family of 32-bit Microcontrollers
Express Logic Inc today announced that Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS now supports Renesas Electronics' RX600 Series 32-bit microcontrollers. Because the ThreadX RTOS is designed for a small memory footprint and demanding real-time control, it is a perfect match for the RX600 MCUs with their 100MHz CPU core and zero-wait on-chip Flash Memory for embedded real-time control applications. RX600 MCUs also provide broad connectivity with integrated Ethernet, USB, and other high-speed interfaces which are supported by Express Logic's NetX TCP/IP and USBX Host/Device stacks.
Express Logic Introduces Downloadable Application Modules for ThreadX RTOS
Express Logic Inc today announced the introduction of downloadable application modules for its ThreadX RTOS. Downloadable application modules enable ThreadX-based applications to dynamically receive additional instructions from local mass storage or a network.
Analog Devices Offers Up To 60% Savings On Blackfin Processor Development Tools, Easing Costs While Expediting Product Development
Today at Embedded World, Analog Devices, Inc. announced a discount of up to 60% off standard development-tool pricing for embedded developers designing products based on ADI's high performance Blackfin® processor platform. Delivering exceptional price/performance and energy efficiency, Blackfin 16/32-bit processors enable engineers to advance the performance, functionality and connectivity of any application that benefits from a combination of digital signal processing and control processing in a unified architecture.
LDRA Tools Integrate IEC 61508 Compliance across the Software Lifecycle
LDRA launches support for the IEC 61508 and IEC 61508:2010 standards, functional safety standards for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic systems, from requirements through design, code, analysis and certification. As a broad functional safety standard applicable to a wide range of industries, the IEC 61508 standard focuses on risk reduction and the safety lifecycle for equipment and systems under software control.
Microsemi Announces Expanded Industrial Ecosystem for SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs
Microsemi Corporation today announced an expanded industrial ecosystem for SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs. This new ecosystem strengthens the current SmartFusion device ecosystem and includes further support by Microsemi partners. Customers now have a broader choice of operating systems and communication protocols for implementation on SmartFusion FPGAs, enabling the acceleration of their designs in industrial and networking applications.
Microsemi Announces SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs Now Available with uClinux
Microsemi Corporation today announced that open source U-Boot firmware and uClinux are now available on SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs. The availability of Linux on SmartFusion devices provides a convenient design environment as well as an array of open-source projects offered as starting points when developing support for required hardware interfaces. Emcraft Systems, a recent addition to the Microsemi partner program, provides SmartFusion customers a powerful, royalty-free software option with U-Boot and uClinux, opening up a new horizon of possibilities for application designers.
Synopsys DesignWare IP First to Support Final Release of PCI Express 3.0 Specification
Synopsys Inc today announced that it is the first IP provider to support the final version of the PCI Express 3.0 base specification, recently released by the PCI Special Interest Group.
NXP Expands ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontroller Portfolio With LPC1200 Industrial Control Series
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced its LPC1200 Industrial Control Series featuring the ARM Cortex-M0 processor. The LPC1200 extends NXP's 32-bit ARM microcontroller continuum and targets a wide range of industrial applications in the areas of factory and home automation, such as white goods, motor control, power conversion and power supplies. It also expands NXP's Cortex-M0 microcontroller offering with a wide range of Flash memory sizes. LPC1200 customers can now choose the exact Flash memory size they need, ranging from 32KB to 128KB in increments of 8KB.
Power Integrations Releases Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Russian Versions of PI Expert Suite PSU Design Software
Power Integrations today announced that PI Expert Suite Version 8, the latest upgrade to the company's immensely popular power supply design software, is now available in simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian, as well as English. PI Expert Suite improves the productivity of power supply design teams, reduces the number of prototype iterations required, and increases the quality of the end result.
Kontron announces support for Freescale QorIQ family of communication processors on AdvancedMCs
Kontron today announced support for Freescale Semiconductor's advanced QorIQ family of communication processors, which deliver best-in-class energy efficiency and a broad range of performance and integration capabilities on AdvancedMC processor modules. With these two Power Architecture based communication processor platforms, designed for networking and control applications with general processing needs, Kontron extends its portfolio of single-width midsize AdvancedMCs both for low-power and high-performance packet processing applications.
Faraday Picks Silicon Frontline’s F3D for Accurate Post-Layout 3D Extraction of Analog and Digital Converters
Silicon Frontline Technology Inc announced today that after an extensive evaluation of post-layout verification tool offerings Faraday picked Silicon Frontline's F3D for its accurate 3D extraction. The high accuracy results of F3D for Faraday's Analog to Digital Converters made it the only tool to match silicon and achieve the desired accuracy.
Magma’s Titan and FineSim Validated for LFoundry Interoperable Process Design Kits Accelerating Turnaround Time for Analog/Mixed-Signal SoCs
Magma Design Automation today announced the LFoundry's interoperable process design kits are validated for use with the Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform, Titan Acclerators and FineSim circuit simulator for 0.15-micron technology platforms. The combination of Magma's Titan and FineSim software and LFoundry's process technology will accelerate development of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) products, especially for European system-on-chip (SoC) developers.
GOEPEL electronic introduces the worldwide smallest JTAG/Boundary Scan Controller
GOEPEL electronic introduces PicoTAP, the world's smallest JTAG/Boundary Scan Controller with single TAP interface. The new and extremely handy solution (matchbox size) has been designed for simple Boundary Scan test and programming tasks and for cost-critical applications throughout the entire product life cycle. If users want to upgrade their Boundary Scan applications at a later point in time, programs generated with PicoTAP are cross compatible to all controllers from GOEPEL electronics, such as the SCANBOOSTER® series or the high-performance platform SCANFLEX.
IMS CHIPS Standardizes on Cadence Silicon Realization Product Line for Advanced Gate Array Design
Cadence today announced that IMS CHIPS has adopted Cadence® Silicon Realization technologies for its special mixed-signal gate array technology. IMS CHIPS plans to deploy Cadence end-to-end Virtuoso® custom and Encounter® digital technologies for its commercial research business in areas such as advanced silicon technology, customer-specific circuits, nanopatterning and image sensor technology.
Broadcom Expands Use of Cadence Verification Computing Platform to Tackle System Realization
Cadence Design Systems today announced that Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, is expanding its use of the Cadence® Verification Computing Platform, Palladium® XP, to help validate its complex system designs before committing them to silicon.
Fast Generation of production-oriented AOI Programs
The newest version of GOEPEL electronic's AOI system software features a special highlight. An integrated debug statistics captures AOI relevant variations in the production process and provides them for statistical evaluations. Hence, OptiCon series AOI systems enable a highly effective and convenient optimisation of generated test programs. Increased false call rates, originated in process tolerances or component variations, can be directly counter measured.
Synopsys Announces Immediate Availability of Silicon-Proven DesignWare Data Converter IP in SMIC 65-nm LL Process Technology
Synopsys announced the immediate availability of the silicon-proven DesignWare Data Converter IP for SMIC's popular 65-nanometer (nm) Low Leakage (LL) process technology, enabling designers to improve their chips' power efficiency and ease their integration efforts. Synopsys is the first IP provider to offer a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance data converter IP solutions consisting of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in this high density, low leakage process technology. The DesignWare Data Converter IP is targeted at battery powered broadband wireless communications (WiFi802.11n, LTE, WiMAX) and digital TV reception (CMMB, DVB) applications.
Reaching a new dimension in system simulation with Modelica
ITI, one of the leading software and engineering companies for system simulation, today announces its participation in the 8th International Modelica Conference from March 20th to 22nd, 2011 in Dresden/Germany. In lectures, tutorials, vendor sessions as well as numerous partner lectures ITI shows how newly developed interfaces enable a platform-independent exchange of simulation models and how SimulationX increases modeling efficiency. ITI actively supports the development of the object-oriented modeling language Modelica into the standard for physical modeling. With the current version 3.4 of its standard simulation software SimulationX the language specification Modelica 3.1 can be used.