Advanced technology for design, modelling and high-performance simulation saves engineers time and effort
MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature, which saves engineers significant time when developing multibody models. MapleSim provides instant, realistic feedback of multibody systems by dynamically rendering the model as it is built. In addition, the 3-D construction environment lets engineers add and manipulate multibody components directly in the 3-D workspace. Other new features include flexible probe management tools, including an easy way to add new probes to previous simulation results without having to rerun the simulation; a new semi-stiff solver that provides good results for stiff systems without the overhead formulation costs of a true stiff solver, and new and enhanced analysis tools, including tools for working with multibody equations.
Latest Synopsys IC Compiler release delivers more than 2X speed-up, enhanced In-Design technology and production support for 28/32nm
Synopsys announced the availability of IC Compiler 2010.03, a physical implementation solution delivering up to 2.5X faster performance on multicorner/multimode (MCMM) designs, and enhanced In-Design technology for faster design closure. IC Compiler's In-Design technology helps prevent late-stage surprises by enabling signoff-accurate static timing analysis, rail analysis and physical verification during design. The new software release has production support for all known 28/32nm design rules for major foundries, with several customer tapeouts underway.
Synopsys Unveils Ethernet Controller IP With New Audio Video Bridging Feature
Synopsys announced the immediate availability of the DesignWare Ethernet Quality-of-Service (QoS) Controller IP which implements the new IEEE specifications for audio video bridging (AVB) features. The DesignWare Ethernet IP solution supports the new IEEE 802.1AS and 802.1-Qav version D6.0 specifications.
Synopsys launches MIPI DigRF v4 IP & speeds LTE and WiMAX SoC development
Synopsys announced the immediate availability of the DesignWare MIPI 4G DigRF(SM) Master Controller IP. By complementing its current silicon-proven DesignWare MIPI 3G DigRF Controller and PHY IP, Synopsys becomes the first vendor to offer a comprehensive IP portfolio for both the MIPI DigRF v3 and v4 standards.
Magma “Titan Up!” Program Empowers Analog Designers to Improve Productivity and Reuse
Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today launched the "Titan Up!" program to educate analog designers about the latest technologies for analog and mixed-signal design. Analog design has traditionally been a manual, time-consuming task and reusing analog IP has been difficult, if not impossible. The Titan™ family of analog/mixed-signal design solutions delivers breakthrough analog design capabilities, including layout-aware schematic design; rapid design exploration and optimization; dramatically improved productivity for layout designers; analog design reuse; and automated process migration. To highlight these solutions, the interactive "Titan Up!" program includes a series of online quizzes and a free trial of the Titan software providing a designer-friendly introduction to Magma's Titan family of analog/mixed-signal design solutions.
GL Announces Protocol Identifier Software
GL Communications Inc., announced today the release of its newest product Protocol Identifier Software. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Karthik Ramalingam, Project Manager at GL, said, "The Protocol Identifier application can identify various protocols carried on T1 or E1 lines. It is capable of detecting protocols such as ISDN, ATM, HDLC, MTP2, LAPD, SS7, PPP, GSM, GSM Abis, TRAU, and Frame Relay. The timeslots and or subchannels within timeslots are also identified".
Kontron's OM6060 said to lower costs and increases the versatility of MicroTCA platform development
Kontron announced today the Kontron MicroTCA platform OM6060, a compact and modular development platform that is configured for the design, evaluation, and test of small, compact, and highly integrated multiprocessor systems.
Synopsys Launches MIPI DigRF(SM) v4 IP
Synopsys announced the immediate availability of the DesignWare MIPI 4G DigRF(SM) Master Controller IP. By complementing its current silicon-proven DesignWare MIPI 3G DigRF Controller and PHY IP, Synopsys becomes the first vendor to offer a comprehensive IP portfolio for both the MIPI DigRF v3 and v4 standards. The configurable MIPI 4G DigRF Master Controller is compliant to the recently ratified MIPI DigRF v4 1.00 specification and enables designers to reliably implement the new standard.
Express Logic Simplifies Multicore Application Development with New TraceX/MC
Express Logic announced the introduction of TraceX/MC, a multicore-enabled and expanded version of its powerful TraceX graphical real-time event analysis tool. TraceX/MC enables embedded developers to visualize and better understand the behavior of their real-time systems by showing thread and core activity graphically across a common timescale. With TraceX/MC, system events like interrupts and context switches that occur out of view of standard debugging tools, can be seen clearly on each core. TraceX/MC introduces the ability to identify and study these events, and to pinpoint the timing and core on which they occurred. By offering such visibility into the overall system operation, TraceX/MC enables developers to resolve programming problems more easily, reducing the inordinate time typically spent debugging a multicore application.
ThreadX RTOS Makes Multicore Development Easier With Real-Time SMP Support for MIPS32 1004K CPS
Express Logic announced the availability of its popular ThreadX RTOS for the MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS). Working cooperatively with MIPS Technologies, Express Logic has developed ThreadX/SMP, an enhanced version of ThreadX that provides synchronous multicore support that preserves real-time responsiveness called "Real-Time SMP."
Green Hills Software Delivers INTEGRITY RTOS Multicore Support for OCTEON® Family of Microprocessors from Cavium Networks
Green Hills Software and Cavium Networks, a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, today announced the availability of Green Hills Software's multicore development solutions for Cavium Networks' OCTEON family of multicore processors. Green Hills Software's portfolio of optimized software solutions and comprehensive services for OCTEON's cnMIPS64®-based architecture includes the certified safe and secure INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS), Green Hills Platform for Secure Networking, GateD® Layer 3 Routing Protocols, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers, and Green Hills Probe, along with extensive legacy application porting and code optimization services.
Agilent Technologies Launches Enhanced VEE Software with Windows 7 Compatibility
Agilent Technologies announced the release of Agilent VEE 9.2, an interactive graphical programming software application for test and measurement. Agilent VEE 9.2 provides support for Microsoft Windows 7.
energyAware Profiler ensures energy efficient code creation
Energy Micro has launched a companion energy debugging tool for its 32-bit ARM®Cortex-M3-based energy friendly microcontroller kits. Called the energyAware Profiler, the Windows software reads the kits' Advanced Energy Monitoring (AEM) system data and enables simple graphical visualization and optimization of application energy consumption and code.
Synopsys Universal DDR Controllers Improve Performance and Reduce Cost of Embedded DRAM Interfaces
Synopsys announced the availability of the high-performance DesignWare Universal DDR Protocol and Memory Controllers, both supporting the DDR2, DDR3, Mobile DDR and LPDDR2 SDRAM standards. The DesignWare Universal Memory Controller helps reduce both the latency and silicon area by up to 50 percent compared to Synopsys' previous generations of DDR memory controllers thus improving the DRAM interface performance and reducing overall chip costs.
Next generation Suma technology the key to new 3D world
Cambridge Consultants, a leading technology product design and development firm, today unveiled the second phase of its innovative Suma enabled technology. With more and more internet, computer and gaming based applications being displayed in 3D, this flexible platform technology offers enhanced functionality for PC peripherals, giving users a futuristic level of navigation.
FreeRTOS and OpenRTOS books unveiled at ESC, San Jose
Richard Barry, founder of FreeRTOS, penned the books to simplify the design process when using OpenRTOS and FreeRTOS, with a special version targeted at NXP LPC17xx processors.
ARM Announces New CoreSight Technology For Software Developers
ARM announced today at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose the launch of the ARM® CoreSight System Trace Macrocell and Trace Memory Controller providing software and system on chip (SoC) developers a cost effective, industry-standard debug and optimization SoC platform solution.
IAR Systems launches development tool suite for STMicroelectronics STM8 family
IAR Systems today announced that IAR Embedded Workbench is now available for STMicroelectronics STM8 microcontrollers. Support for the STM8 family extends the support already available for the ARM® Cortex-M3 based STM32 range of microcontrollers. The consistent tool chain for STM8 and STM32 microcontrollers allows developers to use the same reliable and powerful tools for developing embedded software across both architectures.
AdaCore Releases GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition Version 6.3 For Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform
AdaCore, a leading supplier of Ada development tools and support services, today announced the first major release of its GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for MILS. The High-Integrity Edition for MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security) product is a specialised security application development environment supporting the creation and security certification of applications at the high end for EALs (Evaluation Assurance Levels) 5 through 7, as well as applications at the lower bounds for EALs 1 through 4. This product contains several specialised run-time libraries that support different levels of certification, specialised tools to support security certification, and, as an option, the SPARK language tool set to facilitate both development and certification of applications to top security levels.
IAR Systems announces support for ARM Cortex-M4 Processor
IAR Systems today announced it has added support for the ARM Cortex-M4 processor to IAR Embedded Workbench. Building on the support already offered to other ARM Cortex processors, this latest release of IAR Embedded Workbench also adds software performance for the signal processing capabilities found in the ARM Cortex-M4 processor.
LDRA Adds Java Language and Certification Support
LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has released Java support for the LDRA tool suite. Thanks to the maturation of embedded Java technology, many systems now include a Java component whether to manage the user interface, provide network management capabilities, or simply leverage the application development advantages of the language. LDRA's Java support enables developers to extend the same software verification and testing tools across the entire application, whether it is in C/C++, Ada, Assembler or Java languages.
Innovative technology marks significant advance in software development for low-power embedded systems
IAR Systems today announced an innovative technology specifically designed to enable software developers to reduce power consumption in embedded systems. With a rapidly increasing demand for low-power solutions in embedded systems, IAR Systems' new technology signifies a great leap in embedded software development, and advances the product leadership of the company. The technology will start with new functionality in our world-leading product IAR Embedded Workbench, and will continue with additional products and solutions as an integrated part of our core technology.
Texas Instruments embraces Linux for C64x DSPs
Texas Instruments just announced Linux kernel support for its TMS320C64x™ digital signal processors (DSPs) and multicore system-on-chips (SoCs) targeted for applications such as communications and mission critical infrastructure, medical diagnostics, and high-performance test and measurement. As customers move towards open source as a key element of their products, application developers can benefit from the availability of Linux on TI's high-performance DSPs by having less software to develop, and focusing more on differentiating features and software in their applications.
Kontron nanoETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks
Designed to enable easy and efficient development and validation of real-time appliances based on the smallest x86 solutions, Kontron introduced the Intel Atom Processor-based COM Express compatible Kontron nanoETXexpress Starterkit for the latest VxWorks platform. This special starter kit is pre-configured with the Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module, featuring the Intel Atom Z530 (1.6GHz) processor, and is validated by the Wind River Partner Validation Program for use with VxWorks. The Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Starterkit for VxWorks allows developers to address critical issues such as integration costs, time-to-market, and long-term support, right from the start of platform evaluation.
Green Hills Software Supports Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessors from Texas Instruments
Green Hills Software announced the availability of its embedded software solutions for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Sitara™ AM3505 and AM3517 microprocessors (MPUs) based on the ARM® Cortex™-A8. Green Hills Software's ARM-optimized solution includes the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS), MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers and Green Hills Probe. Green Hills Software brings more than 28 years of experience in the embedded market to TI's new Sitara MPUs, enabling developers to create and deploy reliable, high-performance products for industrial control, automation, transportation, medical, and a wide variety of other embedded applications in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.
Synopsys now supports for Actel's New SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs
Synopsys announced enhanced FPGA synthesis support is available for Actel Corporation's (Nasdaq: ACTL) new SmartFusion™ intelligent mixed signal FPGAs. Synopsys' Synplify Pro® FPGA synthesis tools have been enhanced to offer advanced support and timing optimization for the flash-based FPGA architecture that provides the programmable digital portion of the SmartFusion devices.
Vinculum-II VNC2 evaluation modules speeds USB 2.0 Host/ Slave development
Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) announced the launch of a range of VNC2 evaluation modules (V2DIP-x), a VNC2 evaluation kit (V2-EVAL) and a VNC2 debug module. These modules are designed to help designers quickly develop embedded USB 2.0 Host/ Slave designs based on FTDI's recently announced Vinculum VNC2 devices. VNC2 is a user programmable dual USB 2.0 Host/ Slave intelligent SOC controller featuring a customised 16 bit MCU core, 256kByte e-Flash program memory and 16kByte of SRAM data memory. VNC2, and its associated modules, are aimed at designers wishing to add USB connectivity while implementing their own custom application firmware.
HAPS-60 Series from Synopsys deliver highest performance, highest capacity, pre-tested IP and unique advanced verification functionality
Synopsys introduced the HAPS-60 series of rapid prototyping systems—a comprehensive solution that eases complex SoC design and verification challenges. The HAPS-60 series, part of the Confirma(tm) Rapid Prototyping Platform, is an easy-to-use and cost-effective rapid prototyping system that enables early hardware/software co-verification and system-level integration at near-real-time run-rates, using at-speed, real-world interfaces.
GL Announces Real-Time Multi-Channel Audio Bridge
GL Communications Inc., announced the release of its latest product Real-Time Multi-Channel Audio Bridge software. Briefing the media, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, Senior Manager of Development, said, "The ability to send/receive from a sound card directly to T1 E1 timeslots is available once again for the latest HD cards, USB units and Universal Analyzers.
Express Logic ThreadX Available for Tensilica’s New Third-Generation Diamond Standard Dataplane Processor Cores
Tensilica Inc. and Express Logic Inc. announced that Express Logic's ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS) is now available for Tensilica's new third-generation Diamond Standard dataplane processor (DPU) cores. A free demo download of the ThreadX RTOS is available on the Tensilica web site at http://www.tensilica.com/partners/operating-systems/express-logic/threadx.htm. Designed for small-footprint, demanding real-time control, the ThreadX RTOS is a perfect match for the Diamond Standard family of general-purpose, low-power cores aimed at deeply embedded control and signal processing functions.
LDRA and Netrino Partner to Offer a Static Analysis Tool that enforces the Embedded C Coding Standard
LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, and Netrino, the leader in embedded software architecture and process consulting, are partnering to implement the Embedded C Coding Standard. Support for the Embedded C Coding standard complements the LDRA tool suite's extensive support for C language programming standards such as MISRA-C:1998 and MISRA-C:2004, CERT C, SEC C and GJB (Chinese Military Standard).
Cypress CyClockWizard Software Tool Streamlines Selection And Customization of Industry-Leading Programmable Timing Solutions
Cypress Semiconductor announced a new software tool for selection and customization of Cypress's market-leading programmable timing solutions. The CyClockWizard 1.0 tool includes a parametric search engine that allows customers to quickly identify the right product for their system needs. The free tool also integrates custom configuration and field programming of supported Cypress timing solutions.
Dataman 48Pro2 Super Fast Universal Programmer
Dataman has released a new 48-pin universal programmer which currently supports more than 52,000 devices. Since programming times are faster than ever before, this new product will appeal not only to the community of hardware developers, but also to small and medium sized manufacturers.
PCI Express development kit from Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of a new low cost PCI Express development kit for its award winning LatticeECP3 family of high value, low power FPGAs. Based on a new ECP3 PCI Express solutions board, the kit accelerates development of PCI Express designs. The kit has been developed from the ground up to accelerate the evaluation of Lattice PCI Express technology, demonstrate a range of solutions that match typical application requirements and speed users to design exploration. Lattice will demonstrate the LatticeECP3 PCI Express development kit at the 13th Embedded Systems Expo ("ESEC"), Booth 37-26, in Tokyo, Japan from May 12th to May 14th.
Intersil’s iSim active filter designer solves three tough design challenges
Intersil has announced the iSim Active Filter Designer for operational amplifier-based active filters. This new tool, the latest in Intersil's growing family of online design solutions, provides users with the industry's:
THERMINATOR Project Warms Efforts to Cool Semiconductor Design Solutions
The partners in a new EU-funded research project today announced details of the multinational/multidisciplinary program: "THERMINATOR — Modeling, Control and Management of Thermal Effects in Electronic Circuits of the Future". This 3-year project is designed to maintain the strong positions that Europe's semiconductor and electronics equipment companies have achieved in highly competitive application areas such as automotive systems and factory automation where the semiconductor devices are often required to work under harsh conditions with temperatures in excess of 100oC.
STMicroelectronics Demonstrates Complete System Solution for Laser Printers
STMicroelectronics today unveiled a complete system solution for laser-printer applications, based on the Company's SPEAr® embedded microprocessor technology. The working-prototype formatter board comprises all hardware, firmware and software components, reducing development time and required resources for printer manufacturers.
Digi Int'l partners with Timesys to provide embedded Linux solutions for products designed with Digi's ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 SOM
Timesys® Corporation announced the company has been selected by Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) as the preferred commercial Linux solutions provider for Digi's new ConnectCore™ Wi-i.MX51 wireless System-on-Module (SOM).
Altera Rolls Out Production Shipments of Low-Cost, Low-Power Cyclone IV FPGAs
Altera Corporation today announced production shipment of its Cyclone® IV FPGAs. The company also announced the availability of the Cyclone IV GX-based Transceiver Starter Kit. Altera's Cyclone IV FPGAs are designed for cost-sensitive, small form-factor applications in the wireless, wireline, broadcast, industrial and consumer markets.These devices have an unprecedented combination of low cost, 25 percent lower power compared to the previous generation of Cyclone products, and high functionality that addresses high-volume, low-cost serial protocol solution needs.
Zuken Launches Latest Version of Electrical Design Software E³.series 2010
Zuken has today announced the latest version of E³.series, the state-of-the-art solution for wiring, harnesses, cable, fluid, hydraulics, and panel design. E³.series 2010 focuses on reducing design time with automation, fewer mouse clicks, enabling fast throughput; from early concept to manufacturing and after-sales support. The latest version has been created in response to listening to users, observing the gaps in the design process, and staying true to the commitment of delivering high value, truly dependable solutions.