Commercial Support for OpenMP API on KeyStone-based TMS320C66x Multicore DSPs
Getting developers one step closer to tapping the full potential of multicore digital signal processors, TI announced the industry's first commercially available support for OpenMP Application Program Interface on multicore DSPs.
iBasis Selects GCS' Dynamic Routing and Rating Management Solution
GCS has today announced that iBasis has selected its Dynamic Routing and Rating Management Solution. GCS' Dynamic Route Management Solution centralizes all of the routing intelligence and policies for a carrier's entire network and allows the network to leverage the intelligence on a call-by-call basis in real time.
JPEG2000 encoding technology integrated in the new CineMaster-Pro DCP creator
intoPIX and LEONIS Cinema have today revealed their strategic collaboration in the CineMaster-Pro DCP creator produced by LEONIS Cinema. LEONIS Cinema will be showcasing its newest CineMaster-Pro during BIRTV 2012 – Booth 2A216, held in Beijing, August 22nd through 24th. The intoPIX team is also available for information and meetings during the show upon request.
iCEblink40 Evaluation Kits at Promotional Prices
Lattice has today revealed promotional pricing for its recently released iCEblink40 Evaluation Kits. The iCE40 mobileFPGA family, fabricated on non-volatile 40nm technology, is optimized for consumer and mobile applications that require low power, low cost and small footprint programmable logic devices.
GOEPEL Develop API for SCANFLEX Hardware Platform
In cooperation with selected partners of the GATE alliance program, GOEPEL has developed a comprehensive Application Programming Interface for the company's hardware platform SCANFLEX. The API provides third-parties direct access to, and control of, the entire SCANFLEX hardware down to bit level from their respective software systems. Hence, users will be able to define synchronized interactions with other processes and modules as well as control non-JTAG protocols and hardware.
NI Vision Development Module 2012 allows for 3D Vision in LabVIEW
NI has announced 3-D vision capabilities in LabVIEW with the new NI Vision Development Module 2012. Engineers can develop a 3-D stereo vision system using any two cameras and can perform advanced inspection and control that uses depth information from 3-D vision technology.
Reference Platform designed to Streamline Programmable Logic Controller Development
Freescale has collaborated with industrial technology partners to develop an advanced programmable logic controller reference platform based on Freescale's dual-core QorIQ P1025 processor. The reference platform integrates well-established EtherCAT protocol software from KPA, PLC Firmware from ISaGRAF, and the QNX Neutrino real-time operating system to boost the functionality, reliability and performance of control applications communicating via the EtherCAT protocol.
GL Enhance PacketScanWeb to version 2.9.1
GL Communications has today revealed the release of its enhanced PacketScanWeb system, version 2.9.1. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni CEO of the company said, "PacketScanWeb is a centralized IP and VoIP network monitoring system. PacketScanWeb server is deployed in a central location along with an Oracle database."
InvenSense MEMS Gyroscope used in World’s First Motion-Activated Screwdriver
InvenSense has today revealed that its MEMS Gyroscope product is being used in the world's first motion-activated screwdriver, that controls variable speed and direction, and was announced today by Black & Decker. Black & Decker selected InvenSense for its GYRO 4V MAX Lithium-ion Rechargeable Screwdriver.
High-Speed I/O Validation Tools for Intel Atom Micro Server Designs
Designers of micro server circuit boards based on the Intel Atom processor now have for the first time a tool capable of non-intrusively validating the signal integrity on high-speed input/output and memory buses. The ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments from ASSET InterTech is the first design validation tool for Intel Atom designs that does not rely on placing a physical probe on a bus to monitor its signal integrity.
Tensilica HiFi Audio DSP used in Novatek's Home Entertainment SOCs
Today Tensilica announced that Novatek is in volume production with three new home entertainment system-on-chip designs that use Tensilica's HiFi Audio digital signal processor for a high-fidelity audio listening experience. These new chips will be used in digital televisions and set-top boxes.
DSP Development Services for Tensilica Customers from Inband Software
Tensilica today announced that Inband Software has worked closely with Tensilica on several HiFi Audio/Voice DSP porting projects and is now an Authorized Software Partner in the Xtensions Network. Inband Software can assist in algorithm development, fixed-point conversion, and optimization for Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs and other architectures.
20 new Cape Plug-in boards available for BeagleBone
"Throwing a bone" to designers, makers and hobbyists looking to easily and affordably develop creative, Linux-based electronics, BeagleBoard.org and Texas Instruments have today announced the availability of more than 20 new plug-in boards for the widely-adopted BeagleBone Linux computer platform.
CommAgility and PolyCore Software Collaborate to speed Multicore Development on TI DSPs
CommAgility and PSI have today revealed that they are partnering to speed up multicore software development with tools for CommAgility's DSP boards. PSI's Poly-Platform simplifies multicore programming, saving development time and enabling OEMs to bring products tomarket faster.
Agilents Compliance Service Supports Dissolution and UV-Vis Instruments
Agilent has today unveiled an update to its Automated Compliance Engine software for Agilent Enterprise Edition compliance services. The update enables delivery of even more reliable, secure and cost-efficient analytical instrument qualification services for both dissolution and ultraviolet-visible instrumentation.
How to start developing with the Cortex-M
The popularity of the Cortex-M series processors means there is a wide range of developer resources available from a growing number of silicon and tools vendors, to help initial development. One of the easiest ways to begin developing with a Cortex-M series processor-based microcontroller is to get a starter kit and use the examples provided in the kit.
NI announces the release of LabVIEW 2012
National Instruments has today introduced NI LabVIEW 2012, the latest version of its industry-leading system design software for engineers and scientists. Users gain ready-to-run starting points for a breadth of LabVIEW applications and access to new training options that help improve the quality of their systems.
Power Management Designs Use Kilopass XPM Non-Volatile Memory IP
Kilopass has today revealed that it has successfully expanded enablement of its eXtra Permanent Memory NVM IP on the Dongbu HiTek AN180 and BD180 Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS processes. Kilopass has also begun enablement of its XPM solutions at additional 180nm BCD foundries due to customer demand.
ST's Accelerometer and Ultra Low-Power MCU used in Nike+ FuelBand Wearable Fitness Device
STMicroelectronics has today announced that it is contributing to society and improving individuals' quality of life by providing key products that are being adopted for use in health- and fitness-monitoring products such as the Nike+ FuelBand, an innovative wristband fitness device.
NASA JPL's Curiosity Rover Powered by Wind River’s VxWorks
Wind River has this morning congratulated NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, powered by Wind River technology. Curiosity, which landed on Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT, August 5, 2012, is the most complex robotic interplanetary probe ever designed. It is running on Wind River's industry-leading real-time operating system, VxWorks.
NI LabVIEW FPGA IP Builder software incorporates HLS Improve FPGA Design Productivity
National Instruments has today introduced the LabVIEW FPGA IP Builder add-on, which uses leading Xilinx Vivado High-Level Synthesis technology to simplify high-performance field-programmable gate array algorithm design. This new LabVIEW add-on enhances productivity by reducing the need for manual optimisation of high-performance algorithms.
3U cPCI Conduction-Cooled Module Development Platform from X-ES
X-ES is shipping the XPand1201, a 3U CompactPCI development platform for conduction-cooled modules. This platform supports up to eight 3U CompactPCI modules and two optional power supply modules. With support for Rear Transition Modules, the XPand1201 provides maximum I/O flexibility and the ability to rapidly prototype deployable systems.
Cypress' EZ-USB FX3 Controller chosen by YUAN for Full HD USB 3.0 Raw Data Capture Box
Cypress have today revealed that YUAN has selected the EZ-USB FX3 controller for its UB530 USB 3.0 high-definition video capture box. The UB530 stores video input from a variety of sources, including set-top boxes, media players, HD cameras and game consoles. Cypress's FX3 solution provides a USB 3.0 device bridge to allow full HD data transfer and streaming at 5 Gbps.
QA•C Version 8.1 features increased MISRA enforcement and enhanced dataflow capability
PRQA has today unveiled an upgrade to QA•C. Version 8.1 is a new release of this leading static analysis tool for C environments that incorporates improvements to its sophisticated deep-flow dataflow analysis technology and increased enforcement of the MISRA coding standards. QA•C Version 8.1 is available now.
FlyCapture Version 2.3 SDK includes ARM support, improved USB 3.0 Performance and greater Flexibility
Point Grey today announces the release of FlyCapture2 2.3, the next generation of its popular FlyCapture2 image acquisition and camera control library. This release continues to improve and expand USB 3.0 support, introduces ARM support, and provides greater flexibility in development environments and operating systems. To support high data throughputs from Point Grey's growing portfolio of USB 3.0 cameras, FlyCapture2 now leverages Direct2D technology for better image rendering performance on Windows 7. Image tearing is eliminated and CPU usage has been reduced.
GOEPEL and Cypress Collaborate to provide new Programming Tools for PSoC3 Devices
In close cooperation with Cypress, GOEPEL electronic has developed a dedicated VarioTAP model library for the PSoC3 programmable System on Chip series. VarioTAP is a universal processor centric emulation technology for programming, test and design validation.
Canon Electronics receives help with New Scanner Housing from SABIC’s Xenoy iQ Resin
SABIC have revealed that Canon Electronics has selected high-performance Xenoy iQ ENH resin with up-cycled post-consumer recycled content for the housing of its new "imageFORMULA DR-M160" high-speed document scanner.
LaunchPad ecosystem expanded with $17 C2000 LaunchPad
Moving beyond exploration to prototyping of digital, real-time control applications is now easier and more cost-effective with the new C2000 LaunchPad evaluation kit, based on the Piccolo 32-bit TMS320F2802x microcontroller, from TI. Introduced today, C2000 LaunchPad builds upon the popularity and success of the TI microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem.
Capacitive Switch Design Deployed by Molex In High-End Washing Machines
Molex has partnered with a multinational manufacturer of major appliances to develop capacitive touchpad panels for two high-end Class-A energy saving washing machines. Molex capacitive switches and panels use capacitive-field-sensing technology to enable user interfaces with no moving parts in a range of medical, industrial, consumer and home appliance product applications.
ProgrammableFlow 3.0: Software Defined Network Fabric enhanced by NEC
NEC has introduced enhancements to its software defined networking product family, ProgrammableFlow. These enhancements allow enterprises and cloud operators to automate provisioning of high performance network services. With version 3.0, NEC is redefining the role of the network from focusing primarily on connectivity to an intelligent, unified, and open fabric that enables dynamic service provisioning and scalable cloud solutions within a multilayer high performance fabric.
CX-DP COM Express Development Platform from X-ES
X-ES has today revealed the availability of the CX-DP COM Express Development Platform, which enables early development and rapid prototyping for COM Express and XPand6000 Series-based systems. It includes all of the functionality of the XPand6000 Series with support for a COM Express module, a PMC or XMC, and an SSD, all conveniently housed in a desktop setup with standard commercial I/O connectors.
Jenkins Continuous Integration Platform interfaced with LDRA
LDRA has today announced the introduction of LDRA tool suite support for Jenkins. Jenkins connects the build and version control systems with quality management and automated testing. By linking the LDRA tool suite to Jenkins, the platform can invoke the LDRA tool suite to perform analysis, track test and verification fulfilment, and assess overall improvements or regressions in code quality over time.
Serial Image Sensor Bridge Support Uses Low Cost, Low Power MachXO2 PLD
Lattice has today revealed that it has released a serial sub-LVDS bridge design to support the Sony IMX136 and IMX104 image sensors. The serial sub-LVDS format is expected to become Sony's primary image sensor interface for embedded/industrial users.
Virtualizer Increases Virtual Prototype Creation by up to 3X with New Modeling Interface and Automation
Synopsys have revealed availability of the latest release of Synopsys' Virtualizer tool set for creating virtual prototypes and Virtualizer Development Kits that accelerate embedded software development. The new Virtualizer 12.06 release is available now.
Synopsys and TowerJazz Collaboration Provides Comprehensive Power Managment Solution
Synopsys and TowerJazz have revealed that they have qualified Synopsys' unified mixed-signal IC design solution for TowerJazz's power management analog/mixed-signal reference design flow (Reference Flow 2.0) and 180-nanometer Power Management interoperable process design kit. Synopsys' tool suite, the foundry iPDK and reference design flow are verified to seamlessly work together to enable designers to quickly become productive.
Design Complexity Reduced in High-Performance 40GbE/100GbE Designs
Altera today announced the production availability of its 40-Gbps Ethernet and 100-Gbps Ethernet intellectual property cores. These cores are effective for building systems requiring very high throughput-rate standard Ethernet connections, including chip-to-optical module, chip-to-chip, and backplane applications.
Synopsys' IC Compiler 2012.06 Allows Giga-Performance Design
Synopsys have today revealed the availability of the 2012.06 release of its IC Compiler software, featuring multiple advances to support giga-performance design. IC Compiler has been addressing the productivity and manufacturability challenges inherent in giga-performance design through smarter optimization, faster design convergence and advanced process node support.
Lattice Diamond 2.0 Software with Support for the new LatticeECP4 FPGA family
Lattice today released version 2.0 of its Lattice Diamond design software, the flagship design environment for Lattice FPGA products. Version 2.0 includes advanced support for the new LatticeECP4 FPGA family, which redefines the low cost, low power, mid-range FPGA market for cost- and power-sensitive wireless, wireline, video and computing applications.
Quartus II Software from Altera Delivers Up To 4X Faster Compile Times & Expands Support for 28-nm FPGAs
Altera has released today the latest version of its industry-proven Quartus II development software, the industry's number one software in performance and productivity for FPGA design. Quartus II software version 12.0 provides customers additional productivity and performance advantages, such as up to 4X faster compile times for high-performance 28-nm designs.
PCI Express Gen3 hard block and 1866 Mb/s DDR3 solution from Xilinx
Xilinx today revealed its solution for designs using the Virtex-7 field programmable gate array integrated block for PCI Express x8 Gen3 with DDR3 external memory, providing developers with all the building blocks needed to get started on PCI Express Gen3-based designs immediately.