Low-power embedded radio modem with Reed-Solomon error correction for long-range applications
Circuit Design has recently developed and released a 434 MHz low-power radio modem, the MU-2-R. Circuit Design's MU series are modems for embedding in industrial equipment. They incorporate the RF circuit required for radio communication and a CPU for control, and data is exchanged with an external CPU using the UART serial interface based on commands.
Aonix Teams with RTI on Data Distribution for Secure Systems
Aonix, the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, announced that it is partnering with Real-Time Innovations (RTI) to provide integrated standards-based data distribution services to PERC Ultra for the Wind River Systems VxWorks MILS platform. The companies have also formed a partnering agreement paving the way to jointly market RTI Data Distribution Service and Aonix PERC technologies to their mutual customers.
Linux Capability with Embedded Device Server MatchPort AR from Lantronix
Lantronix has announced support for Linux on their wired embedded device server product, MatchPort AR. The new offering caters to the growing Linux development community, expanding the market opportunity for the product.
KickStart Kit for Toshiba ARM Cortex-M3 accelerates embedded design
IAR Systems has announced the release of a new, low-cost development kit for the ARM® Cortex-M3 in partnership with Toshiba. Toshiba became the first Japanese semiconductor manufacturer to develop a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core-based microcontroller unit (MCU) when it released the TMPM330FDFG in late 2008. It leveraged the Cortex-M3 core to create a high-performance, low-power general-purpose MCU device with a large Flash memory, a real time clock, a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a 3-channel SIO/UART, all housed in a compact LQFP package. These features mean that the TMPM330FDFG is optimized for use in consumer, industrial, security and general low power applications.
IAR Systems to showcase products for wireless System Development at ESC
IAR Systems will use the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), in San Jose, California, as a stage on which to present its embedded tools for wireless system development. IAR Systems has partnered with microcontroller manufacturers Atmel and Texas Instruments to provide visitors to the show with working examples of how its hardware and software development tools for can be utilized in wireless applications. IAR Embedded Workbench is an independent development environment that now supports over 20 microcontroller architectures. Wireless applications demand compact code so that both application and communication stacks can be accommodated in the system memory.
STMicroelectronics' Multi-City US Seminars for 8-bit Microcontrollers and Embedded Control Solutions
STMicroelectronics has announced that registration is now open for two of its most popular North America seminar series: motor- and motion-control solutions and STM8S, ST's new 8-bit microcontroller. Developed by STMicroelectronics and promoted in partnership with its distributors*, the series of free seminars provide hands-on training that delivers practical design guidance and showcases ST's leading-edge technologies.
Imagination Technologies launches advanced multi-processor graphics IP family
Imagination Technologies, the multimedia chip technologies company, announces further details of the first POWERVR SGX graphics IP core with multi-processor (MP) core support. The technology, henceforth POWERVR SGX543MP, is being delivered to customers in SGXMP2 (two-core) to SGXMP16 (16-core) variants.
Altera's Development Kit Accelerates the Creation of Cyclone III FPGA-Based Embedded Designs
Altera Corporation has announced availability of its Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition, a comprehensive platform that accelerates the prototyping and development of FPGA-based embedded systems. This multi-board development kit features a Cyclone III EP3C120 device, the industry's highest density, low-cost FPGA currently shipping and combines a robust set of on-board memories, I/O interfaces, peripherals and pre-built reference designs. With the recent release of Wind River Linux support for Altera's Nios II soft processor, designers can use this hardware platform as a basis for developing embedded Linux designs.
Plextek launches customisable core processor module for automotive and consumer electronics environments
Plextek has launched its customisable core processor module which combines a robust hardware platform, Microsoft WinCE 6.0 R2 operating system and comprehensive Board Support Package (BSP), is designed to provide the processing power and interfacing capability to support rapid integration into a range of automotive and consumer applications. Plextek is also able to customise the module's form factor and connectivity for other target solutions.
MosChip Semiconductor and e-con System’s announce exclusive partnership for Windows Embedded CE support and BSP development for MosChip’s network appliance processors
e-con Systems Inc and MosChip Semiconductor have announced an alliance, where e-con Systems will offer Microsoft Windows Embedded CE support for MosChip's range of network appliance processors. e-con Systems is acknowledged by Microsoft as a GOLD LEVEL Partner, offering complete solutions built on Windows Embedded CE. These solutions include Windows Embedded CE BSP development, BSP porting, device driver development and application development.
Geensys announces Reqtify 2009-1a
Geensys, the provider of embedded development tools, value-added embedded engineering/consulting services and embedded software IP, has announced Reqtify 2009-1a, a new and improved version of its flagship tool for the automated management of embedded hardware and software requirements capture, traceability and impact analysis throughout the entire development lifecycle.
Atmel Offers Embedded System Protection through Introduction of CryptoCompanion IC
Atmel has announced its next generation CryptoCompanion (AT88SC018) plug-and-play embedded security chip. CryptoCompanion provides designers an affordable option for cryptographic hardware security on systems that are currently prone to firmware theft and/or product counterfeiting. CryptoCompanion, when used in conjunction with Atmel's CryptoMemory chip, provides secure storage of the secrets necessary to authenticate consumable items or software IP.
OpenRTOS speeds development with Integrated USB and FAT file system
Wittenstein High Integrity Systems has launched a fully integrated version of its OpenRTOS kernel with 'out of the box' USB and FAT file system capability. The real time OS is designed to run efficiently on the new generation of small and medium 32-bit microcontrollers, with the initial release supporting the NXP LPC2xxx, ARM 7 and Freescale Coldfire V2 architectures. The product shortens development time for applications using USB or flash memory considerably.
Eurotech Launches Rugged PC/104+ Board using the Atom Processor Z5xx Series Platform
Eurotech has announced the launch of the ISIS XL, a rugged PC/104 Plus Board based on the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series platform. The ISIS XL is a high performance, low power board engineered for rugged applications where attributes such as extended temperature range and proven, industry standard form factor are a must.
Express Logic’s ThreadX 5.2 Delivers Increased Speed
Express Logic has introduced the latest release of its ThreadX RTOS, V5.2. Version 5.2 builds on the already small, fast ThreadX 5.1 framework, providing developers with the fastest ThreadX version ever. In addition to increased speed, ThreadX V5.2 introduces new developer-friendly features, such as dynamic event filtering, expanded event trace, SMP enhancement, and a significant reduction in global memory requirements.
Aonix and SYSGO Team with Industry Consortium to Address Trusted Embedded Computing Issues
Aonix, the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers and SYSGO, a leading supplier of software solutions for safety and security applications, announced their collaboration in the Trusted Embedded Computing initiative. Aonix will provide the PERC Ultra virtual machine and its expertise in security and complex embedded systems and SYSGO will provide PikeOS MILS compliant and safe and secure virtualization expertise to the TECOM/FP7 project.
Green Hills Supports Latest Versions of the Intel Atom Processor Z5xx Series
Green Hills Software has announced the early availability of its embedded software development solution for the latest options for the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series, which include an industrial temperature range of -40˚ C to +85˚ C. These are the Intel Atom processor Z520PT and the Intel Atom processor Z510PT. The Green Hills Software solution includes the INTEGRITY real-time operating system and virtualization technology, MULTI integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers, and DoubleCheck static analyzer.
congatec's Qseven starter kit for mobile embedded applications
congatec's Qseven Mobility Starter Kit is a complete rapid prototyping package for battery-powered, embedded systems. The compact size and low power consumption of Qseven embedded computer modules makes them ideally suited for almost all ultra-mobile, embedded PC applications. In order to minimise the development effort required for such systems, congatec has bundled all the necessary components in a comprehensive starter kit.
Esterel and LynuxWorks Form Partnership to offer World Class Critical Embedded Software Development Workflow for DO-178B Applications
Esterel Technologies and LynuxWorks have announced their alliance and intention to build a seamless environment for model-based development and deployment of mission and safety-critical applications.
Graphics Controller for Automotive and Industrial Embedded Display Systems from Fujitsu
Fujitsu Microelectronics has announced the expansion of its graphics controllers family with the MB86298 'Ruby' – a highly integrated high-end graphics processing unit (GPU) specified for OpenGL ES 2.0 targeting embedded automotive and industrial display systems.
Arrow and Everex create development kit for ARM technologies
Arrow's European Reference Board team, in partnership with hardware and software specialist Everex, has created a new development platform that will speed the design, prototyping and testing of high-performance, multimedia embedded systems based on the latest ARM processor technology.
Family of Modules Offers Complete Solution for Real-Time Processing and Communication
Innovasic Semiconductor has announced Module Evaluation Kits for a family of modules based on the real-time architecture embedded in the fido1100 Communication Controller. A kit contains an Embedded Control Module (ECM), a Real-Time Ethernet module (RTE), or a Dual Real-Time Ethernet module (DRTE) along with a baseboard, software development environment, reference design, and all the cables required to evaluate the module right out of the box. All modules are supported by LEASH – a software framework that allows users to take full advantage of the fido1100 "RTOS Kernel in a Chip".
IAR Systems to launch new tools for ARM Cortex-M3 debugging
IAR Systems will make three significant announcements at the Embedded World 2009 Exhibition and Conference, 3rd-5th March 2009, in Nuremberg, Germany. One of the first trace debuggers for ARM Cortex-M3 cores will be demonstrated. The IAR J-Trace tool connects to the PC host running Windows via USB and integrates seamlessly into IAR Embedded Workbench for plug-and-play operation.
Adeneo's new versions of its Windows Embedded CE 6.0R2 BSP for Atmel AT91SAM9 platforms
These new versions include BSPs for AT91SAM9260, AT91SAM9261, AT91SAM9263 and AT91SAM9G20. They include additional features like CAN driver, ISI driver, SDCard boot, Sample applications, etc... Licenses for the source code also include 90 days of free support and update.
800MHz of processing power on a fanless board from Datasound Labs
Designed for situations where high operational performance is compromised by complicated or expensive thermal management solutions, the new low power ICOP-6354 SBC from Datasound Laboratories provides 800MHz of fanless processing capability.
Geensys at Embedded World 2009
At Embedded World 2009, Geensys (Hall 10, Stand 214) will make several announcements relating to its highly successful AUTOSAR Builder, ControlBuild and Reqtify embedded software development tools. At Embedded World, Geensys will launch the ASIM simulation module for its AUTOSAR Builder tool suite facilitating the validation and verification of AUTOSAR systems early in the development cycle. ASIM will initially provide VFB-Level simulation to test Software Component sets without any hardware constraints and ECU-level simulation taking into account the addition of PC-based BSW implementation and configuration. ASIM will subsequently provide Network-level simulation, processing the artefacts of the entire system topology including network data.
Artisan Software Tools at Embedded World 2009
At Embedded World 2009, Artisan Software Tools will further elaborate on its Work as One philosophy for the development of complex, embedded, mission and safety-critical systems and software. Artisan will be exhibiting the latest version of Artisan Studio, its award-winning collaborative modeling environment that provides comprehensive support for the leading industry standards including OMG SysML, UML and Architectural Frameworks as well as Artisan Studio Uno, its recently announced fully-functional, single-user version of Artisan Studio which is available for free download at www.ArtisanSoftwareTools.com/StudioUno.
Linux 2.6 BSP for Freescale i.MX27 PDK development kit now available from Adeneo Embedded
Adeneo Embedded has announced the full commercial release of the Linux 2.6 Board Support Package (BSP) for Freescale's i.MX27 Product Development Kit (PDK_ ARM9 processor-based micro-controller. This BSP targets the i.MX27 PDK, a standard development platform from Freescale. It supports key features of the i.MX27 PDK.
Quadros Systems supports LPC32x0 microcontroller family
Adding to its extensive support for ARM-based processors, Quadros Systems, a leading provider of real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced support for the LPC32x0 series of microcontrollers (MCUs) from NXP Semiconductors. Developers can now combine the efficiency, flexibility and scalability of the RTXC software family with the versatile, performance-boosting LPC32x0 family.
Altium to showcase latest Altium Designer at embedded world
Altium will be joined by customers from a range of industries to provide demonstrations and insights into the winter 09 release of Altium Designer at this year's embedded world show. Altium's live demonstrations will focus on how Altium Designer can help designers exploit today's low-cost, high-performance FPGA devices. Altium's latest release has a number of new design technologies and concepts to help electronics designers innovate, capitalise on advances in technology, and make the task of designing a product and getting it to market easier and faster.
5.25 Miniboard with Intel Socket P for Core 2 Duo processors frrom BVM
BVM's new LS-573 high performance feature-rich embedded motherboard is based on the Intel 45nm Core 2 Duo Pentryn or Extreme processor conforming to the Socket P configuration and a FSB up to 1066MHz. Designed to comply with the 5.25 Miniboard mechanical standard, the LS-573 supports up to 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and provides 6 x GigaLAN ports, 4 x SATA interfaces, 8 x USB2.0 ports and has embedded HD Audio.
Low cost networking modules from Solid State Supplies
A new range of ultra compact, low profile, low-cost networking modules from Rabbit is now available from Solid State Supplies. Available in pin-compatible wired and Wi-Fi versions, the MiniCore series is optimized for real-time control, communications and networking applications such as energy management and intelligent building automation.
Lantronix Unveils Enhanced Software Development Kit for its Embedded Wired and Wireless Modules
Lantronix, Inc has announced an enhanced Software Development Kit (SDK) for its 32-bit MatchPort products, providing an easy-to-use development environment for creating custom, powerful applications for Lantronix' products. This release layers upon the company's MatchPort AR SDK released in March, by incorporating wireless support for its secure, embedded wireless networking module, MatchPort b/g Pro. The SDK allows customers to seamlessly add wired and wireless network connectivity into devices, making them accessible and manageable via the Internet.
Connect One Adds Embedded LAN Module to Nano Reach Family
Connect One has added an embedded LAN module to its Nano Reach family, tying nonPC, M2M devices to 10/100BaseT networks with minimal programming. Nano LANReach is an integrated hardware/software solution, providing RJ45 LAN connectivity along with complex Internet operations such as e-mail, FTP, SSL, embedded web servers, etc.
Embedded Software Configurable 1 & 2 Port USB to Serial Adapters
Sealevel Systems has announced new additions to the popular SeaLINK USB to serial product line: the SeaLINK/PC.SC (one-port) and SeaLINK+2/PC.SC (two-port) embedded USB to serial adapter with a PC bracket perfect for adding serial ports to any PC using the computer's internal USB connection. The serial ports are software configurable for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485, which eliminates the need for an external converter and provides a clean, professional installation.
e-con Systems announces e-CAM’s availability with 3.2 Megapixel CMOS image sensor
Adding to its existing line of Camera Solutions, e-con Systems a leading product development services company based out of St Louis, USA & Chennai, India announced the availability of 3 Mega pixel camera sensor with e-CAM – the widely known Plug and Play camera solution for embedded platforms.
Sundance and Dillon partner
Sundance announced today that is has partnered with Dillon Engineering to deliver a joint solution that provides leadership in the fixed width and floating point FFT FPGA market. The solution makes available Dillon's benchmark portfolio of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) IP on the Sundance SMT702 dual ADC, PXIe embedded computing module. By combining Dillon's cores with Sundance's modular FPGA design, developers have access to a uniquely configurable, cost effective and high performance embedded solution.
Support for Cortex-A8 processor based OMAP35x EVM from Texas Instruments
Helping PC programmers and embedded developers move their embedded devices into the familiar Windows operating environment without losing critical design time or added costs, BSQUARE Corporation announced the availability of a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 board support package (BSP) for the Cortex-A8 processor-based OMAP35x evaluation module (EVM) from Texas Instruments. Developers of industrial, automotive and consumer applications now have access to a free source code offering for Windows Embedded CE operating system-based designs to get their OMAP35x based products to market faster than those created on embedded open source.
Conduction-Cooled Processor PMC / XMC Solution Targets Freescale MPC 8548E
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) has introduced XPedite5201, a conduction-cooled PrPMC / XMC targeting Freescale Semiconductor's MPC 8548E PowerQUICC III processor. This card comes standard with PCI-X support and optional PCI Express support via an XMC connector. XPedite5201 is an optimal solution for military system designers that need to include additional processing in an existing system, or want to utilize the advantageous performance/watt characteristics of the 8548E.
Full Featured Development Kit Said to Speed Designs
Measuring 100 x 100 mm, the MINI2440 Development Board includes 64 M DRAM, 32-bit data bus, 64 M Nand Flash, and 2 M Nor Flash. The S3C2440 Microprocessor features ARM920T core for hand-held devices and general applications. By providing comprehensive set of common system peripherals, S3C2440 eliminates need to configure additional components. Additional board features include LCD control, Ethernet RJ-45 interface, 3 serial ports, 4 user LEDs, and internal real-time clock.