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TSMC selects Cadence library characterisation tool setting

Cadence has revealed that TSMC has adopted the company's solutions for 16nm FinFET library characterisation. Based on Cadence Virtuoso Liberate characterisation solution and Spectre circuit simulator, the library characterisation tool setting includes environment setup and sample templates for TSMC standard cells.
10th September 2014

Display platform removes the need for any coding

Display platform removes the need for any coding
A hardware and software display platform that enables the rapid development of fully customised industrial and commercial user interfaces and panel meters, has been released by Lascar Electronics. The PanelPilotACE comibines a multifunctional touch-screen colour display with simple drag-and-drop design software, removing the need for any coding.
5th September 2014

Rotate a brushless AC motor in less than one minute

Rotate a brushless AC motor in less than one minute
Designed to drive any 3-phase PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), Renesas has introduced the RX111 inverter reference solution kits. Enabling engineers to save time, these motor control kits eliminate the need to tune motor parameters and evaluate the best tuning algorithm coefficients.
1st September 2014


Embedded database improves QNX performance

Improving both performance and usability on QNX, the ITTIA DB SQL for QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.6 has been launched. The embedded database offers broad flexibility and scalability to address a wide range of embedded system and mobile device developer requirements, with the choice of on-disk, in-memory, and hybrid storage options.
29th August 2014

RTOS enables designers to sieze IoT opportunities

A tool offering seamless integration with the Wind River VxWorks 7 RTOS has been released by Vector Software. VectorCAST tools, combined with the VxWorks 7 RTOS allows software tests to be built and run in the same environment that the final application will be deployed.
29th August 2014

RTOS's tickless support reduces MCU power consumption

RTOS's tickless support reduces MCU power consumption
Supporting the increased efficiency and reduced power consumption required for modern embedded systems, SEGGER has added tickless low power support to its embOS RTOS. Stopping the periodic system tick interrupt during idle periods, the new support enables the timer to be reprogrammed to spend as much time as possible in low power mode.
29th August 2014

FTDI & MCCI collaborate on embedded USB host stack

FTDI Chip and MCCI have collaborated to produce an embedded USB host stack which is designed for use with FTDI Chip’s FT900 product family. The TrueTask USB high performance, production-ready embedded USB host stack supports the highly integrated FT900 series of application-focused microcontrollers.
27th August 2014

Parallel processing software shortens simulation run-times

Parallel processing software, claimed to speed up the development of beam particles, has been released by Cobham Technical Services. The 3D Space Charge module is an addition to the company's Opera-3d suite of electromagnetic and multi-physics design tools, which use finite element (FE) analysis to compute the physical interaction of charged particles with electrostatic or magnetostatic fields. 
27th August 2014

IEC61508 certified software reduces risk for designers

The IEC61508 (Functional Safety) certification has been obtained by Renesas Electronic's RX631, RX63N Safety Package. The package features a self-diagnostic software and safety manual for MCUs necessary to implement functional safety in industrial equipment. An evaluation kit will be available in September 2014, providing a hardware evaluation board with the RX63N MCU, the evaluation version of the self-diagnostic software library, and a Users Guide.
26th August 2014

Digital signature software prevents cloning

Digital signature software prevents cloning
EmSecure, a digital signature software package designed specifically for embedded systems, has been released by SEGGER Microcontroller. Featuring a selection of easy-to-use functions, the software package allows the developer to easily add a digital signature to a product.
26th August 2014


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