ON Semiconductor is announcing the introduction of the Strata Developer Studio, according to the company it will be a first-of-its-kind cloud-based development platform that provides a seamless, personalised and secure environment for engineers to evaluate and design with ON Semiconductor technologies.
The Strata platform will provide a faster and simpler way for engineers to work with evaluation and development boards, delivering the latest documentation, product information, design and application notes, and reference design files straight to the desktop. According to the company, this functionality makes Strata the most comprehensive design tool available in the industry.
All of ON Semiconductor’s new evaluation boards will in the future be ‘Strata-Ready’, meaning they will automatically be recognised by the Strata Developer Studio when they are connected to the host computer.
This platform provides design teams with a user interface to the board, giving direct control of the configuration parameters and visual feedback of the board’s functionality. At the same time, Strata will download all the design information an engineer needs to start evaluation or design.
“We reimagined the research, evaluation, and design process of hardware systems, creating a holistic Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to unencumber and speed customers in their quest to develop innovative new products,” said Edward Osburn, Strata Project General Manager at ON Semiconductor.
“Gone are the archaic and outdated hardware evaluation paradigms hampering our customers’ ability to deliver amazing products.”
The Strata Developer Studio is provided as a Microsoft signed application connecting to the company’s SaaS platform. It features secure authentication, data transfers and full information containment using encrypted and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant databases. All information and security follows National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber security guidelines.
“Strata brings the world of information to you in a single, secure application,” commented Ian Cain, Director of Software and Chief Architect of Strata at ON Semiconductor. “Security First and Security Built In was followed throughout the software development life cycle, providing the user with full privacy and content controls.”
Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President and Principal Analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy said: “Enabled by rapidly evolving electronics technology, products and systems in most sectors are renewing with exciting and enhanced capabilities at a relentless rate. This puts pressure on design engineers to get products to market as quickly as possible to gain competitive edge. That’s where tools that support research, evaluation and design come in, and Strata sets a high bar at a new level in terms of speeding and easing the process.”
The roadmap for the Strata Developer Studio will see its functionality increase rapidly, as new boards are supported and new features are added. Initial boards include a Configurable Multifunction Logic Gate, a Dual 100W USB-PD Automotive Charging System, and a Universal Offline 200W 4-Port Type-C USB-PD Source.
The new boards, along with multiple demonstrations of ON Semiconductor solutions for the Automotive, Power Conversion and Motor Control, and Industrial and Vision IoT markets will be on display in the ON Semiconductor demo room (Murano 3302 at the Venetian) during CES 2019.