PXI Embedded Controllers Include PXI Express and Real-Time Controllers
National Instruments has announced a family of PXI, PXI Express and PXI real-time embedded controllers based on the 2.16 GHz dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7400. The NI PXI-8106 and NI PXIe-8106 controllers deliver a performance improvement of more than 100 percent compared to systems running traditional single-core processors. With two cores, or computing engines, in one processor, the new PXI and PXI Express controllers can simultaneousl...
NI software empowers creation of customised motion controllers for Stepper and Servo Motors
National Instruments has announced the latest version of the NI SoftMotion Development Module for LabVIEW, the revolutionary software that empowers machine builders and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create customised motion controllers using software and deploy them for any NI hardware platform. OEMs and machine builders can use a range of pre-built motion functions and control algorithms to quickly create motion controllers based o...
“Four-in-one” digital radio module from Frontier Silicon
Frontier Silicon has launched a “four-in-one” module capable of receiving Internet radio, DAB, FM and music streamed from a PC. The new module, called Venice 6, is the first product to integrate a WiFi, DAB, and FM front-end together with an on-board WiFi antenna in a single module. It enables audio manufacturers to easily produce low-cost, feature-rich, radios for the global market, bringing thousands of Internet radio stations and music s...
CoWare's Processor Designer Provides Increased Support for Next-Generation VLIW Processors
CoWare has announced a new release of CoWare Processor Designer that provides increased support for next-generation Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processors. The new CoWare Processor Designer enables users to explore a large design space to ensure that the targeted processing power is achieved and the interconnect infrastructure is available to feed data into the processor at an acceptable rate. The latter can only be done in the platform co...
PXA320 Hardware Reference Platform from Strategic Test
Strategic Test has announced availability of the TRITON Development Kit-4 (TDK-4) based on the Marvell XScale PXA320 processor. The TDK-4 is supplied with both Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 and Linux 2.6.17 at a competitive price of only 2900 Euros.
Software Eases ASIC Prototyping
Synplicity, Inc. has announced its Certify ASIC RTL prototyping software delivers optimal support for the Xilinx Virtex-5 family of 65-nanometer FPGAs. The Certify software is the leading product for ASIC prototyping using multiple FPGAs. By combining multi-chip partitioning with best-in-class FPGA synthesis, the Certify tool allows designers to take full advantage of the speed, versatility and ultra-high capacity of Xilinx Virtex-5 devices for ...
Windows Vista-compatible Network Projector and Adaptor Reference Design
Awind Inc. and STMicroelectronics have announced “Wireless Presentation System for Windows Vista,” a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based reference design that aims to fuel the Wireless Networked Projector and Adaptor market. Jointly developed by STMicroelectronics and Awind, the reference design delivers to OEM customers a projector platform with excellent performance.
Software product library from AVX works with Agilent’s Advanced Design System
AVX has developed a new software product library for use with Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS). This enables customers to perform diagnostics on circuit designs before the manufacturing process, saving time and money.
Accent announces extensive investment in ARM technology
Accent S.p.A, has announced that it has entered into a technology licensing agreement with ARM for the ARM7TMI-S, the ARM926EJ-S and the ARM1136J-S synthesisable processors, as well as a range of PrimeCell peripherals and Physical IP technology. The agreement will see Accent focus on the use of ARM processors for all new design projects realised for fabless and chipless IC customers requiring a core licence through Accent.
CoWare and Tenison work together on Virtual Hardware Platforms for Architectural Exploration and Software Development
CoWare and Tenison Design Automation Inc., a company focused on delivering ESL tools that synthesize C++ and SystemC models from hardware designs described in Verilog or VHDL, jointly announced significant enhancements to the two companies' integrated design flow. These enhancements will accelerate the creation of virtual hardware platforms for architectural exploration and software development. The new flow enables the synthesis of the CoWare ...