News – 2006.09.26 – Early Edition

  • Aonix Creates ObjectAda Real-Time RAVEN for PikeOS Real-Time Kernel
    Aonix(R), a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, together with SYSGO, the European vendor of reliable device software, announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time RAVEN V8.2 for Intel-based Linux platforms targeting PowerPC/PikeOS. ObjectAda’s significantly enhanced compiler and debug technology works with PikeOS, SYSGO’s real-time separation microkernel technology for safety-critical systems, to separate costly DO-178B Level A certifiable code from other portions of the application. The implementation makes full use of PikeOS’ virtualization capabilities, thus allowing real-time applications such as Ada and traditional Linux to run reliably side by side in different partitions.
  • Mentor Graphics Introduces Topology Router Technology
    Mentor Graphics(R) Corporation, the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced the availability of a revolutionary new routing technology that combines the knowledge of an engineer, skill of a board designer and power of an autorouter. This topology router is an industry first because of its ability to follow an engineer’s guidelines for bus topology routing and then automatically mimic a CAD designer’s manual edits to form clean and structured bus structures.
  • Microchip Introduces PIC18 Microcontroller with High-Speed 12-bit ADC
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the four-member PIC18F4523 family, which is Microchip’s first family of high-end 8-bit Flash microcontrollers to include a high-speed 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) peripheral on-chip. Additionally, this microcontroller family includes nanoWatt Technology features, which provide design engineers with multiple options for effectively managing power consumption and extending battery life. These features eliminate the cost and complexity of interfacing to an external ADC, while providing the precision required for high-speed, high-resolution sensor measurements in applications such as medical, industrial and utility metering.
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  • RTI Data Distribution Service 4.1 Improves Real-Time Messaging QoS
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Company, today announced the immediate availability of RTI Data Distribution Service (formerly NDDS) version 4.1, its high-performance messaging and integration solution for real-time applications. RTI Data Distribution Service 4.1 adds enhanced control over messaging Quality-of-Service (QoS) for greater application-specific optimization of throughput, network bandwidth and processor load. These extensions triple the throughput possible on embedded processors and deliver up to 60,000 messages (512-byte) per second with latencies as low as 65 microseconds on a standard PC.
  • Enea Introduces Eclipse-Based IDE for OSE RTOS
    Enea, the world leader in advanced device software, today announced a new Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment for the OSE(TM) real-time operating system. Utilizing the latest Eclipse (version 3.1.2) and C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT version 3.1.1) technology, Optima(TM) provides advanced system level browsing, debugging, profiling and analysis tools that greatly simplify the debugging and optimization of large-scale distributed systems spanning multiple processors and operating systems.
  • RTI, Sparx Team on UML Modeling of Distributed Data Service
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real Time Middleware Company, and Sparx Systems today announced that they are partnering on the integration of RTI Data Distribution Service with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Enterprise Architect, a leading application modeling environment utilizing the Unified Modeling Language (UML), will enable design engineers building complex data-driven applications to model critical elements of the application and generate code that can integrate into the RTI Data Distribution System.
  • Encirq Upgrades DeviceSQL for Device Data Management
    Encirq Corporation, the global leader in device data management, today announced a major upgrade to DeviceSQL, marking the third generation of the company’s software framework for implementing high performance data management capabilities to increase the intelligence, performance and usability of devices. As the emerging standard for device data management, DeviceSQL provides new capabilities and enhancements that enable customers to employ common data management technology across their product lines, from low-end to high-end devices, regardless of chosen target CPU or operating system platform.
  • RTI Offers Advanced Tools for Distributed Real-Time Applications
    With the introduction of the RTI Developer Platform tool suite, Real Time Innovations (RTI), The Real Time Middleware Company, is taking a major new step to extend its leadership in the rapidly emerging market for high-performance messaging and software integration solutions for time-critical distributed applications.
  • Enea Releases Element High-Availability Middleware 2.0
    Enea, the world leader in advanced device software, today announced version 2.0 of its Element(TM) high-availability middleware. Optimized for distributed network infrastructure applications spanning multiple processors and operating systems, Element 2.0 is now available for MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core and CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System). Element 2.0 also works out of the box with Kontron’s XL8000 AdvancedTCA system and provides standard interfaces for AdvancedTCA and SA Forum’s Hardware Platform Interface.
  • Macraigor Debuts usb2Sprite Debug Interfaces for Freescale ColdFire, DSPs
    Macraigor Systems LLC today announced availability of its usb2Sprite devices for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.’s, ColdFire and DSP 56300 families of microprocessors. The usb2Sprite provides embedded design engineers with a low-cost USB 2.0 interface to the on-chip debugging features of these processors. Macraigor’s OCDemon family of products offers the industry’s most advanced, yet price-sensitive, solution for designing, debugging and programming embedded hardware and application software.
  • MathStar Rolls Out Arrix Field Programmable Object Arrays (FPOAs)
    MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), the FPOA leader, today announces the Arrix Family of Field Programmable Object Arrays (FPOAs). The Arrix Family is MathStar’s second generation of the high-performance, re-programmable FPOA and operates at speeds up to 1-gigahertz. The Arrix Family of Products is ideally suited for performance-demanding applications in industries such as machine vision, professional video, medical imaging and military/aerospace.