New on Embedded Star – 2007.10.12

SCADE 6: Requirements Driven, Model Based, Safety Focused
Avionic, railway, and high-end automotive systems have become too complex to develop and coordinate without the assistance of a design environment that connects all of the developers through their participation in the execution of the engineering process. The more efficient solution in this case is to use a model-based design tool. The adoption of Model-Based Design brings several benefits such as…

IBASE IB530 Single Board Computer
The IBASE IB530 is a 3.5-inch single board computer with integrated AMD Geode LX processors. The IB530 SBC is ideal for applications such as digital signage, thin clients, mobile Internet and industrial automation and for designs demanding an extended temperature range of -20 degrees to +70 degrees C. The AMD Geode LX processor on IB530 delivers premium performance with very low total system power. These processors operate at a maximum power of 5.1W (LX900@1.5W), 3.6W (LX800@0.9W) and 3.1W (LX 700@0.8W). It comes coupled with the AMD Geode(TM) CS5536 companion device, the combined chipset, offering a complete set of features for full computing functionality. Two highly integrated Realtek RTL8100C 10/100 Ethernet controllers feature remote wake-up to increase cost-efficiency in network maintenance and management.

AXIOMTEK SHB110 System Host Board
The AXIOMTEK SHB110 is a new PICMG 1.3 full-size CPU card. The SHB110 features the Socket M Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Mobile based processor with a 533/667 MHz front side bus. The card uses the Intel(R) 945GME+ICH7M-DH Express chipset, which consists of the Intel(R) 82945GME Graphics Memory Controller Hub and the Intel(R) ICH7M I/O Controller Hub. It delivers high system performance through high bandwidth interfaces such as PCI Express x16 graphics or I/O ports, Serial ATA II, and high-speed USB 2.0. In addition, the new Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics core is also built into the Intel(R) 945GME chipset, which offers excellent graphics performance. The SHB110 is an ideal platform for ATM, DVR, medical equipment, gaming machine, and more.

Cadence SoC Functional Verification Kit
The Cadence (NASDAQ: CDNS) SoC Functional Verification Kit is a comprehensive verification kit for wireless and consumer system-on-chip (SoC) design. It enables engineers to adopt advanced verification techniques with reduced risk and deployment effort and meet time-to-market requirements. The Cadence(R) SoC Functional Verification Kit provides a proven end-to-end methodology that extends from block-level verification to chip- and system- level advanced verification and includes automated methodologies for implementation and management. The kit provides complete example verification plans, transaction-level and cycle-accurate models, design and verification IP, scripts and libraries—all proven on a wireless segment representative design and delivered through applicability consulting.

IBASE ET910 ETX 3.0 CPU Module
IBASE’s ETX CPU module supports the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo and Celeron M processors. The ETX CPU module is built around the mobile Intel(R) 945GM/ICH7M express chipset that features intelligent power management and greater performance per watt. At 95mm x 114mm, the ET910 ETX module is a full-function solution that enables shorter time to market and minimizes risks. Its compact size allows it to be integrated into small custom baseboards that can be designed to meet the demands of various applications in the medical, infotainment, gaming and industrial automation fields.

Zilog Z8F083A Flash Microcontrollers
Zilog’s (Nasdaq: ZILG) Z8F083A Series Flash microcontroller (MCU) is the latest addition to its Z8 Encore! XP(R) portfolio. The new solution delivers embedded design engineers the best cost/performance ratio for fan control and universal motor control applications by offering an optimized feature set, scalability, and the lowest bill of materials (BOM) cost in the market today. The new series also offers a single-pin On-Chip Debugger (OCD) port for in-system Flash programming and debugging.

SNOWBUSH microelectronics’ 6-bit, 2.5 GSPS ADC IP core is ideal for the most demanding data-conversion applications. The ADC is compact, low-power, and by utilizing its high bandwidth sample-and-hold front-end, it maintains excellent dynamic performance throughout the full range of input frequencies. The ADC features INL of 0.59 LSB, DNL of 0.51 LSB, and ENOB of 5.2 or greater for sampling clock frequencies up to 2.5 GHz. The ADC occupies a silicon area of 0.43 square millimeters.