New on Embedded Star – 2007.11.16

Korenix JetNet 5008G-P Embedded Managed Switch Board
Korenix’s JetNet 5008G-P is a Gigabit Embedded Managed Switch Board (EMSB) for industrial and extreme environments. The JetNet 5008G-P is equipped with six 10/100Base-TX ports, two Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Fiber combo ports, and one internal Gigabit RJ-45 port for system connectivity and management. The EMSB is specially designed to combine with an embedded task-specific system.

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems MicroTCA MP-2000, MicroTCA MP-3000 Platforms
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems recently announced the MicroTCA MP-2000 and MicroTCA MP-3000 platforms. Both platforms are scalable — allowing each to be easily upgraded — and pre-validated, meaning that each has been pre-configured and pre-tested, ensuring that customer development and deployment times are kept to the minimum possible. Field-proven IPMI code is provided to ensure interoperability. Each platform is designed to deliver the performance and flexibility needed for cost-sensitive network-centric MicroTCA development applications in a variety of markets including telecom, commercial and military.

Carbon Model Studio
Carbon Model Studio, from Carbon Design Systems, is a solution for the automatic generation, validation, and implementation of hardware-accurate software models, enabling a design team to begin software development and debug before silicon. Carbon Model Studio was designed for the entire design team, from system architects and software engineers to hardware designers and third-party intellectual property (IP) providers. System architects can use Carbon Model Studio for architectural analysis and profiling. Software engineers can develop and debug embedded software, firmware, drivers and diagnostics concurrent with hardware development. In addition, Carbon Models can be securely distributed to third-party partners to accelerate adoption of an IP provider’s technology devices.

Texas Instruments SimpliciTI Network Protocol
The SimpliciTI(TM) network protocol from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is a proprietary low-power radio frequency (RF) protocol targeting simple, small RF networks (less than 100 nodes). SimpliciTI network protocol was designed for easy implementation with minimal microcontroller resource requirements. Since SimpliciTI network protocol is designed for simple RF networks, it offers a perfect complement to ZigBee(R), which is designed for larger networks with mesh routing and standardized profiles.

Synopsys DesignWare System-Level Library
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) recently announced the DesignWare(R) System-Level Library. The library provides high-performance SystemC transaction-level simulation models (TLMs) for assembling virtual platforms, including instruction set simulators (ISS), and TLMs of Synopsys’ DesignWare Cores and ARM(R) AMBA(R) interconnect components. All DesignWare System-Level Library models are written in SystemC and work in IEEE 1666 (SystemC) compliant simulation environments, making them tool- independent.

Micro Magic MAX-3D 3D Layout Editor
MAX-3D, from Micro Magic, is a true 3D-aware layout editor. MAX-3D can combine distinct process wafers, and allows the designer to view, edit, and connect the independent wafers into one 3D stack chip. The design technique — known as “Through-Si Via Wafer Stacking” — is a new dimension for chip designs. It allows distinct wafers to be stacked on each other, and connected internally. This results in chips with denser designs and higher performance.

Strategic Test UF2e-2031 Oscilloscope Card
Strategic Test’s UF2e-2031 oscilloscope PCI Express card has four 100 MS/s 8-bit ADC’s that are also able to operate in an interpolated mode to acquire two channels at 200 MS/s for increased versatility. Drivers for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP64, XP, and Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSe, Sarge) are supplied with the card, as well as the SBench 5.3 oscilloscope program. The UF2e-2031 oscilloscope card is best suited for applications that require cost-effective high-speed data acquisition and deep memory. Applications typically include RADAR, ultrasonics, and communications.