Mentor Embedded launched their first commercial Linux platform, Mentor Embedded Linux. The RTOS is a result of Mentor Graphics’ acquisition of Embedded Alley, the alliance between Freescale Semiconductor and Mentor Graphics, and a similar alliance with NetLogic Microsystems. Mentor Embedded Linux enables developers to design customized applications, fully compatible with open source packages, with no vendor lock-in and greater reliability while accelerating overall design development time. The platform provides comprehensive open source Linux software, tools, and maintenance and support.
Express Logic announced market-specific, turnkey, Safety-Critical Certification Pack products for their ThreadX RTOS. ThreadX Safety Critical Certification Packs are available for a wide range of target environments and development tools, and for a wide range of European and International regulatory standards. Express Logic is extending its offering to cover RTCA’s DO-178B, FDA 510(k) Pre-Market Notification and Approval, and IEC-61508 for avionics, medical and industrial automation equipment. License prices starting at $25,000.
SYSGO will make a technical presentation on operating system correctness at Embedded World 2010 in Nuremberg. For composite systems, high levels of the Common Criteria standard make mandatory the formal verification of the OS layer(s) that interface the user application with the hardware platform. Correctness of this software component is one of the major challenges that embedded solution suppliers are increasingly facing. The presentation will focus on the methods and techniques used in the formal verification process applied to the PikeOS safe and secure virtualization RTOS platform.
Trusted Logic has added new features to their Trusted NFC software platform. Major enhancements in security and application framework are specifically designed for the Google Android operating system. Trusted NFC is a complete software platform enabling mobile phone applications to use Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity. It provides simple interfaces for developing applications for the various application frameworks of the mobile Operating Systems.
Adaptive Digital Technologies introduced the AnVoip and AnVoice VoIP voice engine software for Google Android software stack for mobile devices. The fielded algorithms are provided as off-the-shelf algorithm sets, integration-ready for quick inclusion into an Android application. The VoIP voice engine components, anVoip, and anVoice are packaged to supply either basic or enhanced voice capability to the Android-powered device. Algorithms may be added a-la-carte per a customer’s requirements. Custom application development by Adaptive Digital is also available.
CriticalBlue has joined the MontaVista Software’s partner program and will make their Prism product available on MontaVista Linux 6 and Montavista Linux Carrier Grade Edition products. According to MontaVista Software, by combining CriticalBlue’s Prism solution, MontaVista Linux, and MontaVista DevRocket, engineers will benefit from the most advanced multicore integrated development environment available for embedded Linux. Prism is available today for ARM and MIPS cores with several other leading multicore processor architectures coming in Q1 2010.
MobiForms 5.0 mobile development tool now supports Google Android smartphones. MobiForms is the first rapid application development tool in the world specifically designed for Google Android. Up until now developing for Android required in depth professional programming skills with mandatory learning of Java, the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and the Google Android SDK (Software Development Kit). MobiForms replaces all of these tools with one simple, intuitive, drag and drop interface. No Java or XML programming is required.
Viosoft launched the Android Adoption Kit for MIPS-Based digital multimedia designs. The Android Adoption Kit includes Sigma Designs’ Vantage 8654 Development Platform, the Viosoft Arriba IDE/Debugger, access to the latest Android on MIPS and Linux source code from the MIPSAndroid community portal, and online support from Viosoft. The Android Adoption Kit is available now and is priced at $995 (US). For the first 100 customers, Viosoft will discount the full purchase price toward the purchase of the Viosoft Arriba Embedded Linux Edition, or the Android Porting Kit for professional users.
MIPS Technologies introduced the Arriba for Android Porting Kit (APK) for the MIPS architecture. With the Arriba APK, OEMs can quickly tailor and optimize Android for specific platforms. The Arriba APK is available now. The Arriba APK includes the first year of development tool maintenance, along with 60 days of support from Viosoft. Viosoft’s Arriba tools support single and multi-core platforms, providing support for any MIPS-based Android target. All MIPS processors are supported, from MIPS architecture licensees’ designs to MIPS’ complete offering of licensable cores including the 1004K coherent processing system.
Mentor Graphics introduced the Android Development System for the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP35x processors based on ARM Cortex-A8 technology. Engineers working on OMAP35x processor-based designs can leverage the Mentor Graphics version of the Android application framework to deploy Android-based applications. The Mentor Graphics solution for Android is ideal for OMAP35x developers designing medical, communication, industrial, instrumentation, home security, and digital video applications.