Virage Logic’s Sonic Focus Adaptive Volume audio volume normalizing software normalizes audio levels of movies and music to reduce the need for frequent volume adjustments by the consumer and thereby enhances audio performance in consumer electronics. It has already been licensed for use in PCs, Phone Applications, and USB peripherals. Adaptive Volume is available for PCs (Vista and Windows 7 OS) and a number of embedded processors, such as Virage Logic’s ARC AS 211SFX.
ChipWrights announced the latest software release for the IP camera market. The software includes improvements to their DSP libraries and Linux support. It’s now possible to implement a dome fish-eye (360 degree) camera with dewarping and filtering functionality. The software release includes the necessary components to implement cost-effective IP cameras using the CW5631 System-on-Chip, and complements ChipWrights’ initial software release for IPTV media player applications.
Excel Software launched QuickLicense Server 1.0 for Mac and Windows. The QuickLicense Server enables software vendors to generate a vendor-branded, floating license system for their products. Vendors enjoy royalty free, server distribution for any number of products or licenses. QuickLicense Server 1.0 is available for $995 for a Single User License on either Windows (XP and Vista) or Mac OS X (PPC and Intel). The package includes a printed and PDF User Guide with step-by-step tutorial.
eXludus Technologies introduced MCOPt version 3.0 for Linux. MCOPt software improves multi-core system performance by adding a resource management layer to Linux systems. MCOPt delivers increased job throughput, faster response times, prevents memory swapping and other shared resource conflicts, and eliminates cluster and cloud job submission latencies. With MCOPt, existing serial and parallel applications fully leverage multi-core systems without requiring modification or re-engineering.
Perforce Software released a pure Java version of the Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse. With this release, developers can employ Perforce version control tools that previously have not been available from within the Eclipse environment. The Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse and WebSphere Studio (P4WSAD) is available now, at no additional charge, with the latest release of the Perforce Server, and is supported on servers starting from version 2005.2. Perforce pricing is all-inclusive; there are no add-on components that require licensing. End-user licenses for the complete solution, including one year of support and maintenance, start at $900 per seat; volume discounts are available.
P4Java, from Perforce Software, is a pure Java API for accessing Perforce SCM services from within Java applications, servlets, plug-ins, and other Java contexts. P4Java enables developers to tightly integrate Perforce functionality into tools such as CruiseControl, Maven, and Ant, and in environments such as J2EE-based web application and web service frameworks. Perforce SCM versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small.
Perforce Software introduced release 2009.1 of their Software Configuration Management (SCM) system. The 2009.1 release features support for previewing web pages and multimedia files, as well as the ability to customise the cross-platform interface to individual requirements. With this release, web developers and artists can immediately preview changes to web, video, and audio content from within Perforce’s cross-platform graphical interface, the Perforce Visual Client. A preview tab in the Perforce Visual Client automatically displays the version of the content selected by the user. Perforce 2009.1 is available now. End-user licenses for the complete solution, including one year of support and maintenance, start at $900 per seat; volume discounts are available. Perforce pricing is all-inclusive; there are no add-on components that require licensing.
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Wind River Hypervisor is a high-performance Type-1 hypervisor, which supports virtualization on single and multicore processors. It provides integration with Wind River VxWorks and Wind River Linux. It also supports other operating systems. The Wind River Workbench development tools suite has been extended to support developing software that runs on the Wind River Hypervisor. Wind River Hypervisor brings virtualization to devices so embedded developers can achieve improved device functionality on smaller form factors.
Enea (Nordic Exchange/Small Cap/ENEA) recently announced that its LINX for Linux product is now freely available as an Open Source/ It includes source code, documentation, test programs, a startup guide, and program build system guide. LINX for Linux delivers transparent, reliable, high-performance interprocess communication services for complex distributed systems that employ multiple operating systems.
LINX for Linux provides a system-wide, high-performance IPC solution that eliminates the need to use multiple IPC services in the same system. Utilizing a high-performance, lightweight direct messaging-passing technology, LINX for Linux provides the performance and versatility needed to satisfy local and remote IPC requirements across all CPU, operating system and interconnect boundaries. It enables designers to mix Linux and Enea’s proprietary RTOS offerings, OSE and OSEck, in one system. The LINX protocol has a small footprint that makes it ideal as a transport for low memory devices, like DSPs. LINX for OSEck now supports several of the leading DSPs in the telecom infrastructure and wireless terminal market. The LINX protocol is also portable to other operating systems.
LINX for Linux makes it easier to conceptualize, model, partition, and scale complex distributed systems. LINX is media and protocol independent. The LINX protocol may run natively over any interconnect, but may also use other standard protocols such as TCP and UDP as “bearer protocols”. The LINX addressing model supports any system topology (multiple hops, gateways, etc.) and its efficient connection-based algorithms allow LINX to scale well to very large systems.
LINX for Linux as Open Source is available now under a dual BSD/GPL license. LINX for OSE and LINX for OSEck will be available under the standard Enea proprietary commercial license terms.