Mentor Graphics introduced hardware and software solutions to accelerate the verification of High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) version 2.0 products. Mentor verification solutions enable designers to test the HDMI 2.0 devices integrated on their System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, and develop and stress-test their software and hardware with billions of verification cycles before silicon is available. The solutions are available for deployment at customer sites effective immediately.
Cadence Design Systems has developed the industry’s first verification IP that supports the new HDMI 2.0 specification. The HDMI 2.0 VIP enables a small verification team to deliver reliable results within very tight schedule constraints. By reducing the effort required to develop a verification solution, engineers can focus on other tasks crucial to project completion.
Texas Instruments recently introduced the XDS200 JTAG emulator. The TI XDS200 can be used for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI’s embedded processors. The JTAG emulators support a USB connection to the host computer and work with 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The TI XDS200 JTAG emulator with USB is available now for $295.
Mentor Graphics has developed MIPI-protocol verification IP for their latest-generation Veloce hardware emulation platform. The Mentor MIPI VIP solution enables engineers to exhaustively stress test a device-under-test (DUT) that includes one or more MIPI protocol interfaces on their SoC, and run verification cycles at orders of magnitude faster than simulation.
Synopsys has developed a new test technology to further reduce the cost of testing silicon devices by delivering up to 3x higher test compression and minimizing the time required to test each silicon die. The new test technology is embedded in Synopsys’ Design Compiler RTL synthesis and TetraMAX ATPG solutions. Synopsys’ synthesis-based test innovation will help engineers meet more stringent test cost and quality goals within tighter design schedules.
Texas Instruments introduced the OMAP5432 processor-based evaluation module. The TI OMAP5432 EVM is a cost-effective tool to prototype software, evaluate applications and benchmark designs. It is available now for $329. The OMAP5432 EVM is ideal for human machine interface (HMI), portable data terminals (PDT), digital signage and medical monitoring end equipment.
Corelis released a new version of their ScanExpress Boundary-Scan Tool Suite. Version 7.8 of the tool features improved cluster testing support, intelligent BSDL file handling, and a new model-based test coverage. The new version also expands JTAG Embedded Test (JET) support to Texas Instruments AM335x Sitara processors. Current Corelis customers that have a valid maintenance contract can now access the new version 7.8 CD through the Corelis support website.
Blackhawk introduced the Scribe I2C bus analyzer. The Blackhawk Scribe is an entry level I2C debugging tool packed with features. The Blackhawk Scribe helps engineers to save development time by providing low level visibility and control of an I2C bus. The Scribe is Blackhawk’s first product introduction outside of their core JTAG emulation-based products. The tool is ideal for both entry-level and complex I2C applications. For the first 90 days, the Blackhawk Scribe is available at an introductory price of $1,295. The regular price is $1,600.
VIA Labs introduced the SuperMUTT Pack USB test tool. The VIA tool is part of the Microsoft USB Test Tool kit (MUTT) and is an integral part of the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (WHCK). The SuperMuttPack integrates a VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 Hub Controller. It is designed to work with the MUTT family of devices. The SuperMUTTPack USB test tool kit includes a SuperMUTT Pack Device, a USB 3.0 cable, 12V power supply, and an instruction manual. The WHCK can be downloaded separately from Microsoft.
Texas Instruments unveiled the HSCD-SEK-10, which is a complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit. The HSDC-SEK-10 reduces system evaluation costs and enables designers to get their system running in minutes. The TI high-speed data converter system evaluation kit includes 5 EVM’s for only $799 (costs $945 if purchased separately). The Texas Instruments HSDC-SEK-10 is available now for $799.