Premier Farnell introduced the Keil MCBSTM32F400 and MCBSTM32F200 Development Kits. The ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 processor-based STM32F2xx and STM32F4xx Development Kits will be shipped with Keil MDK-Lite Development Tools and the ULINK-ME Debug Adapter. The Cortex-M3 processor-based STM32F2xx and the Cortex-M4 processor-based STM32F4xx devices featured on the boards can reduce power consumption in applications requiring both high processing power and low-power performance when running at low voltage or on rechargeable batteries.
element14 is hosting a webinar tomorrow. The webcast will present a step-by-step guide to debugging an ARM based design with the Keil ULINK-ME debug adapter. Attendees of the webcast will also be invited to apply to RoadTest the Keil ULINK-ME, bundled with an ARM Cortex-M processor-based STM32 series development kit. element14′s RoadTest Group enables developers to test and review new products, and post their results and findings on the element14 Community. The online seminar is a part of their Design Flow Series webinar series. The free event will take place on June 19, 2012, at 10 am EST (16:00 CET).
Avnet Electronics and Texas Instruments are hosting a webinar next week. The title of the webcast is Innovation with Purpose: Optimal Microcontroller Solutions for Safety-Critical Applications. The online seminar will explain how TI’s Hercules safety microcontrollers can help optimize designs and speed time to market. The free training will take place on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).
Texas Instruments introduced an Android software development kit for Sitara microprocessors. The TI SDK adds Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for embedded applications running TI’s Sitara AM335x and AM37x ARM-Cortex-A8 processors. The Android 4.0 SDK for TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processors is available for free download today, with no development or production restrictions.
Carbon Design Systems and Cadence Design Systems announced the availability of a Carbon Performance Analysis Kit. The CPAK accelerates the intellectual property (IP) benchmark process. The Carbon/Cadence CPAK is available now from Carbon’s IP Exchange web portal. Ported CoreMark benchmarking software is available from coremark.org.
Carbon Design Systems is accelerating the analysis, optimization and verification of system-on-chip (SoC) performance with their new Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAK). The CPAK family for ARM Cortex processors includes reference hardware and software designs along with analysis and debug software for the Cortex-A9, Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores, and the ARM big.LITTLE subsystem. The CPAK Family for ARM Cortex A-Series Processors will be available in bare metal and Linux configurations in this quarter. Android configurations will be available in the second half of this year.
The 49th Design Automation Conference includes keynote speakers from ARM, IBM, Intel and the National Tsing Hua University. DAC 2012 will feature at least 60 technical sessions on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. This year’s conference will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from June 3-7, 2012. DAC is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design.
Ace Thought Technologies announced a multi-threaded software video decoder suite for ARM Cortex-A series of application processors. The multi-threaded video decoding suite enables high quality video solutions with HD resolution on Android smart-phones and tablets and on Apple iPhone and iPad devices. The scalable design of video decoder supports single, dual and quad-core application processors in a single library. Ace Thought Technologies’ video decoder suite is now available for licensing.
element14 introduced the DM3730 ARM based development kit. The DM3730-EVK Evaluation Kit features an ARM based TI DaVinci digital media processor, 512MB DDR SDRAM, 512MB NAND Flash, 2GB iNAND, 10/100M Ethernet interface (RJ45), TF card slot, OTG port, four USB ports, and three serial ports (UART1: 5-wire TTL serial port; UART2: 5-wire TTL serial port; UART3: 5-wire RS232 serial port). The development system is ideal for developing navigation systems, media players, medical patient monitoring devices, industrial test and measurement devices, industrial vision and portable communications systems.
According to Mentor Graphics, their Questa and Veloce functional verification platforms have expanded their support for designs based on the latest ARM Cortex processors and AMBA bus interfaces. The Questa Codelink with support for ARM Cortex A7, Cortex A15, other Cortex A-family, Cortex R-family, and Cortex M-family processors and Questa Verification IP with support for AMBA4 ACE are available now.