IPextreme launched Xena, which is a complete, secure, scalable platform for managing semiconductor IP. There are two product offerings: Xena Cloud and Xena Enterprise. With the enterprise version, companies host Xena on their own internal servers, handle administration of the server, and have unlimited numbers of users. With the cloud version, Xena is hosted in the cloud with IPextreme handling the administration of the host server. The company buys subscriptions for its Xena users. In both models, customers of IP providers can use Xena for free.
Vector Fabrics introduced the vfEmbedded cloud-based tool. vfEmbedded enables embedded systems engineers to easily partition and map their software onto complex multicore platforms. The tool will be available as a cloud-based software service on March 1st. vfEmbedded can be accessed with a standard web browser. Pricing starts at €450 per month. A free trial, including several example designs, is available. vfEmbedded is ideal for software designers trying to implement complex algorithms and codecs onto a given platform.
vfAnalyst, from Vector Fabrics, is a cloud-based tool for parallelizing sequential C code in embedded systems. vfAnalyst enables software engineers to identify the most promising parallelization opportunities so that they can create an effective multicore implementation much more quickly. vfAnalyst is hosted on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and accessed through a standard web browser. The tool is paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis. vfAnalyst is available now.
Texas Instruments and In-Stat are offering a webinar on the challenges involved in designing next-generation mobile devices. The webcast will take place November 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM CST. The title of the online seminar is The Impact of the Cloud on Mobile Devices. The webinar will examine how to leverage the changes enabled by the cloud for mobile devices. The event will offer an opportunity to gain valuable insight from key experts,and receive market data and insights from TI and In-Stat.