Symtavision rolled out version 1.2 of their TraceAnalyzer tool for visualizing and analyzing system timing in terms of the constituent ECUs, controllers, processors, buses and networks. TraceAnalyzer v1.2 offers a 10x speed improvement over the previous version. It also reduces memory requirements by a factor of ten. The tools shows controller and bus schedules with events, blocking and pre-emptions and details the timing chains. Engineers can see the flow of signals and data through the system including data loss and multiple reads of the same data.
Tensilica launched the third generation of their Diamond Standard controllers. The Diamond Standard processor cores is based on a common Xtensa architecture and provides the price/performance/low-power required for a wide range of embedded control functions in today’s compute-intensive dataplane functions. Improvements in this third generation of Diamond Standard controllers deliver up to 15% faster clock speed, up to 20% smaller die area and up to 15% less power consumption. The Diamond Standard processors are available now.
The LDRA tool suite has integrated with IAR Embedded Workbench for the PIC18, AVR, AVR32, and MSP430 microcontrollers. IAR Embedded Workbench provides full ANSI C compliance, support for embedded C++, and host-controlled I/O facilities. LDRA leverages the capabilities to add static analysis, code coverage to Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC), and requirement traceability on these resource-constrained footprints.
Synopsys introduced the DesignWare High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.4 transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) digital controllers and PHY IP solutions that are compliant to the standard specification. The DesignWare HDMI IP enables designers to quickly incorporate differentiated functionality into digital TV (DTV) and home theater applications with less risk and improved time-to-market. The DesignWare HDMI 1.4 Tx and Rx IP solution is available now. The HDMI PHY IP is available in more than 10 process technologies from 90-nanometers (nm) to 40-nm, and from leading foundries.