Cadence Design Systems launched the Incisive Debug Analyzer. The new tool is a verification debug solution for RTL, testbench and SoC verification. It helps designers reduce debug time and effort. The Incisive Debug Analyzer integrates seamlessly into existing Incisive debug flows, fully leveraging SimVision for waveform and transaction-level debug. The tool will be released at the end of the year.
Corelis announced their usPro-S high-speed multi-IO SPI host adapter. The BusPro-S is a USB-powered desktop instrument that helps engineers reduce development time. The Corelis tool provides low level control of Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) buses for the generation of SPI messages and programming SPI memory. The BusPro-S comes complete with hardware, software, and cables. The tool will be available soon with an introductory list price of $675.
Microchip Technology introduced their Microstick II development tool. The flexible USB-powered tool features an integrated debugger and programmer, user LED, reset button, and DUT socket for easy device swapping. The Microchip Microstick II supports 3.3V 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs), and 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) in 28-pin SPDIP packages. The development tool is available now.
The SynaptiCAD BugHunter graphical test bench generator and HDL debugger now supports SystemC and C++. Standalone SystemC and mixed SystemC/Verilog/VHDL simulations can be compiled and debugged under the BugHunter GUI. A node-locked license for BugHunter sells for $2500 on Windows. Floating licenses sell for $5000 on Windows and $6000 on Unix.
Microchip Technology introduced the Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H development board, which is a low-cost solution for designing with Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24H microcontrollers and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). Microstick features an integrated USB programmer/debugger that shortens learning curves. Microstick can be used stand-alone or plugged into a prototyping board. The Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H (part # DM330013) is available now for $24.99 each. Educators are eligible for a 25% discount.
Viosoft launched the Android Adoption Kit for MIPS-Based digital multimedia designs. The Android Adoption Kit includes Sigma Designs’ Vantage 8654 Development Platform, the Viosoft Arriba IDE/Debugger, access to the latest Android on MIPS and Linux source code from the MIPSAndroid community portal, and online support from Viosoft. The Android Adoption Kit is available now and is priced at $995 (US). For the first 100 customers, Viosoft will discount the full purchase price toward the purchase of the Viosoft Arriba Embedded Linux Edition, or the Android Porting Kit for professional users.