Excel Software released the Android License SDK 1.0 for developers. A Single User License of Android License SDK 1.0 is priced at $395. It includes royalty-free runtime distribution rights for any number of protected products or licenses. The software development kit applies QuickLicense technology to any Android application.
RapidRollout introduced their Workbench web-based tool. Workbench enables developers to create a customized operating system for their applications. The tool helps developers configure and build a complete platform image in less than an hour. Access to Workbench is free. New accounts receive ten free build credits that can be used to complete small projects or evaluate the RapidRollout system for use in a larger project. The operating system itself is 100% open source and free of charge. There is no lock-in mechanisms.
Cadence Design Systems announced version 16.5 of their Allegro PCB and IC packaging technology. Allegro v16.5 features advanced miniaturization capabilities, integrated power delivery network analysis, DDR3 design-in kit, improved co-design, and flexible team-design enablement. The new features and capabilities improve the path to co-design and analysis between engineers involved in Silicon, SoC, and System Realization. Cadence Allegro 16.5 will be available in late May. Allegro 16.5 technology will also be available through product configuration with on-demand features for specific design tasks.
Renesas Electronics’ 2010 Developers’ Conference (DevCon) will take place October 11-14 in Orange County, California. The embedded systems technology event features hands-on labs, lectures, panel discussions, and product demonstrations. James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, will be a guest speaker at the four-day DevCon. Meigs’s presentation, The Coming Age of Ubiquitous Information, is about how emerging technologies will continue to change daily life — from crash-proof cars to a crash-proof smart power grid.
ADI Engineering is offering a new quarterly technical webinar series for embedded systems device developers. The first webinar will present a hardware teardown of the new 802.3at PoE+ standard. It will take March 2nd. ADI Engineering will give away a Apple iPad at the webinar (must be present to win).
Rapita Systems is launching a beta program for RapiTime’s support of C++. Developers of avionic software written in C++ will be able to use RapiTime’s on-target profiling capabilities to measure execution times, track code coverage, and find worst-case execution times (WCET) for applications.
National Instruments launched Measurement Studio 2009 earlier in the week. NI Measurement Studio 2009 decreases development time for engineers using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, or Visual Studio .NET 2003 to create test and measurement applications. Measurement Studio 2009 simplifies data acquisition, analysis and visualization by providing integrated I/O support, native libraries and user interface updates. The software introduces support for the latest advancements in PC technologies, including increased memory in 64-bit .NET application development and Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. Measurement Studio 2009 also provides increased I/O capabilities with integrated support for new NI data acquisition (DAQ) hardware on PC buses such as USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, PCI Express and PXI.
Excel Software announced RbApp 2.3 for REALbasic developers. The latest release of RbApp helps REALbasic programmers reduce development time and effort on applications with reusable RbApp components. All components are built with pure REALbasic code that has been compiled and tested on Windows XP and Vista or Mac OS X on PPC and Intel computers. The RbApp 2.3 Single User License is $295. The tool includes sample applications, source code examples, a printed and PDF User Guide, and royalty-free distribution of RbApp code compiled into applications.