The Mentor Embedded Nucleus real time operating system (RTOS) Power Management Framework now features a hibernate mode. With the new hibernate/standby capability, engineers can minimize power consumption and maximize the life of battery-operated devices. The hibernate capability of the Nucleus Power Management Framework provides simplified access to power management functionality that would otherwise be left to the developer to write from scratch.
Kozio introduced ValidationAssistant, which is a unified, interactive, embedded hardware verification environment. Kozio ValidationAssistant uses an interpreter that runs directly on the processor of the target device. The tool simplifies hardware control, automates test execution, and maintains test cases in a structure that maximizes reuse across the entire product life cycle: engineering, production, and field test. The ValidationAssistant verification environment is available now.
The Sage SmartProbe, from Sage Electronic Engineering, provides software engineers a hardware interface to evaluate the system under development at every stage in the design cycle. The tool enables graphic visualization of the entire embedded system operation, including code flow, register access, memory movement, multi-core execution, and peripheral access. SmartProbe can also help speed the qualification process for test and production teams. SmartProbe was designed by Sage Electronic Engineering for AMD Embedded Solutions.
Altium and The MathWorks are sponsoring a webcast. The online seminar is titled, High-level Software for Embedded-system Design. The webinar will take place Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 9 AM Pacific time (12 Noon Eastern). The webcast is 60 minutes long (including Live Q&A). EDN Editor-In-Chief Rick Nelson will host the panel discussion. The panelists are Paul Barnard (Marketing Director, Design Automation, The MathWorks) and Marty Hauff (Master Electronics Designer Success Manager, Altium).