Elsevier, under the Newnes imprint, recently published five books on Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems. The titles of the books are MSP430-based Robot Applications, The Designer’s Guide to the Cortex-M Processor Family, Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, Real World Multicore Embedded Systems, and Model-Based Engineering for Complex Electronic Systems.
Mentor Graphics has developed MIPI-protocol verification IP for their latest-generation Veloce hardware emulation platform. The Mentor MIPI VIP solution enables engineers to exhaustively stress test a device-under-test (DUT) that includes one or more MIPI protocol interfaces on their SoC, and run verification cycles at orders of magnitude faster than simulation.
Analog Devices, Xilinx, and MathWorks announced a series of design conferences for analog, mixed-signal and embedded systems engineers. During the conference, attendees will learn how MATLAB and Simulink can be used to develop, model and deploy high-performance signal processing systems. Design Conference 2013 will take place in the United States, Germany and China. Avnet, Digilent and 4DSP, sponsors of the U.S. conferences, will showcase their industry-leading solutions based on ADI’s analog and mixed-signal technologies.
Carbon Design Systems introduced the Carbon Performance Analysis Kit (CPAK) for the ARM Cortex-R7 processor. The Carbon Performance Analysis Kit helps architects and engineers start early performance and power analysis, and reduces the time to market and minimizes the risk of a complete redesign. The Cortex-R7 CPAK and model are available now for download from the Carbon IP Exchange web portal.
Microchip Technology introduced the MPLAB XC, which is a simplified line of C compilers. The MPLAB XC8, XC16 and XC32 compilers offer reduced complexity for 8, 16 and 32-bit designers. They are available in three cost-effective optimization levels — Free, Standard and Pro. The Pro editions can be evaluated for free for 60 days. The MPLAB XC8 and MPLAB XC32 compilers are available now. The MPLAB XC16 compiler will be available in April. The discounted suite of all three compilers will be available in May. Prices for this new XC line have been reduced up to 60%, and the Pro editions is priced at $995.
Symtavision released version 3.1 of SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer integrated system-level tools for planning, optimizing and verifying embedded real-time systems. Improvements in SymTA/S 3.1 and TraceAnalyzer 3.1 include new Scenario Management, a new FIBEX 3.1 import interface and improved Relative Deadline support. In addition, over 50 functional improvements have been implemented at the request Audi, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Fiat, General Motors, Infineon and Volkswagen.
The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference 2012 will take place next week, February 28th to 1st March 1st. The conference features 900 international companies and 300 lectures. International speakers will cover all areas of embedded system development. The annual Embedded World event will take place in Nuremberg, Germany. This year’s conference includes a Machine-to-Machine communication (M2M) area, forums, electronic displays, international pavilions, and a keynote by Mike Muller (CTO at ARM).
DiSTI introduced GL Studio ES (Embedded Systems), which is streamlined for the creation of interfaces for enhanced embedded applications. GL Studio ES software toolkit enables a seamless transition from prototyping, to testing and to the deployment of graphical interfaces on embedded systems. GL Studio ES bridges the gap in transitioning high performance interfaces, envisioned by the industrial designers, to a working reality without compromising visual fidelity or behavior.
QA&TEST is an international conference on software testing and quality assurance for embedded systems. The event is an active forum for the exchange of experiences and expertise. It is based on real experiences and innovative applications of methods and technologies. The conference is ideal for directors, programme managers, project managers, and testing professionals who work in the field of the software quality and testing. QA&TEST 2011 will take place 26-28 October in Bilbao, Spain.
Atollic released TrueSTUDIO for ARM. The embedded systems development tool helps engineers develop systems with ARM processor-based microcontrollers. Atollic TrueSTUDIO features a state-of-the-art editor, an optimizing C/C++ compiler and a multiprocessor-aware debugger with real-time tracing. Atollic TrueSTUDIO for ARM includes a range of features that take advantage of the advanced features of the Cortex-M processors.