Synopsys introduced their new DesignWare ARC EM SEP (Safety Enhancement Package) Processor core for automotive safety-compliant applications. The ARC EM SEP core is configurable to meet the performance, power and area requirements of each target application. Giving designers the ability to define custom instructions facilitates the integration of proprietary hardware accelerators that improve application-specific performance while reducing power consumption and the amount of memory required — critical requirements in embedded automotive designs.
Breker Verification Systems launched a new verion of TrekSoC for SoC designs. The Breker software now supports multiple heterogeneous embedded processors. The new verification support for multiple heterogeneous processors helps project teams verify their SoCs more completely. The latest release of TrekSoC is available to qualified verification teams now. General availability is expected at the end of 2012.
Mentor Graphics has added and improved support for 42 embedded development boards for the Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, and Sourcery Codebench embedded development products. Updates include expanded support for MIPS, SuperH, Power PC and ARM-based architectures from Atmel, Freescale, Logic PD, MIPS, Mistral, Renesas, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.
Newark element14 and Freescale Semiconductor are hosting a webinar next week. The webcast will cover the features of the high performance, ultra low power Kinetis K and L Series microcontrollers. The event will also discuss Freescale’s range of design tools, including Code Warrior, Processor Expert, Tower System and MQX. The title of the webinar is How to Leverage Kinetis ARM solutions in your design. The online seminar will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 12 noon CST.
Paragon Software Group (PSG) introduced UFSD 9.0 Embedded. Paragon Universal File System Drivers 9.0 Embedded ensures the smoothest, fastest, highest-quality playback and recording of HD video content to or from Smart TV devices of any platform. Paragon UFSD 9.0 Embedded line for Smart TVs includes Paragon exFAT 9.0 Embedded, Paragon HFS+ 9.0 Embedded and Paragon NTFS Embedded with driver solutions for NTFS / HFS + / exFAT for Linux / Android systems.
Cortus announced their APS5 embedded microcontroller. The Cortus APS5 is a 32-bit general purpose CPU. The processor IP is designed for demanding embedded systems. It features a high performance integer unit and an instruction cache. The APS5 can be implemented in dual- or quad-core configurations or be used in a heterogeneous system with APS3R.
STMicroelectronics introduced the STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit. The STM3220G-JAVA kit is a complete platform for evaluating the development of embedded applications in Java for the STM32 F2 series microcontrollers. The new Java tool includes an evaluation version of IS2T’s MicroEJ Software Development Kit (SDK) and the STM32F2 series microcontroller evaluation board providing everything engineers need to start their projects. The STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit is available now. It is priced at $349.
PragmaDev rolled out version 4.3 of the Real Time Developer Studio. RTDS v4.3 includes 15 new features. According to PragmaDev, RTDS is the most complete model driven development and testing tool dedicated to real time and embedded applications. PragmaDev RTDS offers three levels of modeling and testing: informal, semi-formal, and fully formal.
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.
Mentor Graphics and Freescale Semiconductor teamed together to speed the deployment of automotive IVI systems based on the new i.MX6 processors. As a result of their collaboration, the Mentor Embedded Linux In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform is now available for the Freescale i.MX6 series of scalable, multicore ARM Cortex A9-based processors.