The Mentor Graphics Embedded In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform now meets the compliance requirements of the GENIVI Alliance. The Mentor Embedded IVI Base Platform integrates graphics, communication and multimedia middleware with libraries, system infrastructure, and management components on top of Linux and relevant drivers. GENIVI Alliance is an automotive and consumer electronics industry association for the collaborative development of open source IVI systems.
LDRA and DDC-I are offering two seminars on developing safety-critical software to the highest levels of DO-178B/C certification. The events will take place in Boston, MA (Wednesday, June 15) and Montreal, Canada (Thursday, June 16). The seminars will outline practical techniques for meeting project timelines and cost targets when certifying up to the highest levels of DO-178B/C. LDRA and DDC-I will also explain the key differences in the new DO-178C standard that can yield significant productivity improvements in software process.
Atego rolled out version six of Perc Ultra virtual machine and tool set for real-time embedded systems. Aonix Perc Ultra 6 features Java 6 language support, a new high-performance Low Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) compiler, a graphical console, and the new Virtual File System. Aonix Perc Ultra 6 is available now with development tools on Linux or Windows platforms (including Windows 7), and supports Linux and RTOS execution on a number of target processors.
Microchip Technology introduced the MPLAB X IDE for the development of embedded applications using their PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers. With MPLAB X IDE, engineers can manage multiple projects and tools with simultaneous debugging, an advanced editor, visual call graphs and code completion. The open-source integrated development environment supports Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. MPLAB X IDE beta is available now for free download.
AXISLib-AVX, from GE Intelligent Platforms, is a set of DSP and math libraries. AXISLib-AVX is a VSIPL Core 1.0 library with over 600 high performance digital signal processing and vector mathematical functions. It is ideal for real-time embedded signal processing applications like ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance). AXISLib-AVX can operate in a standalone mode or as an integral software module within the AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrates Software environment.
Power.org, ENEA, Freescale Semiconductor, and IBM are offering two educational webinars. The first webinar, QorIQ Qonverge – Complete Wireless Solutions for Small to Large Cells, will take place March 24 at 2:00 pm CT. It will be hosted by ENEA and Freescale Semiconductor. The second webinar, HPC – Innovative technologies for power management based on Power Architecture, will take place March 29 at 10:00 am CT. It will be hosted by IBM. The two webcasts are ideal for people dealing with power management issues in embedded mobile networking and high performance compute (HPC) applications.
Witech announced the FL6410 Android development kit for smartphones and tablet PCs. The FL6410 features a 800MHz Samsung S3C6410 microprocessor, 256MB DDR RAM, 1GB NAND Flash, MoviNAND interface, Multi-Channel audio IO and GSM, Android-oriented keypad, RS232, RS485, CAN, SPI, AV-In, TV-out, and CVBS interfaces. The Witech FL6410 is available now for $235 (USD). Add-on parts are available (such as 7″ LCD, GPS module, GPRS module, WCDMA 3G Module, Camera, WIFI module).
QM (QP Modeler), from Quantum Leaps, is a free, graphical UML modeling tool for designing and implementing real-time embedded applications based on the QP state machine frameworks. QM provides graphical UML state machine diagram editor and generates production-quality, portable, and human-readable C or C++ code that is 100% traceable from the design. QM is designed to support fast development cycle and works with version control systems (VCS). The QM model itself is stored in XML, and is easy to maintain in a VCS.
STMicroelectronics and EE Times are hosting a virtual conference, Robust Ecosystem = Embedded Success. The online event will start at 10:15 am Central Time (11:15 am EST | 8:15 am PST) on Thursday, December 2nd. The webcast includes experts on microcontroller hardware, embedded tools, operating software, and applications development. The fully interactive event features online learning, live chat, active movement in and out of exhibit booths and sessions, vendor presentations, contests and prizes.
Kontron announced the Kontron Embedded Application Programming Interface (Kontron EAPI), which is a cross-platform middleware. Thanks to Kontron EAPI, access and control of hardware resources for embedded applications has been standardized. Kontron EAPI is compliant to the PICMG’s EAPI but independent of form factors and operating systems and offers an extended feature set. The first products to feature the new Kontron EAPI are the Kontron embedded motherboard KTQ45, the Kontron COM Express Computer-on-Module nanoETXexpress-SP and Kontron’s MICROSPACE MPCX line of industrial PCs.