Synopsys introduced the Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) for Freescale Semiconductor’s Qorivva microcontroller family. The Synopsys VDK accelerates the development of automotive control applications in powertrain/hybrid, chassis/safety and body electronic control units (ECUs). Synopsys’ automotive VDKs help OEMs and tier-one suppliers to enhance their embedded software development processes by starting earlier, improving productivity and enabling more and better testing in support of safety standards such as ISO 26262. The VDK for Freescale Qorivva MCUs is available now.
element14 and Freescale Semiconductor are sponsoring two free one-hour webinars. The title of the webcast is: Energy efficient designs made simple with the rich enablement of Kinetis L series microcontrollers. The online seminars will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 12 noon CDT and on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12 noon CDT. Engineers can attend the live webinars or view on-demand versions afterwards on the element14 engineering community.
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.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and Freescale Semiconductor are offering a series of webinars. The online seminars will discuss how to make the most of quad core and dual core technologies for next-generation designs. The webcasts are designed for both system architects, and hardware and software engineers. The webinars will demonstrate the best ways to extract the performance potential available from a multicore system, which will enable engineers to design systems that can achieve impressive performance, at a manageable power envelope.
Mentor Graphics and Freescale Semiconductor teamed together to develop a unified workflow methodology for embedded Linux-based development. Mentor Embedded Linux platform, open source tools and services now support Freescale’s Advanced Multi-Processing Series of QorIQ multicore processors. The AMP Series includes 28nm geometries and a new, multi-threaded 64-bit Power Architecture e6500 core with AltiVec technology. The Freescale AMP Series is ideal for networking, industrial and aerospace/military applications.
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.
Mentor Embedded launched their first commercial Linux platform, Mentor Embedded Linux. The RTOS is a result of Mentor Graphics’ acquisition of Embedded Alley, the alliance between Freescale Semiconductor and Mentor Graphics, and a similar alliance with NetLogic Microsystems. Mentor Embedded Linux enables developers to design customized applications, fully compatible with open source packages, with no vendor lock-in and greater reliability while accelerating overall design development time. The platform provides comprehensive open source Linux software, tools, and maintenance and support.
The Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Americas is taking place this week (June 21-24) in Orlando, Florida. The FTF Americas 2010 program includes more than 350 hours of technical training sessions organized into five tracks: Automotive, Consumer, Industrial, Networking and Enabling Technologies. The event also features a 28,000 square-foot interactive Technology Lab with over 175 demonstrations from Freescale and its partners and keynote presentations from industry visionaries.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced CodeWarrior 10.0 integrated development environment (IDE). CodeWarrior 10 IDE is based on open-source Eclipse technology. CodeWarrior is a tool suite for code development, debug and test when designing with Freescale’s extensive range of microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) solutions.
Freescale Semiconductor announced four new solutions for the UTM/security appliance market. The offerings enable OEMs to quickly and cost effectively develop a range of security applications including UTM appliances, IPS/IDS appliances, content security appliances, secured routers, VPN routers, secured switches and business gateways. The PowerQUICC-MPC8572 and MPC8540 solutions are available now. The QorIQ-P2010 and P2020 solutions are available for evaluation and initial development and are planned for ODM production mid-year.