element14, Microchip and Matrix teamed together to create the PIC18 Flowcode Developers Kit. The PIC18F26J50 EVK Flowcode Development Kit is designed to provide developers a hands-on approach for learning Flowcode 4, which is an advanced graphical programming language for microcontrollers. The development kit features the PIC18F26J50-EVK Board, USB cable, a lite version of Flowcode 4, and CD-ROM. The PIC18F26J50 EVK Flowcode Development Kit is available for $38.22.
Synopsys introduced new capabilities for their System Studio C/C++ model-based analysis and simulation environment. System Studio now supports matrix and vector data-type, which reduces the coding and debugging effort necessary to author signal processing simulation models. In addition, System Studio integrates highly efficient parallelized matrix and vector function libraries optimized for multicore systems. The function libraries speed up simulation performance by up to eight times (8x).