Sigrity launched their XcitePI IO Interconnect Model Extraction and Assessment software. The tool provides accurate system-level analysis of high-speed channels and buses by generating precise chip IO power/ground and signal interconnect models. XcitePI IO Interconnect Model Extraction is available on Windows and Linux platforms. Prices start at $108,000 for a 3-year license. The new tool is part of Sigrity’s XcitePI chip-level analysis family that supports both pre- and post-layout design improvement.
MathWorks introduced Phased Array System Toolbox, which enables radar and acoustics engineers to build monostatic, bistatic, and multistatic architectures for a variety of array geometries. The MathWorks tool also gives engineers the ability to model these architectures on stationary or moving platforms. Array analysis and visualization tools enable the evaluation of spatial, spectral, and temporal performance. Phased Array System Toolbox is available now. Prices start at $1,350 (USD).
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) published a white paper titled “A Memory Subsystem Model for Evaluating Network-on-Chip Performance.” The technical paper discusses performance characteristics of DRAM memories that affect NoC evaluation. Work on the white paper was completed by the OCP-IP Network on Chip Benchmarking Working Group led by Tampere University of Technology and Sonics Inc.
Infolytica rolled out version 2.4 of MotorSolve, which is a electric motor design software for brushless dc, induction and switched-reluctance machines. MotorSolve makes it easy to design and verify the performance characteristics of an electric motor with accuracy and speed. MotorSolve v2.4 has several new templates, new VHDL-AMS model exporting of an induction or brushless-dc motor for use in multi-domain simulations and now supports multi core processing. Infolytica MotorSolve v2.4 is now available for PC’s running Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP.
AWR launched 2010 Visual System Simulator (VSS) software. VSS 2010 increases productivity for RF system designers. The tool features time delay neural network (TDNN) advanced amplifier behavioral models for capturing memory effects and measurement data interchange format (MDIF) model support. AWR VSS 2010 also includes a new phased array element for radar design engineers. In addition, enhancements have been made to the VSS RFA architect tool plus new communication models and signal processing blocks have been added.
Atego introduced the Artisan Studio 7.2 model-driven development tool suite. Artisan Studio has been re-architected to provide role-based Editions which have been specifically designed to make the working environment more relevant and efficient for the specialist needs of Enterprise Architects, Systems Engineers and Software Engineers. Artisan Studio 7.2 features new modeling capabilities and functions.
Excel Software rolled out WinA&D 6.1 tool to model systems, design software and generate code for SQL, C++, C#, Ada, Java, PHP, REALbasic and other programming languages. It includes integrated requirements management, scriptable report generation, diagram generation from code and distributed team development. WinA&D 6.1 features UML 2.2 support, data flow diagrams, scriptable reports, class models, and code generation. Developers can model a REALbasic project with a UML class diagram, then generate or view source code with one click. The Standard edition is $495, Desktop edition $1195 and Developer edition $1995.
MathWorks Academic Virtual Conference consists of presentations (with live question-and-answer sessions), on-demand presentations, an exhibit floor, and a networking lounge. The event will showcase real-world teaching examples from academics using MATLAB and Simulink to inspire learning and advance education in engineering, science, and mathematics. MathWorks Academic Virtual Conference will take place at 12:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
CoWare’s SystemC-based software development solution now supports Fast Models from ARM for Cortex-A5 and Cortex-M4 processor IP. The CoWare software development solutions already include support for Fast Models from ARM for the Cortex-A9, Cortex-A8, Cortex-R4 and Cortex-M3 processors. The ARM Cortex IA Model Integration Library to enable usage of Cortex-A5, Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, Cortex-R4, Cortex M3 and Cortex-M4 Fast Models from ARM in CoWare Virtual Platform and CoWare Platform Architect is available from CoWare now.
PragmaDev introduced Real Time Developer Studio (RTDS) V4.1. The latest version of Real Time Developer Studio offers over 40 new features. RTDS is a complete model driven development tool for real time and embedded systems based on international standards. Real Time Developer Studio offers three levels of modeling: informal, semi-formal, and fully formal. While informal modeling is mainly used for documentation, the most advanced level of modeling allows simulation, prototyping, verification, full code generation, debug on target, and test of the model.