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.
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.
Opal-RT Technologies introduced RT-LAB 10.1. RT-LAB is the core technology behind Opal-RT’s Real-Time Simulator products (such as eDRIVEsim, eMEGAsim, eFLYsim and the TestDrive ECU Tester). All Opal-RT Real Time Simulators, including eMEGAsim and eDRIVEsim, are now shipping with RT-LAB 10.1. Both ARTEMiS and RT-Events are available as eMEGAsim and eDRIVEsim options. Existing eMEGAsim and eDRIVEsim users with a valid RT-LAB software maintenance agreement can upgrade to the new versions of RT-LAB, ARTEMIS, and RT-Events for no charge.
MathWorks introduced Release 2010b (R2010b) of their MATLAB and Simulink product families. New features include new communications system design capabilities in MATLAB, automated PID controls tuning, GigE Vision hardware standard support, SimRF system-level modeling of RF receiver architectures, and enhanced Simulink and Stateflow support for creating reusable models. Release 2010b updates 84 MathWorks products, including Polyspace code verification products. The new release is available immediately and is being provided to users with current subscriptions to MathWorks Software Maintenance Service.
Agilent Technologies introduced IC-CAP WaferPro (Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program Wafer Professional) software. WaferPro is a multi-site, multi-wafer, automated DC and RF measurement solution for semiconductor device modeling applications. IC-CAP WaferPro enables engineers to control semiautomatic and fully automatic probe stations. Agilent WaferPro automates spot and swept measurements across a range of temperatures. WaferPro is distributed with the Agilent IC-CAP 2010.08 software.
The QUENCH electromagnetic software tool, from Cobham Technical Services, now features a library containing manufacturer-supplied material characterization data for Sumitomo Electric’s DI-BSSCO bismuth-based superconducting wire. QUENCH is a tool for modeling the quenching process in superconducting materials. The QUENCH tool for modeling the superconducting quenching process is available as part of Cobham’s Opera CAE software suite for low frequency electromagnetic simulation.
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.
Through a TLM-2.0 transactor adapter, EVE’s ZeBu fast emulation platforms now support the Transaction-Level Modeling Standard (TLM)-2.0, the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) interface standard for SystemC model interoperability and reuse. TLM-2.0 support gives software developers and hardware verification teams an interoperable way to map their SoC development environments to EVE’s emulators. It ties both ESL virtual platforms and simulation environments more closely to ZeBu and to each other, providing a standards-based methodology to reuse components for software development, hardware verification and hardware/software co-verification.
Docea Power introduced Aceplorer 2.0 and AcePowerModeler. Aceplorer is a system-level power and thermal modeling tool. AcePowerModeler is a power model generator tool that closes the loop between implementation and architectural modeling by automating the creation of power models from lower level simulation and characterization data. Aceplorer 2.0 is available now. AcePowerModeler is available now for select customers, and will be released in Q4. It can be used with Aceplorer or stand alone.
Bluespec is offering a webinar titled, Synthesizable Models Enable Early Emulation and Rapid Prototyping. The webcast will take place Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT). The webinar will be presented by Rishiyur S. Nikhil, co-founder and CTO of Bluespec, Inc.