National Instruments and Tektronix announced the Measurement and Analysis Techniques for Embedded System Design Engineers Seminar. The event will take place from March 2 through May 18 in 11 cities. The free, half-day technical seminars help engineers increase efficiency in embedded system design processes. The seminars focus on time-saving techniques for measurement and analysis and illustrates how integrating tools such as Tektronix oscilloscopes with NI LabVIEW graphical system design software can significantly enhance design efficiency and accuracy.
Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System 9.1 is a digital design, implementation, and verification environment for the development of large-scale, complex SoCs. EDI System 9.1 helps designers develop low power and mixed signal SoCs at 32- and 28-nanometer with hundreds of millions of gates, including hundreds of IP elements and embedded processors.
XJTAG introduced the XJTAG XTR series boundary scan solution. The XJTAG XTR series offers improvements in functionality and usability. The new boundary scan system makies debugging, testing and programming electronic printed circuit boards and systems more efficient. XJTAG XTR features multiple Test Access Ports (TAPs), configurable TAP voltage and voltage measurement, flexible pin mapping and GPIO on pins.
FFE Software introduced FirstSQL/J Embedded Mobile Edition, Version 3.20. The Embedded Mobile Edition is a full featured Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), supporting JME and suitable for other embedded configurations. Version 3.20 offers significant performance improvements, additional persistent storage capability, enhanced SQL92 compliance, and full Unicode support. FirstSQL/J Embedded Mobile is an ideal database management system for embedded and mobile applications.
DOLPHIN Integration announced the Application Hardware Modeling (AHM) for the development of Virtual Components of Silicon IP. AHM aims at optimizing any critical function performed jointly by parts of the system, comprising some Virtual Component within a SoC, its PCB with relevant discrete components, such as Quartz, PMIC, or MEMS, along with application software.
Mentor Graphics introduced the Android Development System for the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP35x processors based on ARM Cortex-A8 technology. Engineers working on OMAP35x processor-based designs can leverage the Mentor Graphics version of the Android application framework to deploy Android-based applications. The Mentor Graphics solution for Android is ideal for OMAP35x developers designing medical, communication, industrial, instrumentation, home security, and digital video applications.
The WEBENCH Visualizer, from National Semiconductor, is a comparison and selection tool that enables engineers to rapidly select an optimal power system design. WEBENCH Visualizer creates a graphical snapshot of options across multiple criteria, such as power efficiency, footprint and system bill of materials (BOM) cost. Drawing from 25 different switching power supply architectures and 21,000 components, engineers can navigate through billions of power supply design alternatives in seconds. Design criteria can be modified and the real-time effects observed, allowing engineers to select the best DC-DC power supply based on their unique needs.