News – 2006.09.26

  • LynuxWorks and RTI Target Military and Aerospace Applications
    To help further support developers creating computing solutions for the military/aerospace industry, LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced at the Embedded Systems Conference that it has teamed up with Real-Time Innovations (RTI) to provide high-performance messaging and application integration solutions for developers of distributed real-time applications.
  • Telelogic Improves Embedded Developer Productivity with Rhapsody 7.0
    Telelogic, the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced the release of Telelogic Rhapsody(R) 7.0, the latest version of its Model-Driven Development (MDD) environment for embedded systems and software. Rhapsody 7.0, the industry’s fastest-growing MDD environment, focuses on developer productivity with improved support for multiple workflows (code-centric and model-centric), including Eclipse CDT integration; new features that allow users to implement a software product line approach for the strategic reuse of software assets; plus a long list of usability improvements which significantly ease MDD adoption and streamline the development workflow.
  • RTLinuxPro 2.2 Development Kit for Freescale’s MCF5485 ColdFire MCU
    SDC Systems has announced today the release of FSM Labs’ RTLinuxPro 2.2 development kit for Freescale’s MCF5485 ColdFire microcontroller family. RTLinux for ColdFire controllers provides a low-power, highly integrated, hard real-time enterprise-level embedded platform. Even at a power-frugal 200MHz clock speed with a 100MHz bus, the MFC5485 is designed with sufficiently fast real-time capability for demanding SCADA, instrumentation and non-traditional control applications. SDC Systems provide an optional Eclipse based integrated development environment (IDE) for ColdFire with the development kit.
  • Evalue Introduces AMD 0.9W Single Board Computers (SBC)
    Evalue announced five AMD-based solutions featuring high reliability and energy efficiency with onboard 0.9W low-power processors, AMD LX800 clocked at 500 MHz and AMD GX466 at 333 MHz today. These boards are designed in various form factors each of which has a total board area of less than 300cm2 (square centimeter). They allow longer battery life and enable small footprint system designs with passive cooling. Moreover, these single board computers provide full multimedia, networking and rich I/O connectivity options, and present one of the best choices for embedded system products such as interactive KIOSK, gaming, POS, thin client, automation, digital control, digital signage and so on.
  • Parsec COTS PMC Module Leverages Altera’s Stratix II GX, Stratix FPGAs
    Parsec has announced the release of the PM432, the latest addition to its range of Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) PCI Mezzanine Cards (PMC). The PM432 is a single PMC module that leverages Altera’s Stratix II GX FPGAs to provide a high-speed, high-bandwidth processing platform, ideally suited for Software Defined Radio (SDR), WiMAX, radar, video and other computation and bandwidth intensive applications.
  • Wireless Pelagic Dive Computer, TI MCUs Extend Battery Life
    Applying ultra low-power embedded control technology for underwater safety and accuracy, Pelagic Pressure Systems has announced an advanced dive computer utilizing Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) MSP430 microcontroller (MCU). Pelagic’s new technology offers distinctive features to make sport and technical scuba diving safer, including wireless air pressure checks on multiple tanks and monitoring of divers’ nitrogen-oxygen mix information that can be displayed on the ATOM 2.0 dive watch or the unique DataMask with a heads-up display. These reliable, accurate and easy-to-use dive products benefit from the MSP430 MCU’s ultra-low power consumption for longer battery life as well as the device’s mix of on-chip peripherals optimized for high precision sensing and measurement in a small form factor.
  • TI Reference Design Enables $99 Digital Still Cameras (DSC)
    Guided by its deep understanding of digital camera architectures and systems, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) has leveraged its world-class DaVinci(TM) technology to introduce an optimized digital still camera (DSC) silicon with a production- ready reference design. The technology includes a highly flexible processor, software with enhanced post-processing algorithms and development framework; the reference design includes a suite of development tools, software and technical support. This combination will offer an exceptional increase in the core and advanced features to design digital cameras priced as low as $99. The new digital media processor based on DaVinci technology offers the optimal combination of video and imaging functionality for the low-end digital camera market, providing up to 75 megapixels (MP) per second of hardwired performance. In addition, a flexible software pipeline to enable original design manufacturers (ODMs) to easily and efficiently incorporate differentiating features that truly set them apart in such a competitive consumer market.
  • Ampy Selects Ramtron FRAM Memory for Pay as You Go Utility Meters
    Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced that the company’s FRAM memory products have been designed into Pay As You Go utility meters by Ampy Automation Ltd. for the Salt River Project (SRP), based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Tritech Selects Fastrax uPatch OEM GPS Receiver for GPS Mouse
    Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, today announced that Tritech Ltd., a leading distributor of electronic components, has chosen to include the Fastrax uPatch receiver module in the new Tritech GPS Mouse product.
  • COMMELL Rolls Out LV-669 Mini-ITX Mainboard with VIA C7 1.5GHz CPU
    Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), the worldwide leader of Mini-ITX mainboard, introduced the LV-669 Mini-ITX MB, The LV-669 consists the highly efficient VIA C7 1.5GHz processor, built on the advanced VIA CoolStream architecture with the VIA PadLock Security Engine and VIA CN700 Enhanced digital media chipset, features a robust shared memory architecture and support for high bandwidth DDR400 memory, combined with a VIA VT8237R+ South Bridge, including native Serial ATA and V-RAID, with support for RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1.
  • Kontron Presents X-board miniKit for Mobile Mini-Devices
    With the RoHS-compliant X-board miniKit, Kontron Embedded Modules presents an efficient evaluation kit for ultra-compact and robust mobile applications based on the open Computer-on-Module (COM) Standard X-board(TM). At 80.5 square centimeters (115 x 70 mm), the Kontron miniKit is presently Kontron’s most compact baseboard and is ‘ready to use’: all the necessary components are included. Windows CE is preinstalled. The application can immediately be tested on the new target system, even if the customer-specific baseboard is not ready yet. The result: a noticeably reduced time-to-prototype through parallel development of hardware and software. In addition, developers of individual COM applications benefit from a standardized and functionally validated X-board module in two different onboard memory configurations.
  • AMREL Debuts First Dual Channel Switch Mode Power Supply under 600W
    AMREL/AMERICAN RELIANCE, INC. introduces the industries FIRST Dual Channel Switch Mode Power Supply (SPD) under 600W. Until now, standard switch mode supplies usually range from above 600W or below 200W. As the newest member of AMREL’s Power line of programmable power supplies, the SPD’s innovative design fills in the power gap, with power levels from 300 ~ 360W. Conveniently packaged in a standard 19″ 1U high box, the SPD offers voltages ranging from 8Vdc up to 300Vdc.
  • Aonix Creates ObjectAda Real-Time RAVEN for PikeOS Real-Time Kernel
    Aonix(R), a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, together with SYSGO, the European vendor of reliable device software, announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time RAVEN V8.2 for Intel-based Linux platforms targeting PowerPC/PikeOS. ObjectAda’s significantly enhanced compiler and debug technology works with PikeOS, SYSGO’s real-time separation microkernel technology for safety-critical systems, to separate costly DO-178B Level A certifiable code from other portions of the application. The implementation makes full use of PikeOS’ virtualization capabilities, thus allowing real-time applications such as Ada and traditional Linux to run reliably side by side in different partitions.
  • Mentor Graphics Introduces Topology Router Technology
    Mentor Graphics(R) Corporation, the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced the availability of a revolutionary new routing technology that combines the knowledge of an engineer, skill of a board designer and power of an autorouter. This topology router is an industry first because of its ability to follow an engineer’s guidelines for bus topology routing and then automatically mimic a CAD designer’s manual edits to form clean and structured bus structures.
  • Microchip Introduces PIC18 Microcontroller with High-Speed 12-bit ADC
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the four-member PIC18F4523 family, which is Microchip’s first family of high-end 8-bit Flash microcontrollers to include a high-speed 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) peripheral on-chip. Additionally, this microcontroller family includes nanoWatt Technology features, which provide design engineers with multiple options for effectively managing power consumption and extending battery life. These features eliminate the cost and complexity of interfacing to an external ADC, while providing the precision required for high-speed, high-resolution sensor measurements in applications such as medical, industrial and utility metering.
  • RTI Data Distribution Service 4.1 Improves Real-Time Messaging QoS
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Company, today announced the immediate availability of RTI Data Distribution Service (formerly NDDS) version 4.1, its high-performance messaging and integration solution for real-time applications. RTI Data Distribution Service 4.1 adds enhanced control over messaging Quality-of-Service (QoS) for greater application-specific optimization of throughput, network bandwidth and processor load. These extensions triple the throughput possible on embedded processors and deliver up to 60,000 messages (512-byte) per second with latencies as low as 65 microseconds on a standard PC.
  • Enea Introduces Eclipse-Based IDE for OSE RTOS
    Enea, the world leader in advanced device software, today announced a new Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment for the OSE(TM) real-time operating system. Utilizing the latest Eclipse (version 3.1.2) and C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT version 3.1.1) technology, Optima(TM) provides advanced system level browsing, debugging, profiling and analysis tools that greatly simplify the debugging and optimization of large-scale distributed systems spanning multiple processors and operating systems.
  • RTI, Sparx Team on UML Modeling of Distributed Data Service
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real Time Middleware Company, and Sparx Systems today announced that they are partnering on the integration of RTI Data Distribution Service with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Enterprise Architect, a leading application modeling environment utilizing the Unified Modeling Language (UML), will enable design engineers building complex data-driven applications to model critical elements of the application and generate code that can integrate into the RTI Data Distribution System.
  • Encirq Upgrades DeviceSQL for Device Data Management
    Encirq Corporation, the global leader in device data management, today announced a major upgrade to DeviceSQL, marking the third generation of the company’s software framework for implementing high performance data management capabilities to increase the intelligence, performance and usability of devices. As the emerging standard for device data management, DeviceSQL provides new capabilities and enhancements that enable customers to employ common data management technology across their product lines, from low-end to high-end devices, regardless of chosen target CPU or operating system platform.
  • RTI Offers Advanced Tools for Distributed Real-Time Applications
    With the introduction of the RTI Developer Platform tool suite, Real Time Innovations (RTI), The Real Time Middleware Company, is taking a major new step to extend its leadership in the rapidly emerging market for high-performance messaging and software integration solutions for time-critical distributed applications.
  • Enea Releases Element High-Availability Middleware 2.0
    Enea, the world leader in advanced device software, today announced version 2.0 of its Element(TM) high-availability middleware. Optimized for distributed network infrastructure applications spanning multiple processors and operating systems, Element 2.0 is now available for MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core and CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System). Element 2.0 also works out of the box with Kontron’s XL8000 AdvancedTCA system and provides standard interfaces for AdvancedTCA and SA Forum’s Hardware Platform Interface.
  • Macraigor Debuts usb2Sprite Debug Interfaces for Freescale ColdFire, DSPs
    Macraigor Systems LLC today announced availability of its usb2Sprite devices for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.’s, ColdFire and DSP 56300 families of microprocessors. The usb2Sprite provides embedded design engineers with a low-cost USB 2.0 interface to the on-chip debugging features of these processors. Macraigor’s OCDemon family of products offers the industry’s most advanced, yet price-sensitive, solution for designing, debugging and programming embedded hardware and application software.
  • MathStar Rolls Out Arrix Field Programmable Object Arrays (FPOAs)
    MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), the FPOA leader, today announces the Arrix Family of Field Programmable Object Arrays (FPOAs). The Arrix Family is MathStar’s second generation of the high-performance, re-programmable FPOA and operates at speeds up to 1-gigahertz. The Arrix Family of Products is ideally suited for performance-demanding applications in industries such as machine vision, professional video, medical imaging and military/aerospace.