News 2008.11.17

DDC-I Debuts Deos Embedded Operating System for Safety-Critical Market
DDC-I announced the industry’s most robust, highest performance real-time operating system for the safety-critical market. Known as Deos (DDC-I Embedded Operating system), the memory-protected RTOS features deterministic real-time response, and time and space partitioning for guaranteed resource availability. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178B Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality, and has been certified on more airframes than all other COTS RTOSes combined.

Netrino Institute Updates Embedded Systems Training Course Schedule
Netrino announced a comprehensive Winter schedule of Netrino Institute training courses. Netrino Institute’s new Developing Effective Coding Standards course will be taught publicly for the first time. Built upon Netrino’s extensive experience in designing embedded software and leveraging the recently published “Netrino Embedded C Coding Standard” book and Netrino’s Zero Bugs…Period design methodology, this course focuses on empowering organizations to create bug-eliminating embedded software coding standards.

Mercury Computer Introduces GPU-based Sensor Stream Computing Platform
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) unveiled the GPU-based Sensor Stream Computing Platform at MILCOM 2008 in San Diego, California. Graphics processing units, or GPUs, are the computing industry’s most powerful, programmable floating-point graphics-rendering engines primarily used in personal computers, workstations, and gaming consoles. With recent architectural advancements, the algorithmic scope to which GPUs can be applied has grown dramatically.

DDC-I HeartOS Microkernel Targets General Embedded Market
DDC-I announced that it has entered the real-time operating system market with a pair of safety-critical RTOSes. The first, known as Deos, targets the high-end safety-critical market, with a focus on military and aerospace applications requiring safe operation and/or DO-178B Level A certification. The second RTOS, a microkernel known as the HeartOS, will target general embedded as well as low- to mid-range safety-critical applications.

Adobe, ARM Partner on Flash, AIR for ARM Powered Devices
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMH)] announced a technology collaboration to optimize and enable Adobe® Flash® Player 10 and Adobe AIR[tm] for ARM Powered® devices, ranging from mobile phones to set-top boxes, mobile Internet devices, televisions, automotive platforms, personal media players and other mobile computing devices.

Microchip Introduces USB-IF Certified USB Software Stack for MCUs
Microchip Technology Inc. announced a USB-IF certified upgrade to its free USB software stack that includes On-The-Go (OTG) support for its 16-bit PIC24F microcontrollers (MCUs), and a variety of new features for its comprehensive portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit USB PIC® MCUs. The stack is available for free download now, including a highly optimized library and full source code, and OTG stack certification for the 32-bit PIC32 family is expected in early Q1 2009.

Mentor Graphics Expands Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) announced details of the 7th Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF 2008) for the automotive industry. This year’s event is being held at the Hyatt hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008. Over the last few years IESF has become a key event for anyone involved in automotive electrical systems design, electrical analysis and simulation, wire harness engineering or vehicle network design and test.

Aldec Launches Riviera-PRO 2008.10 64-bit Multi-Threaded HDL Design Simulator
Aldec, Inc. announced Riviera-PRO 2008.10, a behavioral and structural HDL mixed-language simulator for multi-million gate ASIC and FPGA designs. Riviera-PRO 2008.10 delivers a powerful new multi-threaded Graphical User Interface (GUI) with post-simulation debugging, SystemC/C/C++ and HDL co-debugging, support for SVA/PSL/OVA Assertions and Functional Coverage in the Waveform Viewer, all in one Design Environment.

IDT Launches 70P2X5 Dual-ports for High-end Handsets
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) introduced new series of devices in the company’s industry-leading portfolio of flexible, low-power, asynchronous dual-ports for high-end handsets. Acting as a bridge between processors, the new IDT devices allow handset designers to minimize device complexity, through increased design flexibility resulting in faster time to market. The devices allow for a significant reduction in total system power consumption.

Xilinx Debuts XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit for Spartan-3A DSP FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the availability of its XtremeDSP(TM) Solutions Video Starter Kit – Spartan(R)-3A DSP FPGA Edition 2.0, a comprehensive platform that accelerates the development of video applications on Xilinx FPGAs. The latest version of the kit offers an updated set of video reference designs, based on an embedded design framework, that allow customers to focus on their unique value added development.

Analog Devices Rolls Out 6-MHz ADP2121 Buck Regulator
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is introducing the industry’s smallest 500-mA buck regulator, the first of a family of high-frequency 6-MHz dc-to-dc regulators. The ADP2121 is available in a 1.3-mm × 0.9-mm wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) with a razor-thin height of 0.6 mm. The device requires only two small capacitors and one small inductor, resulting in a 35-percent reduction in PCB area compared with current 3-MHz buck regulator solutions.