The Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tool suite are now available for the Freescale Semiconductor e300 and e500 cores. Deos running on the PowerQUICC II Pro and PowerQUICC III processors is an ideal platform for developing and hosting mil/aero and other safety-critical applications — especially those requiring high design assurance and timely DO-178B certification.
MIPS Technologies launched the M14K core family for extremely cost-sensitive embedded applications. The MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc cores are the first MIPS32 compatible cores that also execute the new microMIPS instruction set architecture (ISA), achieving high performance of 1.5 DMIPS/MHz with an advanced level of code compression. The microMIPS ISA maintains 98% of MIPS32 performance while reducing code size by 35%, translating to significant silicon cost savings. The M14K cores are ideal for 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), home entertainment, personal entertainment, and home networking. The new M14K and M14Kc cores will be available in the first quarter of 2010.
Tensilica announced the Xtensa LX3 high-performance dataplane processor (DPU) core. The Xtensa LX3 DPU is optimized for digital signal processing (DSP) and control in the system-on-chip (SOC) dataplane. The Xtensa LX3 DPU offers a wide range of pre-verified DSP options ranging from a simple floating point accelerator to a 16-MAC (multiply accumulator) vector DSP powerhouse. The Xtensa LX3 customizable DPU is available now.