Microchip Technology introduced the Multimedia Expansion Board and enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit. The Multimedia Expansion Board enables development of highly interactive, graphics-based interfaces with network connectivity. The enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit adds a new board for implementing capacitive touch sensing with the PIC32. The Multimedia Expansion Board (part # DM320005, $249.99) and the enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit (part # DM183026-2, $99.95) are both available now.
ASSET InterTech has enhanced their validation and testing tools for Intel’s future platforms. ASSET’s ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments will continue to support Intel’s Interconnect Built-In Self Test (IBIST) technology, which is embedded in the processors and chip sets. In addition, ScanWorks will provide a comprehensive validation solution for high-speed input/output (I/O) on Intel platforms.
Sigasi HDT is an Intelligent Development Environment (IDE) for VHDL. The design tool will be available on January 13, 2010. Pricing will be €499 for a one year, single seat subscription license. In the mean time, the tool continues to be available for free in the public beta program. Existing beta customers are offered a discount and will be upgraded automatically. Sigasi HDT will be sold, distributed and supported over the internet, using the same infrastructure that has been employed since May 2009 for the public beta program.
Microchip Technology introduced the dsPICDEM MCHV Development System (for high-voltage motors) and the dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board (for stepper motors). The development tools enable rapid designs using dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs). Both tools are available today. The dsPICDEM MCHV Development System (part # DM330023) is $650. The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board (part # DM330022) is $129.99, and is also available as the dsPICDEM MCSM Development Kit (part # DV330021, $269.99), which includes a stepper motor and 24-volt power supply.