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Agilent Technologies Introduces Groundbreaking Arbitrary Waveform Generator

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today added a high-resolution, wide-bandwidth, 8- or 12-GSa/s modular instrument to its portfolio of arbitrary waveform generators. The new M8190A arbitrary waveform generator is able to deliver simultaneous high resolution and wide bandwidth along with industry-leading spurious-free dynamic range and very low harmonic distortion. This unique functionality allows radar, satellite and electronic warfare device designers to make reliable, repeatable measurements and create highly realistic signal scenarios to test their products.

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TI simplifies design with the first 2-channel, simultaneous-sampling ADCs featuring two independently controlled internal references

DALLAS (March 2, 2011) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry’s first two-channel, simultaneous-sampling successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with two independently controlled internal references for simplified system-level design. The 16-bit ADS8363, 14-bit ADS7263 and 12-bit ADS7223 are pin-for-pin compatible and provide twice the per-channel throughput of similar ADCs, supporting speeds up to 1 MSPS for industrial and energy applications such as Read More → "TI simplifies design with the first 2-channel, simultaneous-sampling ADCs featuring two independently controlled internal references"

Simplicity Studio from Energy Micro cuts microcontroller development time

Embedded World 2011, Nuremberg & Oslo, Norway, March 2nd, 2011 – Energy Micro has released its first version of Simplicity Studio(TM), a complete software console providing instant access to all the tools, documentation, software and other resources needed in the development of systems based on its energy friendly EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers.  With the objective of helping to reduce embedded system development times by a half, Simplicity Studio consolidates control of everything from source code and third party IDE through to microcontroller data sheets and application notes.

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TI demonstrates industry’s highest performance narrowband RF transceiver family at Embedded World 2011 in Nuremberg

DALLAS (March 1, 2011) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), the industry leader in highly integrated wireless connectivity solutions, will demonstrate the industry’s highest performance narrowband RF transceiver at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. Featuring range significantly beyond 10 km (137-dB link budget) and more than 60-dB adjacent channel rejection (20 dB more than nearest competition), the CC112x family provides an unmatched solution for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) frequency bands at 169, 433, 868, 915 and 950 MHz. The CC112x family targets low-power wireless applications in alarm and security, automatic meter reading, industrial monitoring and control, and home and building automation.  … Read More → "TI demonstrates industry’s highest performance narrowband RF transceiver family at Embedded World 2011 in Nuremberg"

Mentor Graphics Transforms SoC Integration and Functional Verification with Next Generation Questa Platform

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 1, 2011—Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that it has embarked on a corporate-wide strategy aimed at transforming the integration and functional verification of complex System on Chip (SoC) designs. The strategy targets both near-term and long-range challenges with a blend of tools and methodologies that span the efforts of conventional ESL and RTL functions.  

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congatec future-proofs ETX and XTX standard

Nuremberg, Embedded World, March 2, 2011 * * * congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, is giving the ETX and XTX form factors a viable future with the integration of AMD Fusion technology. Modules based on AMD Fusion processors deliver significant improvements with regard to performance and scalability.

Intel’s discontinuation of the 855 chipset family left a major gap in the market particularly for ETX computer modules, which primarily affected the higher performance range of applications. This gap has now been closed by processor manufacturer AMD with the Fusion architecture. Fusion also opens up new perspectives … Read More → "congatec future-proofs ETX and XTX standard"

IAR Systems delivers world’s first development tools for Renesas RL78

Embedded World 2011, Nuremberg, Germany, March 1st – 3rd – Hall 10.209

March 1st, 2011 – Uppsala, Sweden. IAR Systems today announced the availability of the world’s first software development tools that support the latest family of microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics Corporation, IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78. The long-term and close cooperation with Renesas, as well as IAR Systems’ long experience with Renesas architectures including the R8C and the 78K families, has resulted in tools of unrivalled performance. In addition, this collaboration has allowed Renesas’ lead RL78 customers to be already using the new tools from IAR Systems.

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ARM Cortex-M3 Reference Platform Running Micrium µC/OS II Released On OVP

THAME, United Kingdom, February 24, 2011 – Imperas™ earlier this month released a reference virtual platform based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor, using the Micrium µC/OS II RTOS. This reference platform will benefit embedded system designers by providing open source models of the virtual platform, enabling a quicker start to software development and testing with the virtual platform. In addition, Imperas now has expanded its Multiprocessor/Multicore Software Development Kit™ (M*SDK™) to include CPU-aware support for the Cortex-M3 processor model, and OS-aware support for the µC/OS II RTOS. 

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Airbus Military Certifies to DO-178B level A Using GNATcheck

NEW YORK, PARIS and NUREMBURG, Germany, March 1, 2011 – Embedded World Conference – AdaCore, provider of tools and expertise for the mission-critical, safety-critical, and security-critical software communities, today announced that Airbus Military has successfully certified the Airbus Military Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS) on the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The certification was simplified by the use of the qualified GNATcheck tool to verify conformance to the software coding standard required by the ARBS project. Verification of conformance was undertaken as part of the … Read More → "Airbus Military Certifies to DO-178B level A Using GNATcheck"

Synopsys and Xilinx Collaborate on the Industry’s First Methodology Manual for FPGA-Based Prototyping of SoC Designs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 2, 2011—Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq:XLNX), the industry leader in programmable logic, today announced the availability of the FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM), a practical guide to using FPGAs as a platform for system-on-chip (SoC) development. The FPMM captures valuable design and verification expertise contributed by engineering teams from BBC Research & Development; Design of System on Silicon, S.A. (DS2); Freescale Semiconductor; LSI, Inc.; NVIDIA Corp.; STMicroelectronics; and Texas … Read More → "Synopsys and Xilinx Collaborate on the Industry’s First Methodology Manual for FPGA-Based Prototyping of SoC Designs"

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