Across the Network – 2007.10.26

Opal-RT eDRIVEsim Real-time Simulation Platform
Opal-RT eDRIVEsim is a real-time platform for designing advanced control systems and performing HIL testing of controllers used in high-speed electric motors, power converters, and hybrid drives. eDRIVEsim’s software is based upon Opal RT’s RT-LAB real-time technology for model-based designs. RT-LAB’s flexibility and scalability allow it to be used in virtually any simulation or control system application, and to add computing-power where and when it is needed.

Debugging Embedded Linux The Easy Way Webinar
MontaVista(R) Software, Inc. has a webinar in its archives that demonstrates embedded Linux application debugging. Viewers will see a demonstration of the MontaVista DevRocket(TM) integrated development environment. The presentation will show how the DevRocket Eclipse(TM) plug-in can help companies develop superior software applications ahead of their competition.

The MathWorks SimEvents 2
The MathWorks SimEvents(R) 2 supports the modeling of complex discrete-event and hybrid dynamic systems across the Simulink(R) family of products. SimEvents is a discrete-event, transaction-level simulator that models system functions and constraints with a network of queues, servers, gates, and switches. Engineers can develop applications for packet-based communications, supervisory control, computer architecture, mission planning, manufacturing, logistics, and other areas.

NXP PNX1702 Media Processor EEMBC Benchmarks
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium(R) (EEMBC) recently published certified benchmark scores for NXP Semiconductors’ PNX1702 Media Processor. The PNX1702 is a system-on-chip device intended to perform video, audio, graphics, and general-purpose control processing.

Kozio RapidIO Validation IP
RapidIO Validation IP from Kozio is a complete, highly configurable, and proven validation environment that allows designers to rapidly test and troubleshoot RapidIO technology in their controller products for faster time to market. It is designed to provide an end-to-end test solution for RapidIO-based applications using processor-based configurations.

VDC Reports on Software Development Tools Market
According to Venture Development Corporation (VDC), the revenue growth of the market for unbundled software development tools continues to be inhibited as developers have an increasing number of integrated offering choices from vendors participating in adjacent markets. VDC defines unbundled (or standalone) software development tools as compilers, debuggers, editors, IDEs, and other related tools sold separately from an operating system or other products.

Texas Instruments REF50xx Voltage Reference Family
The REF50xx, from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), is a 3ppm/C (max) temperature drift, high accuracy, low cost, CMOS voltage reference family with high output current. The REF50xx features accuracy and system performance levels previously found only in costly buried zener technologies. The REF50xx is designed for next-generation industrial process control, but is also a good fit for a wide range of applications including medical instrumentation, precision data acquisition and test and measurement.

Cellular M2M Communications Market to Grow to $8 Billion
According to ABI Research, revenues for cellular M2M communication services will rise from approximately $2 billion in 2006 to more than $8 billion in 2012. A new study by the firm describes a landscape of cellular M2M service providers that shows increasing variety in its business models. Their research identifies three classes of providers, each offering a different mix of capabilities. Traditional mobile network operators (MNOs), mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), and a small number of specialized M2M mobile operators (MMOs) will all see challenges and opportunities.

STMicroelectronics JEDEC JC42 Temperature Sensors
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) offers two high-accuracy application specific digital temperature-sensor chips that are fully compliant with the JEDEC JC42.4 specification. The chips are intended for monitoring the temperature of the DIMMs (dual in-line memory modules). The faster DDR2 and DDR3 (double-data-rate) DRAM memories installed in computers and other systems increase the risk of memory overheating, so temperature sensing, which allows the CPU to regulate the speed of the memory traffic or take further action to prevent overheating, has become more important in system design.

DSPedia Technical Course
hueggenberg is offering a technical course on theory, algorithms, and architectures of digital signal processing. The course will take place from November 6th to 9th, 2007 in Munich. The four day course will be conducted in English and covers the basics of signal processing and the generic DSP system via frequency domain analysis, digital filtering, DSP software/hardware, DSP audio/baseband processing, signal (audio) source coding, adaptive DSP algorithms, computationally efficient DSP linear systems, digital communications, DSP for mobile and wireless, DSP (software) enabled radio architectures, and DSP on FPGAs.

Elma Electronic AMC Load Board
Elma Electronic’s Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) Load Board is designed for testing the cooling and power of MicroTCA systems. The AMC Load Board is compliant to the MicroTCA.0 and AMC.0 Advanced Mezzanine Card specifications. The unit comes standard in the single module/full size with options for double modules and compact or mid-sizes. Hot-swap pluggable, the board incorporates a JTAG interface and IPMI support.

ICCAD 2007
The International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) will be held November 5-8 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. In addition to tutorials, ICCAD 2007 will feature two keynote addresses, two panels, and numerous networking opportunities.

Texas Instruments TMS320DM355 DaVinci Processor
The TMX320DM355ZCE216 from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is a new embedded DaVinci(TM) processor with ARM host control and complete development tools. At a price of less than $10, the new TMS320DM355 digital media processor provides HD video performance and double the battery life of today’s HD products. Tuned for applications such as digital cameras, IP video cameras, digital photo frames and video baby monitors, the DM355 processor consists of an integrated video processing subsystem, an MPEG-4-JPEG co-processor (MJCP), an ARM926EJ-S core and peripherals. The corresponding development tool, the DM355 Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM), will help developers quickly and easily create low-cost portable, digital video devices with HD video capability.