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RTOS supports code reuse across ARM Cortex M cores

Mentor Graphics has a new version of its Embedded Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) which provides memory partitioning for all ARM Cortex M cores, facilitating code reuse. By using the memory protection unit (MPU) on ARM Cortex M- based cores, the Nucleus RTOS process model creates memory partitioning without…

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Cores for China

IP specialist Analog Bits has designed a family of core-based PLL products specifically for use by China’s semiconductor industry…

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Cadence tool for on-chip power sign-off

Cadence has introduced a transistor-level electro-migration and IR-drop (voltage drop) tool that delivers foundry-certified SPICE-level accuracy for power sign-off. Called Voltus-Fi, it is intended complement Cadence’s Voltus IC power integrity tool, which is a full chip, cell-level power sign-off tool…

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MathWorks runs real-time applications on Simulink

MathWorks has announced the introduction of Simulink Real-Time, which will allow designers to build and run real-time applications from Simulink models on dedicated target computer hardware connected to their physical systems. Combining the functionality of xPC Target and xPC Target Embedded Option, Simulink Real-Time supports real-time…

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TASKING C compiler supports Renesas automotive MCUs

The TASKING C compiler now supports the RH850 microcontroller from Renesas Electronics for automotive applications. The TASKING VX-toolset for RH850, from Altium, is its first  compiler to incorporate support for the latest MISRA C:2012 guidelines for C programming, in addition to the MISRA C:1998 and C:2004…

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Lauterbach tool provides proof of timing data

Lauterbach says its TRACE32 tools can now offer proof of timing and code performance in real-time embedded systems. This is possible because the tool can now export task event based trace data for external timing analysis. This can be used to trouble shoot and detect complex errors that only…

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3D PCB printer does pick-n-place too

New York-based start-up BotFactory is developing a rapid prototyping machine that prints PCBs and then picks-and-places components. Called Squink and the subject of a KickStarter funding drive, “it sits on your desk, and prints and assembles your circuits in a matter of minutes on flexible or…

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CadSoft launches v7 of Eagle PCB

CadSoft has rolled its Eagle PCB layout tool to version 7, improving the auto-router and allowing large designs to be split across a team. The auto-router can simultaneously generate multiple routing variants on multi-core processors (one per core) and requires fewer manual interventions. Large schematic designs to…

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