MCU design tool has Microsoft Excel interface

Micrium has announced the latest release of its µC/Probe, a Windows-based application that allows engineers to graphically view and change the embedded system designs at run-time.

µC/Probe can read from and write to the memory (or I/O) of just about any embedded processor during run…

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Green Hills compiler adds 64-bit ARM processor support

Green Hills Software’s latest release of its high-reliability system certified compiler supports ARMv8-A 64-bit Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors.

Compiler 2014 also supports new processors, including ARM Cortex-A12, Cortex-A17, and latest versions of the Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx series Power Architecture microcontrollers and QorIQ…

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Intersil simplifies power design with free graphical tool

Intersil has introduced a graphical power design tool. Called the PowerNavigator, the tool is a free, downloadable GUI that allows designers to set up and control any power supply architecture.

The PowerNavigator tool has a “hardware-free” mode intended to allow users to select Intersil components prior to hardware development…

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Altium 3D design tool takes AutoCAD and Eagle data

Altium’s 3D PCB design system, Designer 14 now supports flex and rigid-flex design, including schematic capture, 3D PCB layout, analysis and programmable design.

This release of Altium Designer includes the ability to handle the challenges of flex and rigid-flex designs including advanced layer stack management.

The company…

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PRQA releases new high reliability C++ coding blueprint

An updated verison of the high integrity C++ coding standard (HIC++) has been published by PRQA.

HIC++ was first published 10 years ago and more than 24,000 copies having been downloaded.

Version 4 of HIC++ consolidates or retires a number of original rules and adds many more related to…

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Vector Software supports Freescale MQX RTOS

Vector Software is now supporting the Freescale MQX real-time operating system with its VectorCAST suite of tools for software testing.

VectorCAST/RSP is the Run-time Support Package add-on to the VectorCAST toolset which enables testing of real-time applications directly in an embedded target or simulator environment…

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LabWindows/CVI gets optimising C compiler and OpenMP

National Instruments’ latest release of the LabWindows/CVI ANSI C integrated development environment (IDE) incorporates an industry-standard optimising compiler and the OpenMP parallel programming API.

LabWindows/CVI is a C compiler used in the aerospace, military and high-rel industries. This latest optimising compiler is based on the industry…

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NXP adds C++ support to its LPCXpresso Eclipse IDE

NXP Semiconductors has added C++ programming language support to LPCXpresso 6 Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE).

As a result designers can create C++ applications and use library projects for NXP’s LPC microcontrollers. There are also projects written in C.

CMSIS-DAP debug adapter support allows for native debug…

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