SDC Systems to Launch ASIC, FPGA Design Acceleration Tools at AAE

At the forthcoming AAE-07, automotive electronics event, SDC Systems will be announcing the UK launch of a range of ASIC and FPGA Design Acceleration Tools. The AAE-2007 (Advanced Automotive Electronics Show)is to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon on January 31st and SDC Systems will be exhibiting a range of leading edge embedded development tools and software.

SDC Systems ASIC and FPGA Design Acceleration Tools

An important new technology to feature on SDC’s stand will be the powerful ASIC and FPGA development tools from Austrian company GE-Research, a member of the MSC group. Consisting of hardware development platforms and SEmulation, a powerful FPGA design simulation and emulation tool, SDC are anticipating considerable interest around this technology.

“We have been looking for a development platform for FPGA’s for a while and we are delighted to have found GE-Research and their development platforms and SEmulation technology, as it fits with our key objective of identifying and promoting new and highly productive tools to the UK market,” said Stuart Parker, Managing Director of SDC Systems. “The SEmulation technology will be of great benefit to designers building increasingly large and complex FPGAs that do not have the budget for a fully featured emulator but are faced with the need to undertake extensive simulation before committing the design to full production. SEmulation will increase design security and decrease development time without any additional hardware cost.”

The UK has a very active ASIC and FPGA development community, we feel sure this technology will be of great interest to this part of the embedded engineering sector.”

SDC claim that one such FPGA development platform, the Hpe_midi, is the most flexible FPGA and ASIC development system available on the market today. The FPGA is contained on a removable module with different FPGA modules available and more in development. Currently SDC offer modules with ALTERA StratixII(TM) and StratixIII(TM) will follow shortly.

AAE-2007 is the follow up to the very successful AAE-2006. Last years event has been held in high regard for its excellent conference, high quality visitors, broad range of exhibitors and overall management. Key to the success and attraction of this event is the fact that electronics now form the backbone of many systems which result in safer, more efficient, economical and environmentally-friendly modes of transport. With an ever-increasing range of leading-edge technologies emerging into the automotive market, this is one of the most exciting and dynamic manufacturing sectors in the world. In fact, global industry analysts are already estimating that by 2010 a massive 40% of the content of a mid-sized car could be accounted for by electronics. The AAE events have become the leading UK conference and exhibition to address this growing part of the technology sector.

SDC Systems will also be exhibiting a broad range of embedded software tools and hardware solutions such as their Encirq embedded data management solution, their Kozio hardware verification test suite, their ADI Xscale wifi hardware platforms and their FSM Labs realtime Linux operating system.

About SDC Systems
SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative and leading edge technology, SDC strives to provide “technology that makes a difference”, technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years’ experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems work closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products.