Texas Instruments recently announced new UL-certified SafeTI software packages. The software in the TI SafeTI software packages is UL-certified, as recognized components to the UL 1998:2008 Class 1 standard, and is compliant with IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B. SafeTI software packages for use in consumer products needing functional safety certification to UL 1998 and IEC 60730 standards using TI C2000 MCU designs are available now without charge, fee or use royalties.
Texas Instruments announced their new InstaSPIN-MOTION motor control solution. The tool is a torque-, speed- and motion- control software solution. It features robust system performance at the highest efficiency for motor applications that operate in various motion state transitions. InstaSPIN-MOTION is ideal for applications that require accurate speed control, minimal disturbance, and for applications that undergo multiple state transitions or experience dynamic changes.
Innovasic Semiconductor announced the IA18xER embedded processor. The chips are form, fit, and function compatible with the Am186ER and Am188ER devices. The Innovasic IA18xER is capable of operating as a 186 or 188 processor (16-bit or 8-bit) and is available in 100-lead PQFP and 100-lead LQFP RoHS-compliant packages. The IA18xER embedded processors are available now.
The Multicore Association announced the availability of the Multicore Task Management Application Program Interface. MTAPI supports the coordination of tasks on embedded parallel systems. The Multicore Association is a global non-profit organization that develops standards to speed time-to-market for products with multicore processor implementations.
ADLINK Technology introduced the IMX-2000 mobile device. It is the first industrial mobile handheld device with the Android 2.3 operating system. The IMX-2000 features 3.5″ resistor-type touch panel, 800MHz computation capacity, RFID, barcode scanner, 3G/WLAN wireless transmission, and resistance to impact, water and dust. It is ideal for logistics management, transportation and factory automation.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC32 GUI Development Board with Projected Capacitive Touch. The tool enables development of multitouch projected-capacitive interfaces, and high-quality 16-bit color graphics to WQVGA displays in any application. It is based on PIC32MX795F512H with 105 DMIPS performance, 512KB Flash and 128KB RAM. The PIC32 GUI Development Board with Projected Capacitive Touch (part #DM320015) is available today for $249.
IS2T introduced MicroEJ, which is the industry’s first Java platform to support the development and integration of Java-based functionality for low cost, memory-constrained, C and C++ applications running on Cortex M-based microcontrollers. The fully customizable MicroEJ platforms will be available for Cortex-M3/M4-based MCUs on December 11th, 2012. The evaluation version will be available for download for free. Fully configured development environments of MicroEJ will be available for STMicroelectronics Cortex M3/M4-based MCUs for $4,000 per seat.
Kilopass Technology launched their Gusto-2 non-volatile memory IP, which is a next generation code storage product for system-on-chip (SoC) designs for instant-on mobile devices. Gusto-2 will be available for SoC designs in the first quarter of next year. It will initially be enabled on the 55nm and 65nm logic processes at IDMs and mainstream pure play foundries with enablement on smaller process nodes following.
Verisurf Software’s Manual CMM Retrofits transform any manual CMM into a high performance 3D model based inspection system. The Verisurf Retrofit of a CMM includes a new USB interface and Verisurf software configured to specific requirements. Any necessary mechanical adjustments and complete geometric compensation are completed by Verisurf certified technicians. A Calibration Certificate is provided with the new verified accuracy of the CMM.
Microchip Technology introduced the DM320014 and DM320413 PIC32 MCU-based development boards. The DM320014 is a USB digital audio accessory board, while the DM320413 is a digital audio mixer board. The two development boards are powered by Microchip’s PIC32MX250F128 32-bit MCU. The DM320014 and DM320413 enable audio and voice device development for a broad range of applications. Both digital audio mixer boards are available now with prices starting at $69.99. The DM320413 is offered exclusively to Apple MFi licensees, via Apple’s authorized distributor. The DM320014 is available at microchipDIRECT.
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