Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the Mentor® Embedded ReadyStart[tm] Platform support for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Stellaris® ARM® Cortex[TM]-M3 microcontrollers (MCUs). The recently announced ReadyStart Platform is a “ready-to-use” solution comprising integrated software IP, tools, and services targeting popular hardware boards and system-on-chips (SoCs). The Mentor Embedded ReadyStart Platform for the Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3 9000 series of MCUs will be demonstrated at the ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, California, November 10-11, 2010.
Floreat, Inc. announces the immediate availability of FloFax, a suite of host and embedded software-based Fax and Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) solutions, and product engineering services for global markets to meet the growing demand of innovative products such as Green fax, IP enabled gateways, next generation fax machines and specialized applications. In addition to reducing time-to-market requirements, these Fax and FoIP software products and services reduce manufacturers’ costs by 50-75%.
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced the release of its thermal/EMI combination shield design case study. The case study discusses in detail the process of how thermal simulation software was utilized in the design of a thermal/EMI combination shield. Instead of building a physical prototype, the initial concept design was simulated, allowing for an accurate prediction of the thermal performance of the initial and subsequent designs without having to actually build and test a prototype.
LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification tools, and Codice Software, developer of the Plastic SCM, the next-generation software change and configuration management solution, have partnered to provide Agile development capability to Embed-X, the only ALM product focused on the development and verification of critical, embedded software systems. Although Agile development has previously been considered at cross-purposes with safety-critical software development, LDRA and Codice have solved these challenges by incorporating Plastic SCM’s Agile benefits into the Embed-X application lifecycle management solution.
Micrium, a leading developer of real-time embedded software, announced the creation of a strategic business unit that will build on the company’s publishing efforts and success to date. Called MicriumPress, the unit will facilitate creation of a series of books that provide in-depth knowledge to embedded systems design and development engineers as they tackle the growing complexity of embedded designs.
IntervalZero, Inc. announced the addition of Windows 7 support for its market-leading deterministic, hard real-time software products – RTX 2009, and RTX 2009 SMP, which includes support for symmetric multiprocessing. Along with Windows, IntervalZero RTX 2009 SMP is a key component in Soft-Control Architectures that give OEMs advantages in throughput and yields; improve production quality; enable more compact physical footprints; and reduce costs.
In a significant development in the convergence of communications and computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are merging their popular Moblin and Maemo software platforms. This will create a unified Linux-based platform that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Called MeeGo, the open software platform will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services and exciting user experiences. MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, announced it will add the Virtutech product line to its embedded software product portfolio after the completion of Intel Corporation’s acquisition of Virtutech signed earlier this week. Virtutech, founded in 1998, is based in San Jose, Calif. and operates a development center in Stockholm, Sweden.
GoAhead® Software, the worldwide leader in open standards-based high availability middleware, announced that it is acquiring the embeddedMIND business of S3. The company will maintain embeddedMIND’s development facility and leverage the team’s skills and experience in configuration management to deliver an innovative set of broader solutions. The embeddedMIND team has been delivering best of breed configuration management software for several years with their commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for network equipment manufacturers.
EB (Elektrobit), a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, and the semiconductor manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor Inc. have harmonized their software and microcontrollers. Both EB’s standard software for electronic control units as well as EB’s HMI and navigation software solutions have been optimized for Freescale microcontrollers.