New from Electronic Component News is the very first episode of our Engineering Update newscast, brought to you by Mouser Electronics. In this episode, we talk about smart TVs and unmanned cars from CES; and a pill-sized device for imaging the esophagus.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | ICS
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced an array of advancements to its software platforms, debuting new versions of Lattice Diamond® and iCEcube2™ design tools. The updated software prominently features several notable advancements that improve power calculations and design productivity aimed at the creation of...LISTED UNDER: Industrial | Power, Other | Software, Design
PITTMAN Motors has introduced configurable DC motor 3D model downloads. The 3D model system is an online system through the PITTMAN website (www.Pittman-Motors.com) that allows an engineer to fully configure a DC brush motor with a wide variety of optional components such as planetary and spur gearboxes, brakes, and encoders.LISTED UNDER: Software, CAD / CAM / CAE
CEVA, a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced the availability of a new silicon-based, software development kit (SDK) for runtime software development based on the CEVA-XC323 DSP architecture. The CEVA-XC323 silicon embedded in the SDK was designed by CEVA and manufactured on a 65nm process, delivering up to 800MHz performance.LISTED UNDER: Development Kits / Platforms | Software, Development
IAR Systems today announced the availability of version 2.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for SH. The new product version is an important addition to IAR Systems broad portfolio of C and C++ tools for building and debugging embedded system software for Renesas MCUs. The new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for SH includes new optimizations and new powerful debugger functionality as well as integration with Subversion, one of the most popular version control systems on the market.LISTED UNDER: Embedded Systems & Networking | Software, Development
Synopsys, a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced the availability of Synopsys' Virtualizer tool set as part of its next-generation virtual prototyping solution. Virtualizer addresses the increasing development challenges associated with software-rich semiconductor and electronic products by enabling companies to accelerate both the development of virtual prototypes and the deployment of these prototypes to software teams throughout the design chain.LISTED UNDER: Software, Development
By Mark Forbes, Mentor Graphics Corporation As is well known, maximum RF coupling occurs when impedances on each side of the coupling match. A perfect match occurs when the impedances are identical and the Complex Matching Factor (CMF) is 0dB. When the CMF is 0db, the imaginary terms of the complex conjugate cancel, and the resistance is equal.
"Logic Analyzer in a Day" Engineering Challenge - Using FPGA Module and Front Panel Software Development KitJune 4, 2010 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments
Opal Kelly, a leading producer of powerful USB-based FPGA modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect, today announced the "Logic Analyzer in a Day" Experts’ Challenge, using an Opal Kelly module and its integrated FrontPanel Software Development Kit (SDK). This program is designed to showcase both the capabilities of the Opal Kelly experts and how quickly a significant project can be implemented using Opal Kelly mod...LISTED UNDER: Development Kits / Platforms | Software, Development | Test and Measurement, Analyzers, Spectrum
After three years of deliberation, the IEEE802.16m air interface definition will be ready for prime time in the next few months. This critical step toward creating true 4G cellular technology based on WiMAX is important enough to earn compliant products a new name: WiMAX 2. Further proof came last month, when an impressive subset of the WiMAX community created the WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative to "improve the economics of mobile broadband" and "to create a better value chain for service providers.
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its MSC8155 digital signal processor (DSP), a higher performance and cost-optimized version of the company's flagship MSC8156 DSP based on the latest StarCore technology. The MSC8155 includes next-generation acceleration and interconnect technologies that boost overall chip performance and further enhance the capabilities of broadband wireless base station equipment.
By Mike Woodward, Communications Industry Marketing Manager, The MathWorks click to enlarge Figure 1. Silo development methodology. The use of silo-based methods in wireless systems design often introduces problems in the development process.
By Ram Asokan, Ixia SC-FDMA is a new technology used for uplink in LTE. This article explores this technology, its use in LTE and its extension from OFDM.
The (new/old) challenges in accelerating LTE device time-to-market. By Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Anite click to enlarge Figure 1. A representative set of lab acceptance tests that 2G/3G operators have considered. The use of wireless devices, whether handsets or data cards, has increased substantially during the last few years.
Many tools and techniques are available to help reduce time and cost during the product development cycle and can be applied regardless of the software methodology used. Joe Fabbre, Green Hills Software There are many different software design methodologies out there: Waterfall, V-Model, Agile, Extreme Programming the list goes on and on....LISTED UNDER: Software, Design
Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces serial data equalization software for its Infiniium 90000A series oscilloscope. This software is suitable for testing devices based on high-speed serial data technologies such as PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps and SAS 6 Gbps. The software provides equalization tools for real-time analysis to help reduce receiver errors....LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Software, Test