Symtavision adds new LIN bus analysis

September 4, 2013  by  


SymTA/S 3.4 also includes enhanced FlexRay dynamic segment analysis, AUTOSAR XML 4.x import with Ethernet support and other general usability improvements

Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.4 with a new timing design and analysis capability for LIN (Local Interconnect Network) plus FlexRay dynamic segment analysis improvements, AUTOSAR XML 4.x import with Ethernet support, improved Gantt loading, individual license check out, and scripting efficiency improvements.

Symtavision also announced version 3.4 of TraceAnalyzer, its solution for visualizing and analyzing timing data both measurements and simulations, which seamlessly integrates with SymTA/S.

Alfamation Adds LVDS Test Modules

September 3, 2013  by  


FlexMedia AMX Modules Streamline LVDS Testing for Automotive Multimedia Data Link Chipsets

Alfamation released three new modules in its FlexMedia AMX Series for automotive high-speed serial LVDS (low voltage differential signaling) testing at up to 12 GB/s.

The firm also released a new version of its SuperNova software.

The Alfamation FlexMedia AMX Media Test Sets for the Inova APIX®2, Maxim Integrated Products MAX9259/60, and Texas Instruments FPD-Link III are based on National Instruments’ (NI) FlexRIO product family.

Alfamation said its FlexMedia AMX Series offers support for comprehensive testing on chip manufacturers’ proprietary data link technologies, all within a single multichannel module.

Cloud-based automotive CAD

May 9, 2013  by  


Cadonix introduced Arcadia, described as a cloud-based general and automotive CAD tool that offers schematic design, animated circuit simulation and analysis, electrical networking, harness design, and full design rule checking. Harness wiring is the first application, according to company founder, Andrew Armstrong.

The combination of cloud back-end and HTML5 front-end results in fully scalable vector graphic CAD editing at an enterprise level, accessible from a web browser, according to the company. The product offers an end-to-end solution from conception to fully produced harness design, including cutting lists, bill of materials and design rule reporting from any location.

Linear Technology 40V, 1A synchronous buck converter

January 16, 2013  by  

Linear Technology announced the LTC3646, a 40V input capable synchronous buck converter than can deliver up to 1A of continuous output current from a 3mm x 4mm DFN-14 (or thermally enhanced MSOP16) package. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 40V, making it ideal for automotive and industrial applications that require high voltage input capability, high efficiency and fast switching frequencies for small solution footprints.

Vishay adds AEC-Q200-qualified matched-pair resistors

January 2, 2013  by  

Vishay Intertechnology released the MPMA series of precision matched-pair resistors. MPMA resistor networks are AEC-Q200-qualified and packaged in a molded surface-mount SOT-23.

Each MPMA network is constructed using moisture-resistant thin film tantalum nitride resistor film with enhanced passivation on a high purity alumina substrate. The MPMA device is resistant to moisture at + 85 °C, 85 % relative humidity, and 10 % rated power per MIL-STD-202, method 202.

Offering higher precision matching capability than discrete SMT chips, the AEC-Q200-qualified dividers provide low TCR tracking of 2 ppm/°C and tight ratio tolerance to 0.05 %, with excellent long-term ratio stability over time and temperature.

Atollic IDE includes code metrics, MISRA-C analysis

December 3, 2012  by  

Atollic releases TrueSTUDIO v3.3, adds native kernel aware debugging for Micrium’s uC/OS-III RTOS

Atollic® released the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), Atollic TrueSTUDIO®, with professional static source code analysis tools. The IDE’s analysis and metrics functions include checking for compliance against the MISRA®-C:2004 coding standard and code metrics features such as code complexity analysis.

By following the MISRA-C coding standard, developers are more able to tackle the challenges often associated with using the C language and are guided to improve code portability, ease of maintainability and application reliability. Atollic said TrueSTUDIO v3.3 follows the MISRA-C coding standard more rigorously than most other tools on the market, ensuring that embedded developers can be assured their code is validated to the highest standards possible.

dSPACE launches SYNECT software for ECU test management

November 27, 2012  by  

SYNECT Test Management: Fast analysis of test results with flexible, intuitive display of data and integrated diagrams.

SYNECT Test Management, dSPACE’s new test management software, is a comprehensive solution for managing and controlling the growing volume of tests and test data produced during electronic control unit (ECU) development.

Model-in-the-loop (MIL), software-in-the-loop (SIL), processor-in-the-loop (PIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests, plus their associated requirements, can all be managed systematically with SYNECT Test Management. They can easily be combined to produce execution plans, then used directly for test execution; for example, with dSPACE AutomationDesk.

IAR Embedded Workbench adds 8051 programming aids

November 13, 2012  by  


Version 8.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 adds new text editor and source browser for simplified code writing and project management 

IAR Systems® has announced a new version of its compiler and debugger development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for 8051. Version 8.20 adds a new editor and source browser, Subversion integration and enhanced debugger drivers.

By including a new text editor and source browser, IAR Systems simplifies code writing and project management for 8051 developers. The new editor offers functionality such as auto completion, parameter hint, code folding, block select, block indent, bracket matching, zooming and word/paragraph navigation. The new source browser facilitates project navigation via features such as Go to Declaration and Find All References.

Novotechnik rotary position sensors feature programmable switches

November 8, 2012  by  

Novotechnik, U.S. introduced the RFC4800 Series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. The analog version is available with two programmable switch outputs.

The RFC4800 Series uses a magnetic pickup to provide a touchless measurement range of 0 to 360°. Other key specifications include 4 to 20 mA current output, sealing to the IP 67 standard, 12-bit resolution, and independent linearity of ±0.5 %.

dSPACE VEOS supports ECU virtual validation

November 8, 2012  by  

dSPACE said its PC-based simulation platform, VEOS, supports the increasing trend toward virtual validation in the development of electronic control units (ECUs),

The firm said VEOS makes it possible to simulate a wide range of different models − from function models to virtual ECUs, bus systems, and vehicle models − independently of any specific simulation hardware in early development stages. Because it runs on standard PCs, VEOS gives function developers, software architects and ECU testers new options for early virtual validation:

  • New functions, such as ones created in Simulink, can be integrated directly on a PC in an early project phase and tested for interactions.

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