Entries were judged for innovation on the ARM architecture with features that help advance user productivity or product functionality. The ARM Innovation Challenge rewards ARM-based products developed between Oct. 1, 2014 and Oct. 1, 2015 by ARM TechCon exhibitors across all applications and worldwide regions.
The only company to receive multiple awards for this year’s Challenge, Freescale, has developed multicore processors, low-power wireless microcontrollers and applications processors.
IAR Systems® (STO:IARB) released a new version of the functional safety edition of the complete embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM®.
The build chain of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is certified by TÜV SÜD as a qualified tool for development of safety-related applications. The new version integrates IAR Systems’ add-on tools C-STAT® and C-RUN® for powerful static and runtime code analysis. In addition, extensive new functionality has been added.
Freescale Analog System Basis Chips Receive TÜV SÜD ISO 26262 Functional Safety Assessment to Highest Level
Freescale Semiconductor announces its analog MC33907 and MC33908 system basis chips (SBCs) have received ISO 26262 functional safety assessments up to the ASIL D level from automotive safety assessment organizations.
The assessment was conducted by TÜV SÜD, an independent and renowned functional safety accredited appraiser, which assessed the Freescale products up to the most stringent automotive safety integrity classification.
Freescale Accelerates Its Solutions for Crashless and Autonomous Vehicles with the Acquisition of CogniVue
The company is bringing CogniVue’s advanced vision IP development capabilities and R&D resources in-house.
“The acquisition of CogniVue accelerates our autonomous vehicles portfolio with leading-edge vision processing IP,” Bob Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Freescale’s Automotive MCU group, said. “With the exceptional market response to our S32V234 vision processor, as well as demand for our next generation vision solutions, this acquisition places Freescale in a position to supply highly automated car applications with the requisite performance, safety, security and reliability those systems require.”
This effort represents the next step in the evolution of Continental’s comprehensive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar solutions, helping automakers meet safety mandates and extend ADAS safety benefits to more vehicles.
Defined and developed from the ground up to address the ISO 26262 standard, Freescale’s next radar chipset integrates a complete radar system, providing coverage around the vehicle for applications such as emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane keeping assistance and pedestrian detection.
At the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit 2015 in Santa Clara, CogniVue Corporation said its new APEX Processing Core, Opus, is at the center of an intense battle for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market share as challengers to Mobileye, the current market share leader, line up to capture business for next-generation ADAS systems.
Next-generation ADAS systems will provide a range of critical new autonomous driving functions requiring orders of magnitude more performance than previous offerings. CogniVue said its Opus APEX core offers dramatic advances in performance per power at a critical time in this disruption of the ADAS market.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) announced the availability of its Virtualizer™ Development Kit (VDK) for Freescale’s S32V200 family of microcontrollers (MCUs). The VDK uses the S32V234 virtual prototype as an embedded target for early and more efficient software development, integration and test of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
The VDK was developed through the Center of Excellence collaboration between Freescale and Synopsys, which leverages joint engineering teams to develop and test virtual prototypes and VDKs optimized for Freescale automotive products.
dSPACE has introduced MicroLabBox, a compact control system development platform for laboratory use that offers high computing power and comprehensive functionalities.
MicroLabBox is intended to make creating, optimizing and testing controllers, and implementing data acquisition applications easy and cost-efficient for both industry and academia.
With its powerful combination of a Simulink-programmable real-time processor and the latest high-performance Kintex FPGA (field-programmable gate array), MicroLabBox provides the versatility required for research and development. It is specifically designed with an optimal form factor to not take up any more desk space than a conventional laptop computer.
Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the availability of Automotive Ethernet support in the Volcano™ VSA™ product for network design of both AUTOSAR-based and non-AUTOSAR electronic control units (ECUs).
Increasingly, in areas in which high bandwidth and reliable performance are essential, Ethernet is being used. These include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle network backbones, audio video bridging (AVB) systems, and diagnostic communication over Internet Protocol (DoIP).
The Mentor® Volcano VSA tool addresses the network-wide timing analysis challenges where a mixture of CAN, FlexRay, and Ethernet-based network busses co-exist. The AUTOSAR standard supports timing definition for all elements in a mixed-topology network. The Volcano VSA tool addresses the challenge of accounting for the many different timing paths.
At the SAE Convergence Conference & Exhibition, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) introduced a comprehensive hardware/software development system for enabling automotive grade Ethernet connectivity for next generation infotainment, instrument cluster, camera telematics and rear seat entertainment designs.
The new hardware and software will support real-time data transport throughout the vehicle and replace expensive digital technologies and other alternatives.
The comprehensive new SABRE (Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering) for Auto Infotainment (AI) development system leverages the proven performance and scalability of Freescale’s i.MX 6 series applications processors to speed and simplify Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) deployment.