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LDRA launches industry-first FACE Conformance Tool Suites

LDRA Launches Industry-First Tool Suites for Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Conformance and Software Quality. 

Boston, MA – September 16, 2019 – With the latest release of the LDRA tool suite, LDRA delivers industry-first FACE™ Conformance Tool Suites, enabling cost-effective development and verification of high-assurance, FACE-conformant software. These new software tool suites uniquely automate the process of evaluating software for conformance with each version of the released FACE standard (e.g., version 2.1.1 and 3.0), while at the same time enabling developers to improve the quality of their software through traceability, static and dynamic code analysis, and unit and system-level testing.
 

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Ways to meet the relentless pressure to release products faster

Designers often use one set of tools (such as Adobe Photoshop) to craft the look and feel of a UI and another set for prototyping (like Adobe Experience Design). Developers then use a third toolset (often C/C++) to implement the final product. All of these changes in tools, process, and workflow suck up time and introduce errors. Thankfully, there are tools on the market that can help create a streamlined design development process.

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Ways to meet the relentless pressure to market faster

If you’re building a one-off product, code reuse doesn’t matter. That being said, you almost never use good code only once. Initial releases invariably get updated with new features and bug fixes, one product can lead to a family of products, and reliable code from older projects is often implemented into new incarnations. So if you’re writing code with a plan to throw it away, you’re doing it wrong.

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Critical consumer expectations; value for money

If the best products provide an excellent user experience, the best-selling products also provide excellent value for the money. With so many forces attempting to get a share of the consumer wallet, you need to build products that are “worth it”, and that usually means a bill of materials that’s as low as you can manage.

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New NXP iMX8M COM Board for ARM Quad-Core

This new Embedded Artists' iMX8M COM Board provides a quick and easy solution for implementing a high-performance ARM quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F based design. The Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F heterogeneous architecture enables the system to run an OS like Linux on the quad/dual-core Cortex-A53 and a Real-Time OS (RTOS) on the Cortex-M4F.

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Critical consumer expectations that open wallets

Create products with both functionality and design in mind.
 
In the good old days when function trumped form, consumers had to live with difficult-to-use products like the much-maligned VHS recorder. Today, consumer preference for a product is increasingly determined by the quality of the user experience.

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Effective software development for safety-related markets

Many products for such markets as household appliances, automotive, industrial and healthcare have regulatory requirements to be certified against functional safety (FuSa) standards. For example, IEC 61508 for electrical systems, ISO 26262 for the automotive industry, IEC62304 for medical systems, and EN 50128 for railway applications.

Within the standards, there are multiple safety integrity levels (SIL) that specify formal methods to be used during development for verifying that the application code, software components and toolchains are safe for the intended use.
 

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Insyde Software Delivers UEFI BIOS and BMC Firmware for New Western Digital® Ultrastar® Servers

High-Performance Hybrid Storage Server and Rugged Portal Server Powered by InsydeH2O® UEFI BIOS and Supervyse® Systems Management

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, June 11, 2019 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, today announced that Western Digital is shipping InsydeH2O® UEFI BIOS and Supervyse® BMC firmware on the recently launched Ultrastar® Serv60+8 hybrid storage server and InsydeH2O on the Ultrastar® Serv24-A rugged portable server.

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Insyde® Software Supports AWS™ CloudHSM™ for Secure Cloud-Based Firmware Signing

BIOS and BMC Firmware Now Support Amazon Web Services’ Managed Cloud Solution, an Alternative to Physical Hardware Security Modules

COMPUTEX - TAIPEI, TAIWAN – May 28, 2019 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, announced today that its flagship UEFI firmware, InsydeH2O® and its robust systems management solution Supervyse® now support AWS CloudHSM as an alternative to physical HSMs for BIOS and BMC firmware certificate signing.
 

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New Wi-Fi / Bluetooth M.2 Modules

Our M.2 modules, co-developed by Embedded Artists and Murata, have been released

If you are looking for a flexible and reliable Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution for your product our M.2 modules could be a perfect alternative. We have a family of M.2 modules; all based on Murata connectivity modules, which in turn are based on different Cypress chipsets.

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Insyde® Software Speeds BIOS Development for New Platforms

Integrated Development Environment Leverages Intel’s Platform Configuration Technology

COMPUTEX - TAIPEI, TAIWAN – May 28, 2019 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, today announced the addition of Intel’s PCT (Platform Configuration Tool) technology into H2OIDE™, Insyde’s UEFI BIOS integrated development environment, which will allow their customers to dramatically speed up BIOS development for new platforms.

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Logic Technology enriches GUI development with Crank Storyboard Suite

Panningen - November 29, 2018 – Today Logic Technology announces his partnership with Crank Software. Crank Software is an established innovator in embedded user interface solutions and their best-in-class Crank Storyboard Suite fits perfectly in Logic Technology’s range of embedded software solutions. With Storyboard Suite, Logic is another step closer in its mission to empower the swift optimization of embedded product development. Logic Technology is going to establish Crank Storyboard Suite as the quality standard embedded UI development tool in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany.
 

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XJTAG announces v3.8 for smarter and faster test development

CAMBRIDGE, UK, November 8, 2018 — XJTAG®, a world leading supplier of JTAG boundary-scan hardware and software solutions, and high-quality technical support, announces significant updates with XJTAG v3.8.
Waveform Viewer is now available in XJDeveloper, enhancing the user experience; the layout viewer is entirely replaced, and test coverage analysis algorithms have been improved.
This latest version offers smarter debugging, a smoother programming experience, and better test coverage analysis. There is more control over how data is viewed, as details behind logic block operation and recorded pin data are more easily visible. The key enhancements in XJTAG v3.8 are:

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In Connected Systems, the Software Development Lifecycle lasts a Lifetime

Until recently, the software development lifecycle generally ended at product release. Connectivity, however, has extended that development lifecycle to the lifetime of the product or as long as it’s in the field. Unlike isolated systems, the software requirements for products such as connected cars can change at any time, whenever changes occur in the product’s connected environment or a new security vulnerability is discovered.
Each newly discovered vulnerability implies a changed or new requirement that requires an immediate response. Revised code must then undergo static analysis and all impacted unit and integration tests need to be re-run (regression tested).

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Subor Z+ Hybrid Gaming Computer Powered by InsydeH2O®

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, October 30, 2018 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management solutions, announced today that its flagship UEFI firmware product, InsydeH2O® is now shipping on Zhongshan Subor’s new gaming console & PC hybrid, the Subor Z+, which features a semi-custom high-performance AMD system-on-chip.
With a sleek, low profile design the Subor Z+ achieves its high gaming performance from a new 3GHz AMD Ryzen™ CPU, AMD Radeon™ Vega Graphics and a 256-bit GDDR5 interface all packaged on a single chip with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. Gamers will be able to switch between a Microsoft® Windows® 10 PC mode for general PC use and a console mode featuring a gaming-focused GUI to optimize that experience. 

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emSBC-Neon with ST STM32F469NI

Attractively priced Single Board Computer with ARM Cortex-M4

Do you have growing requirements in the areas of real-time capabilities and energy efficiency?
The emSBC-Neon with ST's MCU STM32F469NI addresses these requirements and offers a long-term availability of up to 15 years.

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J-Testr RF a new test solution for the Internet of Things

Interlaken, Switzerland – November 5 2018, Eiger Design GmbH, an innovative supplier of functional circuit test (FCT) solutions to the electronics test market, today announced the launch of a new test solution for todays integrated RF devices (e.g. Bluetooth, LORA, WIFI) and other RF applications including ISM 433MHz.

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Connecting MDK-Middleware to the Cloud

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes connected end-note devices that collect, process and exchange data. An IoT client is a software interface which runs in the IoT end-note device and establishes the connection to a cloud service. Arm adopted cloud connectors for Keil MDK-Middleware using the reliable networking stack for communication with the cloud service. This application note describes how to use the IoT clients from MDK-Packs to connect an IoT device to a cloud service provider. Read more to open the application note.. 

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How to install and setup ARM Keil MDK

This video shows how to download and install ARM Keil MDK. It explains how to run example projects using the built-in simulator and real target hardware. Learn how to gain access to the MDK-Middleware and watch how to debug the applications using the µVision debugger and its dedicated debug windows.

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