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Embedded Processing
& DSP Quarterly Report
November 2012
TOP STORY
Small Cells Connecting a Big World Require Huge Integration
While Texas Instruments no longer calls itself a "DSP company", it still leverages DSP expertise and IP to create dense, feature-packed KeyStone™ SOCs targeting small cell base stations.  (more)
Xilinx
Breakthrough in All Programmable SoC-Level Integration
Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoCs combine the software programmability of a processor with the hardware programmability of an FPGA, resulting in unrivaled levels of system performance, flexibility, and scalability while providing system benefits in terms of power reduction and lower cost. Unlike traditional SoC processing solutions, the flexible programmable logic enables optimization allowing add-on peripherals and accelerators to adapt to a broad base of applications.
FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
TI delivers first ultrasonic analog front end with digital demodulator in full production
Xilinx Announces Defense-Grade 7 Series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs with Fourth Generation Secure Capabilities at MILCOM 2012
Stellaris® LM3S9D96 VoIP Software Design Solutions
New CJTAG/JTAG Emulation Technology from Spectrum Digital
AIR BoosterPack offer!
New Extendable C Callable Optimised MINPACK Library for TI DSPs
Digi-Key's Mobile App Gets Upgraded
Advantech DSPC-8681 & DSPC-8682 Multicore Engines for Embedded Applications
Broadcast and Video Distribution Now Enabled with Ittiam's Solutions on TI's DaVinci™ Digital Media Processor
CEVA, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Critical Link Announces Timesys Linux Solution for Sitara™AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8-based System on Module
National Instruments Releases Software Defined Radio Module Used in Leading 5G Wireless Research
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Announces a New Development Kit Featuring MATLAB and Simulink with an Avnet FPGA DSP Kit
Poly-Platform 2.0 now available for Texas Instruments' TMS320C6678
Mentor Graphics Sourcery CodeBench Supports Qualcomm Technologies Hexagon Architecture for Embedded Software Development
Dates and Venue Announced for 2013 Multicore Developers Conference
Xilinx Announces Q2 Fiscal 2013 Results
Digi-Key Corporation and Touchstone Semiconductor Sign Global Distribution Agreement
"The total IPD market to grow from more than $610M this year to over $1.2B by 2017," estimates Yole Developpement
Adaptive Digital
Voice, VoIP and VQE Algorithms for The ARM® Cortex™-A Family of Microprocessors
Adaptive Digital Technologies has expanded its range of speech and audio codecs for the ARM Cortex A8, A9 and A15 devices to include: AEC Wideband (AEC-G4), G.722 (PLC and Annex IV), MELPe, and Speex, enhancing our already extensive library of ARM algorithms.
Blackhawk
New XDS560v2 STM Emulator Breaks $1,000 Barrier
The Blackhawk USB560v2 STM JTAG Emulator is the latest edition to the XDS560v2 product line. Offering STM support, not found in other models at this price, this compact emulator is also ideal for road warriors.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
From Visual Studio to FPGA Hardware A snapshot on the current state-of-the-art in FPGA software to hardware compilation. (more)
Bringing HPC Technology to Mil-Aero, Embedded Deployment Embedded HPEC systems are following the commercial HPC trend towards Intel x86 architectures running Linux, but deployed on VITA's rugged OpenVPX form factor with RapidIO interconnect fabrics. (more)
DaVinci™ Video Processors: Optimized for Digital Video Get samples, data sheets, tools and app reports at: www.ti.com/davinci (more)
Hercules™ Safety Microcontrollers Get samples, data sheets, tools and app guides at: www.ti.com/hercules (more)
C2000™ Microcontrollers, Fixed-Point and Floating-Point Get samples, data sheets, tools and app guides at: www.ti.com/c2000 (more)
Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 and ARM9™ Processors Get samples, data sheets, tools and app reports at: www.ti.com/sitara (more)
TMS320C6x and TMS320C5x DSPs, Fixed- and Floating-Point Get samples, data sheets, tools and app reports at: www.ti.com/singlecore (more)
MSP430™ Microcontrollers Get samples, data sheets, tools and app reports at: www.ti.com/msp430 (more)
Embedded Processing Overview Texas Instruments has the broadest portfolio of scalable DSP, MCU, differentiated ARM® and complementary analog products, offering complete system solutions for electronics manufacturers. (more)
TMS320C66x DSP Generation, Fixed- and Floating-Point Get samples, data sheets, tools and app reports at: www.ti.com/multicore (more)
Stellaris® 32-Bit ARM® Cortex™-M MCUs Get samples, data sheets, tools and app reports at: www.ti.com/stellaris (more)
Extending System Trace to Blackhawk USB560m Emulators on TI's C66x KeyStone Multicore SoCs System Trace The System Trace (STM) capability offered by Texas Instruments employs the MIPI System Trace Protocol, which provides developers with a "printf" capability. In a multicore environment, (more)
Analysis of LTE Base Station Software Deployment on Multicore SoCs To achieve full multicore entitlement, SoCs require a hardware infrastructure without bottlenecks, as well as a simplified software infrastructure. The advent of high-speed cellular services like 4G (more)
Top 3 Mistakes with Static Analysis for Embedded and Safety-Critical Development The high cost of repairing defects shipped in embedded devices, paired with the increasing need to follow regulatory compliance initiatives for safety-critical embedded systems software (FDA, DO-178B/C, (more)
Small Cells Connecting a Big World Require Huge Integration While Texas Instruments no longer calls itself a "DSP company", it still leverages DSP expertise and IP to create dense, feature-packed KeyStone™ SOCs targeting small cell base stations. Take (more)
New Generation Radio Baseband Technologies New Tech Press recently interviewed Fanny Mlinarsky, President of octoScope, the manufacturer of octoBox small anechoic test stations and octoFade channel emulation solutions to talk about the latest in (more)
Maximize Multicore Processor Efficiency with Parallel Programming Paradigms A heterogeneous multicore architecture can significantly improve parallelization and scale with silicon technology, enabling the performance to drive today's mobile broadband networking applications. The (more)
Spectrum Digital
FREE Flash Programming Utilities
Spectrum Digital provides a free flash programming utility, "SDFlash", for programming the TI TMS320F28xxx family. This GUI based utility allows members of the F28xxx family to be flash programmed without having Code Composer Studio IDETM present on the computer. This is ideal for production programming or in-the-field updates. The "SDFlash" utility allows programming to be done with the Spectrum Digital C2000 XDS510LC USB JTAG emulator or the serial interface into the processor. An additional utility, "Prog28x", is available for test/prodtuction test environments to allow user programs to call it.
Delcom Systems
DelCom Systems now offering software design and development services
DelCom Systems, Inc., a well-known licensor of high-performance DSP and wireless communication software and IP, announces the expansion of its software development services group. Customers worldwide can now leverage DelCom's expertise in algorithm design, software development, and core-specific assembly and intrinsic optimization to bring their products to market faster, cheaper, and with less risk. DelCom's 100% US-based staff are available for both fixed-price and time-and-materials based projects of any size.
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
"MicroFlix"…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family? If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading → …
Cloudwashing – A Rose by any other Name The white-washing of cloud computing remind us of the evolution of decades old rightsizing and client-server technologies. …
Blog Post: Hottest E2E Threads - October 1-31
"MicroFlix"…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
MORE FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
Anaren
Free AIR-equipped Boosterpacks available!
Developing an RF application? You should know about tiny, low-cost, pre-certified Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. And now, if you are among the first 10 to click this banner and complete our learn-more form, you will receive a FREE, AIR-module equipped 430BOOST CC110L Boosterpack kit to help you develop your RF application using Texas Instruments Launchpad! (Some restrictions apply.)
EMBEDDED PROCESSING & DSP PRODUCT BRIEFS
Voice Algorithms and Solutions on the Texas Instruments TMS320™ Family of DSPs, OMAP™, DM-Series, Multi-Core, and ARM® processors (Adaptive Digital Technologies, Inc.)
IP phone/intercom/ATA for OMAP3530, OMAP3730, DM814X, DM816X, and Stellaris® devices. (Adaptive Digital Technologies, Inc.)
GSM/EGPRS/EDGE LayerONE Physical Layer Software (DelCom Systems, Inc.)
Advanced Embedded Middleware (HCC Embedded)
MityARM System on Modules based on TI AM335x processors (Critical Link, LLC)
G.PAK bridges the gap between inflexible fixed-function chips and custom programmed solutions (Adaptive Digital Technologies, Inc.)
MityDSP™ and MityARM System on Modules with FPGA (Critical Link, LLC)
Hand-coded, Optimized DSP/Vector, LINPACK, EISPACK, and CBLAS Libraries (Sundance DSP Inc.)
Blackhawk Emulator Product Matrix (Blackhawk)
USB100v2 JTAG Controllers (Blackhawk)
Adaptive Digital Echo Cancellation Library: Acoustic, Packet, Network, & Line (Adaptive Digital Technologies, Inc.)
Kane Computing Company Profile (Kane Computing Ltd.)
Advanced JTAG XDS510 Emulators (Blackhawk)
DSP & Microcontroller Die and Alternative Packaging (Micross Components)
Compact Low-Power Software- Enabled HD Multimedia Module (Z3 Technology, LLC)
High Performance JTAG Emulators (Blackhawk)
JTAGjet In-Circuit Debuggers for DSP, OMAP™ and DaVinci™ Processors (Signum Systems Corp.)
Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) CC110L Series (Anaren)
XDS560v2 System Trace (STM) (Blackhawk)
New TWELP Vocoder (600…9600 bps) (DSP Innovations Inc.)
DSPC-8681 Half-length PCI Express Multimedia Processing Card (Advantech Corporation)
D.SignT TCP/IP Stack for TI C2000™ MCUs, C5000™, and C6000™ DSPs (D.SignT GmbH & Co. KG)
World Wide Electronics Design and Manufacturing Services (Benchmark Electronics)
Signum Systems Emulators for TI DSPs, OMAP™ and DaVinci™ Processors (Signum Systems Corp.)
D.Module2 High-Performance DSP Processor and I/O Boards (D.SignT GmbH & Co. KG)
Avnet TI OMAP™ Processor / Spartan-6 FPGA Co-Processing Kit (Xilinx)
micro-line TMS320C6713 DSP-based Floating-Point DSP/FPGA Boards (Traquair Data Systems, Inc.)
Multi-channel Data Acquisition daughtercard for the F2812/F28335 eZdsp™ Development Kit (Link Research)
Avnet Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Kit with High-Speed Analog (Xilinx)
LM4F232/LM4F120 LCD Interface Expansion Board (Stellaris Boosterpack) (Kentec Display)
Avnet Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Kit (Xilinx)
micro-line TMS320C641x-based Integer DSP/FPGA Boards (Traquair Data Systems, Inc.)
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WHITE PAPERS
Xilinx Next Generation 28nm FPGA Technology Overview
Maximize System Performance Using Xilinx Based AXI4 Interconnects
more white papers
VIDEOS
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
more videos
UPCOMING EVENTS
4G World 2012
Chicago, IL
October 29-November 1
RTECC - Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

11/06/12 - Seattle, WA
11/08/12 - Portland, OR
LTE North America
Dallas, TX
November 14-15, 2012
Multicore Developers Conference
Hyatt Santa Clara, California
May 21 - 22, 2013
LTE World Summit
Amsterdam, Netherlands
24-26 June 2013
more events
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