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Toolkit Simplifies TSP DSP Debugging; Gateway Targets Multiple Protocol Environments; Development Tool Handles UML 2.0; Tiny MCU Uses One-Wire Debug; Development Suite Suits Renesas 7750R And Windows CE.Net; C/C++ Workbench Supports Arm MCUs

Toolkit Simplifies TSP DSP Debug
The LabView DSP Test Integration Toolkit 2.0 integrates Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio with LabView. Both tools run in parallel, with each providing unique debugging and development facilities. The toolkit handles high-speed data exchange using the 2-Mbyte/s real-time data exchange (RTDX) communication protocol, which allows direct, real-time access to DSP memory. It costs $795.

National Instruments Inc.

Gateway Targets Multiple Protocol Environments
The iNav 9200 Multiprotocol Gateway is designed for carrier DSL, cable, and fixed wireless applications. The 1U system links dissimilar network protocols using the WinPath Packet Processor from Wintegra. Interface options include T1/E1/J1, T3/E3, OC-3/STM-1, and OC-12/STM-4. Pricing starts at $6000.

Interphase Corp.

Development Tool Handles UML 2.0
The Ameos model development environment supports the OMG’s (Object Management Group) UML 2.0 (Unified Modeling Group) specification. It includes profiles for the company’s Raven, a DO-178B certified, real-time kernel. Ameos also can generate source code for C/C++, Java, Ada 95, Corba, COM, and EJB. It’s available on Windows, Solaris, and Linux. Pricing starts at $900.

Aonix Inc.

Tiny MCU Uses One-Wire Debug
The latest tinyAVR microcontrollers (MCUs) include the eight-pin tiny13 and tiny2313, which support the company’s one-pin debugWire. On-chip debug accelerates application development and is handy for field diagnostics. An on-chip, calibrated RC oscillator eliminates the need for an external clock. Typical power consumption at 1 MHz and 1.8 V is under 300 µa. The tiny2313 comes with 2 kbytes of self programming flash and 128 bytes of EEPROM and SRAM, respectively. The tiny13 has half this memory but adds a four-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter. Pricing starts at $0.70. The STK500 starter kit with the AVR Studio development environment costs $79.

Atmel Corp.

Development System Suits Renesas 7750R And Windows CE.Net
The Modular Development Platform (MDP) provides a slot-expandable prototyping system. It comes with a Renesas 7750R processor and a Microsoft Windows CE.Net 4.2 board support package. The MDP costs $1495.

Vibren Technologies Inc.

C/C++ Workbench Supports Arm MCUs
The Embedded C/C++ Workbench v3.40 supports Atmel’s Arm7 and Arm9 32-bit cores and AT91 microcontroller family. The Workbench includes a C/EC++ compiler and linker, text editor, project manager, and C-SPY debugger. The real-time operating-system-aware development environment is available for a range of platforms down to the 8-bit 8051 and Atmel AVR. Pricing starts at $1700.

IAR Systems Software Inc.

LPC 16-bit MCU Tackles 8-Bit Chores
The 20-MHz R8C/Tiny is an M16C-based 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) in a low-pin-count (LPC) package that addresses applications normally handled by 8-bit MCUs. Versions with flash capacity of 8 to 16 kbytes and RAM from 512 bytes to 1 kbyte are available. The chips have eight to 12 analog-to-digital channels. Various R8C/Tiny chips are available in a 32-pin LQFP package starting at $1.30 apiece.

Renesas Technology America Inc.

PCI-X InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter Sports Dual 4X Ports
An 8.5-Gbit/s PCI-X interface and a pair of 10-Gbit/s InfiniBand interfaces highlight the MTPB23108, making it a matched set with redundant connectivity. The board uses Layer 4 hardware acceleration to minimize processor resources while providing high-speed, low-latency switched interconnects. Each InfiniBand interface supports eight Data Virtual Lanes and the VL15 Management Lane. On-board double-data-rate memory starts at 128 Mbytes. Pricing starts at $995.

Mellanox Technologies Inc.

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