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DESIGN & PRODUCTS Virtex 7 2000T multi FPGA-based 270nH chip inductor comes in a prototyping system 0.6x0.3x0.3mm package Company Pro Design has released a new product family of FPGA based prototyping systems called “proFPGA” consist- Murata has released what the company claims to be the ing of two types of motherboards (duo/quad), different kind of world’s first 270nH chip inductor available in a 0603 (EIA FPGA modules with latest Virtex 7 tech- 0201) sized pack- nology, a set of interconnection boards/ age measuring cables, and various daughter boards. The 0.6x0.3x0.3mm. Ex- first member of the proFPGA product tending the LQP series family is the proFPGA quad V7 system. line-up of compact high The system consist of the proFPGA quad frequency inductors that motherboard and is equipped with four ex- previously were available changeable proFPGA Xilinx Virtex 7 XCV2000T FPGA modules from 0.6 to 120 nH, the offering up to 48 M ASIC gates capacity alone on one board. LQP03TN-02 series now Multiple proFPGA quad systems can be stacked or connected adds inductance values together to provide unlimited scalability and no theoretical maxi- from 150 to 270nH. Specifically targeting high frequency mum in capacity. In addition, users have nearly 100% access to circuits in smart phones, cellular phones and other small all available FPGA I/Os (4400), which gives maximum freedom portable wireless devices, the chips’ inductance deviation is regarding the FPGA interconnection structure. Furthermore, within +/- 5%. The inductors have a high Q factor of 5. the system offers a total of 32 extension sites on the top and Murata Europe bottom site for different kind of FPGA modules (Xilinx or Altera), www.murata.eu standard proFPGA daughter boards or user specific extension boards like DDR3 memory, PCIe Gen3 and all sorts of intercon- nection boards/cables. The proFPGA provides an extensive set Static code analysis tool of features and tools, such as an advanced clock management, remote system configuration, integrated self- and performance guarantees safe software test, automatic board detection, automatic I/O voltage program- In order to guarantee the functional safety of embedded code ming, system scan- and safety mechanism. in automotive control units, ISO26262 mandates stringent ProDesign software development processes. A method to make sure the www.prodesign-europe.com code does not exhibit unusual Digital cameras combine MJPEG image and potentially risky behaviour compression and raw video stream is static code Point Grey has added two new models to its new multi- analysis. Hitex interfaced Zebra2 camera line for surveillance and process Development monitoring installations that require real-time viewing in tools now offers addition to image storage or Goanna 2.9, a post processing. The Ze- software tool bra2 sends uncompressed that checks video over HD-SDI as well the code according to the MISRA set of rules. Goanna can be as MJPEG compressed or applied to any software written in C++ or C. Version 2.9 now ap- uncompressed images over plies the MSRA C:2004 rules as well as MISRA-C++:2008 and Gigabit Ethernet. The new 2.8 CERT. The MISRA rules are defined by the Motor Industry Soft- MP, 1080p30, model offers excellent light sensitivity while ware Reliability Association and aim at safe operation whereas the 5 MP variant offers excellent value for lower frame rate the CERT rules (Computer Emergency Response Team) focuses applications. Designed to capture high quality, color rich on security issues. Goanna 2.9 reflects the Secure Coding Stan- images in a variety of dynamically lit indoor and outdoor en- dard for C and C++ developed by the CERT. The current version vironments, Point Grey’s new image processing technology 2.9 indicates to every error found in the program code the maximizes image quality through advanced noise reduction, respective identification according to he Common Weakness tone mapping, and color interpolation techniques. The new Enumeration (CWE). CWE is a directory of potential weaknesses models introduce P-iris lens control which enables discrete encountered in software. Goanna is available in two versions: control over the lens aperture. The new image pipeline com- Goanna Central is command line oriented whereas Goanna Stu- bined with Sony CCD imagers and remote lens control allows dio supports graphical IDEs such as Visual Studio and Eclipse/ the Zebra2 to capture crisp images of fast moving objects. CDT. In addition, the release also supports new IEDs such as The Zebra2 ZBR2-PGEHD-28S4C-CS (color) model uses the Atmel Studio 6, Atollic TrueStudio, IAR Embedded Workbench, Sony ICX687 EXview HAD II, 1/1.8” CCD producing 1928 x Infineon DAVE, Keil uVision, Mentor Graphics Sourcery Code 1448 at 26 FPS. The ZBR2-PGEHD-51S5C-CS (color) model Bench, QNX Momentics, Texas Instruments Code Composer uses the Sony ICX655, 2/3” CCD producing 2448 x 2048 at Studio and Wind River Workbench. The tool is available for Win- 10 FPS. dows and Linux; licensing is either linked to a specific computer Point Grey or as a floating license. www.ptgreystore.com Hitex www.hitex.de/goanna 40 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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