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100G Ethernet packet parser reference design kit using Tabula’s ABAX2P1 3PLD Tabula now makes available a 100G Ethernet packet parser reference design kit based on its new ABAX2P1 3PLD and supported by its Stylus revision 2.6.2 compiler. The 100 GbE packet parser represents a novel approach to this class of network functions, delivering a unique combination of programmability and low latency. It provides support for multiple L2 accesses and trunk frame formats and is easily scalable to support L3 and L4 parsing. It also benefits from a very small footprint – less than 2K LUTs for a single 100G stream, making it an extremely cost-effective and power-efficient programmable solution that can be extended to support multiple 100G streams on a single chip. Tabula’s Spacetime architecture enables designers to co-optimize performance and density. Combining programmable fabric in which all components can operate at 2 GHz with multi-port high-performance memories. In this 100 GbE packet parser reference design, these capabilities are used to parallelize the processing of multiple fields of an entire 100 GbE packet header, enabling the parsing function to be completed in a record 17ns latency and making the parser software configurable to handle different L2 formats or extended to L3 and L4 parsing. Tabula www.tabula.com Software version management system boosts distributed teams Perforce Software has released version 2013.1 of its Software Version Management system, featuring enhancements to support globally distributed teams and scalable Agile development practices. The 2013.1 release focuses on two critical areas for software developers, codeline task management for greater workflow flexibility and advanced replication to support distributed teams. Advanced replication options in Perforce 2013.1 provide enhanced support, out of the box, for highly distributed teams to control exactly what is replicated in each location. Now every team gets high performance access to exactly what they need, when they need it. Perforce replication options are also tuned for high-performance build, test and release environments, enabling organizations to reach their goals for continuous delivery. Task Streams offer flexibility for managing tasks in progress. Task streams can also be archived upon completion of the task to de-clutter the stream graph. Along with task streams, shelving provides a flexible way to work on, review and promote shelved changes with quick approval. Shelves can be submitted directly or un-shelved to another branch. All Perforce products are provided free of charge for up to 20 users. Perforce www.perforce.com Compiler qualification suite can be added into safety critical development tools Dutch developer ACE Associated Compiler Experts has launched a compiler qualification suite for use in OEM software tool qualification kits and services. Safety standards like ISO 26262 require that adequate confidence and quality levels are demonstrated in software tools. C/C++ compilers translate software to hardware architectures and are complicated tools by nature thus requiring qualification and validation when used for safety critical applications. For this purpose, ACE has developed the SuperTest qualification suite which provides a unique level of compiler test coverage and can find hazardous problem cases in compilers. Using the new SuperTest qualification suite, system integrators and application developers using a tool chain can achieve the appropriate qualification and confidence levels for the compilers that are used when producing their applications. Developers of safety critical systems and applications can now have confidence in their compilers by testing these for their specific use cases using the SuperTest qualification suite. The SuperTest qualification product is available as an OEM product to be integrated into compiler specific qualification kits for tool vendors and through service companies. ACE www.ace.nl - searches all electronics sites - displays only electronics results - is available on your mobile www.eetsearch.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe July/August 2013 29


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