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Altera Quartus II Software v13.1 significantly reduces compiler times

Altera Corporation has released its Quartus II software version 13.1 delivering, what the company claims, an average 30 percent and in some cases up to 70 percent reduction in compile times compared to the previous version. It has achieved this through significant algorithm optimisation and increased parallelization.

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Active-Semi unveils power solution for ARM-based eMPUs

Active-Semi has unveiled reference design solutions for Atmel’s ARM Cortex A5 and ARM9-based eMPUs (Embedded Micro Processor Units) using Active-Semi’s ACT8865 and ACT8945A PMICs (Power Management Integrated Circuits).

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Qt Enterprise Embedded promises fast development of embedded devices

Digia has launched Qt Enterprise Embedded, a fully-integrated solution that enables users to get started immediately with software development on an embedded device with a tailored user experience. It has been designed to support the key requirements for high performance and minimal footprint while providing a flexible, full-framework modular architecture to deliver unparalleled scalability.

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VadaTech offers new 950W MicroTCA power module in single width size

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, is now offering a new power module compliant to the MicroTCA.0 specification that boasts up to 950W of DC power. This is over 150W more power than any same-sized (single width) module in the industry, including VadaTech’s first generation UTC010 unit.

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Arrow introduces system-on-module platform for ARM Cortex-A5-based development

Arrow Electronics has introduced a system-on-module (SoM) package that will provide engineers with quick-and-easy access to the full functionality of the ARM Cortex-A5 microcontroller core. The AT-501 SoM was developed by Arrow in conjunction with Shiratech in Israel. It uses an Atmel SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 based MCU that combines high performance and low-power consumption with an extensive range of peripheral support.

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Microsemi makes available low-cost IGLOO2 FPGA evaluation Kit with PCI Express demo

The IGLOO2 FPGA Evaluation Kit includes a PCIe control plane demonstration design that streamlines and accelerates the development of transceiver I/O-based FPGA designs to build PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet based systems. As the kit is PCI Express form factor compliant, it allows for design, evaluation and development using a standard laptop with an ExpressCard slot or a desktop with a PCIe slot. Designers can also explore the high performance memory system (HPMS) capabilities of IGLOO2 FPGAs.

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Kontron Pico-ITX motherboard accelerates SFF appliance development

With its new low-power embedded motherboard for the extended temperature range, Kontron is looking to accelerate the development of especially robust and energy-saving ARM-based SFF designs. The KTAM33874/pITX is equipped with the Ti Sitara 3874 processor and provides tablet PC class performance and a comprehensive range of standard and embedded computing interfaces.

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Fujitsu mainboard D3128-B2x supports 3rd Gen Intel core processor and Windows 8

Since the end of August 2013, Fujitsu have been shipping a new version of their industrial ATX mainboard D3128-B. The new Fujitsu D3128-B2x is now available and supports 3rd Gen Intel Core processors from the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 product family and Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 v2 product family as well as Intel Core i7 4800/4900 product family with LGA2011 sockets, based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture.

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COM Express goes ultra-low power

congatec AG, a manufacturer of embedded computer modules, has launched the conga-TC87 Type 6 COM Express compact module supporting 4th Generation Intel Core processors. It is a low-power single-chip solution, codenamed Haswell-ULT, with integrated chipset (PCH) and graphics. Despite increased performance, the maximum thermal design power (TDP) is just 15 watts.

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