Just to let you know that this year's 2017 Device Developers' Conference has been cancelled, as we have not been able to raise sufficient sponsorship and industry participation on this occasion.

In view of this, we will instead be sending out a series of e-mail newsletters that we hope you will find informative and beneficial. Each newsletter will cover such topics as embedded and realtime training opportunities, new technologies and technical white papers. Please see below for this month's collection of news stories.


UK Embedded Systems News....

Lauterbach Announces Debug Support for ARMv8-M

New UK workshops for 2017 - PCIe, USB, FPGA, JTAG, Functional Test, Ethernet

New book: The Engineering of Reliable Embedded Systems (Second Edition)

Phaedrus rings in the New Year with TESSY

Achieve MISRA Compliance and Improve Code Quality - Download PRQA's whitepaper

SDC Tools Address Code Security

 

 

Lauterbach Announces Debug Support for ARMv8-M

Lauterbach has announced that its TRACE32® debug tools now support cores of the new ARMv8-M family

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced that its TRACE32® debug tools now support cores of the new ARMv8-M family. 

These new cores of the ARMv8-M family include the Cortex®-M23 and Cortex®-M33 core and have similar performance to the existing Cortex®-M3/M4 devices, whilst offering low power performance and a small footprint. They also include a new integrated version of the ARM® TrustZone® ensuring that these cores are suitable for secure IoT applications.

“Our TRACE32® tools fully support these new cores,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. “This includes support for the ARM® TrustZone® mechanism, enabling the developer to have full visibility and control during the development process.”

Lauterbach debug tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers, and the company is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support. Lauterbach tools support all of the major families of microprocessor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of Lauterbach tools enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

“The TRACE32® tools provide the ARM® Cortex®-M microprocessor developer with a comprehensive debug environment,” said Barry Lock.  “For customers who already have Lauterbach debug tools for Cortex®-M, a software update will enable access to these new device types.”

www.lauterbach.com

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New UK workshops for 2017 - PCIe, USB, FPGA, JTAG, Functional Test, Ethernet

Last year Telexsus had a record number of engineers attend practical one day training and workshop events. They've scheduled their 2017 events - so book now to ensure a date that's convenient with you.
New in 2017 - additional training days for PCI Express and USB, covering the more advanced aspects of protocol analysis, verification and compliance. There is also a new workshop on functional testing of high-value hardware, for example with FPGAs and other high-end devices, including comprehensive power testing.

All the events combine a mixture of theory and practical hands on labs to help hardware, software and test engineers not just understand the topic but leave with skills that can be put to practical use. Spaces for the events are allocated on a first come first served basis and are free of charge for up to 2 people per company. All events will take place in Maidenhead unless otherwise stated, typically, 9am - 4pm.

• PCI Express introductory workshop* : 28/2/17, 4/10/17

• Advanced PCI Express Protocol Analysis & Compliance training: 7/6/17

• USB introductory training day: 1/3/17, 5/10/17

• Advanced USB Analysis & Compliance training including Type-C and Power Delivery: 8/6/17

• High-end real-time FPGA debug workshop*: 2/3/17, 6/6/17

• JTAG boundary scan workshop*: 16/2/17, 27/4/17 (Edinburgh), 22/6/17, 19/10/17

• Functional and power testing of high-value hardware workshop*: 28/3/17, 12/9/17

• 25/40/50/100G Ethernet & Storage Area Networks workshop*: 27/4/17, 9/11/17

For dates and further details, and to register, please go to http://www.telexsus.com/events

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New book: The Engineering of Reliable Embedded Systems (Second Edition)

The Second Edition of 'The Engineering of Reliable Embedded Systems' is now available.

The book documents an industry-proven approach to the development of
software for reliable, real-time embedded systems, based on the use of 'Time Triggered' (TT) architectures.
What distinguishes TT approaches is that it is possible to model the expected system behaviour precisely.

This means that during the development process, developers can demonstrate that all of the requirements have been met, and at run time, developers can detect problems very quickly. The end result is that we can have a high level of confidence that a TT system will either operate precisely as required or it will move into an appropriate state if a problem occurs. The above characteristics mean that appropriately-implemented TT systems provide a particularly effective means of meeting the requirements of various international safety standards.

Case studies
In order to illustrate how the TT techniques presented in ERES2 can be employed in practical designs, five detailed case studies are included. These studies describe the development of embedded control and monitoring systems for the following products:

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Phaedrus rings in the New Year with TESSY

Top testing tool joins safety critical and high reliability product offering.

Phaedrus Systems, the specialist in tools for safety critical and high reliability embedded software development is celebrating the start of 2017 by announcing it now distributing the products from Berlin-based Razorcat in the UK and Ireland. The best known of the tools is TESSY, the leading unit and integration test tool for embedded software. TESSY is certified to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262, and is being used in a large number of software projects across all branches of industry for the verification of safety-critical and high-quality software.

The Razorcat product portfolio also includes the Integrated Test Environment (ITE), Test Operator Platform (TOP) and Check Case Definition Language (CCDL) tools.

Michael Wittner, Managing Director at Razorcat Development GmbH, explained, "Razorcat has been growing continuously over the last few years, so we are intensifying our activities in the different regions with the support of partners, "With Phaedrus Systems we have found the perfect distribution partner: Chris Hills has known TESSY for many years and therefore is a competent partner for our customers in UK and Ireland."

Chris hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems has been a long term fan of TESSY, "TESSY is regarded by many as the gold standard in embedded software testing tools. I am delighted to provide it and the other Razorcat tools to those developers developing projects for the most demanding environments."

For more about TESSY and other leading system development tools, visit www.phaedsys.com

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Achieve MISRA Compliance and Improve Code Quality - Download PRQA's whitepaper

Learn how to ensure that your source code is safe and secure, and free of software defects and vulnerabilities.

Read PRQA's whitepaper to discover how you can achieve MISRA compliance, improve code quality, reduce risks and ultimately save costs http://info.programmingresearch.com/misra-overview-dd

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SDC Tools Address Code Security

The recent UK Banking and US based CCTV camera DDoS Maleware attacks have now made secure development everybody's problem, even more so when the threat of potential litigation or as happened very recently, the loss of a lucrative contract because an application could not be either secured or updated.

In the last few months EMEA based security centres have experienced a 100% increase in DDoS attacks, many of which have been amplified by combining thousands of compromised embedded applications and IIOT devices to target a single, innocent entity.




The recent Ponemon Institute survey found that nearly 80% of IIOT and mobile devices are being released without any security testing and has emphasised the need to ensure that security based coding standards are part of the development process, third party Open Source components are constantly checked against a vulnerability database and that hidden Technical Debt complexity risks are analysed to avoid the release of any insecure embedded applications or compromised devices.

If you are interested in enhancing or introducing AppSec Development technologies that can be quickly implemented into an application development stream, policy or process, please contact SDC Systems on 0118 990 8400 or info@sdcsystems.com for further information.

wwww.sdcsystems.com

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