Embedded Computing Design Selects Top Embedded Innovations of the Year

Altera Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and Logic PD, Inc. selected as 2012 winners for Top Embedded Innovations

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Aug., 27, 2012 — OpenSystems Media (OSM), LLC, today announced that Embedded Computing Design magazine has awarded three Top Innovation awards and one Top Embedded Innovation of the Year award. The August issue of Embedded Computing Design, the Top Embedded Innovation of the Year issue, spotlights the industry's top embedded innovations in the embedded computing industry as well as innovative products.

The Top Embedded Innovation winners were chosen from scores of entries representing the leading edge of embedded computing technology. OSM looked for product innovation that will have a positive impact on the embedded design community and bring benefits including cost savings, performance improvements, and faster time to market. The OSM staff selected three winners from the Silicon, Software, and Strategies categories, plus an overall winner capturing the title of “Top Embedded Innovation of the Year.”

According to Warren Webb, OpenSystems Media, Embedded Computing Design Editorial Director, “Our challenge was to research the embedded design community to identify the top innovations that lead in the industry.” He added, “After reviewing the various product innovations, we selected a winner in each of the silicon, software, and strategies categories based on creativity, uniqueness, and value to the embedded community.”

The winners are as follows:

Silicon:

Cyclone V and Arria V SoC FPGAs - Altera Corporation

FPGA technology is a popular approach to embedded design, allowing engineers to quickly create single-chip circuit configurations within a shortened development schedule. This new System-on-Chip (SoC) product family from Altera combines an ARM-based hard processor system with 28 nm FPGA fabric using a high-bandwidth interconnect.

Software:

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. - Virtual System Platform (VSP)

The Virtual System Platform (VSP) from Cadence Design Systems enables designers to create a virtual prototype of the expected hardware and begin software design, verification, and system analysis before committing hardware to production.

Strategies:

Logic PD, Inc. - DM3730 T+W SOM

The DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless System-On-Module (SOM) from Logic PD provides this connectivity with a board offering access to 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. With built-in network connectivity, embedded designs can enable remote operation and data collection while reducing hardware costs by eliminating the local user interface.

Top Embedded Innovation of the Year for 2012:

MIPS Technologies - Aptiv Generation of Products

MIPS’ new Aptiv Generation microprocessor cores, including the proAptiv, interAptiv, and microAptiv families, offer three distinct performance levels for home entertainment, mobile, networking, and embedded applications.

Winners will be featured in the Top Embedded Innovations department of the August Embedded Computing Design, Annual Resource Guide. Embedded Computing Design magazine is the largest printed and circulated magazine in the embedded space with more than 42,000 engineers reading it.

Click here to see the list of the Top Embedded Innovation of the Year:

embedded-computing.com/innovators/top-2012/

About OpenSystems Media

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