TRACE32 certified for ISO 26262 code coverage

TRACE32 certified for ISO 26262 code coverage

Lauterbach are pleased to announce that the TRACE32 Tool Qualification Support-Kit (TQSK) has been certified by TÜV NORD to ISO 26262:2011 for developing systems up to and including
ASIL D, the highest level.

With deeply embedded software playing a more significant role in our everyday lives it becomes more important that this software is developed well and is able to function as intended even in unforeseen circumstances. To this end numerous software safety standards have been developed for industries which where software failure will cause injury or loss of life: automotive, medical, avionics, etc. In many jurisdictions, compliance to these standards is mandated.

Many different tools may be used in the development of a safety critical system and it is not unreasonable to expect the same level of quality and reliability from the tools which are used to develop, build and test these systems. After all, a tool is usually just another combination of hardware and software and it also needs to be proven to be reliable and consistent when in use. With the Tool Qualification Support-Kit Lauterbach gives developers the peace of mind ofknowing that the TRACE32 family of products have been demonstrably shown to produce consi

stent, reliable results and can be proven to an internationally recognized high standard. Not only does this provide an extra level of confidence but can also greatly reduce the time and cost required to certify a toolset for a particular project.

Says Norbert Weiss, International Sales Manager at Lauterbach: “The Lauterbach philosophy has always been to provide high quality tools for professional developers. I see the TQSK as providing another advantage to our customers and allowing them to push the boundaries of what is possible even further and with less risk. After all, if you’re developing world leading solutions you should also be using world leading tools.”

The TQSK is available now for both new and existing Lauterbach customers. Please visit the registration page https://www.lauterbach.com/register_tqsk.html to obtain your copy

SEGGER introduces IoT Toolkit to access cloud based services

SEGGER introduces IoT Toolkit to access cloud based services

SEGGER’s IoT Toolkit is a complete set of tools empowering IoT devices to interact with cloud based services, such as AWS, Azure, Dropbox, Twitter, Xively, and others. The set includes an http client and a JSON-parser and has been designed from the ground up for resource-constrained embedded systems. The IoT Toolkit works on top of the IP-Stack embOS/IP and can apply transport layer security via emSSL, if required.

The toolkit support ranges from simple jobs such as retrieving a web page via the http protocol to complex tasks such as communicating with a REST based API using the JSON description language.

A real world application sample is SEGGER’s Dropbox client, which uses the IoT toolkit to connect with the latest Dropbox API. For evaluation all IoT tools are available as free to use Windows executables.

“The embedded industry is strongly moving towards cloud-based solutions. The demand for simple ways to connect to cloud servers is growing with IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. Whether the device shall be capable of broadcasting messages, or sending warnings on multiple channels using MQTT for instance or simply log events or store data at a cloud service via CoAP, with our IoT Toolkit, customers can easily set up their device for communication with a cloud based service with the least effort”, says Dirk Akemann, Marketing Manager at SEGGER.

Flasher ATE High Speed Gang Programming Solution

SEGGER announces Flasher ATE High Speed Gang Programming Solution

“SEGGER Flashers have long been used for mass production. Listening to our customers, we have now created a Gang Programmer that has the same features and speeds and leaves nothing to be desired. It simply works, and programs any kind of target system in minimum time. Whether it is used to program 10 different targets or 10 similar targets or any setup in between, Flasher ATE is up to the task”, says Dirk Akemann, Technical Marketing Manager at SEGGER.

SEGGER announces the availability of Flasher ATE, a brand new modular gang programmer. It uses the same Turbo-Mode and Universal Flash loaders proven in the Flasher PRO and other members of the Flasher family.

Flasher ATE supports up to 10 completely individual parallel programming channels. Each channel has its own programming circuit and memory, allowing it to be used individually and programs at maximum speed on every channel.

In mass production, the in-system programming process usually is tightly coupled with the testing facilities such as Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) or similar devices. Flasher ATE comes with a ready to use UART communication channel, hand shake lines, USB and Ethernet interfaces. Any of these can be used to control its operation. In addition to this, the built-in web and FTP servers allow updates and monitoring from the nearby production control office. Support for programming of unique serial numbers and patch data is also included.

Flasher ATE can program both on or off chip memory. All that is required is a flash loader, which is already available for most popular devices and can be created for all others.

RTOS, stacks, middleware for RISC-V

SEGGER presents RTOS, stacks, middleware for RISC-V

SEGGER presents a new embOS port and its complete stack and middleware portfolio for the Open Source RISC-V CPU architecture.

“With the introduction of embOS, their stacks and middleware supporting the RISC-V ISA, SEGGER demonstrates their expertise in creating highly-efficient software. With the embOS release, RISC-V users can benefit from low memory footprints which allows more room for the actual application”, says Rick O’Connor, executive director of the non-profit RISC-V Foundation.

In addition to embOS, SEGGER offers emWin to construct user interfaces, emFile file system, emSSL, emSSH and emSecure to secure internet communications, cryptographic and security libraries for encryption, code signing and authentication (digital signatures), embOS/IP, emModbus, emUSB-Host and emUSB-Device communication stacks for Internet and industrial applications, and emLoad to enable firmware updates from portable storage or delivered over the air.

The industry-leading efficiency of embOS complements the high-performance and very low power consumption characteristics of RISC-V MCUs.

The embOS port comes with a board support package for the Digilent Artix-A7 ARTY evaluation board providing a straightforward getting-started experience with SEGGER software on RISC-V. Packages simply work, out of the box, without additional configuration or setup, and a ready-to-run project is included for Embedded Studio.

The embOS for RISC-V offering includes the highly respected embOS manual, which is both the definitive reference to the embOS API and a solid, yet accessible, tutorial for engineers unfamiliar with embedded RTOS concepts.

embOS is fully compliant with the MISRA-C:2012 standard and this makes it suitable for demanding automotive and high-integrity applications.

”RISC-V is a very promising CPU architecture. By adding our software to the RISC-V ecosystem we provide an end-to-end comprehensive solution from a single supplier for firmware and application developers using RISC-V devices”, adds Til Stork embOS Product Manager at SEGGER.

J-Trace PRO Cortex: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed streaming trace on Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M

J-Trace PRO Cortex: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed streaming trace on Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M

SEGGER introduces J-Trace PRO Cortex, the new flagship J-Trace streaming trace probe model, capable of supporting streaming trace from Cortex-A, Cortex-R, and Cortex-M targets. In addition to the Gigabit Ethernet interface, it now comes with a USB 3 SuperSpeed interface which is capable of transferring trace data in real time to the host even at full trace clock speeds. The host software is able to store, analyze and visualize the data in real time over unlimited periods of time, supporting the full bandwidth of the target interface of up to 1.2 GBit/s.

SEGGER introduces J-Trace PRO Cortex, the new flagship J-Trace streaming trace probe model, capable of supporting streaming trace from Cortex-A, Cortex-R, and Cortex-M targets. In addition to the Gigabit Ethernet interface, it now comes with a USB 3 SuperSpeed interface which is capable of transferring trace data in real time to the host even at full trace clock speeds. The host software is able to store, analyze and visualize the data in real time over unlimited periods of time, supporting the full bandwidth of the target interface of up to 1.2 GBit/s.

J-Trace PRO Cortex uses Ozone, the fully featured graphical debug and performance analyzer for embedded applications. Ozone is an advanced professional debug and verification application, that can use ELF files produced by any EABI-compliant tool such as SEGGER Embedded Studio, Eclipse/GCC, IAR Embedded Workbench or Keil/ARM MDK, to debug and analyze at the source level. Ozone provides real-time code profiling and real-time code coverage in combination with the streaming trace technology of the J-Trace PRO Cortex.

It takes less than 15 minutes to get up running with the new trace probe, as it ships with a Cortex-M target hardware, with ELF file and project for Embedded Studio readily available.

“Debugging and verification tools have progressed significantly in the past couple of years. We believe that the combination of Ozone and J-Trace PRO is the best trace solution in the industry. Code profiling of a running system provides instant, accurate performance measurements rather than the optimistic ‘ideal’ results from a simulated environment. With J-Trace and Ozone such systems are quick to set up and define the user experience: It simply works!” says Alex Gruener, CTO at SEGGER Microcontroller.

embOS-Safe, the SIL 3 certified RTOS for safety-critical applications

SEGGER announces embOS-Safe, the SIL 3 certified RTOS for safety-critical applications

“Certification is vital to many safety applications. embOS-Safe provides developers with a comprehensive tool to match their safety and reliability requirements,” says Til Stork, embOS Product Manager at SEGGER. “embOS is now certified according to IEC 61508 SIL 3 and IEC 62304 Class C, and it simply works!”

embOS, SEGGER’s signature RTOS, is known for its small footprint, performance, reliability and intuitive API, and has been proven for more than twenty years in commercial applications.

By popular demand, a certified version is now available for safety-critical applications.

Certified by TÜV SÜD, embOS-Safe complies with the functional safety standards IEC 61508 SIL 3 and IEC 62304 Class C (medical devices).

The certification highlights the high-quality standards of SEGGER’s development processes, now making it even easier to use embOS in safety-critical key market segments such as medical, automotive, aviation and home appliances.

Customers requiring embOS-Safe gain access to a proven, reliable solution with all embOS key features, including multi-tasking, comprehensive communication and synchronization services, along with full memory protection.

embOS-Safe is provided with a certification kit containing all necessary documents, including the comprehensive embOS safety manual, making it easy to integrate it into your application, even for applications that have not taken advantage of an RTOS before.

embOS-Safe is further complemented in safety-critical environments by SEGGER’s leading cross-platform IDE Embedded Studio, the proven embOS/IP and emUSB communication stacks, the bullet-proof file system emFile and the industry-standard graphics package emWin, as well as the J-Link debug probes and Flasher production tools.

IEC 61508 is the standard for functional safety and is referenced in multiple derived standards.

embOS certifications according to other standards, including ISO 26262 for automotive devices, can consequently also be done easily.

Prevent Cybercrime Inside Your Company

Prevent Cybercrime Inside Your Company

Cybercrime

The security threat posed by insiders is often underestimated. According to an IBM study, 32% of attackers are insiders and 24% are “inadvertent actors” (e.g. people making mistakes that lead to a system breach or incorrect behavior.) One such class of insider attack is malicious code added during development that allows for future exploitation.

Advanced static analysis tools such as CodeSonar can detect these within source and binary code before they get shipped to customers.
In addition to existing detection for security vulnerabilities, this paper also talks about specific security vulnerability checks to detect certain insider attacks.

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En guide til valg af det rigtige værktøj

En guide til valg af det rigtige værktøj

Softwareudvikling til Arm Cortex-M

Valg af det rigtige værktøj og softwarekomponenter til et nyt embedded projekt kan ofte være en vanskelig proces. Skal man vælge Open-Source fordi det er ”gratis”, eller skal man købe færdige udviklingsmiljøer med tilhørende middleware komponenter. Ja det er nogle af de spørgsmål som vores Henrik Andersen, der med over 25 år erfaring indenfor den embeddede branche, forsøger at give svar på i dette ”Whitepapper”. Download det gratis her.

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