Technical Highlights April 2015

This is our April selection of White Papers and Webinars.
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Network Functions Virtualization platforms accelerate the network transition

Two new Network Functions Virtualization platforms (NFV) provide highly integrated OpenStack packages. Each platform combines a variety of software and hardware from the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. They promise lower time-to market while delivering industry-leading performance, efficiency and reliability. Learn how you can use them to accelerate your designs. 

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Identify the most appropriate framework for building professional, medical-grade image processing systems

This webinar introduces one of several new medical applications based on the Kontron COMe-cSE6 with a SoC (system-on-chip) of the second Generation  AMD G-Series. Attendees will not only gain a better understanding of the major differences in technology they will also able to identify the most appropriate framework for building their professional, medical-grade image processing systems.

Date & Time

  • May 05, 16h00 CEST (10h00 EDT = New York time; 17h00 MSK = Moscow time; 19h30 IST = Mumbai time)
  • 45 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A


  • Cameron Swen is Segment Marketing Manager for Medical Applications in AMD’s Embedded Solutions Division. Swen holds a degree in Engineering from Colorado State University and joined AMD in 2003 as the Manager of Technical Marketing for AMD’s Innovative Solutions Group. He started his career over 20 years ago as an engineer working with embedded computer systems and has held a variety of technical marketing positions at National Semiconductor and AMD for the last 15 years.
  • Martin Unverdorben, ist Technology Manager at Kontron. After his degree in electronic engineering, Martin worked as a technical trainer in the telecommunication market before he joined Kontron in the year 2000 as a Field Application Engineer. Today he is Product Manager for SMARC and also teaches customers how to use and “design-in” computer-on-modules in regular trainings.

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Learn how to get the lowest power from microcontrollers with EnergyTrace technology

MSP Microcontrollers are the Industry’s lowest power microcontrollers and this webinar provides you an overview of how EnergyTrace++™ technology supports engineers using MSP430FR59xx/MSP430FR69xx, FRAM based MSP product families to lower their system power. Now, EnergyTrace+ is finally here supporting TI’s brand new MSP432 Cortex-M4F based devices. Learn more on how EnergyTrace Technology integrates together in a single IDE environment with EnergyTrace 2.0. This session goes into identifying the features of MSP432™ while showcasing EnergyTrace+.

Date & Time

  • April 28, 10h00 CEST (11h00 MSK = Moscow time; 13h30 IST = Mumbai time)
  • 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A


  • Tobias Leisgang is Systems Engineering Manager for Texas Instruments’ MSP430 MCU family. He’s responsible for a worldwide team defining and implementing system requirements for future MSP430 products based on market and customer needs. Tobias graduated with a diploma in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg/Germany in 2004. In the same year he joined Texas Instruments as a digital design engineer, where he was responsible for design and verification of a mixed-signal micro-controller.

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Reduce development and verification costs for safety-critical applications

This Webtalk introduces QGen, a qualifiable and tunable code generation and model verification tool for a safe subset of Simulink and Stateflow models. QGen promotes the use of Simulink and Stateflow models as the preferable platforms for model-based design of safety critical systems. It reduces the development and verification costs for safety-critical applications through qualifiable code generation, model verification, and tight integration with AdaCore’s qualifiable simulation and structural coverage analysis tools.

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Higher development efficiency and code quality for ARM-based XMC microcontrollers

DAVE APPs are re-usable software components to efficiently develop software for XMC microcontrollers with DAVE. The new version 4 of DAVE, along with XMC peripheral libraries, brings further improvements in development efficiency and code quality. With the new SDK, users get a powerful framework to develop or modify DAVE APPs or to develop general code generation plug-ins for eclipse. Have a look into the video and get also an impression how DAVE works hand in hand with 3rd party tools.

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High Integrity C++ (HIC++) coding standard - for the production of high quality code


PRQA launched its High Integrity C++ Coding Standard (HIC++) in 2003 and according to Chris Rommel, VP M2M Embedded Technology at VDC, HIC++ has become one of the most widely adopted coding standard for the C++ language.

In the updated version 4.0, 202 rules were condensed into 155, 80 rules retired, 44 merged into 16 and 61 new rules added mostly related to modern C++.

The authors of the HIC++ Coding Standard have also written a whitepaper that:

  • summarizes the rationale behind version 4.0
  • explains how HIC++ fits with other popular C++ coding standards such as MISRA C++, JSF AV C++ and CERT C++
  • highlights the changes from the previous version

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Learn how to overcome the challenges of powering FPGAs with SIMPLE SWITCHER Power Modules

Learn how to overcome the challenges of powering FPGAs with SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules from an expert. This webinar reviews the specifications that are needed to power FPGAs as well as suggest ways to overcome common challenges and propose Xilinx®/Altera® solutions. All SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules provide you with low EMI, excellent thermal performance and pin-to-pin compatibility for added design flexibility. SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules utilize WEBENCH Designer, an online design tool, feature evaluation boards and reference designs, and include application notes and videos to make design easy.


  • Jason Arrigo. He is Applications Engineer with the Simple Switcher power module division of Texas Instruments located in Warrenville, IL. He studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago; graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Jason joined Texas Instruments in February 2005 as an Applications Engineer, supporting DC/DC power modules. His responsibilities include supporting customers and the field, as well as providing technical documentation and training of TI’s power module portfolio.

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Embedded Forum - technical trends with IoT, Microcontrollers, Tools, Boards & Modules

This is the virtual version of the Embedded Forum which ICC Media was  staging at electronica show in Munich. The virtual Embedded Forum provides free access to on-demand webinars about the Internet-of-Things, Microcontrollers & SoCs, Developments Tools and Embedded Computing Boards & Modules.

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