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Anadigm® releases 2014 update of AnadigmDesigner®2,
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Anadigm® releases 2014 update of AnadigmDesigner®2,
The leading EDA Tool to Support Dynamically Reconfigurable Field Programmable Analog Arrays.
Anadigm®’s breakthrough On-the-Fly Reprogramming and Automatic C-Code Generation for System-Level Control of Complex Analog Functions is now updated. It continues to support generic C+ and now adds multiple generations of MFC application prototyping. In addition the CAM library is enhanced with new extended functions as is the number of FPAA chips that can be connected.
Mesa, Arizona.—August 18, 2014— Anadigm® today announced the release of an updated version of AnadigmDesigner®2, its EDA tool that enables the design and implementation of dynamically reconfigurable analog circuits within a matter of minutes.
This release of AnadigmDesigner®2 software suite updates the established and stable second generation software product, combining a powerful EDA tool, configurable analog modules (CAMs), and Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) silicon—the analog equivalent of FPGAs—to reduce the time required for analog design implementations from months to minutes.
AnadigmDesigner®2 first brought to market in 2002. An EDA product proven to allow designers to develop unique designs using FPAAs that can be reconfigured by a microcontroller in real time to change the function they perform within a system or to adapt on-the-fly without breaks in circuit function. By automatically generating C-code that can be incorporated into the system algorithm to enable the FPAA to be adjusted and controlled directly by a microprocessor within an embedded system.
Version is the latest in this family of design tools from Anadigm® that allow designers to construct complex analog functions using configurable analog modules (CAMs) as building blocks – dramatically reducing the time required to design analog subsystems, as well as enhancing designer productivity. With an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface, the design process can be measured in minutes, allowing complete analog systems to be built rapidly, simulated immediately, and then downloaded to the FPAA chip for testing and validation.
The complex analog circuits developed using the AnadigmDesigner®2 software will be used in a wide range of industrial, automotive, medical, automatic test equipment, instrumentation, and communications products for applications such as signal conditioning, closed loop control, and data acquisition.
“We are proud to release this update to our very stable and successful software suite. Numerous operating system updates make the tool easier to use with today operating systems, and the addition of new CAM functions expands the versatility of our customer’s circuit design concepts” said Simon Dickinson, Anadigm® president and CEO. “This release of AnadigmDesigner®2 is targeted specifically for users of our 3rd generation FPAA product, though it contains support for older devices. Increased performance of 3rd party Microcontrollers and Microprocessors have made the task of embedding FPAA’s into a system solution significantly easier, our c-code generator produces code which is fully compatible with the latest processors, ten years ago it was not so easy.”
Since 2002, designers have used the C-code generated by AnadigmDesigner®2 within 8 bit and 16 bit processors. Examples; to change the gain and corner frequency of low-, high- and band-pass filters; to set the gain of the inputs for a sum difference multiplier using a fixed-point or a full floating-point method; to pull weak signals from noisy environments using synchronous or none-synchronous analog circuit techniques. Today, the availability of 16, 32 even 64 bit processor in embedded systems enables applications using higher level c-code functions to run computation and generate FPAA configuration data very quickly. The code automatically produced by AnadigmDesigner®2 will compile directly into these systems expanding the functions that can be design and adjusted, not only during the design stage, but specifically while the FPAA chip is running in the system.
“The ability to construct dynamically reprogrammable systems as easily as you can construct a static analog system is unique,” added Anadigm®’s Dickinson. “We continue to deliver this important capability by expanding the automated process by which the designer instructs AnadigmDesigner®2 to create the necessary code to be used by the system processor.” In fact, AnadigmDesigner®2 reduces the task of programming dynamic configurability to a simple, push- of-the-button function.
Some highly complex analog designs require more than one FPAA. AnadigmDesigner®2 addresses this need with a multiple-chip support feature that allows analog functions to be designed across several chips— all visible on the same screen—that act seamlessly as a single unit within the end system. Additional new features include increase the maximum FPAA design to 64 chips, new interface improvements, faster simulation and enhanced library.
Software can be downloaded from Anadigm®’s website and is currently free. A complete evaluation kit with a development board, cables and hardcopy of the software, is available for $199.
About Anadigm®
Anadigm® combines the three most powerful design trends from the digital world (design automation, field programmable ICs, real-time updating) into a platform for analog design, greatly reducing cost-of- ownership for analog signal conditioning and processing functions across many market segments.
Founded in January 2000, the company consolidated operation into U.S. headquarters in Mesa Arizona in 2006.
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