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SuperTest acknowledged as a unique and valuable test suite for compilers by leading evaluator, SIG


Tamworth Staffs and Amsterdam – 21 March, 2017

Phaedrus Systems, the specialist in the support of engineers at all stages of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity projects, has announced that SuperTest, the industry-leading and largest test and validation suite for C and C++ compilers and libraries, from Solid Sands, has been ranked highest on coverage, maintainability and quality in a comparative study of compiler test suites used within the safety-critical markets.

The evaluation was carried out by the Software Improvement Group (SIG) a specialist in evaluating software quality as defined by the ISO/IEC 25010 standard .

"SIG has produced this software quality report and also verified the unique features of SuperTest by comparison with the best known open source compiler test suites for C/C++," said Solid Sands' CCO Marianne Damstra. . ........ CONTINUES

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TESSY nominated for the embedded award 2017

 

 

 

 

Berlin, Germany and Tamworth, England, 14th February 2017

TESSY, the certified unit and integration testing tool from Razorcat has been nominated for an embedded award 2017 as one of three products in the "Tools" category.

The embedded awards 2017 are presented for Software, Hardware and Tools at embedded world 2017. They recognize innovative products or developments that are both unique and future-orientated and which are developed or manufactured by the companies themselves. Three products are nominated for each category.

The selection is made by a six-strong jury consisting of industry experts, such as Joachim Kroll, Deputy Chief Editor of the trade magazine „Elektronik“, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Sturmfrom from the College of Technology, Business and Culture (HTWK), Leipzig and Chairman of the embedded world Advisory Board. Tessy is distributed in the UK by Phaedrus Systems ........ CONTINUES

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Razorcat appoints Phaedrus Systems as distributor for UK and Ireland

 

 

Berlin, Germany and Tamworth, England,  24th January 2017

Razorcat, the developer of testing tools for embedded software development,  is expanding their European sales network through a distribution partnership with Phaedrus Systems Ltd. under the direction of Chris Hills. Phaedrus Systems will be selling the whole product portfolio of Razorcat including TESSY, the successful unit and integration test tool for embedded software, in the UK and the Irish Republic.

T“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”, says Michael Wittner, Managing Director at Razorcat Development GmbH. "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.”

"“TESSY is regarded by many as the gold standard in embedded software testing tools,” said Chris Hills CTO of Phaedrus Systems. “I am pleased to be able to work with Razorcat again, and to represent the company in the thriving UK embedded market.”........ CONTINUES

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Monitor your RTOS over USB

Tracealyzer adds extra streaming and other features

 

 

15 December 2016, Tamworth, UK

Phaedrus Systems, the leading specialist in the support of engineers at all stages of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity projects, has announced that Tracelyzer , the RTOS visualization tool from Percepio, now provides USB trace streaming - the transfer of data on RTOS behaviour to a host PC.

The new release, Tracealyzer v3.1, also provides detection of dynamic memory leaks, and includes many other updates to get up and running even quicker.

"Tracealyzer v3.1 is the first RTOS trace tool to support RTOS trace using just a standard USB cable, allowing you to use any debug probe in parallel," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems "The other enhancements in this release lay a solid foundation for vast improvements of the analysis capabilities that Percepio plans for Tracealyzer during 2017.”........ CONTINUES

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Floodgate IoT Security Toolkit: A Complete Security Solution for IoT Edge Devices

Devices can be easily and securely integrated with IoT Cloud Platforms

 

 

13 December 2016, Tamworth, UK

 Phaedrus Sytems, the leading specialist in the support of engineers at all stages of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity projects, has announced the availabilty of Icon Labs’ Floodgate IoT Security Toolkit. The solution enables IoT edge devices to be easily and securely integrated with IoT cloud platforms, including Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT Cloud Platform, and provides security management for remote IoT devices from a single user interface. ........ CONTINUES

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Percepio RTOS visualisation for Micrium’s µC/OS-III

Percepio
Micrium

Percepio Tracealyzer

Micrium uC/OS RTOS

 


Tamworth Staffs, 7th July 2016.

Phaedrus Systems, the UKs leading supplier of tools for developing high integrity and safety critical systems, today announced that Percepio AB, the Swedish developer of RTOS visualization tools, has launched Tracealyzer for Micrium’s µC/OS-III® with streaming trace.

The new Tracealyzer for µC/OS-III is built on Percepio’s latest Tracealyzer 3.0 platform and contains its streaming trace recorder, which allows for capturing arbitrarily long trace recordings as well as the traditional snapshot (RAM buffer) recorder.

The new Tracealyzer for µC/OS-III is an easy upgrade for licensed users of µC/Trace. "It is satisfying that two of our principals are working together for mutual benefit," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus. "It is confirmation of our tactic of distributing best in class tools for system developers." ........ CONTINUES

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Somnium appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK distributors for their DRT optimised compilers for Cortex M

 

 

 

Chepstow, Gwent and Tamworth, Staffordshire, 08 June 2016

SOMNIUM Technologies, the developer of DRT (Device-aware Resequencing Tools) the professional embedded C/C++ development environment for ARM Cortex-M based systems has appointed Phaedrus Systems, the specialist tools provider for developers of safety-critical and high-reliability systems as its UK distributor.

In making the announcement Dave Edwards, Founder and CEO/CTO of SOMNIUM said, "Phaedrus Systems' experience and customer base is a perfect match for DRT. High-reliability and safety-critical environments are natural targets for the quality of code created within the DRT IDE." ........ CONTINUES

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Icon Land appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK distributors for Floodgate firewall for IoT and embedded systems

 

 

West Des Moines, Iowa, USA & Tamworth, Staffs, UK 10th May 2016

Icon Labs a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that it has selected Phaedrus Systems (www.phaedsys.com), the leading specialist in the support of engineers at all stages of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity projects in the United Kingdom, to be the exclusive reseller of Icon Lab’s award winning Floodgate Security Framework. “Worldwide, today’s modern industrial automation, utilities, and embedded devices are complex connected systems performing critical functions,” says Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs. . ........ CONTINUES

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Micrium Licenses µC/Probe to Infineon

 


Tamworth, Staffordshire and Weston, FL– April 26, 2016

Micrium, the premier real-time operating system (RTOS) provider for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Infineon Technologies has licensed the company’s µC/Probe™ data visualization tool. Infineon will ship the µC/Probe at no cost to customers of its XMC™ family of microcontrollers based on ARM® Cortex®-M cores.

“The XMC family is a unique fit for applications such as motor control, power conversion, factory and building automation, renewable energy, transportation, LED lighting and home appliances,” said Maurizio Skerlj, Senior Director Industrial Microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies. “We enable convenient and time-saving development using XMC devices. Strong tools such as Micrium’s µC/Probe are a natural fit for our XMC families of ARM-based microcontrollers. For visualizing embedded systems, there are few tools on the market that are as powerful and easy-to-use.” . . ........ CONTINUES

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NEW eXtremeDB 7.0 DBMS Adds Powerful Features To Cement its Key Role on the Internet of Things, both at the edge and in the data centre

 

 


Federal Way, WA and Tamworth UK —3 February 2016 Phaedrus Systems is pleased to announce that McObject® has released eXtremeDB® 7.0, an upgrade to its embedded database management system (DBMS) product family for the Internet of Things (IoT). eXtremeDB was an early IoT enabling technology, and its usage has grown with today’s explosion in smart, connected electronics. Version 7 extends this track record, enabling devices and servers within the IoT to function more efficiently, securely and autonomously, while giving developers and architects more flexibility in building the technology that comprises this vast network.

“While, like other DBMS vendors, McObject has a focus on the Big Data aspect of the Internet of Things, it is unique in having an impressive track record addressing the need to manage IoT data at the ‘edge,’ on the very devices that, in the aggregate, generate Big Data," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. "This understanding of the shared concerns and specific data management priorities in both locations has driven the improvements in eXtremeDB 7.0, resulting in a solution with broad appeal to developers.”

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Segger IDE middleware and hardware bundle for embedded development
Segger's Embedded Studio Pro

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Hilden, Germany – January 12th, 2016

Phaedrus Systems has announced that it is now shipping the SEGGER Embedded Studio PRO, a new software bundle combining the SEGGER IDE, Embedded Studio, with library versions of SEGGER middleware, the industry-leading J-Link PLUS debug probe, as well as a newly announced emPower eval board.

"With this bundle a developer can begin work immediately on an ARM Cortex M based project," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. "There is no longer any need to gather and integrate middleware, debugger and trace and a prototyping target board, from a range of sources."

SEGGER Embedded Studio was launched earlier this year to provide a powerful IDE for ARM microcontrollers, designed to provide all tools needed for professional embedded development. . ........ CONTINUES

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Compiler Validation Suite includes MISRA-C conformance


Tamworth Staffs and Amsterdam – 7 January, 2016

Phaedrus Systems now has available the Mondrian Release of SuperTest™, from Solid Sands. SuperTest is the industry-leading and largest compiler test and validation suite for C and C++ compilers originally developed by ACE Compilers. In addition to a wide range of enhancements and improvements the Mondrian Release provides a MISRA C:2004 conformance suite, the first available in a compiler validation suite.

"For anyone developing systems using the C language, the MISRA C guidelines should be essential," said Chris Hills CTO of Phaedrus Systems and Chair of the MISRA Languages Committee. "While there is a range of tools to check code compliance, until now there has been no way of knowing if the compiler also conformed. With this new version of SuperTest developers can have significantly greater confidence that their code will execute as intended.". ........ CONTINUES

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Segger launches new emPower ARM dev board

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Hilden, Germany – November 23rd, 2015

Phaedrus Systems is now shipping the emPower eval board from SEGGER, an affordable platform for customers to enhance software evaluation, prototyping and proof of concept.

“We have seen increasing demand from customers for hardware working seamlessly with our software to explore its full potential”, says Alex Gruener, Chief Technology Officer at SEGGER. “With emPower, we now have a powerful and affordable platform to demonstrate the broad range of our products.”

The board ships with eval versions of SEGGER’s RTOS embOS, the file system emFile, the IP stack embOS/IP, the graphic library and GUI emWin, as well as USB stacks emUSB Device and Host. ........ CONTINUES

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Security for IoT
Segger launches new IoT Security middleware for embedded developers

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Hilden, Germany 21st October 2015

Phaedrus Systems is now supplying new software from Segger that provides tools for creating the Secure Internet of Things. The software includes Cyclic Redundancy Checking (emLib CRC), an IPv6 TCP/IP stack (embOS/IP) with Secure Sockets Layer (emSSL) and a digital signature suite (emSecure-ECDSA). They are joined by a new data compression tool (emCompress) and a tool for digitally signing and verifying documents (emSecure Sign and Verify).

Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems, said, "These software elements extend Segger's offerings for the Secure Internet of Things. Since they come from a single supplier they are easy to integrate." The complete Segger offering, including the new Segger's new IDE, the Embedded Studio, will be the centre piece of Phaedrus Systems presence at the IoT Security Foundation Conference on December 1st at the IET . ........ CONTINUES

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Phaedrus Systems adds three new principals

Percepio

 

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Phaedrus Systems adds three new principals Further strengthens portfolio for engineers creating demanding embedded systems

Tamworth, Staffs, 8th September 2015
Phaedrus Systems, the leading distribute of tools for developing safety-critical and high-integrity embedded systems, has added two new principals. The company now distributes:


Tracealyzer, a runtime RTOS tracing tool, from Percepio.


SuperTest, a compiler test and validation suite for C and C++ from Solid Sands

In addition there were technical presentations from Rod Chapman of Protean Code on Agile in industry and Olwen Morgan on Compiler validation


Making the announcement, Chris Hills,
CTO of Phaedrus Systems, commented: "We are … to be able to announce that three new and outstanding tools will be available in the UK. Each of them caries out a task that adds to the developer's ability to create embedded systems that meet the demanding requirement the safety standards of automotive, aerospace, railways, nuclear and other critical systems applications." .. ........ CONTINUES

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Emprog Development suite supports STM32F7 MCU

 


Silicon Valley, CA and Tamworth Staffs, 12 August 2015

Silicon Valley, CA and Tamworth Staffs, 12 August 2015. Phaedrus Systems, the leading distributor of tools for developing safety-critical and high-integrity embedded systems, has announced that the Emprog ThunderBench C/C++ development tool suite now supports the STM32F746NGH6 discovery kit, which includes the STM32F7 MCU core.

Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems, in making the announcement said, "Emprog ThunderBench provides development support for the entire ARM Cortex-M family. ThunderBench provides the most comprehensive integration of C/C++ compiler, debugger, IDE within an Eclipse platform. Options include static code analysis, JTAG probes and a Segger RTOS. ThunderBench also has many Board Support packages for the ARM Cortex family."

The STM32F746G DISCOVERY kit helps users develop and share applications for the ARM Cortex-M7 based STM32F7 Series of microcontrollers. It can support applications such as audio and video players, audio recorders, and home intruder alarms. The design of HMIs can exploit the audio, video and colour touch screen features in the kit.
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Efficiently store gigabytes of data on microcontroller NAND flash

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Hilden, Germany 31st July 2015

Segger has upgraded the emFile file management system for embedded applications by adding a block grouping feature to reduce the amount of RAM needed for block management of NAND flash memory. NAND can now be used for gigabytes of data with even with smaller microcontrollers.

NAND flash is the fastest and most cost-efficient way to store large amounts of data, but when using external NAND memory with microcontrollers, RAM limitation is usually the bottleneck: for example, an 8 GB NAND flash, divided into 4096 blocks, would normally require 8 Kbyte RAM.

Using block grouping, where the driver treats multiple blocks as a single block, considerably reduces the RAM used for administrating the NAND flash memory. Users can scale the size of a block group according to their requirements. With block grouping, the RAM for an 8 GB NAND flash can be less than 1 Kbyte. Critically, block grouping does not affect processing speed.

This new feature further improves the efficiency of emFile’s NAND driver. It has outstanding read and write performance: almost 6 Mbytes/s for reading and 3.8 Mbytes/s for writing. Furthermore, it is fail-safe, which means the file system remains intact even in cases of unexpected resets. By adding the optional journaling feature, this safety can be extended to the data residing in the file system.

Block grouping is integrated in the latest release of emFile. . ........ CONTINUES

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SSL/TLS implementation for single-chip systems
Small memory footprint for IoT

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Hilden, Germany 30th June 2015

Phaedrus System is releasing a new version of Segger's emSSL secure sockets implementation with both client and server capability. Needing only 7KB of RAM to support a secure connection between browser and the web-server makes emSSL suitable for operation on single-chip systems. "Secure communication is going to be vital for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT)," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems "This implementation of emSSL is going to help developers create secure products."

Small embedded devices can send e-mail via encrypted connections or and retrieve or serve secure web pages using HTTPS. emSSL is highly efficienct in terms of RAM, ROM and processor load. It works seamlessly with SEGGER’s high performance IP Stack, embOS/IP, as well as with the embOS/IP Web Server extension. Alternatively, it runs smoothly with any IP Stack supporting plain sockets, or any bidirectional communications channel.

emSSL comes as a complete package with all modules provided in source code. The user has full control over the code used and does not need to worry about possible back doors or weaknesses in the code. It supports TLS version 1, 1.1 and 1.2 out of the box. Example code demonstrates how to access cloud-based services such as Dropbox and Twitter. ........ CONTINUES

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Phaedrus Systems' Device Developers' Give Away

 


Tamworth, Staffs, 1st May 2014

Phaedrus Systems will be in a give away mode at the UK Device Developers' Conferences in May and June http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/ At each of the four venues Phaedrus will be awarding a Kindle to the best solution to the "Coding Challenge", a man vs. machine review of 30 lines of code with multiple faults. The machine measurement is undertaken using QA·C, the static code analyser from PRQA, which has provides the challenge.

But code is only part of the development process, But code is only part of the development process, so Phaedrus will also be giving away signed copies of Software Projects: Evolutionary vs. Big Bang Delivery by Felix Redmill. This pioneering book on the issues of managing complex software projects has recently been re-published by Phaedrus as an e-book, but the author has signed four hard copies.

Finally Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus will be giving away wisdom in a presentation Is it supposed to do that? - Testing and Debugging Embedded Systems. CONTINUE......


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Software Projects: Evolutionary vs Big Bang by Felix Redmill. Published by JAGraphics

 


Tamworth, Staffs, 27th April 2015

Software Projects: Evolutionary vs Big Bang has been launched as a free PDF download. The book that was ahead of its time when Wiley first published is now even more relevant as more companies dive into Agile methods. It is based on Felix Redmill’s pioneering experience as a development manager. This edition has been re-typeset with all new diagrams. There is also a video interview with the author. CONTINUE......

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New Tracealyzer for embOS provides streaming trace on SEGGER J-Link.

 


Tamworth, Staffs, 24th February 2015

Safety-critical specialist distributor Phaedrus Systems today announced the availability of embOS-Trace. This sophisticated tool from Percepio AB, the Swedish developer of RTOS visualization tools, offers an unprecedented insight into the runtime world for embedded software developers using SEGGER embOS and SEGGER J-Link debug probes. Percepio embOS-Trace is the latest member in Percepio’s Tracealyzer family and the embOS integration has been developed in collaboration with SEGGER. CONTINUE......

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Segger Introduces Secure Socket Layer and Transport Layer Security Library

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Hilden, Germany 7th January 2015

Phaedrus Systems is launching emSSL, a ground-up implementation of secure sockets that are the backbone of secure communications on the Internet today. Written by Segger Microcontroller to run effortlessly on single-chip embedded devices, emSSL integrates seamlessly with Segger's embOS/IP or, alternatively, any IP stack that supports plain sockets, or any bidirectional communications channel.

emSSL supports TLS (Transport Layer Security)version 1, 1.1, and 1.2 out of the box and provides modern cipher suites that offer robust authentication, confidentiality, message integrity, and forward secrecy. Whilst being compact, it is also highly efficient in terms of RAM, ROM, and processor load. emSSL's highly flexible and straightforward configuration targets small devices by linking only what’s necessary, and at the same time avoids a sea of pre-processor defines that drown other source code products.

“Increasingly security is an important feature of embedded systems, moving from industrial into consumer products, " said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems . "With emSSL Segger is further strengthening the emSecure digital signature suite.” . ........ CONTINUES

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Phaedrus Systems to sell Lauterbach µTrace JTAG Debugger for Cortex-M Family

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs and Basingstoke Hants .. 17 November 2014
Safety-critical specialist distributer Phaedrus Systems is now selling the Lauterbach, µTrace an all-in-one debug and trace product for the ARM Cortex-M family.

"The Cortex-M is a very successful family, being implemented in many different chip designs," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. "

The µTrace, while supporting JTAG, Serial Wire Debug and cJTAG, can also exploit the Instrument Trace Macrocell and the Embedded Trace Macrocell, where these have been implemented. And it is driven through the powerful TRACE32 modular development tool's high performance interactive user interface. And all this at a very attractive price."........ CONTINUES

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Phaedrus Systems to sell IXXAT data communication products

 

 


Tamworth, Staffs, 10 November 2014 Phaedrus Systems, the UK specialist in the support of engineers at all stages of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity projects, is now able to supply and support the IXXAT data communication technology products from HMS Industrial Networks AB.

"Following the receivership of Nohau UK Ltd, some of our customers have been looking for a source for IXXAT products," said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. "We are pleased to be able to add this high quality technology to our portfolio of specialist tools." ........ CONTINUES


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Segger Introduces Flasher Pro

 

 


Hilden, Germany and Tamworth, Staffs, – November 6th, 2014 Embedded tools and software experts, SEGGER Microsystems, has introduced the Flasher PRO, device programmer. Combining the market leading Flasher ARM, Flasher RX and Flasher PPC into one single unit, Flasher PRO can program all supported devices in PC-based mode and most devices also in stand-alone mode. Flasher PRO can be controlled using RS232, handshake lines, USB and Ethernet, providing a high degree of flexibility combined with high speed flash programming. Flasher Pro is available from Phaedrus Systems in the UK
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Version 6, NeweXtremeDB Embedded Database Version 6.0 Boosts Scalability, Speed With Distributed Query Processing , Available Now

 

 


Federal Way, WA, and Tamworth, Staffs, October 27, 2014 – McObject®, developer of innovative database system software, announced it has released version 6.0 of its eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS) and related product family. The upgrade adds support for distributed query processing, which improves database speed and scalability by leveraging the processing power, memory and bandwidth of multiple hardware nodes in carrying out queries. Additional improvements in version 6.0 benefit developers and end-users in areas including performance, ease of development and operating system support. In the UK, eXtremeDB is available from safety critical and high integrity embedded computing specialists, Phaedrus Systems

eXtremeDB Cluster is already deployed in fields ranging from aerospace/defence to smart grid management and financial systems,” commented Phaedrus CTO, Chris Hills. “The improvements in eXtremeDB 6.0 mean it can address an even wider range of real-time computing challenges.”

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Nohau is dead: Long live Nohau
Nohau Emulators and tools available despite Nohau UK's liquidation

 


Tamworth, Staffordshire – 08th October 2014

In August 2014, Nohau UK Limited went into liquidation. This has caused some confusion in the engineering community. To clarify matters:- the Nohau In-Circuit emulators and other development tools are still being manufactured by ICE Technology of Burlingame, California, and are available in the UK exclusively from high reliability and safety critical specialists, Phaedrus Systems. Nohau Solutions AB, based in Sweden still serves the Nordic Region with products and services for the embedded market. . ........ CONTINUES

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Micrium Launches First End-to-End Solution for Internet of Things Device Design

 


Tamworth, Staffordshire and Weston, FL– 30th September 2014

Micrium, Inc., the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems, today introduced Micrium Spectrum™ a pre-integrated end-to-end portfolio of embedded software, protocol stacks, cloud services to facilitate development of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A first in the industry, Micrium Spectrum is also silicon vendor agnostic, which allows designers to develop proprietary and differentiated solutions. Micrium Spectrum is available in the UK from safety-critical and high-integrity tools specialist, Phaedrus Systems. . ........ CONTINUES

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Segger announces additional software for J-linK JTAG Debuggers

 


Hilden, Germany and Tamworth, England— 3rd September 2014

 

Segger Microcontroller, a leader in development tools and software for embedded systems, has introduced three new products to improve debugging: J-Scope data visualisation software, J-Link Real Time Terminal and a beta release of the stand-alone Debugger software. These products are for use with Segger's market-leading J-Link family of debug probes and are available in the UK from Phaedrus Systems Limited . ........ CONTINUES

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Percepio, whose Tracealyzer family provides a new level of insight into the runtime systems, appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK reseller.

 


Västerås, Sweden and Tamworth, England— 28th April 2014

Specialist analysis tool company, Percepio, announces that Phaedrus Systems is now the official reseller in the UK for the company’s Tracealyzer software tools.

Tracealyzer is a family of highly visual diagnostics tools for embedded and Linux-based software that lets you look inside the runtime system in a new way. There are more than 20 high-level views that complement a debugger’s perspective. It works with a wide range of RTOS and other operating systems and the software recorder that attaches to the OS is so lightweight that in can remain in the field deployed system for future fault finding. ........ CONTINUES

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Emprog, a leading integrator of embedded tools, appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK reseller.

 


26 November 2013, Silicon Valley, CA USA and Tamworth, England, UK

Emprog has appointed specialist distributor Phaedrus Systems as the company’s reseller in the United Kingdom. In making the announcement Dan Augustine, Marketing Manager at Emprog said, “Phaedrus Systems has built a solid customer list and a reputation for technical competence. This makes them a good fit for Emprog ThunderBench, our comprehensive integration of a C/C++ compiler, debugger and IDE within the Eclipse platform for any ARM Cortex device.” “By packaging into a single installation everything you need to complete an embedded C/C++ application such as compiler, assembler, linker, and debugger, Emprog ThunderBench makes it easier to get up and running on a project,” said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. “In addition to the benefit of a high quality tool and exceptional compiler technology, you get community support that is difficult for a proprietary tools vendor to match.” Emprog ThunderBench is backed by ThunderCloud, a large web-based repository of ready-to-use BSPs for a wider range and newer ARM Cortex devices in the market. . ........ CONTINUES


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MPC-Lint now enforces new MISRA-C:2012 complete with Compliance Matrix

 

 


19th November 2013, Tamworth, England

Gimpel Software has announced that PC-Lint now supports MISRA C:2102. Existing users of PC-Lint V9 can download a patch immediately. “Misra C is not just for safety critical applications, but is a tool for producing good quality C for any application,” said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems, the Gimpel Distributer in the UK. “In order to ensure that the code complies with MISRA guidelines requires a static code analysis tool. PC-Lint is by far the most cost-effective static code analyser on the market.” A PC-Lint/MISRA C:2012 compliance matrix, showing clearly which rules the analysis can check (some MISRA C:2012 rules are not decidable or cannot be statically checked) is available from Phaedrus systems, who can also provide an upgrade path from PC-Lint V7 and V8. ........ CONTINUES

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Micrium appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK distributer of the µC/OS range of certified RTOS and Communication stacks.

 

 


September 1st 2013:Weston, Florida and Tamworth, Staffs.

Micrium, the premier supplier of high-quality software components for embedded systems, has appointed Phaedrus Systems as a European partner. Micrium’s flagship, the µC/OS family of real-time kernels, is supported by communications stacks, storage and display software and other real-time OS components. It also offers µC/Probe, a Windows application that uses a graphical dashboard to map the memory of any embedded target processor during run time. “Phaedrus Systems combines both in-depth technical expertise with a strong ethos of customer service,” said Jean Labrosse, Micrium’s founder. “We expect to work with the company to build relations with a wide range of customers.” “Micrium’s product family fits perfectly into the life-cycle for high-quality, real-time systems,” commented Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. “It allows us to produce solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of our customers.” ........ CONTINUES


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Phaedrus Systems is now the exclusive UK distributer of the Nohau embedded systems tools

 

 


26th August 2013, Tamworth, England. Phaedrus Systems, the specialists in tools for the development of safety-critical and high reliability embedded systems, is now the exclusive UK distributer of the Nohau embedded systems tools from ICE Technology. Phaedrus Systems will be selling and supporting Nohau’s hardware, including spares and upgrades, and the full range of related software for embedded system development......... CONTINUES

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QA-Systems Appoints Pahedrus Systems as their UK distributor.

 

 


22nd July 2013, Tamworth, EnglandQA Systems appoints UK Reseller Safety-critical specialist, Phaedrus Systems, to sell Cantata QA Systems Ltd, the UK arm of Stuttgart-based QA Systems GmbH, has announced that it has appointed Phaedrus Systems Limited as its UK reseller. Making the announcement, Andreas Sczepansky, CEO of QA Systems Ltd, said, “Phaedrus Systems’ concentration on high–reliability and safety-critical embedded systems markets makes it an ideal reseller of our Cantata unit testing tool for C/C++.”


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Version 5, eXtremeDB Embedded DBMS, with Improvements in Clustering, Speed and Developer Efficiency, Available Now

 

 


May 1st 2013. The latest version of the McObject’s eXtremeDB embedded database system is now available from Phaedrus Systems. eXtremeDB 5.0 has new features that make eXtremeDB’s clustering faster and more flexible, and further simplify its administration.


eXtremeDB Cluster is already deployed in fields ranging from aerospace/defence to smart grid management and financial systems,” commented Phaedrus CTO, Chris Hills. “The improvements in eXtremeDB 5.0 mean it can address an even wider range of real-time computing challenges.”

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MISRA C:2012 LAUNCH at Embedded World

 

 

26th February 2013, Nuremberg, Germany and Tamworth, England. Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems, the specialists in tools for the development of safety-critical and high reliability embedded systems, and a member of the MISRA-C team for the last decade, has welcomed the announcement of MISRA C:2012.

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Visure Solutiuons appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK Distributor

 

 

Phaedrus Systems Ltd, has been appointed as partner in the UK markets for the Requirements Engineering solution IRQA.

Tamworth, Staffs & Tres Cantos (Madrid)- Spain — 16th Febuary 2012

Visure Solutions announces a partnership with Phaedrus Systems, in response to an increased demand for best-in-class Requirements Engineering solutions.


By adding IRQA to its portfolio of solutions, Phaedrus Systems will be able to deliver tools and solutions to new and existing customers wishing to further improve on their business and development processes. Leading organizations prospecting for a Requirements Engineering Solution in the UK and Ireland markets have now a trusted advisor that is committed to their success. Phaedrus Systems will not only provide a best-in-class solution, but will also offer related services to maximize customer investment. More....

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In Version 4.5, eXtremeDB Embedded DatabaseGains Speed, Scalability and Developer Tools

 

 

New integration with Solace Message Router appliance acceleratescommunication in eXtremeDB High Availability deployments.

Tamworth, Staffs & Issaquah, WA — November 16, 2011 —

Phaedrus Systems, the leading supplier of tools and services to the developers of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity systems, today announced version 4.5 of  the  eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS) from McObject®. The upgrade improves performance in many key features, and introduces an integration option with third-party message router hardware to accelerate communication in fault-tolerant eXtremeDB High Availability deployments.  Version 4.5 also boosts developer productivity, with enhancements including a new Java application programming interface (API), improved SQL and High Availability interfaces, more efficient and scalable versions of popular database indexes, and more. ........ CONTINUES


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Escher Technologies appoints Phaedrus Systems as distributor

 

 

Farnborough and Tamworth, 3rd October 2011:

Escher Technologies, a leader in accessible formal-methods based software development and verification, has appointed Phaedrus Systems, the leading supplier of tools and services to the developers of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity systems, as its distributor in the United Kingdom.

“Escher is launching a new tool family, marking the next stage in the company’s development,” said Dr. David Crocker, founder of Escher Technologies. “The relationship with Phaedrus is part of this development. By helping us to reach a wider group of users they should help us move forward faster.”

Escher Verification Studio is a family of formal methods based tools for specifying, modelling and, if the chosen language is C, verifying the code against MISRA-C guideline and the functional specification.  It combines the established Perfect Developer (PD), with a new tool, the Escher C Verifier (eCv).  Both are available in free (capacity limited) or fully functional versions. Escher Verification Studio is available in all combinations of versions, to match developers’ needs and budgets.

“Escher Technologies brings formal methods within the reach of a much wider audience,” said Chris Hills, founder and CTO of Phaedrus. “The new Escher Verification Studio gives developers the confidence that they can now efficiently create high quality software meeting exacting standards.”


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Phaedrus Systems Donates ICE to Loughborough University

 

 

Tamworth, 31 August 2011.  Phaedrus Systems has presented several industrial grade In-Circuit Emulators (ICE) to the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Loughborough University.

The ICEs, donated by Phaedrus Systems’ customers, were accepted from Chris Hills, Phaedrus’ CTO by Bill Gabb, the Industrial Liaison Tutor in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University.

The School’s undergraduate programme is strongly based in the real world, and uses, as far as possible, industrial tools. The ICEs join an Atmel 8051 lab, that Chris Hills was instrumental in donating. The lab is in regular use, introducing all computing students to assembler on 8-bit MCUs, important both for employable skills and for providing a first-hand understanding of computer hardware

Loughborough’s approach is reflected in the 96% employment rate for the embedded computing graduates, and the high take up of the optional work placement year.

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Fast route to user interfaces

 

 

Tamworth, 11th August 2011: Phaedrus Systems is launching a new drag and drop tool for quickly and easily creating user interfaces. SEGGER’s emWin GUIBuilder replaces handwritten code with drag and drop supported by keyboard operations for quick placement of widgets.

“User interfaces are a vital part of any embedded design, yet can be difficult and time-consuming to create,” said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. “The emWin GUIBuilder requires no knowledge of C yet can produce GUIs that work well and are ergonomically sound.”

emWin GUIBuilder runs on a PC to produce a GUI that can be adapted to any size of physical or virtual display with any LCD controller and CPU. It is compatible with single task and multi-task environments, and runs with any commercial RTOS and with SEGGER’s emBOS.

The completed design is saved as compact C source code, which will run even in memory constrained systems. The code can be re-loaded into the editor to allow for changes to the GUI layout, even after adding code to further customize the interface.

The GUIBuilder is free for existing users of emWin. emWin is available as full source code and comes with a simple licensing model without royalties.

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QAC V8 Deep-flow analysis improves code checking

 

 

QAC V8 Deep-flow analysis improves code checking

Tamworth, Staffs, June 7 2011 -- Phaedrus Systems is now supplying the new release of the QA·C code analysis tool from Programming Research. QA·C 8.0 goes beyond static code analysis, using sophisticated technology to perform deep-flow dataflow analysis which identifies critical coding issues relating to control-flow, variable state and library usage

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HCC TCP/IP stack

 

 

MISRA Compliant High integrity TCP/IP stack

High integrity TCP/IP stack Validated software and high performance in one stack Tamworth, Staffs, May 04. Developers who are creating high-integrity embedded systems now have available a TCP/IP stack that is validated as meeting MISRA-C coding guidelines. The new stack, developed by advanced middleware company HCC-Embedded, is available in the UK from safety critical and high reliability specialists, Phaedrus Systems. “Since most embedded systems today require connectivity, a TCP/IP stack is essential,” said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. “Now developers have the HCC stack, confident that it is not only MISRA-C compliant but that it provides outstanding packet throughput.”

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NEW UK

 

 

Gadgets for engineers

The nearest thing Britain has to CES is the Gadget Show Live (13-17th April). Although tickets are already sold out for the Gadget Show Live, Phaedrus Systems are offering free tickets to the trade day (12th April) to engineers who register for the electronics exhibition NEW:UK through the Phaedrus Systems Web site (www.phaedsys.com).

“Embedded systems companies are taking NEW:UK seriously this year,” said Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. “It is great that we can offer engineers, who are often gadget enthusiasts themselves, the chance to see the end products that depend on their skills.”
NEW:UK (previously National Electronics Week) is at the Birmingham NEC on April 12th and 13th.

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ikv++ technologies ag has appointed Phaedrus Systems Ltd as its UK partner

 

Berlin, the 14th of October 2010: ikv++ technologies ag, the Berlin-based developer of automated system creation tools, has appointed Phaedrus Systems Ltd as its UK partner. Phaedrus will initially be distributing the mediniTM analyze tool for ISO 26262 and mediniTM unite diff/merge tool for Simulink.

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McObject & Phaedrus Systems Alliance
Targets Fail-Safe Embedded Systems

 

 

Tamworth, Staffs. 21st September 2010. McObject’s Embedded Database Expands Marketing Reach of Loewe Opta’s Digital Televisions Phaedrus Systems, the leader in supplying tools and services to the developers of safety-critical and high-reliabilty embedded systems, has announced that German consumer electronics manufacturer Loewe Opta has released new digital television models with electronic programming guide (EPG) software based onMcObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB® Fusion embedded database system. By integrating McObject’s commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) database system into its new Individual SL and Compose SL TVs, Loewe Opta both reduced time-to-market for the products and ensured they would meet user demands for the fastest possible access to schedules, programs and other data.

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RiskCATS61508:2010

 

 

CATS has announced the RiskCAT for 61508 Version 2

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aming IEC 61508 Version 2

Phaedrus Systems is now supplying RiskCAT61508 for IEC61508, Edition 2. RiskCAT, from CATS Software Tools GmbH, is a tool for rapid and intuitive navigation of the standard, including selection of appropriate measures for a specific project and  calculation of the appropriate SILs (Safety Integrity Levels)

The new version 6 of RiskCAT61508 includes, as an optional component, a module for comparing IEC 61508 Edition 2 (2010) against Edition 1 (1998 until 2000). It also has an improved user interface, the option to compare different SILs as well as improvements in the definition of SILs.

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Imperial College Robotics Society sponsored by Phaedrus Systems and IAR

 

 

London, 8th February 2010: Phaedrus Systems and IAR Systems have joined together to sponsor the Imperial College Robotics Society (ICRS) Robo-Tracer Competition. The sponsorship provides the teams at Imperial with copies of IAR Embedded Workbench integrated development environment, IAR KickStart Kits (a development kit), IAR J-link debug probes, IAR visualSTATE graphical development environments, IAR compilers and cash for additional equipment. Total sponsorship is worth around £15,000

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McObject & Phaedrus Systems Alliance
Targets Fail-Safe Embedded Systems

 

 

Tamworth, Staffs. October 1st 2009. McObject, whose eXtremeDB embedded database systems are distributed in the UK by Phaedrus Systems, has announced two major design wins in the military and aerospace area. BAE Systems is using McObject’s eXtremeDB™ as part of an avionics upgrade for the Panavia Tornado GR4 multi-role combat jet and leading Turkish defence contractor STM Defence Technologies Engineering and Trade is using the eXtremeDB High Availability (HA) embedded database within a new Tank Command and Control Information System (TCCIS).

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RiskCATS26262 for ISO 26262 Automotive applications

 

 

CATS has announced the RiskCAT26262 tool for ISO26262 automotive applications. This tool saves hours and days of time when using the standard. It contains a fully licensed pdf of the ISO26262 standard and permits rapid navigation and requirement filtering. This tool makes the ISO26262 instantly usable for all users.

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TS hat das Werkzeug RiskCAT 26262 für Automobilanwendungen nach ISO 26262 angekündigt. Das Werkzeug spart viel Zeit bei der Benutzung des Standards. Es wird voraussichtlich den kompletten Standard lizensiert als pdf enthalten. RiskCAT 26262 erlaubt schnelle Navigation in der ISO 26262 ebenso wie das Filtern von Anforderungen. Dieses Werkzeug macht die ISO 26262 für alle Anwender sofort nutzbar.

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McObject & Phaedrus Systems Alliance
Targets Fail-Safe Embedded Systems

 

 

McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB™ and Perst™ embedded database management systems (DBMSs), announced an alliance with UK-based Phaedrus Systems Limited in which Phaedrus will resell and provide services surrounding McObject’s technology. The partnership specifically targets safety-critical systems, where both companies bring extensive track records, expertise and compelling product offerings.

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Segger Launch USB-Host

 

 

In line with all SEGGER middleware components, emUSB host delivers high performance, low footprint and runtime configurability. It follows the same strict, efficient coding standards as the other SEGGER middleware products, resulting in an efficient, portable and easily readable code. Written in ANSI C, the emUSB host stack can be used on any platform. It requires no configuration and runs out-of-the-box.


“Unlike other USB host stacks, the emUSB host stack has been designed specifically for embedded systems,” says Rolf Segger, founder and CTO of SEGGER. “Its modular design allows the stack to meet the requirements of most embedded application.”


The stack conforms to USB 2.0 and supports control, bulk and interrupt transfer modes at low, full and high speed. It supports hubs, multiple devices as well as multi-interface devices. The stack comes with HID and MSD class drivers. Additional class drivers such as printer, communication (CDC) and audio are already under development.


The stack works seamlessly with SEGGER’s RTOS “embOS”, the MSD class driver with SEGGER’s emFile file system. Other RTOS and file systems can be supported through an adoption layer.


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Certified SIL3 tool chain for ARM

 

 

The SCIOPTA ARM RTOS kernel has been certified to SIL3 when used with for use with the IAR Systems ARM C Compiler, Assembler and Linker. To be precise, SCIOPTA ARM IEC 61508-P3 Safety Kernel has been certified by TÜV Munich to the IEC 61508 standard at Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) and is available for all ARM®7/9 and XScale based Microprocessors. TÜV has tested Version 1.9.5 of the kernel according to IEC 61508-1:1998, IEC 61508-3:1998, IEC 61508-4:1998 and EN 50128:2001

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Segger J-Link Pro Launch Feb 09

JTAG ARM emulator adds Ethernet capability  

 

Phaedrus Systems is now shipping the J-Link ARM Pro, a high performance JTAG emulator for a wide range of ARM architectures. Based on the successful SEGGER J-Link emulator, the J-Link ARM Pro has an Ethernet interface, allowing complete electrical isolation between host and target and remote operation, additional memory for increased firmware downloads and two additional LEDs to act as hardware status indicators.  
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GimpelPC-lint Version 9

 

Gimpel have released their first new version since 2001. Now has support for MISRA-C:2004 and MISRA-C++:2008 as we as a host of new features >Link to press release >link to PC-lint page

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Phaedrus Systems at ESS 08

 

Phaedrus Systems will be exhibiting and presenting "Debugging is difficult: So why do it?" at ESS 08 (01-02 October NEC Birmingham)  see press release >Link to

 

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Galorath Appoint Phaedrus Systems as UK distributor of SEER range  August 2008

 

Galorath Press Release appointing  Phaedrus Systems As UK distributor for the safety critical and high reliability markets. 

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