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Q1 2021
  1. Analog Devices Alliance Partnership, product support for SHARC+® series
  2. Support for Infineon AURIX
  3. ShieldBuddysBuddy - Infineon AURIX board support
  4. Hitex Conference with HCC presentation
  5. Upcoming HCC webinar
  6. Harm-André Verhoef – Marketing Director

1. Analog Devices Alliance Partnership, product support for SHARC+® series

Analog Devices and HCC have teamed up to extend the middleware support ecosystem for the dual-core SHARC+® digital signal processing (DSP) series with on-board ARM® Cortex-A5 core, targeting audio processing applications. Complex peripherals on the SHARC+ such as Ethernet and USB, are controlled through the integrated ARM core which handles running the stack software and other common microcontroller tasks.

HCC ported a wide range of its middleware modules to the ADSP-SC573 and ADSP-SC589 SHARC+ audio processors. These include:

  • Ethernet driver
  • FAT file system
  • TCP/IP stack
  • USB audio and USB mass storage support
  • SD card interface driver

These software modules seamlessly integrate with CrossCore® Embedded Studio.

These products are readily available and demonstration versions (supporting evaluation hardware from Analog Devices) can be downloaded freely from the HCC website.

Through its support for the SHARC+ Audio Processors, HCC extends its offering for Analog Devices silicon beyond the earlier supported Blackfin Embedded Processors.

For further information please proceed to Analog Devices or the HCC site.

2. Support for Infineon AURIXTM

Thanks to a strengthened partnership with Infineon Technologies, HCC has broadened its support for Infineon microcontrollers. In addition to the classic XE166 16-bit MCU and modern ARM based XMC family and Traveo series, support for the 32-bit AURIX™ and AURIX™ 2G microcontrollers has been added to HCC’s offering.

With first customer deliveries of SafeTCPIP and the MISRA-compliant TCP/IP v4 and v6 stack, compatible with Infineon’s MCAL software framework, we made the first step into the AURIX realm supporting the TC397 (AURIX 2G), followed by its sibling the TC375 and the TC275 from the AURIX generation. From these starting points, almost all the MCUs in the AURIX and AURIX 2G families are supported. Board support packages are presently available for ShieldBuddy boards and the TC397 starter kit, while other configurations can be requested through the Project Builder tool on the HCC website, by completing the project details (MCU type, compiler, RTOS, board, desired HCC modules).

The networking stacks include common modules such as DHCP and DNS support, SNMP, SMTP, FTP and HTTP(S) support, while high security is guaranteed through TLS, IPsec/IKE, EAP, SSH, etc.

Other products available for AURIX are media drivers (for example for MMC/SD cards) and file system support.

For further information please click here.

3. ShieldBuddysBuddy - Infineon AURIXTM Board

Pre-announced already in 2020, HCC is pleased to now have the extension board available for the Infineon/Hitex ShieldBuddy, a demo board for Infineon AURIX™ microcontrollers. The ShieldBuddy is equipped with the TC275 or TC375 microcontroller and is currently the world’s smallest AURIX development board, following the Arduino™ standard. Our ShieldBuddysBuddy features the same neat small size as the ShieldBuddy and fits on top of it, extending its connectivity options through an Ethernet port and two CAN connectors, plus an SD card interface. The board is in stock and available through your HCC sales contact.

Free Demonstration projects such as our SafeTCPIP, MISRA-compliant TCP/IP stack and SD card interface driver to test on the ShieldBuddy and ShieldBuddysBuddy can be downloaded from the HCC website.  

4. One day online conference: Optimizing Functional Safety for Multicore Applications on AURIX

This free-to-attend ONLINE event organized by Hitex on the 18th of March 2021, will be exploring all the latest developments for the AURIX™ microcontroller.

A variety of industry leading speakers, including HCC’s CEO Dave Hughes, will cover topics which introduce the technology for adaptation into your development, right through to working with the second generation releases.

In a 30-minute presentation Dave Hughes will talk about the practical difference between safety code and standard code, exploring the implementation differences between building code for safety and building standard off-the-shelf components. Dave will practically analyze a reusable software module from a network stack to illustrate important differences in the realization of the functionality.

For more information, please click here.  

5. Upcoming HCC Webinar: Encryption for Embedded File Systems

Join HCC Embedded CEO Dave Hughes for a free webinar presenting the most interesting aspects of encryption for embedded file systems!

Embedded systems are characterized by their incredibly diverse set of use cases. When it comes to encrypting data on a file system on an embedded device, there is no one solution that fits all requirements.

HCC has specialized in embedded file systems for two decades and provided many specialist solutions for companies in all industries. In this webinar we will explore the different use cases and their possible solutions for encrypting data. There are many questions to consider:

  • When does disk level encryption work and when not?
  • How to edit encrypted files efficiently?
  • What encryption algorithm to use?

HCC Embedded webinars series addresses some of the most challenging aspects of safety and security in embedded software development.

Date: Thursday, 25 March, 2021

Time: Attend at your convenience. Pick from four broadcast times that cover most major time zones or listen on demand afterwards.

Click here to register

6. Harm-André Verhoef – Marketing Director

HCC Embedded is delighted to announce the appointment of Harm-André Verhoef to manage our marketing. Harm-André is native Dutch and living in The Netherlands. He has spent his entire career in the embedded development tools industry, beginning in technical support at Tasking, one of the leaders in the compiler market for 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers. Other roles have included multiple management positions in product management, product marketing, partner and distribution channel management, and in business development at Tasking, Altium and HighTec. With 30+ years of experience in embedded, Harm-André brings a wealth of market knowledge about compilers, debuggers, RTOSes and other embedded solutions to HCC. In his career he has worked with many leading semiconductor vendors, such as Intel, Infineon, Philips/Freescale/NXP, STMicroelectronics, Renesas and Sanyo, as well as many tooling ecosystem partners.

Harm-André studied electronics & computer science, at the HU University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and Internet Marketing at Harvard Business School. Residing near Utrecht, one of the country’s beautiful ancient cities, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, making long tours on his road bike or mountain bike, speed skating, traveling, and working on home automation projects.

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/harmandreverhoef
If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please contact:
Harm-Andre Verhoef
Marketing Director
HCC Embedded
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