November 9, 2005
-- Electronics technologies are changing all the time and so fast. As FPGA technology has changed the meaning of basics rules in modern electronic, as ''Chameleon'' Software will change controllers development process.
Today, instead classical electronic chips, you can choose their software substitutes - IP Cores often more effective and flexible. Today also, instead multi modular control platform you can choose one board controller and just easy change its architecture and application as you need. No PCB modification, no soldering gun, no physical component replacement.
With Chameleon Software, you can develop your controller more easier, faster, cost effective, keeping still flexibility and high performance witch give you FPGA technology. Technology Improvement
The “Chameleon Software Environment”- improves the programming and implementation of advanced FPGA technology, breaking the barriers in using complex but highly efficient and flexible solutions in control platform development process. The Chameleon changes rules of the modern electronics development process. Simpler than ever
IP core modules included in Chameleon’s libraries allow building specific controller architecture with various processing engines, I/Os, communication ports, etc., in a simple way – just by choosing proper blocks and inserting them into an application. More advanced users can define their own new blocks of the control platforms to other hardware boards. The libraries of the Chameleon are open for all IP components which are made according to On-chip Peripheral Bus (OPB) architecture standard. Four phases of the development process with Chameleon
Ultimate Controller architecture flexibility
- Hardware Configuration - definition of the hardware platforms with their interfaces, protocols, inputs, outputs.
- Application development – programming of the defined control platform for dedicated target using the high level IEC 61131 languages like ST, LD, FBD, SFC,IL.
- Compilation – compiling of the application program according to defined hardware platform, declared variables, functions ect.
- VHDL Generation - phase of the VHDL code process generation. Received VHDL code is ready to use source for the application synthesis for FPGA chip.
With Chameleon Software different control platforms can be implemented in the same standard hardware board in extremely flexible and effective way. The architecture of the control platform can be changed through downloading the new bit stream as often as needed. Powerful programming tool.
The Chameleon merges friendly programming interface (PLC based) and implementation of designed control application in hardware using FPGA technology. Application program for control platform is written in standard PLC high-level languages and translated by Chameleon’s process engine for implementation in FPGA chip. The Application linker automatically produce VHDL code from predefined standard blocks and translate application program for VHDL Application synthesis tool.
Chameleon Software Environment has many integrated useful tools for debagging, simulation and monitoring which make programming more convenient and reduce development time. Cost-effective solution for…
The Chameleon software is dedicated for large companies as well as for SME’s, for manufactures and OEM’s as well as end-users in many sectors of the industry, makes all of them more competitive on the market.
The software allows maximizing hardware board efficiency, reducing time-to-market by using standard function blocks, increasing productivity, increasing product reliability and reducing manufacturing costs. EUREKA! International Project
The Chameleon Software was developed by the international engineers team from Microtech International Ltd (PL) Copalp (FR) and NQI (FR). The project has been accomplished under the patronage of the International Initiative Committee EUREKA!
First presentation will be during Brussels Eureka Fair
16-20.11.2005 Brussels Expo – Heyzel
MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD
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