Altia Releases Altia Design 10.1 with New DeepScreen Targets and More

New Altia Release Includes Expanded Target Support and Bug Fixes

Altia, Inc., the award-winning provider of user interface engineering tools for embedded systems, announces the latest release of Altia Design.  Altia Design 10.1 brings enhancements and several new hardware platform options to our tool suite.

“Altia is proud to support such a wide variety of hardware targets.  This empowers our customers to secure the best performing, best price processor for their products.  With the release of 10.1, we continue that tradition by adding support of some industry’s most popular targets – from big silicon names like Renesas, Freescale, and Fujitsu,” said Tom Walton, Altia’s Chief Software Scientist. “Design 10.0 was jam-packed with new features to make your Altia designs even better.  Now, with Release 10.1, our customers have the power to take those new and improved designs into production on even more targets.”

Altia’s toolkit allows users to build user interface models from scratch or import artists’ assets from industry-standard design programs like Adobe® Photoshop® and Microsoft® Visio® to create a completely custom graphical user interface.  These user interface models can be connected to a variety of simulation tools or C code to create a complex, user-driven model.  This model can be used for management reviews and user testing, thus eliminating the need for costly hardware mockups.  Once validated and approved, Altia customers generate graphics code for their Altia model using Altia DeepScreen.  The graphics code generated by DeepScreen can be deployed directly to production hardware.

With Altia Design 10.1, Altia adds several new hardware targets to their already impressive list of supported platforms.  Altia customers can now generate C code for Renesas targets including Dx4-H Custom 2D, the DR4-3D for OpenGL ES 1.1 and the SH7266 Software Render.  Several popular Freescale platforms are also now supported, like the i.MX53 (using either OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0) and i.MX51 (OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenVG 1.1).  Release 10.1 will also feature full code generation support for Fujitsu’s Sapphire Custom 2D target (MB91590 series).  The release includes faster text rendering, improved i.MX51 SDK, and improved alpha channel support for the Altera D/AVE platform.  For a complete list of hardware platforms supported by Altia, click here.

About Altia

Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Altia also provides engineering services to support customer projects. The company was founded in 1991 and its customers include United Technologies, Ford, Chrysler, NordicTrack, Guidant, Star Trac, Hollister, Lockheed Martin and hundreds of other leading manufacturers. For more information about Altia’s products and services, visit www.altia.com or contact Altia’s corporate headquarters at 719-598-4299.

 

Altia Design 10.1 Available Today

Altia Design 10.1 is now available! As we recently wrote, we’ve followed up the huge launch of Design 10 with this release– featuring several key enhancements and a large increase in supported hardware targets. To read more details on the release, go here. Or, check out this quick list of some of the enhancements.

New targetsbox-blog

1) Renesas DR4-3D OpenGLES 1.1 (V850E2)

New cost-effective chipset with high performance graphics for automotive cluster applications, focused on 3D capabilities.

2) Renesas SH7266 Software Render

3) Fujitsu Sapphire Custom 2D (MB91590)

Low to mid-cost intrustment cluster application for Automotive

Improved Targets

–Renesas Dx4-H Custom 2D (V850E2)

–Freescale i.MX53 OpenGL ES 2.0

–Freescale i.MX51 OpenGL ES 2.0

–Freescale i.MX51 OpenGL ES 1.1

–Freescale i.MX51 OpenVG 1.1

Enhancements:

Faster text rendering in DeepScreen

-Get your GUI running on hardware sooner . DeepScreen saves even more hand coding time, especially when rendering lots of text

Improved i.MX51 SDK

Improved alpha channel support on Altera D/AVE

-Better graphics for better user interfaces

See the Enhancement Summary Documentation for a full list of fixes

New release: Altia Design 10.1 — Coming November 29th

box-blogBack in August, we released a huge update to our UI development kit. Altia Design 10 was a huge step forward — improvements in productivity, effects, and design management. For full details on that release, go here.

Now, we’ve hunkered down and put together further refinement to the Altia Design 10 product with Design 10.1 — available November 29th. For full details on the release, go here.  Here’s a quick look at what’s under the hood.

New targets

– Renesas DR4-3D OpenGLES 1.1 (V850E2)

New cost-effective chipset with high performance graphics for automotive cluster applications, focused on 3D capabilities.

– Renesas SH7266 Software Render

– Fujitsu Sapphire Custom 2D (MB91590)

Low to mid-cost intrustment cluster application for Automotive

Improved Targets

– Renesas Dx4-H Custom 2D (V850E2)

– Freescale i.MX53 OpenGL ES 2.0

– Freescale i.MX51 OpenGL ES 2.0

– Freescale i.MX51 OpenGL ES 1.1

– Freescale i.MX51 OpenVG 1.1

Enhancements:

Faster text rendering in DeepScreen

-Get your GUI running on hardware sooner . DeepScreen saves even more hand coding time, especially when rendering lots of text

Improved i.MX51 SDK

Improved alpha channel support on Altera D/AVE

-Better graphics for better user interfaces

See the Enhancement Summary Documentation for a full list of fixes