July 7, 2011

BEEcube Inc. Joins MathWorks Connections Program

FREMONT, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BEEcube Inc. today announced it has joined the MathWorks Connections Program. This partnership is based on BEEcube Platform Studio (BPS) a system-level, hardware/software co-development tool working with Simulink targeting a wide range of FPGA platforms.

BPS provides a rich set of Simulink library blocks that automatically generate all platform specific hardware interfaces and corresponding software drivers. Months of engineering tasks to integrate complex DSP algorithms into hardware system implementation can be achieved through BPS in a matter of days. No expert knowledge of low-level FPGA implementation details is required, such as high speed I/O interfaces, timing closure, HW/SW interfaces, and IP integration issues. The BPS design environment has been purposefully built to abstract hardware specific details away from the end user.

"With BEEcube's entry into the MathWorks Connection Program we can offer true "hardware in the loop" solutions to users of MATLAB® and Simulink®. We will have their designs directly deployable into the BEE4 systems," says Joseph Rothman, BEEcube's Sr. VP of Marketing and Business Development.

"MathWorks is focused on delivering Model-Based Design solutions to speed the development of high-performance signal processing, communications, and computer vision systems that use FPGAs," says Ken Karnofsky, senior strategist for signal processing at MathWorks. "BPS and BEEcube hardware platforms complement MathWorks design and code generation tools to reduce the time engineers spend on prototyping, integration, and testing."

A typical design in the BPS design environment starts with the core algorithm design in Simulink, which is specified with either Simulink HDL Coder supported libraries or the Xilinx System Generator library. BPS library block sets provide all external interfaces, such as external memory, network interfaces, ADC/DAC interfaces, as well as on-chip debugging interfaces. BPS software also provides the graphical user interface for driving the complete backend FPGA synthesis, place and route, and bit file generation tool flow. All backend project files, IP source code, and software driver code are generated by BPS and automatically compiled.

FPGA platforms supported by BPS include FPGA development boards from Xilinx, such as ML505, ML506, ML507, ML509, and ML605; as well as BEEcube manufactured platforms, including BEE3, BEE4, and miniBEE.

BPS provides excellent complimentary functions to Simulink HDL Coder for complete in-system validation of full communication systems and other DSP applications in both commercial and defense related applications.

The MathWorks Connections Program is available to third-party organizations that develop and distribute complementary, commercially available products and services based on MATLAB and Simulink. These offerings address technical needs across a wide range of applications and industries with software and hardware products that extend the usage of MATLAB and Simulink or offer training, consulting and system integration services based on MathWorks tools.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2200 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit www.mathworks.com.

About BEEcube

BEEcube, a leading provider of advanced system-level FPGA prototyping platforms, was founded in 2006. Spinning out of the University of California, Berkeley, BEEcube's founders include the best academic minds in Silicon Valley and are credited with founding a number of leading companies, including Atheros Communications.

There are nearly 200 BEE systems deployed worldwide in major corporations and top universities. Corporations currently using BEE systems include: Xilinx, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Boeing, Hauwei, Lincoln Labs, Aerospace Corporation, and Thales Group. Leading universities include: University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, Barcelona Super Computing Center, Tokyo University, Tsinghua University, and Peking University.

For more information contact [email protected] or visit the website: www.beecube.com. Telephone: (510)252-1136. Facsimile: (888)700-8917. BEEcube's corporate headquarters is based at 39465 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 3700, Fremont, CA 94538.

BEEcube, BEE, BEE3, BEE3-W, BEE4, BEE4-W, miniBEE, BEEcube Platform Studio, Honeycomb Architecture, Sting I/O, and Nectar O/S are trademarks of BEEcube Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contact: Joseph Rothman
BEEcube Inc.
Phone: (510) 252-1136
Fax: (888) 700-8917