TES Electronic Solutions and Renesas Electronics Europe Announce the Availability of GUIliani, a User Interface Framework Supporting the Renesas Electronics SH7723 Application Processor
Dusseldorf, 15 September 2010– TES Electronic Solutions (TES), the global electronics design and manufacturing services company known for its graphics IP and services; and Renesas Electronics Europe, one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, today announced the availability of GUIliani, a cross-platform HMI framework and tool kit supporting Renesas Electronics’ SuperH SH7723 processors.
The GUIliani Software Development Kit (SDK) provides a C++ framework as well as a set of PC based tools for convenient generation of Graphical User Interfaces, including rapid prototyping. It also facilitates the implementation of advanced user interfaces with great efficiency and special effects for the best user experience on embedded platforms. GUIliani on the SH7723 platform is accelerated by the TES eGML software renderer. This provides features such as alpha blending, sub-pixel accurate rendering, triangle and polygon support, various blits features and high-quality anti aliasing with a very small memory footprint. The accompanying GUIliani HMI editor, a WYSIWYG tool, provides a number of predefined widgets such as buttons, scrollbars, text boxes, lists, animations and various controls. As a result, system designers can easily add custom controls, widgets and animations to the HMI editor and application using the stream runtime code templates and XML. GUIliani applications are built on the concept of the MVC (Model View Controller) design pattern, with views supported by XML files. These can be interchanged to define a different look and feel on various products while retaining the underlying logic.
Renesas Electronics’ SH7723 incorporates the SH-4A CPU core and achieves a processing performance of 720 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) at the maximum operating frequency of 400 MHz, for an excellent unit-frequency performance of 1.8 DMIPS/MHz. In addition, the 64 Kbytes primary cache memory is supplemented by a new 256 Kbytes secondary cache memory, enabling faster execution of software. An additional feature incorporated in the SH7723 is the VPU5F IP core for high-performance video processing supporting MPEG-4, H.264 and VC-1 video compression standards.
Martin Gassner, Director Marketing & Sales, TES, stated: "We are happy to extend our long co-operation in graphics with Renesas Electronics. This ranges from IP licensing in the automotive sector to supporting SH processors and providing a state of the art embedded user interface solution. Customers of Renesas Electronics will greatly benefit from using the GUIliani framework and tools to achieve their critical time-to-market goals and deliver the best user experience in segments such as automotive, medical technology, home automation, and industrial HMI. We are excited to be working with Renesas Electronics and hope to continue this co-operation in extending GUIliani to support other product families.”
Robert Kalman, Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics Europe, stated: "Our SH7723 processor follows the highly successful SH7722 and with even greater integration Renesas Electronics targets a much broader market space and applications. Our collaboration with TES to supply GUIliani, a market proven user interface solution together with the SH7723 processor family, means we can provide our customers with an easy and rapid way to develop and deploy ground-breaking, media-rich graphical user interfaces."
A demo of rapid user interface prototyping with GUIliani on emtrion's HiCO SH7723 board can be seen at any of the Visualization days. Developers interested in trying a demo version can obtain the package from http://support.tes-dst.com.
- Home automation and smart energy devices
- Industrial and medical HMI applications and devices
- Car navigation systems and personal navigation devices (PNDs)
- Portable media players and V2IP (video and voice over IP) terminals
A talk and demo about rapid user interface development on SH7723 devices is scheduled at Renesas Devcon 2010, Oct 11-14 Orange County, CA USA. More information on the web at http://renesasdevcon.com/
* Other product names, company names, or brands mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
About TES Electronic Solutions
TES Electronic Solutions is a global electronics services company offering a blend of technology innovation and custom electronic design and manufacturing solutions. TES designs customer specific systems or sub-systems that are optimized to a customer’s application. TES also develops licensable wireless, graphics and multi media IP which accelerates time to market. TES has expertise in the design of analog and digital integrated circuits, embedded software and hardware up to complete system solutions. The company delivers solutions to blue-chip companies worldwide from its design centers in Germany, India, the UK, and Serbia. More information can be found at www.tes-dst.com.
About Renesas Electronics Europe
Renesas Electronics Europe with its Business Operations Centre located in Duesseldorf, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and power devices. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of five dedicated business groups serving the region’s key markets: automotive, communications & consumer, industrial, secure MCU applications, and mobile platforms. The business groups are supported by the Engineering Group, which itself includes the Engineering Design Centre; the European Quality Centre that provides technical support to local customers in Europe; and the European Technology Centre to design leading-edge products specifically for the European market. Further information about Renesas Electronics Europe can be found at: www.renesas.eu.
Renesas Electronics Europe auf Twitter:
Company contact for reader and customer inquiries:
Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH, Karl-Hammerschmidt-Str. 42, 85609 Aschheim-Dornach, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 380 70-216
Fax: +49 89 380 70-273
TES Electronic Solutions
Manager, Worldwide Marketing Embedded Graphics
Agency contact for further media information, text and graphics or to discuss feature article opportunities:
Alexandra Janetzko / Martin Stummer
HBI Helga Bailey GmbH (PR agency), Stefan-George-Ring 2, 81929 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 99 38 87-32 / -34
Fax: +49 89 930 24 45