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Opengl 4.0 Is Relesed
12-Mar-2010

OpenGL® 4.0 specification are out now.OpeGL provide specifications for 2D and 3D graphics API. Below are the new feature of this release:

> OpenGL shading language now has two new shader stages that enable the GPU to offload geometry tessellation from the CPU; per-sample fragment shaders and programmable fragment shader input positions; drawing of data generated by OpenGL, or external APIs such as OpenCL, without CPU intervention
 
Codezero adds support for ARMv7 in v0.3
23-Mar-2010

Codezero Release v0.3 adds support for the latest ARMv7 platforms, particularly the recently released quad core Cortex-A9 microprocessors. The current release is a major milestone in the Codezero project as multi-core partitioning of the embedded platforms is now a reality.

 
> OpenGL 3.3 specifications are also released with a set of ARB extensions, to enable as much OpenGL 4.0 functionality as possible on previous generation GPU hardware.
The latest specifications can be downloaded today in OpenGL Registry. An official feedback forum is online at the OpenGL Forums.
SM470R1B1M-HT : ARM7TDMI(tm) Flash Microcontroller
15-March-2010

TI has introduces new ARM7 TDMI based microcontroller. The SM470R1B1M(3) devices are members of the Texas Instruments SM470R1x family of general-purpose 16/32-bit reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microcontrollers. This controller has two CAN controller, five I2C, 10 Bit ADC, High end timer controller lite (HET) and has 93 IO pins. 
Below is the list of feature as published on Ti website

- High-Performance Static CMOS Technology

- SM470R1x 16/32-Bit RISC Core (ARM7TDMI™)
     
» 60-MHz System Clock (Pipeline Mode)
     
» Independent 16/32-Bit Instruction Set
     
» Open Architecture With Third-Party Support
     
» Built-In Debug Module

- Integrated Memory
     
» 1M-Byte Program Flash

-Two Banks With 16 Contiguous Sectors

     
» 64K-Byte Static RAM (SRAM)
     
» Memory Security Module (MSM)
     
» JTAG Security Module

- Operating Features

     
» Low-Power Modes: STANDBY and HALT
     
» Industrial Temperature Range

- 470+ System Module

     
» 32-Bit Address Space Decoding
     
» Bus Supervision for Memory/Peripherals
     
» Digital Watchdog (DWD) Timer
     
» Analog Watchdog (AWD) Timer

IAR workbench has support of this new processor. To download  IAR workbench visit IAR website