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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms AXIS Software Reduces Time, Cost To Deploy Sophisticated Signal Processing And Multiprocessing Applications


AXISLib-CL platform independence accelerates development, facilitates planned upgrades

· Software development can begin before target hardware is available.

· Rapid migration from modelling to embedded platform deployment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the AXISLib-CL Signal and Vector Processing Library.

AXISLib-CL is designed for developers of military and aerospace applications such as radar, sonar and SIGINT, but is also applicable to any industry – such as medical imaging – where rapid development of sophisticated digital signal- and image processing applications is a requirement.

AXIS is GE Fanuc’s Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment, designed to dramatically speed and simplify the creation and debugging of sophisticated digital signal processing (DSP) applications. AXISLib-CL extends its capabilities by providing platform-independent DSP and mathematical functions. This allows developers to begin work on application software ahead of the identification, testing and procurement of the target hardware platform, substantially reducing time to deployment.

“The requirement to field advanced embedded systems in the shortest possible time is intensifying rapidly,” said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “AXISLib-CL responds to this requirement, saving time and money, as well as widening the choices available to the system architect by removing hardware selection from the critical path of early application development and testing.”

AXISLib-CL is a linkable software library, allowing customers to build DSP and vector math algorithms from a suite of library functions, and runs on a range of processors including those from Freescale and Intel®. This allows users to easily move applications to the latest CPU architectures to achieve the new levels of performance required to meet the challenges of expanding operational demands. Because it provides application portability between platforms and consistency across data types, processors and vendor implementations, engineering development is accelerated and new technology insertion made easier.

AXISLib-CL offers a new generic implementation of the AXISLib DSP and Math Libraries, allowing development and modelling of AXIS DSP and math applications without the need for embedded hardware, thereby reducing initial funding requirements.

Both the industry standard VSIPL API and the AXISLib-RSPL API are provided, giving the user

flexibility and choice. The AXISLib-RSPL API provides the developer complete control over the data flow, data management and customization, providing rapid development of real-time application code, while ensuring that memory management is as efficient as possible. The module implements more than 450 vector, signal and image processing functions. It provides excellent portability between operating systems – including VxWorks®, LynxOS®, Linux® and Windows®) as well as interoperability between present and future GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms products.


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