Apr 3 '21
A major update to the PTC ApexAda Linux/Intel64-hosted embedded Ada compiler and runtime environment for the Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system is now available. The update provides support for the SR0650 and SR0660 Standard Releases of VxWorks 7. With the release of this major product update, PTC extends the capabilities of its extensive line of native and cross compilers
for Ada application development with ApexAda v5.2 embedded with support for these latest VxWorks 7 releases on
Intel64 targets and establishes the foundation for the introduction of follow-on new product releases for the Armv8
64-bit (aarch64) architecture. Included with the 64-bit embedded compiler is the PTC ApexAda v5.2 64-bit compiler
for Linux native application development.
Mar 16 '21
AdaCore announced the winners of its fifth annual Make with Ada programming competition for embedded projects. The contest ran from July 31, 2020, through January 31, 2021, and attracted 173 participants from all over the world.
First place went to Tharindu Suraj Liyanage, Founder, and CEO of UAV-based startup SRQ Robotics, for his Autonomous Crazyflie with ToF Sensors. The project added additional sensors to the Crazyflie drone.
The Student Prize was awarded to Ahmed Hamdy, an MSc. Computer & Systems Engineering student at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for his Ada Accelerometer Driver + Stable Nerve Game. He used the Ada language to write an accelerometer driver for LSM303AGR on a BBC:MicroBit v1.5, then used that driver to make a small game that challenges the player to keep the MicroBit in an almost flat position where acceleration along X and Y axes is close to zero.
Mar 13 '21
PTC has released version 10.2 of its PTC® ObjectAda for Linux and PTC ObjectAda64 for Linux Ada compiler products. These new product releases provide for Linux/Intel platforms support for the Ada 2012 edition of the Ada programming language and 64-bit application development that was previously introduced for the Windows platform with PTC’s popular ObjectAda for Windows and ObjectAda64 for Windows version 10.2 products.
Dec 4 '20
Consafe Logistics, the leading European supplier of warehouse management solutions, has deployed AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment to implement mission-critical firmware within its innovative Warehouse Control Systems (WCS). The selection of GNAT Pro Ada enables Consafe Logistics to meet stringent assurance requirements, helping ensure that its systems operate reliably, safely and securely at its customers’ large and complex warehouse sites. Consafe Logistics solutions keep more than 500 warehouses in 30 countries running, delivering goods to millions of customers.
Nov 24 '20
AdaCore today launched a new edition of its premier GNAT Pro Ada development toolsuite in support of the Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform. GNAT Pro Ada enhances Helix Platform’s ability to consolidate mixed-criticality aerospace, defense and automotive applications onto a scalable, agile and certifiable platform.
Nov 2 '20
Hitachi Rail STS (Signalling and Transportation Systems) France has selected an Ada runtime and a compiler targeting ARM processors from AdaCore for its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform. Hitachi Rail STS specializes in the design of systems ensuring the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.
Sep 7 '20
Airbus Helicopters (France) has selected the GNAT Pro tool suite and the Ada programming language to develop new software components for the VSR700 prototype project. VSR700 is Airbus Helicopters’ tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) designed to meet the demanding requirements of global navies and armies in the 21st century.
Aug 8 '20
PTC has released of version 10.2 of its popular PTC® ObjectAda for Windows and PTC ObjectAda64 for Windows Ada compiler products. This new release provides complete support for Ada 2012 language features. ObjectAda for Windows and ObjectAda64 for Windows support
development of native Windows 32-bit or 64-bit applications using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 / 2019
development tools and libraries from the Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK).
Jul 24 '20
The 5th Annual Make It With Ada competition will run from July 31st, 2020 to January 31st, 2021. There will be $9000 in prizes.
Jun 23 '20
AdaCore today announced that JTEKT, an international automotive electric power steering system manufacturing company headquartered in Japan, has adopted AdaCore’s SPARK Pro toolsuite and the GNAT Pro Common Code Generator (CCG) to aid in the development of safety-critical power steering system software.