Debugging platform for engine emission control systems

UltraSoC Technologies has been awarded a grant to help it develop technology that cuts carbon emissions from cars and other vehicles.

The grant, from the East of England Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund, will part-fund a £375,000 project that is intended to deliver a debugging platform for the electronic control systems needed to reduce the carbon emissions of car engines.

These control systems will become increasingly important in the future owing to European Union emissions legislation that requires new cars to emit no more than 130g/km by 2015.

The Cambridge-based company is developing UltraDebug to debug the application software in the multiple processor systems that deliver the functionality and performance in embedded electronic systems.

Dr Karl Heeks, chief executive officer at UltraSoC, said the funding will help the company to develop silicon intellectual property for application debugging in next-generation engine systems.

‘This project will enable us to build on our leading-edge debugging platform to address some very important issues at the heart of real-time electronic systems,’ added Prof Klaus D McDonald-Maier, UltraSoC’s chief technical officer.