LONDON Ultrasoc Technologies Ltd. (Cambridge, England), a developer of development tools for multiprocessor systems, has been awarded a grant from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) worth up to £115,000 (about $180,000).
The grant is set to part-fund an eight month project to assess the technology and commercial feasibility of technology that is part of Ultrasoc's debugging platform. Advanced technologies are being developed by Ultrasoc researchers at the University of Essex in Colchester, England.
Earlier this year Ultrasoc raised £400,000 (about $630,000) of equity investment from the South East Seed Fund, managed by Finance South East, and the Iceni Seedcorn Fund. Ultrasoc is developing and marketing UltraDebug, a flexible, multiprocessor, system-on-chip debug support platform.
UltraDebug provides application-level debugging facilities that should improve the development of processor-based products in the automotive and consumer electronics markets, the company said.
The company was founded in 2005 as a spin-out from the Universities of Kent and Essex, and is based on research carried out by Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier and Andrew Hopkins and their team.
"The support from EEDA on this project is greatly appreciated," said Karl Heeks, CEO of Ultrasoc, in a statement. "It will allow us to make fast progress in improving the infrastructure which is needed to enable the benefits of our core technology, UltraDebug, to be realized as well as potentially offering new applications."
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