News – 2006.09.28

  • Orange Tree Debuts High Performance Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA Board with USB
    Orange Tree Technologies announces ZestSC2, a high performance FPGA board that can be used stand-alone or connected by USB to a host computer. The board is aimed at data acquisition, and stand-alone embedded processing and control applications such as image processing, radar, industrial, and test.
  • ST Unveils ARM7 Microcontrollers with Full-spec Operation at 3.3V, 5V
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) has extended its popular STR7 range of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI-S(TM) core with the introduction of the super-integrated STR750F family. The first general-purpose ARM7 Flash microcontrollers to support full-spec operation at both 3.3V and 5V, the new family delivers 54 MIPS (at 60MHz) performance while providing outstanding low power modes down to 12 micro A in STOP or 10 micro A in STANDBY modes, making it ideal for battery-operated applications. The ability to operate from either 3.3V or 5V gives maximum flexibility in electrically noisy environments without additional costs.
  • Real-Time Virtualization Enhances Reliability, Security for Mobile Handsets
    Michel Gien, co-founder and executive vice president of corporate strategy of VirtualLogix, Inc., the global leader in Real-Time Virtualization(TM), will present at the ARM Developers’ Conference in Santa Clara on Tuesday, October 3. Mr. Gien’s presentation, “Hardware Virtualization Platform Helps Develop Mainstream, Linux-based Mobile Phones,” will discuss how by partitioning and virtualizing hardware resources, the VirtualLogix VLX technology enables both real-time modem software and Linux to co-exist on the same processor and associated peripherals, without modifying already proven telephony stacks or applications.
  • ST Announces SN250 Single-Chip ZigBee Wireless Networking Solution
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leader in wireless technology, today announced a new single-chip ZigBee(TM) wireless networking solution — the SN250 — which integrates a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4-compliant radio transceiver and a state-of-the-art 16-bit microprocessor with EmberZNet(TM) software stack. The power-efficient chip includes comprehensive, hardware-supported, network-level debugging features for easy application development.
  • Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) Gains New Members
    Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) today announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics Corporation (Digimics), DMP (Digital Media Professionals) Inc., Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx, and TrustIC. The breadth of technologies represented by the new members illustrates the combined industry-wide acceptance and adoption of the OCP standard.
  • OMRON Subsidiary Targets Russian Industrial Automation Market
    OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY), a global leader in factory automation, sensing and control technologies, has established OOO OMRON ELECTRONICS (‘OEE-RUS’), a wholly owned subsidiary of OMRON’s Industrial Automation Business (‘IAB’) in Moscow, Russia. The new company, which will handle the sales and servicing of IAB’s control equipment, is scheduled to start operations in October 2006. Following the establishment in January this year of OMRON’s new sales subsidiary in New Delhi, India, this latest announcement represents a further commitment by OMRON to serving its customers in the burgeoning BRIC markets.
  • LG.Philips LCD Develops World’s Slimmest Panel for Mobile Phones
    LG.Philips LCD (NYSE:LPL) (KRX:034220), the world’s leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, announced today that it has developed the world’s slimmest TFT-LCD panel, measuring only 1.3mm in thickness including the module, for super-slim mobile phones.
  • Atmel and Magellan Develop Next Generation GPS Chipset
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Magellan(R) announced today the availability of a new GPS chipset that integrates the world’s latest GPS correlation technology with an ARM926EJ-S(TM)-based microprocessor. This new device includes an extended instruction set with DSP extensions and a rich set of peripherals, designed to simplify the design, and drive down system costs, for the rapidly expanding market for Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs), car navigation, and recreational applications.
  • Texas Instruments Invests in Southwest Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN)
    Addressing the long-term research needs of the semiconductor industry, Texas Instruments, the State of Texas, the Nanoelectronics Research Corporation (NERC) and The University of Texas System announced a $30 million investment in university nanoelectronics programs. Starting with the establishment of the Southwest Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN), headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin, the effort will attract top academic researchers to develop and commercialize new nanoelectronics materials and devices that hold the promise of taking the electronics industry beyond today’s chip technologies. Texas Instruments is the lead corporate investor in the effort, with a $5 million contribution.
  • Ardence Adds Intel Core 2 Duo Support to RTX 7.0 for Embedded Windows
    Ardence, the global leader in developing software platforms for the on-demand world, today announced that version 7.0 of RTX, its market-leading real-time solution for Embedded Windows, has been tested and validated to support the new Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processors. In addition, Ardence, a General Member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, is working closely with Intel to add Intel(R)-specific enhancements to its product line. This includes integration with the Intel(R) Virtualization Technology and Intel(R) Active Management Technology (Intel(R) AMT).
  • IBM, Intel Geneseo Proposal Extends PCI Express Computing Standard
    IBM and Intel Corporation, with support from dozens of other companies, have developed a proposal to enhance PCI Express technology to address the performance requirements of new usage models, such as visualization and extensible markup language (XML).
  • MEN Micro D601 Single Board Computer Features Conduction Cooling
    The D601 single board computer (SBC) from MEN Micro, Inc., a leading supplier of industrial real-time and embedded computer products, features Intel(R) Pentium(TM) M processors and conduction cooling for fanless operation in military, aerospace and various industrial control applications.