News – 2006.10.03

  • TechnoConcepts Files Patent for Reducing Power in Wireless Devices
    TechnoConcepts Inc. (OTCBB:TCPS) today announced that it has filed a provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new method to reduce power in high-speed digital wireless devices. The “Low Power, Low Voltage, Digitally Trim-able Active Back-termination LVDS driver” is a Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), low noise, low power, low amplitude circuit for high-speed (gigabits per second) data transmission. The Company anticipates that this invention can be used in the digital interface circuits of many high speed semiconductors, including digital wireless receivers and transmitters.
  • TI Digital Signal Controller Supports Up to 16 DC/DC Converters
    Allowing power system designers to transition to software-controlled, digital power management using 32-bit digital signal processor- (DSP) based controllers, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the availability of the TMS320F28044 digital signal controller targeted at multi-channel point of load (POL) applications such as telecommunications and networking infrastructure equipment, servers, laptop computers, and industrial equipment. The new F28044 controller is the industry’s only device to offer the ability to manage up to 16 DC/DC converter channels using a single programmable controller with 100 MIPS of DSP performance. At only $5.00 in volume, the F28044 device provides full digital loop control and system management for as little as $0.32 per channel.
  • Freescale Creates MCU for Automotive Instrumentation Cluster with TFT
    Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B) has introduced a 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) designed for the next wave in automotive instrumentation clusters. The MC9S12XHZ512 MCU is the industry’s first instrumentation cluster MCU featuring an integrated thin-film transistor (TFT) display drive.
  • Toyota Drives Intelligent Transport System to ITS World Congress
    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that it will exhibit its latest ITS (Intelligent Transport System) technologies at the 13th ITS World Congress and Exhibition to be held from October 8 to 12 in London, United Kingdom (organized by ERTICO). Under the theme Drive ITS Dreams, TMC will present, in an easy-to-understand way, its ITS activities in the areas of Safety, Environment and Comfort.
  • Toumaz Creates Sensium Module for Wireless Vital Signs Monitoring
    Toumaz Technology Limited today announces the first availability of the Sensium(TM) modular system, a new ultra-low power wireless infrastructure for health and lifestyle monitoring applications. The wireless-enabled modules, based on Toumaz’s ultra-low power Zoum(TM) transceiver platform, will be made available to key customers from the end of September 2006. The first demonstration of the new modular system will take place on the Oracle stand at The World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland (Geneva Palexpo, 10th-13th October 2006, Oracle stand #315).
  • Enterasys Accelerates Verification with Synopsys’ VCS Native Testbench
    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that Enterasys Networks, a provider of security-enabled network infrastructure products, has selected the Synopsys VCS(R) functional verification solution and its SystemVerilog Native Testbench (NTB) following an extensive evaluation of available solutions. Enterasys has adopted the VMM methodology, as defined in the Verification Methodology Manual (VMM) for SystemVerilog, to accelerate the creation of a powerful, efficient verification environment. Enterasys created a SystemVerilog verification environment for a complex, multi-chip telecommunications router switch in significantly shorter time than previous designs, and with the VCS solution has uncovered bugs that remained undetected by legacy verification environments.
  • Ramtron Unveils 512 Kilobit FRAM with High-Speed SPI Interface
    Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has launched the FM25L512, a 512 kilobit, 3-volt non-volatile FRAM device with a high-speed serial peripheral interface (SPI). The FM25L512 provides increased data collection and storage capacity in a tiny, 8-pin package, cutting costs and board space in a range of applications from multi-function printers to industrial motor controllers.
  • Ardence Software-Streaming Platform 4.0 Rolls Out
    Ardence Inc., the leader in developing software platforms for the on-demand world, today announced the release of Version 4.0 of the Ardence Software-Streaming Platform, which includes sweeping manageability, scalability and reliability improvements for its global desktop and data center customers.
  • RadioScape Upgrades Arqiva DAB Multiplex, BT Movio Mobile TV Service
    RadioScape, a world leader in digital multimedia head-end and receiver technology, has upgraded the Arqiva DAB multiplex that handles BT Movio’s wholesale Mobile TV service, which was launched on 1 October 2006. The upgrade is to the latest version of RadioScape’s DAB Professional Broadcast System Version 5.1 and enables multiplexes to handle Mobile TV broadcasting. The upgrade is part of an agreement that will enable Arqiva to begin upgrading its inventory of 47 DAB digital radio multiplexes in the UK, which forms the world’s largest DAB installation and is used to provide virtually all of the UK’s commercial DAB broadcasts.
  • Numerical Mathematics Consortium Revises Open Mathematics Semantics
    The Numerical Mathematics Consortium today announced the latest revision to a technical specification introduced earlier this year that defines an open mathematics semantics standard for numerical algorithm development. This update includes newly ratified functions from classes that include polynomials and vector analysis. In addition to the new function definitions, the consortium resolved significant technical issues that simplify ratification of new functions.
  • Elma Bustronic Debuts cPCI Backplane Low Profile Bridge Modules
    Elma Bustronic has launched versatile cPCI backplane low profile bridge modules that permit 33 MHz and 66 MHz systems to be expanded across two or even three backplanes. The flat, unobtrusive design allows the bridge module to be plugged into the rear of the backplane without obstructing rear IO modules. Rear IO modules fit over the top and can simply be plugged over the bridges.
  • DiSTI, AAI to Upgrade Air Force T-25 Simulator
    DiSTI, a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface (HMI) software, was selected by AAI Corporation to support the upgrade of the Air Force T-25 Simulator for Electronic Combat Training (SECT) system. DiSTI will be delivering GL Studio(R) tools and services under the terms of the contract.
  • Trident Infosol to Distribute NCR’s Noise and Echo Cancellation Products
    Cambridge voice technology specialists, NCT, have appointed Trident Infosol of India as a reseller of their ‘ClearSpeech’ voice technologies covering India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Trident Infosol will resell NCT’s noise cancellation, echo cancellation and voice enhancement technologies to developers of voice communication products such as mobile phones, radio systems and Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • AMF Automation Technologies Selects KUKA Robotics
    KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has been selected by AMF Automation Technologies (AMF) as its robotics supplier for its new meat food distribution system. AMF, of Richmond, Virginia, will use the KUKA KR 180 PA palletizing robot in its meat stacking and de-stacking system which will allow manufacturers to increase throughput and improve working conditions. The system will be showcased on AMF’s booth (#S-2234) at PackExpo 2006 in Chicago, Illinois starting October 29th.
  • Agilent Accelerates Yield Ramp-up Phase with Parametric Test
    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a new test solution that makes parametric test a viable option for the yield ramp-up phase for the first time by allowing users to test more structures in less time with greater throughput.
  • Agilent Unveils ENA RF Network Analyzer for RF Network Analysis
    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the newest version of its ENA Series RF network analyzer — heralding the arrival of a new industry standard in RF network analysis. Featuring the highest performance, extended lower frequency range and fastest speed in its class, the Agilent ENA is the ideal solution for manufacturing and R&D engineers evaluating RF components and circuits from 9 kHz to 8.5 GHz.
  • UMC, IME to Create RF Noise Modeling for 90nm Technologies
    UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry (NYSE:UMC) (TSE:2303), and Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), have sealed a partnership to jointly develop Radio Frequency (RF) modeling solutions for 90nm technologies. The cooperation will result in the development of new methodologies that are applicable for advanced technologies at 90nm and beyond.