News – 2006.10.06

  • Mercury Computer Introduces Serial RapidIO-to-PCIe Bridge IP Core
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced its Serial RapidIO(R)-to-PCIe Bridge IP (intellectual property) Core — the first intelligent bridge of its kind in the industry. The Serial RapidIO-to-PCIe intelligent bridge features complete protocol translation, an optimized dual-channel multi-threaded DMA engine, and a pipelined PCI Express-to-RapidIO mapping table to address high-throughput streaming applications as both consumer and producer. It also provides a variety of system service features including mailbox message queueing, PCIe MSI/MSI-X interrupt controller, RapidIO-to-PCIe Atomic transaction encapsulation, access protection, real-time event counters, and error management.
  • Pioneer Drives Out Raku-Navi In-Car Navigation Systems
    Pioneer Corporation announced today the release of a new lineup of “Raku-Navi” series in-car navigation systems between late October and late November in the Japanese consumer market. The new lineup comes in five HDD-based models and four DVD-based models. Out of them, two HDD-based models, AVIC-HRZ99G and AVIC-HRZ88G, are combined in sets with terrestrial digital TV tuners. It will meet the increased demand resulting from the expansion of terrestrial digital broadcast reception areas in Japan and boost the new lineup. The suggested retail prices of new models range from 147,000 yen to 325,500 yen (consumption tax included).
  • iRobot Adds Adaptable Communications Payload to Military Robots
    iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT) today announced it has designed an advanced communications capability that will provide its military robots with greater tactical flexibility in the field. The new Adaptable Communications Payload enables communication between robot operators and the iRobot(R) PackBot(R) on different radio frequencies, facilitating reliable operations at longer ranges, a critical function in today’s battlefield environment.
  • STMicroelectronics Introduces 3-Axis Accelerometers
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) devices, today introduced the first two devices in its new family of low-g linear accelerometers, distinguished by small form factor and low power consumption. The feature-rich LIS302 sensors meet the growing demand for smart functionality, such as hard-disk drive protection and motion-controlled operation, in today’s mobile phones, digital audio players, and laptops.
  • TI Increases Design Flexibility with FlatLink 3G for Mobile Phones
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] today introduced the expansion of its FlatLink(TM) 3G family of high-speed interface integrated circuits that transmit true 24-bit (16 million color) RGB color data for high-resolution video content in handheld electronics such as clamshell phones, multimedia players and digital cameras. The new one- and two-channel subLVDS (sub-low voltage differential signaling) serializers and deserializers support LCD resolutions from QVGA to XGA, including VGA, allowing designers to choose devices that specifically meet their resolution needs.